party food

If you’re trying to eat right, planning a party can be a bit of a challenge. But, Meatified has come to the rescue with a fabulous roundup of 50 Healthy Party Food Recipes for people who are eating paleo, primal, grain free, and/or real food diets. There are plenty of fab appetizer ideas here, ranging from marinated olives and spiced …

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learn to knit love to knit giveawayRemember the other day when I said I was going to catch up on giveaways? It was a total lie.

I’m a few weeks behind on picking winners, and even longer behind on mailing things, so please be patient and I’ll get to it as I can, I promise. The last weeks before a book deadline are crazy, and it’s …

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curbappeal1

Upkeep on your home is a never-ending task.  One of the most important things to stay on top of when it comes to the beauty of your home is it’s initial curb appeal.  It is the first impression that people have of your home upon arriving, so why not make it (and keep it) the best it can be.   …

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caron united facebook contestI told you earlier this month about Caron’s new yarn United, which is a made in the United States yarn (though made of imported fibers), a small portion of the sale price of which goes to the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation.

To further support charitable knitting and crochet, Caron is currently running a contest where people can share …

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How to Make a Duck Tape Pencil Case
This is such a fashionable pencil case, it is hard to believe it is so simple to make. Follow along with this step-by-step tutorial shared by Sarah, from While They Share, and you can make one too. All you need is some colorful duct tape, a fabric scrap, a piece of Velcro, and some scissors and a ruler. You can …

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1692-Garden-Apron-1This pretty apron is made from 5 fat quarters, plus a 1/2 yard of fabric for the top (bib) and lining.  Sew4Home has a tutorial showing how to make it.  It was designed to make the most efficient use of the fabrics, with very few scraps left over.  Their version is made from a stack of Amy Butler florals, and would be …

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Here is sketch number 4!

Craft Gossip Summer of Sketches 4 - July 28

This is a good sketch for using portraits to highlight someone special! Both Vernell and I happened to use it for All About Me pages.

Vernell

Craft Gossip Summer of Sketches 4 - Vernell Clouden

 

Francine

Craft Gossip Summer of Sketches 4 - Francine Clouden

 

Follow our linked names to get more info and detail shots of our pages.

Leave a link to your layout if you use the sketch!…

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washitape

Washi Tape is a staple among crafters, and you most likely have more than enough in your stash.  It’s a very versatile product and can be used for so many different craft projects, not just scrapbooking and paper projects.  Today we are bringing you 6 tutorials for types of jewelry you can make with washi type.   Look through our …

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Tutorial: No-sew duck tape mustache pillow

Tutorial: No-sew duck tape mustache pillow

Amy from Joyful Daisy shows how to make a duck tape mustache pillow, no sewing required.  It’s stuffed just like a pillow, but the “fabric” is made from strips of duck tape.  She designed the pillow as a present for her son to give to a friend who was having a mustache themed birthday party.  The mustache is a fun …

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Technique: Reflection Stamping

Visit Gina K Designs and learn how to do a reflection stamping technique, this works so well with images in water. Click here for a how to video tutorial.

-Heather…

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Alex Veroneli sexy or sexist

by Scarlett Burroughs


Aurifill's Alex Veroneli sexist

Alex Veroneli – who represents the U.S. division of Aurifil Threads – claims to be the bad boy of the sewing/quilting world. Abby of While She Naps shares her thoughts on Alex’s online behavior. If you only have time to read one blog post today, make it this one.

Image credit: While She Naps

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Tutorial: Girl's triple tiered ruffle skirt

Tutorial: Girl’s triple tiered ruffle skirt

Melanie from The Crafty Cupboard shows how you can make this fun triple tiered ruffle skirt for girls.  You can make it with all the ruffles made from the same fabric, as she did, or mix and match prints.  Her tutorial is part of the Skirting The Issue series organized by Simple Simon & …

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Fall felt wreathmunsunflower

Do you want to create a stunning fall wreath?  If you would like to make one, get over to “Our Everyday Art” hosted by Emily and Jaime.  They are showing us how to make this “Fall Felt Wreath” with felt mums or sunflowers and they show you how to make each type of flower. They offer us excellent tutorials and …

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Free pattern: Turning Japanese bag with cutout metal handles

Free pattern: Turning Japanese bag with cutout metal handles

Deby from So Sew Easy shares a free pattern for making her Turning Japanese bag with cutout metal handles.  The metal cutout handles are so cool!  I hadn’t seen handles like this before.  (She gives a link to the Etsy shop where she purchased them.)  Finished dimensions for this cute bag …

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Bag22Lori Burrow from I Sew Cute shares a tutorial at Sew, Mama, Sew! showing how to make a set of matching tote bags for a child and a doll.  They’re made with a sturdy denim fabric and have pockets on either end.  Make a matching set, or just make one size or the other.  The child sized bag would also make a great pool …

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Tutorial: Vintage scrappy patchwork coasters

Tutorial: Vintage scrappy patchwork coasters

Ashlee from My So Called Crafty Life made these patchwork coasters from scraps of vintage fabric, and she shares a tutorial for making them.  Sometimes I’m lucky enough to find vintage fabric in larger pieces, but most of my vintage fabric stash is in smaller pieces.  The patchwork is made from 2.5″ squares, so this is is …

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Retro Plate Holder

by Larissa Coleman


Anthro hack 3

This great knock-off project can be just what you have been looking for to display a set of vintage flatware.  However, if you don’t have a set of collectibles, you can use any set of thrifted silverware.  I especially like this project because it not only displays the flatware you have in your heirloom collection, but a special plate or …

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felt toast“fairyfox” designs toys, household items and loves handmade and DIY. She has a complete tutorial to make this “Cute felt toast key chain”! I saw a brooch like this on another blog, but you had to buy it so I am thinking you can do the keychain or make a brooch.  Whatever you’d like to use this darling piece of …

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Bacon, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Roll-ups

I love breakfast items for on the go and can go in the freezer for future use. This will be perfect for busy weeknds and when school begins. Plus, if you are entertaining, this will be quick and easy to make so you can spend quality time with guests.

Nikki from Seeded at the Table shows us this quick breakfast …

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Sunglasses are a fun and QUICK way to style an outfit. I kinda have a thing for sunglasses at the moment and love these Valentino Sunglasses. I don’t love the price though so here is a quick inexpensive alternative. DIY Lace Sunglasses.  Check out some of our previous Sunglasses posts on Craftgossip.…

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