braided tank classic eliteIf you’re already thinking about summer knitting you’re going to want to take a look at this free pattern from Classic Elite Yarns.

The Braided Strap Tank by Tonia Barry is a beauty with a deep V-neck, braided straps and a flowy form. It’s great over a dress or with a simple camisole and a skirt or jeans.

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P1000624At first glance this looks like a beautiful glass piece and maybe even at second glance but no! It is a simple plastic tray, some glass paint and some beads. Pop on over to the blog Painting on the Ceiling to see the tutorial on how to make a recycled plastic platter wall mirror.…

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Tutorial: Galaxy painted moon phase wall hangingTara from Girl Like the Sea shares a tutorial at The Sewing Rabbit showing how you can make a galaxy painted fabric wall hanging showing the phases of the moon.  She starts with a piece of black fabric and gives it a galaxy painted treatment before stenciling the moon phase designs.  She made it to reinforce her young daughters’ study of …

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Freebie: Spring Dress

by Pam Pedersen


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Spring is in the air and that means pretty new dresses.  Thanks to Sew Simple Dress you can stitch up this fashion plate for free. This pattern is just one in a series and would look create in a craft or sewing room. You can use any colors you wish for

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Sometimes another person’s waste can be your treasure. Or in this case, an idea for a fairy garden.

How cute are these fairy gardens made from broken terracotta pots? Makes you want to go break some perfectly good pots right now, doesn’t it?

The link below just gives you an idea, but read the comments as well that give you …

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Hopping Hoopla

by Pam Pedersen


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I am in full support of bunnies wearing cute necklace. I’m sure that we can make a rule about that. If you are a cute little felt bunny, you must wear an adorable accessories. Hugs Are Fun created this darling Bunny Hoopla and as an extra bonus, you can download the pattern for free! The bow and necklace are killing …

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Tutorial: Bunny ear headbandTwirling Betty shows how you can use scrap fabric to make this cute bunny ear headband.  A headband form is covered in fabric, with long wired ears knotted at the middle.  With the wire inside, you can shape your ears any way you like.  They’re particularly cute with one ear up and one ear down.  Go to Twirling Betty for

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I never realized how many ways you can reinvent the Rice Krispy treat. My what a boring mom I am!

Beth at Hungry Happenings has created these cute lambs out of Rice Krispies, melted white chocolate and covered in mini marshmallow bits.

Maybe this Easter you surprise the kids with these cute lambs, instead of the chocolate Easter bunny.

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Birdsparty is sharing this wonderful printable (free) Graduation party Printables. The designs are cute and suitable for most age groups. Printables are a great way to add details to a “theme” party. Use high quality paper and printers for best results. Graduation Party Printables.

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shawl collar shrug sweater babeIf you’re looking for a little something to keep your shoulders warm as the seasons change (or into summer if you’re like me and think everyone has their air conditioning on way too high), you’ll want to take a look at the free Sweater Babe pattern for April.

The Quick Shawl Collar Shrug is normally valued at $5, but it’s …

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Tutorial: Make a reversible spring mini skirt from two t-shirtsAndrea from Little Did You Know shows how she refashioned two thrifted t-shirts into a cute new reversible mini for spring.  The elastic waistband is repurposed from a pair of pants she bought on the same trip, but you could also just use a length of wide elastic for waistband.  Go to Little Did You Know for the tutorial.

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Family Memory Cards

by Sherri Osborn


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Learn how to make a fun game that every member of your family will not only enjoy playing, they will also enjoy helping you make it using drawn pictures of photos. If you want to make this as part of a classroom or youth group activity, you can easily adapt it. The sky is the limit!

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Tutorial: Curved top zippered makeup pouchBev from Flamingo Toes guest blogs at Lil Luna with a tutorial showing how to make this pretty makeup pouch with a curved, zippered top.  She made it from a bright laminate fabric for a colorful new makeup pouch for spring.  It’s lined, with boxed corners to create more space at the bottom.  Go to Lil Luna for the tute.

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Free pattern: Strawberry bagHow insanely cute is this strawberry bag that Krisha from Jacks & Kate made for her daughter!  She shares a free pattern and tutorial showing how to make it.  The bag is a giant strawberry made from a red polka dot, with leaves in two shades of green stitched around the opening.  A long strap allows her to carry it cross body. I …

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Freebie: Easter Candy Bag Toppers

Print up some cute Easter Treat Bag Toppers for free over at the Tip Junkie.

-Heather…

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If you’re a fan of the Mollie Makes books, you’ll want to scoop up a copy of Mollie Makes Weddings.  These are such sweet books.  This one has lots of ideas that could be interpreted in crochet but also two stellar crochet patterns for a wedding – a lovely crochet Posy hair accessory and a delicate wrap for the Posy …

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Make an amazing exploding scrapbook with this step by step tutorial from Joyful Daisy. These books are great as gifts for family members, for making even albums, or simply as a way to get miscellaneous photos scrapped. Click here for more.…

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Tutorial - Mini Thank You Cards by Efzin Creations

Got card stock, washi tape and a decorative punch? Head over to Efzin Creations to find out from Zina how to make these mini Thank-you cards . Attach them to gifts, or dangle on a scrapbook page or card. Click here for all the instructions.…

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Inspiration du Jour - allgau '13 by Aline76

Allgau ‘13 by Aline 76

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Oregon Trail

by Pam Pedersen


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Have you ever played the game Oregon Trail? If you have, I’m sure that you, like millions of other players, have died of dysentery. Did anyone ever actually survive? ActsofCraftiness at Craftster.org stitched up the homage to the Oregon Trail game. I think this would be a wonderful addition to a history classroom.

If you want to stitch …

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emerge_logo_bannerEvery other year Bullseye Glass celebrates the emerging glass artist with their competition, Emerge. People enter from all over the world…finalists are chosen…and the winners have been announced! Festivities are planned and a book will be published. It’s a huge honor to be one of the chosen finalists as well as a winner. Go over to the web site and …

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Art Deco at Patchwork Fun

by Scarlett Burroughs


DecoLampWallhangingThis Art Deco mini quilt was designed by Chris Jurd of Patchwork Fun Etsy. I just found her shop and quickly knew she would become a favorite. Won’t you join me for some window shopping, starting with Art Deco.

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Tutorial: Flouncy bubble skirt with a wide elastic waistbandAshley from Make It and Love It shows how you can make a flouncy bubble skirt with a wide elastic waistband.  Lightweight chiffon hangs beautifully and makes a full bubble at the hem.  You can make it in any size, from little girl to teen to adult.  Hemming chiffon makes me want to pull my hair out, but the construction of this skirt avoids …

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Tutorial: Polka dot and leather fold over clutchMelissa Mortenson from Polka Dot Chair shows how you can make this polka dot and leather fold over clutch.  It’s a smart little bag, chic and modern!  The gold polka dot pattern is made with a stencil and gold paint.  The lining is also a metallic geometric print, though one she was able to find in a purchased print.  Fusible fleece between the …

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1000kidsartCall for EntriesEXTDoes the little person in your life make masterpieces that make you smile? Why not share that art with the world in print (not just on your fridge)? Pop on over to http://www.quartous.com/entries.php for all the details on how to submit your kid’s art for consideration in this new 1000 series book from Quarry.…

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