Tutorial: Insulated baby bottle carrier

Tutorial: Insulated baby bottle carrier

An insulated baby bottle carrier like this one would make an awesome gift for a new parent.  Sew4Home shows how you can make one.  It’s insulated to keep the bottle either warm or cooled, and it has a PUL lining that wipes clean easily.  The outside is made from a quilting weight cotton.  A Velcro closure … Read More...

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milk jug earrings Recycled plastic containers are such a great source of craft supplies. Check out these pretty white leaf earrings made from milk jugs. Pop on over tot he link Teena sent in to the blog Serendipitini for the tutorial on how to make recycled milk jug earrings.… Read More...

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Tutorial: How to make a tennis skirt

Tutorial: How to make a tennis skirt

The folks at Spoonflower have published a tutorial showing how you can make a tennis skirt.  Keep in mind that you don’t have to actually play tennis to enjoy wearing a tennis skirt.  You can wear the sporty little skirt just for kicks.  Though how perfect would it be to make one out … Read More...

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July 3 Motifs for DMC no grid_cropped

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am obsessed with small cross stitch designs and DMC  deliveries with this Geometric Motif.  It can be done as a whole or each block individually. I think it would look great in little individual frames or maybe even break it up some in a bigger frame surrounded by smaller ones. … Read More...

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Wrist cuff

We are lucky enough to have butterflies visiting our backyard. They are so beautiful just fluttering around from flower to flower. This free Butterfly Wrist Cuff from Aimee Ray is perfect reminder of summer and our little butterfly friends.  While the picture above shows more pastel colors, you can customize it any way you wish. You can dress your cuff … Read More...

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blowouts

My son loves party blowouts, but I’d never thought about trying to make them myself until I saw the easy tutorial on A Tasteful Riot. Her mini party blowouts are made with paper straws, tissue paper, and glassine bags or wrapping paper. In addition to being cheaper than purchased blowouts, they could be customized to perfectly match your party’s … Read More...

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FO: Village quilt

by Scarlett Burroughs


Stitched in Color Do Good Quilt

Rachel of Stitched in Color kicks off her Done Good series with this FO (Finished Object), a Village quilt. As founder of Do.good Stitches, she expresses her appreciation for the hard work and results of participants, this being just one. Get the entire story plus see some great close-ups of the houses.

Image credit: Natalie Greenleaf Goods via … Read More...

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babybooties

Felt shoes are perfect for that new little one in your home.  They are simple to make, and so soft for those tiny little feet.  Here are 6 different patterns for baby booties that you can make up, either or your own little one or for a gift for an expecting mother.

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1- Baby Shoe Tutorial from Goosie Girls

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Tutorial: Vintage tablecloth apron

Tutorial: Vintage tablecloth apron

Ashlee from My So Called Crafty Life shows how you can make this charming retro apron out of a vintage tablecloth.  I love this idea!!  This is a great way to use vintage tablecloths that are stained or ripped, and otherwise not very usable as a tablecloth any more.  The vintage tablecloth fabric is used to … Read More...

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silverware

It is pretty much a given that if you have a piece of silver in your collection, it will tarnish.  There is not a lot you can do to prevent it from happening, but there are things you can do to help clean it up.

These 10 great tips are just a drop in the bucket of options you can … Read More...

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Felt Birds PillowI love the birds on the wire in any form, but this pillow is too adorable.  Courtney ODell has her tutorial on “Sweet C’s Designs”!  Courtney tells us the easiest ways to make the birds and the lines and I thank her for sharing this delighful pillow.… Read More...

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Oven Cooked Steak

by Carolyn Bickford


oven cooked steak

I’ve grilled steak in the rain and snow. The only time I don’t grill is if I can’t get through the snow or I run out of propane. I’ve tried cooking the steak in the oven before and it just isn’t the same. This could make the difference.

Reesa from MommaLew.com was a guest blogger for It’s Yummi and she … Read More...

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Craft Gossip Summer of Sketches 5 - July 30

Another two photo sketch today!

Francine

Craft Gossip Summer of Sketches 5 - Francine Clouden

 

Vernell

 

Craft Gossip Summer of Sketches 5 - Vernell Clouden

 

 

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Leave a link to your layout if you use the sketch!… Read More...

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quartz-crystal-earrings

This Crystal tutorial shows you how to make crystal Earrings using Quartz. These ones are a little extra special as they are dipped in gold foil. Very elegant very stylish. Full tutorial here.Read More...

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enchanted knits special issueThe latest special issue from Interweave, called Enchanted Knits, recently launched, and from the look of things it’s a lovely collection inspired by fairy tales and other fantastical stories.

The magazine offers 27 projects in four themes: Ordinary in the Extraordinary, Sinister, the Classics and Nature’s Magic. You can check them all out at the link above or get … Read More...

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Ghearts5Everyday there are more and more glass enthusiasts making tutorials for fused glass. It’s fun to see what inspirations are out there. Today I found a video on making fused glass hearts. Very easy to do…I found this video through a web site in England (don’t you just love the “World Wide Web?), Ju-San. The creator is Dee. The … Read More...

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Free pattern: Endearing Elephants mama and baby softies

Free pattern: Endearing Elephants mama and baby softies

These mama and baby elephant softies are sooo sweet!  They’re a free project from Camelot Fabrics, designed by Jessica from Sweetbriar Sisters.  This would make a sweet gift for a baby or small child!  And how neat would it be to make parent and child elephants to represent all members of … Read More...

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Bugs on a Branch Craft

by Sherri Osborn


Bugs on a Branch Craft

I love these adorable bugs! Amanda, from Crafts By Amanda, explains how to turn an ordinary plastic spoon into a colorful bug sitting on a branch using just a few basic craft supplies. I think I will try making these for my grandkids who are afraid of bugs. These cuties just might help them conquer that fear.

Learn how … Read More...

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DIY Clock for Kids

by Linda Lanese


clock for kids

Jessica’s “Clock for Kids” is one of the cutest and cleverest ideas I have seen for kids.  For the complete tutorial with a supply list and free patterns get over to “cutesy crafts” and make one for your favorite little one.  Due to schedule changes; all of the pieces are attached with Velcro to be interchangeable.  Wow Jessica this is … Read More...

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Awesome Etsy sales can turn your hobby into a business in weeks! Everything Etsy is such a great resource for those of us with etsy shops, or that want to sell our handmade goods.

 

Everything Etsy is sharing 5 tips for awesome etsy sales, which is a great read! -5 Tips for Awesome Etsy Sales – EverythingEtsy.com.… Read More...

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