Freezer Corn

freezer corn
There is nothing like fresh sweet summer corn! I wish we could have it all year round, but in Maine that isn’t possible. You can freeze that corn and save it for those winter months. I’m going to buy some … Read More...

Tire umbrella holder

tire umbrella holder I bow down to the clever crafter who came up with this combo, a tire and umbrellas. Yes, you see right, but wow does it look cool! I like how the umbrellas look like the spokes of a wheel in … Read More...

Project: Pirate Bottle

Project: Pirate Bottle

Ahoy Mateys! This fun pirate themed bottle could be used instead of a card as a wonderful invitation to a pirate themed party or for a birthday card for your favorite swash buckler! You could also change it up and … Read More...

Tutorial: Binder pencil pouch

Tutorial: Binder pencil pouch Tutorial: Binder pencil pouch

Becky from U Create shares a tutorial at Riley Blake Designs showing how you can make this binder pencil pouch.  It’s a zippered pouch with grommets so it can be stored in a standard binder.  It … Read More...

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7 Easy Steps to Repeat Customers on Etsy

This post from Kim at Everything Etsy is a fabulous read if you have an etsy shop, or are thinking about starting your first etsy shop!

Kim shares her 7 tricks for getting repeat customers. She suggests not only treating … Read More...

Two Ways to DIY a Smash Book Scrapbook

If you’re looking for a simple way to document family memories, especially during the busy time that is summer vacation, check out these two tutorials explaining how you can make DIY Smash books. Smash books are simpley notebooks that you … Read More...

Tutorial: Soft blocks for baby

Tutorial: Soft blocks for baby Tutorial: Soft blocks for baby

Cheryl from Sew Can Do shares a tutorial for making a set of soft baby blocks.  They’re a classic baby toy and the perfect baby shower gift, especially when you don’t know the gender of … Read More...

Protein Lover’s Trail Mix

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We do a little hiking here and there and this looks like a good trail mix in addition to the one I already make. Sometimes you need that extra kick to make it up and back down the mountain. This … Read More...

DIY Indigo Dip Dyed Dish Towels

Do you want to try the easiest way to do indigo dying? Dip dye flour sack dish towels for a gorgeous blue and white contrast. This tutorial was shared on the Alice & Lois blog, written by twin sisters Sara … Read More...

Extra Special Obi Belt Tutorial

Extra Special Obi BeltTamara of “Etcetorize” designed this charming Obi Belt Tutorial you will find this the perfect addition for a skirt or dress turning it into a new outfit.  Tamara tells a making one is not only pretty, but they’re super simple … Read More...

Turtle Fudge

turtle fudge
Growing up we would travel to the coast to see the ocean. While we were there, we would have lobster and steamed clams for lunch. Before we head home, we would always stop at a small mom and pop shop … Read More...

DIY Spray Painted Milk Bottle Vases

Here is a quick and easy way to bring some bright and cheery color to some plain old milk bottles! Kristi, from the Making it in the Mountains blog, shared these and I think they are so fun! She used … Read More...

Tutorial: Polymer clay fruit sewing pins

Tutorial: Polymer clay fruit sewing pins Tutorial: Polymer clay fruit sewing pins

Jill from Snugglebug University shows how a bit of polymer clay can take plain sewing pins and make them cute fruit sewing pins.  So cute you’ll want to keep them out just to look … Read More...