Crafting with cat hair

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I truly have no words for this. So, without any pearls of wisdom from us, read what the blurb for this says from Amazon.com. And if you are interested, go buy it.

Got fur balls?

Are your favorite sweaters

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Are You Deficient in Magnesium?

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Suggestive early warning signs of magnesium insufficiency:
Physical and mental fatigue
Persistent under-eye twitch
Tension in the upper back, shoulders and neck
Headaches
Pre-menstrual fluid retention and/or breast tenderness
Possible manifestations of magnesium deficiency include:
Low energy
Fatigue
Weakness
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Planning a Secret Agent Birthday Party

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Do you have a secret agent buff in your family? The next James Bond, Black Widow, Jason Bourne or Charlie’s Angel could be sitting across the dinner table. If your young super-sleuth is looking for something unique as a birthday … Read More...

Owl Craft Using Recycled Jar Lids

Owl Craft Using Recycled Jar Lids
This project has made me double my efforts at saving trash for my crafts, although I suppose these would normally go in the recycling bin. I have done plenty of crafts using clean, empty jars but rarely do I make … Read More...

Tutorial: Chalkboard fabric placemats

Tutorial: Chalkboard fabric placemats

Tutorial: Chalkboard fabric placemats

These placemats have a strip of chalkboard cloth across the top where you can write special messages or assign seating.  Marni from Haberdashery Fun shares a tutorial showing how you can make them.  They’re made from oilcloth and … Read More...

Deli Paper Tutorial

Heather has started doing a new series on her blog all about Deli Paper and the many uses for it on her blog, Heather Greenwood Designs.

What is deli paper? It’s a dry wax paper, used many restaurants to wrap … Read More...

Crochet Pendant

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Do you like beads like I like beads?  This cool and simple pendant necklace can allow you to work with beads even if you never have before.  The size beads used in this necklace are inexpensive and readily … Read More...

Chocolate Peanut Butter Acorns

Chocolate Peanut Butter Acorns
Tomorrow is the first day of fall. I love fall for the cooler weather and the leaves changing color, but I’m not very fond of what comes after. The acorns are falling off the trees and inspired me to use … Read More...

Free pattern: Boys hooded sweatshirt

Free pattern: Boys hooded sweatshirt Free pattern: Boys hooded sweatshirt

Shauna from Shwin & Shwin shares a free pattern for making a boys hooded sweatshirt.  It’s perfect for fall weather, especially if you make it from a heavyweight knit.  Her free pattern fits her 7 … Read More...

Free pattern: Felt animal masks

Free pattern: Felt animal masks Free pattern: Felt animal masks

Erin from Sewbon shares a free pattern for making them.  They’d be fun for a little kid’s dress-up chest. Or, a child could wear them with a similarly colored sweatsuit as a Halloween costume.  She … Read More...

Autumn Blessings

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In my neck of the woods we are having a longer summer than expected and while I am usually a fan of the heat, I am ready for fall. The cooler temps and rain need to head my way. Of … Read More...

Tutorial: Dyeing Floss

cross stitchI have always wanted to dye my own floss but I was so scared that I would ruin my floss. No time like the present to concur my fear and jump right into the process. Believe it or not, it is … Read More...

Tutorial: Patchwork zippered pouch

Tutorial: Patchwork zippered pouch Tutorial: Patchwork zippered pouch

A zippered pouch is a quick but satisfying project.  This patchwork version will show off a handful of your favorite fabric scraps.  Vanessa from LBG Studio shares a tutorial showing how to make one.  Use it … Read More...

Fall Porch Decorating Inspiration

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Your home’s front porch sets the stage and makes an impression on your guests that can stay in their minds for a long time to come.  Dress up your own space for Fall with some of these great ideas.  Most of them … Read More...