Learn how to make these lovely flowers from coffee filters and dye using this tutorial from Adventures in Making! I think these hand dyed flowers are pretty perfect for Summer!

Get the DIY here- Hand-Dyed Paper Flowers.…

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Freebie: Funny Sharknado Digital Stamp

Are sharks the next trendy thing? The silly (and soon to be cult classic??) “Sharknado” movie is certainly trendy, I think a sequel is even on the way and Wonderstrange is paying tribute with a funny “shark ate my homework” free digital stamp to download. If you know a teen boy this would make a great card for him!…

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felt neon vases

NICOLE over on “the felted fox” has a fun and lovely DIY for us on making one or many “NEON & FELT VASES”!  The colors she used are so stunning together; but you can go crazy with your colors.  What a fun and inexpensive project; and just think of all the ways you can use these pretty vases and thanks …

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Angry birds friendship bracelets dmc floss I made friendship bracelets by the hundreds back when I was a kid and now I love using the stitches in my current jewelry making incorporating upscale beads and findings. Well no matter what kind of friendship bracelet maker you are I bet you will want to get yourself in the running for a copy of the book Angry Birds

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Video tutorial: Sewing princess seams

Video tutorial: Sewing princess seams

Princess seams create shaping in a bodice, but the curved seams can also be challenging to a new sewist.  Professor Pincushion shares a video tutorial demonstrating how to sew a princess seam, and gives tips and tricks for making the curved seam.  Go to Professor Pincushion for the video showing tips and tricks for sewing princess seams.…

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summertime-sun-tea

My husband and I have been trying to kick the soda habit, which means we’ve upped our tea consumption considerably. The next time we have guests over, I want to try the summertime sun tea recipe from Thirsty for Tea. I love the colors of the fresh fruit in her tea-filled mason jars! In fact, I think these are …

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mosaic

Mosaic art is not a new craft concept by all means, but you can create new designs every time you make a piece.  These beautiful projects are made by using tiny pieces of old or broken pieces of glass, to create a new and updated piece.  The photos are beautiful, the tutorials are simple and easy to understand, and …

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Tutorial: Fold up needle holder

Tutorial: Fold up needle holder

This fold up needle holder is a much neater (and safer) way of carrying your sewing needles than my method, which is sadly just pinning the needles through the outside of my sewing bag.  Pick it up wrong and I poke myself in the armpit.  Lindsay from Diary of a Crafty Lady shares a tutorial …

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deck-toppond

If you love the look of having a water feature in your yard, but just don’t have the space for one in your flower beds, or just don’t want to give up your open space you do have, this is the project for you.  This great tutorial from Lowes.com has great photos and detailed instructions that you will be surprised …

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very shannon's summer sweater knitalongI love a good knitalong (though I’m notoriously bad at finishing things for knitalongs), and Very Shannon’s Summer Sweater Knitalong is a good one. It encourages people who’ve never knit garments before to give it a try, and for everyone else it’s a reminder that fall isn’t that far off after all.

This year’s knitalong will run from July 30 …

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Watermelon Sticks

by Carolyn Bickford


Watermelon Sticks

The idea is for an easy way for little kids to eat watermelon, but I like it as an adult too. I usually cute the slice in half, but from now on, it will be this way.

Sarah at A Thrifty Mom shows us how to cut a watermelon into sticks. Perfect for the small watermelons. Just cut in half …

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Soap Review and Giveaway

by Shellie Wilson


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Simplelifemom.com is giving you the chance to win some of Grandma’s soap. Read her product review over on her blog and then enter for your chance to win some of your very own soap.…

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I can’t believe that Ashley of “Make it Love it” baby Oliver is all ready 3 weeks old and he is a real cutie.  Right before he was born Ashley wanted to make a mobile for his room and she wanted to hang it over the swivel armchair she’d Re-Upholstered.  So she created this “Fabric Leaf Hanging Mobile” and the …

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Free pattern: Fun Summer Tee

Free pattern: Fun Summer Tee

Jen from iCandy Handmade shares a free pattern for her Fun Summer Tee.  I love this shirt!  The shoulder seam is dropped down a few inches on the front, making this a great pattern for mixing prints on the front and the back.  That lowered seam will allow a few inches of the fabric you use for the back to show on …

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Alligator Affirmation Box
This craft project would have caught my eye simply because it is made by recycling several different household trash items (and I love recycling crafts), but the fact that it can be used to help a child’s self-esteem really made me excited to share it.

Look closely at this adorable alligator and you can see it was made by recycling …

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diyarrowfloorpoufHeather at Dragonfly Designs shows how you can make a canvas floor pouf with a hand painted arrow design.  I think I might need one (or two, or three) of these for my own living rom!  The pouf works as extra seating, or a place to rest your feet when sitting on the couch.  The arrow design is modern and …

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Free fruit-printables-by-anna-maria Wolniak

Anna Maria Wolniak is sharing this set of printable painted fruity cards. Use them for Project Life, on layouts and in minis. super cute and perfect for summer!

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Sandals1Caitlin from Merrythought shows how you can make these leather sandals.  They look so modern and sophisticated, it’s hard to believe that they’re made with inexpensive flip flops.  You don’t see much of the flip flop because the plastic thong is removed, and the sole is covered with leather. Go to Merrythought for the tutorial.

[photo from The Merrythought]…

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Project: Sewn Paper Embroidery Hoop Doesn’t this lovely hoop look like quilted fabric? Well, it’s actually made of paper! Popper and Mini will show you how to stitch pattern paper together and add some die cut images for a yummy home décor wall hanging. -Heather…

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The crochet news is that crochet is rocking the fashion world – all over the world.  This article is from India where the picture here originates.  So, it isn’t just afghans and baby things – as all of us crocheters already knew.  Now, crochet is front page news in the world of fashion.

In India, the traditional garb …

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