DIY – Yarn Coffee Cup

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If you haven’t already seen these then you are going to love it! Use your favourite yarn scraps to create a Yarn Coffee mug. Pick up a DIY Decorating coffee travel mug from a discount store and instead of letting … Read More...

Tutorial: Retro phone pouch

Free pattern: Retro phone pouch Free pattern: Retro phone pouch

Linda from Novice Beginnings shares a tutorial for making this cute cell phone pouch.  It has a long strap so you can carry it like a purse.  Or, use the hook to attach it to … Read More...

Make Your Own Kinetic Sand

Make Your Own Kinetic Sand
I do believe that kinetic sand was one of the big seller this past holiday season. I know I bought a couple of boxes to pull out when my grandkids come to visit. Did your household get any? I also … Read More...

Tutorial: Felt sock matching game

matchinggameRebecca from Hugs Are Fun! shares a tutorial for making a child’s felt sock matching game.  In it are 6 sets of felt sock shapes done up in bright colors and with crazy designs.  There are also clothespins painted with … Read More...

Make Your Own Boutonniere

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Wedding flowers is one area in which you can easily spend some money.  Fresh flowers are not cheap and to pay a florist to arrange them, can get to be a little pricey.  If you are willing to do a little … Read More...

How-To: Journal Cover

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Here’s another project that has multiple elements. The journal cover has a lovely watercolour effect painted in and the tutorial covers how to construct the cover. The design is sweet and clever. You could obviously alter the paint work to … Read More...

Two ways you can help Libby

Libbys-Log-Cabin-FlatLibby Lehman, renowned quilter and teacher, has suffered a health crisis requiring a long recovery. With mounting medical bills, fellow quilters want to help her out. Moda released fabric line, Community, where all proceeds from its purchase goes to Libby. I spied some at … Read More...

Valentine’s Day Cupid Kabobs

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During the holidays, we are okay with letting more sweets in the house than normal. But we also try to make sure that there are some healthy alternatives to counter the extra sweets. This is a great snack after school … Read More...

Crock Pot Chicken Taco Bowl

crockpot chicken taco bowl
We love the slow cooker and we love tacos. This is the perfect meal during the week. It would also make a great meal for Super Bowl Sunday to go along with all the appetizers. The best thing about this … Read More...

Free pattern: Girls gymnastic shorts

Free pattern: Girls gymnastic shorts Free pattern: Girls gymnastic shorts

Autie from iCandy Handmade shares a free pattern for making a pair of girl’s gymnastic shorts.  The short stretchy shorts are made to be worn over a leotard for gymnastic or dance class.  They’re not hard … Read More...

DIY Valentine’s Day branch tree

Valentine treeBrittany of “the house that Lars built” loves decorating for the holidays; but likes to keep it natural.  She used branches and tons of hearts and little birds.  As you can see she has it in a pristine white container … Read More...

Review: Horrible Histories Barmy Britain

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Fun Fact: Did you know that the first Horrible History books were published over 20 years ago?

Published in 1993 by the Scholastic brand, The Terrible Tudors and The Awful Egyptians, were an instant hit. They described British history (of … Read More...

Tutorial: No-sew Mardi Gras mask

Tutorial: No-sew Mardi Gras mask Tutorial: No-sew Mardi Gras mask

The Scrap Shoppe Blog shows how you can make a Mardi Gras mask, with no sewing required.  It is impossible to be too over-the-top with Mardi Gras costumes, so go wild with sparkly and shiny … Read More...