Starfish and Sand Dollar Shaving Cream Dig
If you are spending some time at the beach this summer, keep this project in mind. Gather together a variety of shells and other found treasures and save them to use in your own sensory bin. You can even use small, plastic sea animals to play in a tub of shaving cream that has been dyed blue.  This is great …

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Create and Thrive is sharing 10 things that you must do to have a successful online craft business.  I definitely agree with some of these, like believing in yourself and practicing!

10 Things you MUST Do to Have a Successful Online Craft Business | Create & Thrive.…

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Project and Freebie: Decorating Furniture with Digital Stamps

By enlarging a digital stamp image, water coloring it and applying to an old dresser Danielle from Finding Silver Pennies added a wonderful vintage touch to her sons bedroom. The cute sailor boy image she used is a free download from the Graphic Fairy

-Heather…

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Polymer Clay Trinkets

by Elaine Robitaille


Great clay trinkets! Amazing with one theme – adornment – and one material that people make such varied and interesting work:

Beehive and Branch Necklace by blockpartypress Goldstone and Goddess by sculptedwindows
Crossword Cat Brooch by catmadecom Silver and Black Stamped Earrings by theshagbag
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Freebie: Summer Printables

by Heather Holbrook


Freebie: Summer Printables

These bright and cheerful free summer printables from Scrappystickyinkymess will be perfect for greeting card fronts or Project Life scrapbook pages.

-Heather…

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PicMonkey Collage

1. Back to the Future, Halloween Costumes.com

2. Weeping Angel, Crafty Companion 

3. Geek Love, Fave Crafts 

4. Avengers Assemble!, Wee little Stitches via Kitschy Digitals

5. Lego Man,Tunderzug.blogspot.com

6. Ghostbusters, Makibird Stitching, Deviant Art

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money eater

Onel won a can of tennis balls during a dancing statue game and does not play tennis.  Onel from the bilingual (English-Indonesian) blog, “onelmon” deciided to make something with the balls and cam up with “Tennis Ball – Mike Wazowski” the money eater.  Thanks Onel for the cute tutorial!…

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PicMonkey Collage

1. Steampunk girl, Dover Publications 

2. Flower girl, Dover Publications

3. Little girl dress shop, The Baby Gardner

4. Motorcycle skeleton girl, Sew Lovely Embroidery

5. Golden Girls, Sew Lovely Embroidery 

6. Flower face, Doe C Doe

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Tip: Easy Coloring of Stamps with Alcohol Markers

Sometimes coloring with alcohol markers can be a bit daunting and take a lot of time to get good results but you can do just some quick techniques for adding shading and highlights, the Spectrum Noir blog has tips for some quick and easy coloring.

-Heather…

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Deep-Fried Cheesecake Stuffed with Strawberries

OMGoodness! This is why Pinterest is good and bad for you! Good to find these amazing recipes to try, but bad for my willpower and hips.

Fia Fortune at Forkable shows us a new take on the classic strawberry cheesecake.

I will definitely have to try this recipe when I plan on having company.

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birthday poster

This adorable free printable poster from Petite Lemon is the perfect photo prop for your child’s next birthday party. There’s space for photos as well as a listing of the birthday girl or birthday boy’s favorite things. You’ll need to take it someplace to be printed, but this should cost you less than $10.…

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Tutorial: Bonjour envelope neck shirt

Tutorial: Bonjour envelope neck shirt

We often think of the overlapping envelope neck style as something for baby wear.  But Kelly from Sewing In No Man’s Land shows  how an envelope neck tee can be stylish in bigger kids’ clothes.  She shares a tutorial at The Sewing Rabbit showing how to make her Bonjour Envelope Tee for kids.  Made …

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DIY Wedding Instagram Table Photo Frame via As Mom Sees It

If you’re sharing your wedding photos via Instagram, this easy to make frame is a fun way to let your guests know the hashtag to use! As Mom Sees It shares a quick and easy tutorial for making these adorable and inexpensive frames here.…

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change of heart cowl knittyIt’s hard to believe these are the fall surprises when it’s not even August yet, but the two surprise patterns just released by Knitty are great to knit now and use later (or, in the case of the socks, to use now).

The Thisbe Sock by Nancy Green is a top-down, lace and cable design with a short row heel …

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Free pattern: Rebecca cowl neck dress with a circle skirt

Free pattern: Rebecca cowl neck dress with a circle skirt

Daniela from On The Cutting Floor has another free dress pattern for us.  This one is The Rebecca Dress, and it has a cowl neck bodice and a circle skirt.  The style is flattering for most body types, and can go as dressy or as casual as you like.  You …

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beehive-in-a-jar

Yes you can do it and it’s easier than you think.

No, you don’t need a degree in Melittology (scientific study of bees) or be an apiarist (although either of those can’t hurt).

All you really need to do is to learn it by following the step by step guide from the website remove and replace here: Beehive in a Jar

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10 decorative ways to patch your clothes

 

 

Now and then, whether we like it or not, our favorite clothes are going to end up with a hole here or there.  Why not take the opportunity to add a decorative patch rather than giving up on that sweater or comfy pair of jeans?  Felted shapes, embroidery and crochet all add interesting flair while covering up a …

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knit a cute red jumper for a little girlI’m pretty sure I told you before about Red Heart’s Christmas in July pattern collection. A lot of these are crochet, but I saw a new one this week that caught my eye for knitters.

The Red Jumper is a really cute little red dress — though I’m sure it would be lovely in any color! — designed by Lorna …

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55 Great Cleaning Tips

by Larissa Coleman


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While the task of cleaning can be a tedious and overwhelming one, there can be ways to make it a little easier.  These 55 tips can give you a little extra push to get some of those tasks done that you may just have been putting off for a while.  Now, I understand that 55 tips seem like a lot, …

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Tutorial: Water bottle holder with clip

Tutorial: Water bottle holder with clip

Becky from Patchwork Posse shows how you can make this water bottle carrier with a clip to attach it to a backpack or bike handle or even a belt loop.  It’s made from oilcloth or laminated fabric so it’s sturdy and also wipes clean easily.  The criss cross strips makes an easy bottom for the bottle carrier.  …

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