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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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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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.

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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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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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Wrist cuff

We are lucky enough to have butterflies visiting our backyard. They are so beautiful just fluttering around from flower to flower. This free Butterfly Wrist Cuff from Aimee Ray is perfect reminder of summer and our little butterfly friends.  While the picture above shows more pastel colors, you can customize it any way you wish. You can dress your cuff … Read More...

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blowouts

My son loves party blowouts, but I’d never thought about trying to make them myself until I saw the easy tutorial on A Tasteful Riot. Her mini party blowouts are made with paper straws, tissue paper, and glassine bags or wrapping paper. In addition to being cheaper than purchased blowouts, they could be customized to perfectly match your party’s … Read More...

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FO: Village quilt

by Scarlett Burroughs


Stitched in Color Do Good Quilt

Rachel of Stitched in Color kicks off her Done Good series with this FO (Finished Object), a Village quilt. As founder of Do.good Stitches, she expresses her appreciation for the hard work and results of participants, this being just one. Get the entire story plus see some great close-ups of the houses.

Image credit: Natalie Greenleaf Goods via … Read More...

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babybooties

Felt shoes are perfect for that new little one in your home.  They are simple to make, and so soft for those tiny little feet.  Here are 6 different patterns for baby booties that you can make up, either or your own little one or for a gift for an expecting mother.

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1- Baby Shoe Tutorial from Goosie Girls

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Tutorial: Vintage tablecloth apron

Tutorial: Vintage tablecloth apron

Ashlee from My So Called Crafty Life shows how you can make this charming retro apron out of a vintage tablecloth.  I love this idea!!  This is a great way to use vintage tablecloths that are stained or ripped, and otherwise not very usable as a tablecloth any more.  The vintage tablecloth fabric is used to … Read More...

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