Tutorial: Retro sundress from a men’s shirt

Tutorial: Retro sundress from a men's shirt

Tutorial: Retro sundress from a men’s shirt

Lola Nova refashioned a large men’s button up shirt into this smart retro style sundress.  Amazing!  She shares a tutorial showing how she did it.  Her refashion makes use of just about every bit of the shirt. You’ll need a bit of contrasting fabric to make the straps and contrast neck band.  Go to Read More...

Tutorial: Strawberry burlap bunting

Tutorial: Strawberry burlap bunting

Tutorial: Strawberry burlap bunting

Lindsey from Fort Worth Fabric Studio shares a tutorial for making this strawberry burlap bunting.  The bright fabric toppers and those strawberry appliques are cute, cute, cute!  Change out the applique shape and the color scheme, and you can make this bunting for any holiday.  Her post shows one she made for 4th of July.  Go Read More...

Fall ’14 Twist Collective is Out

twist collective fall 14The newest issue of Twist Collective has been released, and it’s full of great projects for fall. There’s a lot of heavy cabling, stranded colorwork, textured stitches and other details that make for fun, warm and striking knitting.

In addition to the patterns there are articles about charity knitting, yarn composition and lace knitting, raising mohair goats, substituting yarn smartly … Read More...

Tutorial: Splash! poolside bucket tote and blanket set

Tutorial: Splash! poolside bucket tote and blanket set

Tutorial: Splash! poolside bucket tote and blanket set

Cheryl from Sew Can Do shows how you can make this poolside bucket tote and matching beach blanket.  The bucket tote is pieced from a handful of coordinating prints.  Knotted rope and grommets make the nautical style handles.  It’s big enough to carry favorite toys or a small snack, but not so … Read More...

12 Easy DIY Frozen Party Favors

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Since I have a boy, Frozen isn’t too big of a deal at my house. But, I know my neices would love to receive any of the DIY Frozen Party Favors featured on the Chickabug Blog. This impressive roundup of projects includes an Olaf mason jar (water-free) snow globes, Elsa’s snowflake hair barrettes, glittery snow clay, frozen snowflake wands, frozen peppermint rock candy, and more. … Read More...

Freebie: Back to School

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For kids, back to school are three dirty words…to parents, those words are better than hitting the jackpot in Las Vegas. I can’t believe that we are on the downside of summer. So many of my friends have been telling me that their kids go back to school in two weeks. Two weeks! I’m sorry, kids…really I am. August is … Read More...

Inspiration: Cinderella Beaded Embroidery

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While surfing the web this morning, this amazing piece of beadwork caught my eye. I was absolutely blown away by the details and by the amount of work in this piece entitled, Cinderella by Sushicandy on Craftster.org.  I can not believe that it only took her a few months to complete. I would still be working on it if it … Read More...

6 Ways To Upcycle Your Old Tires

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With all of the summer road trips and vacations we have been taking this summer, it’s sure to have been taking a toll on our vehicle tires.  Keep these projects in mind before you take your car in for a tire change, or maybe you have a few spare ones laying around your yard.  All 6 of these projects are … Read More...

Free pattern: Cupcake Dress for little girls

Free pattern: Cupcake Dress for little girls

Free pattern: Cupcake Dress for little girls

Lauren Dahl from Selvage Designs and Baste + Gather shares a free pattern for her Cupcake Dress for little girls.  It’s a sweet empire waist halter dress.  Elastic in the back is a comfortable fit and allows the dress to grow with your child.  Her free pattern comes in sizes 12 months – 8 years.  … Read More...

Giant Flash Card Art

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Do you have a space you have been trying to find the perfect piece of art for?  This great idea from Crafts by Courtney may be just what you are looking for.  It would be so cute in a child’s room, or a playroom, maybe a game room or even a family room.  You could make the numbers into … Read More...

Cheeseburger Macaroni

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No more Hamburger Helper for me. I’m ashamed, but it was an easy quick meal on a busy night when I was too tired to cook, but needed to feed my family. I stopped buying it and I have found a replacement that is better than the box meal.

Kevin & Amanda’s Recipes shows us how to make this hearty … Read More...

DIY – Barbed Wire Bracelet

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These funky barbed wire bracelets/bangles are made using wrapped jewelry wire. I think the black one is my favorite but all together that would make a nice layered look.  These are great for teenagers to make and wear and can be suitable for males or females. For the full tutorial check it out here. Read More...

Tutorial: Itti Bitti Tag Blanket

Tutorial: Itti Bitti Tag Blanket

Tutorial: Itti Bitti Tag Blanket

Amy from And Sew We Craft shares a tutorial showing how to make her Itti Bitti Tag Blanket.  It’s a fabric square backed with a soft nubby Minky, with tags of ribbon peeking out from the edges.   It’s a good project to use up shorter lengths of pretty ribbon and scraps of Minky left over from making baby … Read More...

Tutorial: Fabric wrapped flip flops

Tutorial: Fabric wrapped flip flops

Tutorial: Fabric wrapped flip flops

I think I’ve fallen in love with flip flops this summer.  They’re my footwear of choice for being out and about in the lazy days of summer, but they’re not exactly dressy.  One O bBlog shows how you can create a more fashionable look for your flip flops by wrapping them with fabric.  The fabric covers the cheap plastic straps … Read More...