Cloud Nursery MobileKaterina Buscemi and Cheryl Fall are Contributors with “apartment therapy” where you will find their complete tutorial for this adorable “Cloud Nursery Mobile”!

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Free pattern: Bunny ear drawstring pouchKaren from Listen to the Birds Sing shares a free pattern for making these sweet bunny ear drawstring pouches.  The bunny faces form the body of the bag, with their long floppy ears sticking up at the bag.  They’re just big enough to hold a handful of Easter treats.  Go to Listen to the Birds Sing for the tutorial.

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Perfect Homemade Iced Coffee

by Carolyn Bickford


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I’m not a coffee drinker. I prefer hot or cold tea, with an occasional hot chocolate in the winter. I have a lot of friends that drink coffee and I’m amazed at the high cost of a cup from coffee shops. With the warm weather coming, I thought maybe this will save you a buck or two on your iced …

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Fluffy Easter Bunny

by Pam Pedersen


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Okay, I’ll admit it, I’m not sure if this is a fluffy Easter Bunny but his little butt is a fluff ball of cuteness and that is just right with me. This little Easter Bunny pattern is yours for free thanks to the Tiny Modernist. Hop on over to her website and

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I think most boys and even some girls go through a Construction phase where they want to push a digger around here and there. My own son had a Construction party for his 2nd Birthday. This free Printable is a great way to get you started.…

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Little Easter Girl

by Pam Pedersen


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If you are looking for a last minute Easter stitching project Lilipopo created this adorable Little Easter Girl for you. Her little bunny ears are just too adorable. You can download the pattern HERE on Flickr. You can see her other creations as well as tutorials on her blog.…

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Tutorial: Bunny ears pillowA bunny face painted on a pillow makes a special Easter Eve tradition, and also an incredibly cute photo prop.  Jennifer Perkins shares a tutorial over at I Love To Create showing how you can make her bunny ears pillow. The bunny face will bring sweet dreams of a visit from the Easter Bunny, and when the child lays down on …

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Tutorial: 10-minute gathered t-shirt shrugBeth from The Renegade Seamstress shares a tutorial at eHow showing how to refashion a plain t-shirt into this gathered shrug.  It’s a super fast, super easy project.  She says it can be done in just 10 minutes!  It make a cute layer to wear over a sleeveless dress during the cooler spring months.  Go to eHow for the tute.

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Easter Egg Sun Catcher

by Sherri Osborn


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If you are looking for a fast and easy craft project to do with the kids while they are impatiently waiting for Easter morning, check out this Easter Egg Sun Crafter. This egg-shaped sun catcher is made by sticking colorful tissue paper onto clear Con-Tact paper. It is a great project for all ages. The youngest kids will have fun …

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Tutorial: Mixed Media Card Background

Catherine Pooler has a video tutorial showing you how to make a really cool background for your cards using trendy products; a stencil, gel medium and ink sprays. Click here to watch.

-Heather…

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I just discovered this site today!  It’s a part of Coats&Clark that I’ve never seen before.  There are a few free crochet patterns on the site, including this beautiful dress.  You must register with the site to download the free patterns, but it may well be worth that small effort.

Since I have just recently returned to sewing also, …

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Kansashi Butterfly Headband

Mollie of Wild Olive intends to wear her latest butterfly-inspired project on her head. This Sunday to celebrate Easter and the resurrection. Using a Japanese technique called Kanzashi to create the butterflies from hexies, she’s sure you’ll want to make one too. Get her step-by-step instructions, plus a template.

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DIY NO-SEW WOOL LEATHER TABLET CASEMeg of “Radical Possibility” has a very interesting and fun blog that you may want to look over.  She has a “DIY NO-SEW WOOL & LEATHER TABLET CASE” that you will love and you can use fake leather with the wool.  Everyone is going to ask where you purchased it because it is so designer and you can say I …

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Freebie: Vintage Lamb Printable

The Craft Secrets blog has a sweet spring lamb vintage image to download for free as well as several other vintage Easter printables.

-Heather…

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wonder woman blockI just learned about this really cool knitalong, also known as a geekalong, that’s happening over at Lattes and Llamas. Each week the dynamic duo of Megan-Ann and Jac release a new double-knit block pattern that has some kind of geekery element to it.

This is week 14, and the latest block is a Wonder Woman inspired number. Previous …

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Tutorial: Half circle skirtRemona from The Stitching Scientist shares a tutorial showing how to make a half circle skirt.  A half circle skirt has less fullness than a full circle skirt and requires less fabric.  Hers comes just above the knee, with a gentle drape from the hips down.  You can make it from a woven or a knit, so long as it’s a …

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.. is to use a drill.

No seriously.

Dutch chef Jasper van Ramshorst probably got too bored peeling apples the normal way, so he got a drill, put it through an apple core, put the peeler on top of it and let the drill go.

The result, as you can see, is the fastest way to peel an apple, or a bunch …

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Tutorial: Kanzashi butterfly headbandMollie from Wild Olive shows how you can make this pretty kanazashi butterfly headband.  Each butterfly is made from 6 hexagons (2 large, 2 medium, and 2 small) folded and stitched to make layered wings.  You can charm squares or fabrics to make them.  They’re made entirely with  hand stitches and fabric glue, so it’s a good project to take along with …

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7 Game of Thrones DIY

 

Winter may not be coming for a while, but that shouldn’t stop you from making some of these Game of Thrones inspired projects.  Fans of the show have created all kinds of interesting crafts, ranging from simple items to the most elaborate.  Why not have some friends over for a viewing party, complete with dragon egg cookies, themed coasters, …

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sampler baby blanketI love to knit baby blankets, and I like patterns that have fun details both for the knitter and the parents and child to enjoy.

This Easy Baby Blanket from The Things We Do is a lot of fun because it uses lots of different colors and different stitch patterns as you go along.

The blanket incorporates stripes of stockinette, …

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marshmallow bunny skirtAmanda of “dandelions and lace” has a skirt pattern for a “marshmallow bunny skirt + tutorial” and it is darling with the little multicolored peeps around the bottom of the skirt.  She has a pattern for her bunnies and she used fusible webbing and the bunnies could be ironed onto a readymade skirt if you don’t have the time to …

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Flamingo toes shares her Anthro knock off “Silk Bracelet”. There has been recent discussion amongst crafters as to wether copying the BIG guys is allowed? After all we all kick and scream when the BIG guys copy us. What do you think?  Are knock-off DIY projects acceptable? Meantime check out the tutorial above for a very easy project.…

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Did I ever tell you how much in awe I am of Mary Corbet at Needle n’ Thread. Not only is she an excellent embroiderer but she is an amazing historian. I love that she has such a passion for needlework. It makes me very happy that she is a keeper (and giver!) of such information. Today she posted …

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Tutorial: 1-hour easy fringed ponchoVintage Pattern Marketplace shares a tutorial for making a fringed poncho.  It’s a quick, easy project requiring only an hour of sewing time.  You’ll need a 45″ square of fabric plus some bias tape and fringe trim.  If you make it from vintage-y fabric it would make a great costume for 1960s or 1970s dress-up days.  Or, make it from a …

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Easy Easter Recipes

by Carolyn Bickford


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Are you ready for Easter? I still have to do some shopping for the meals, but the Easter Bucket is ready.

Are you stuck for ideas or want to try something new? The Frugal Girls are here to rescue you with ideas from breakfast to the end of your dinner.

You can be healthy or forget about your waistline, slave …

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