free printable giftwrap bows and tags

Don’t you hate it when you’re bringing a gift to a party and you realize at the last minute that you have no wrapping paper on hand? Craft A Doodle Doo comes to the rescue with a gorgeous collection of free printable gift wrap, complete with matching bows and tags. (If you also need a box, there’s an easy to … Read More...

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pocket_cushion_for_toy_jeans Using the pocket part of a pair of jeans in projects is so fun. I really like how Pam used a modified log cabin/ crazy quilt style to make concentric squares to frame the pocket. Pop on over to the blog Threading My Way for the tutorial on how to make a denim pocket pillow.… Read More...

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51f07d8d74c5b63e9b0038b8._w.540_s.fit_A friend sent me a write up on glass artist Seth Parks. You see, we have a little hot shop we have to set up at my new studio space…his studio is so inspiring. Won’t look like mine but that’s not the point. His glass is for this post. Over at Apartment Therapy, Seth is being profiled. I … Read More...

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Tutorial: Scooter Buddy Pouch

Tutorial: Scooter Buddy Pouch

Nat from Sew Outnumbered shares a tutorial at Sew McCool showing how you can make a Scooter Buddy Pouch.  It’s made to hang on the handle bars of a child’s scooter.  She designed the Scooter Buddy Pouch so her son can carry a water bottle with him while he scooters around the park.  Elastic at the opening … Read More...

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softie

Homemade plush softies have been around for years.  They can be a perfect gift for a baby shower or a birthday present for someone special.  These 8 free patterns are simple and so clear that you may be surprised how simple it is to make them yourself.  Check out this post to find which one you like best.  I bet … Read More...

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Make Your Own Sea Art

by Larissa Coleman


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Some of us have easy access to real sand dollars, star fish, broken pieces of coral or even sea shells.  Others of us are not so lucky.  However, thanks to this post from My Pinterventures, you can have those pieces to decorate with in your home.

Have you even heard of salt dough?  Well, this technique is close to the … Read More...

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5-ingredient-butterbeer-latte-recipe

I will admit it, I’m just starting to watch the Harry Potter movies and will try reading the book series. Today is Harry Potter’s birthday and this latte looks delicious! The drink is alcohol free, but there is an alcoholic recipe for you to try too.

Jessi from Practically Functional shows you how to create this drink, plus how to … Read More...

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With the upcoming release of the film, it is no wonder that “Fifty Shades” is back in the media. Have you read the book? Will you see the movie anyway?  This time though you might be left feeling a little clean rather than dirty. This soap tutorial ends up with a wonderful unisex fragrance blend of tainted rose, wild geranium, bergamot and gold Read More...

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Tutorial: Little girls ruffled apron

Tutorial: Little girls ruffled apron

Justine at Sew Country Chick shares a tutorial showing how you can make this beautiful ruffled apron for a little girl.  If you know a girl who likes ruffles, I’m betting she’ll like this apron.  There are rows and rows of ruffles on this apron!  Four rows to be exact.  And a pocket on the … Read More...

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DIY Tutorial Wire and Felt Crown
Next time your princess wants to wear a tiara, consider making one of these simple yet elegant looking crowns designed by Donni from The Magic Onion. Donni and her daughter started off with a silver headband and transformed it into a crown using wire, a paper rose, and a few felt balls.

Learn how to make your own Wire Read More...

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7 sewing supplies to watch for at back-to-school sales

7 sewing supplies to watch for at back-to-school sales

The only thing I like about back-to-school time are the school supply sales.  Glue sticks, crayons, paper, all at rock bottom prices.  I can’t resist!  There are actually quite a few school supplies that are useful for sewing, and back-to-school is a good time to stock up on them.  Jodi from … Read More...

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Kitschy Shadow Box

by katiesmith


Isabel from Craftosaurus is sharing a tutorial for these Kitschy Shadow Boxes. This Shadow box is made of typical children’s craft materials (ex: Popsicle sticks, felt, glue, pipe cleaners, etc.). It’s a fun projects that would be great for both kids and adults. I love the kitschy style!

Get the DIY here- Kitschy Shadow Box.… Read More...

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braid36-600Anne from Wobisobi shows how you can refashion a basic t-shirt into this awesome braided back tank.  The loose, drapey tank is perfect for summertime! It would be cute with jeans (or cut-off jeans), and a laid-back dressy when worn with a maxi skirt.  This refashion is done mostly with cutting and braiding, and requires only basic hand sewing skills.  … Read More...

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While this lovely and exciting piece of crochet is not exactly meant to spin, it certainly has the look of a spinning wheel to me.  It’s a mandala themed piece of which this is the central motif.  Isn’t it stunning?

Martha Vitez and others have created this “Magic Carpet” afghan and have very detailed instructions and pictures showing how they … Read More...

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Tutorial: Insulated lunch box

Tutorial: Insulated lunch box

Can you believe it’s nearly back-to-school time again?  Amber from Crazy Little Projects shares a tutorial showing how to make an insulated lunch box that would be perfect for toting lunches to school. Or, use it to take a lunch with you to work.  It’s insulated to keep the food cool until lunch time.  The top rolls down … Read More...

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Tutorial: Scalloped and lined kid shorts

Tutorial: Scalloped and lined kid shorts

Dana from MADE shows how you can create a pair of scalloped and lined kid shorts.  You can wear them with the scallops at the hem, or turn the bottom up to make a scalloped hem.  The cuff is especially cute made from a contrasting fabric.  She uses her KID Shorts pattern for this … Read More...

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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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