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This is a constant source of irritation at our house. The under kitchen sink area. It is a mess of cleaners, oddments, scrubbers that do not find a place anywhere else. In short, it is very unorganized.

So imagine my delight at finding this clever idea to manage this space better. You see, the major source of issue is that …

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Poppy Seed Easter Lamb

by Carolyn Bickford


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Are you still working on your Easter menu?

Here is a cute tradition brought over from Germany that would make a great start and conversation piece for Easter morning.

Regina at Leelicious shows us a sweet tradition of sweet rolls filled with poppy seed filling. She gives you the recipe for the rolls and the poppy seed filling. She suggests …

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DIY Acrylic Tray Hack

by Shellie Wilson


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Acrylic is starting to move it’s way back out of our lives. Before you say goodbye to your acrylic collection how about revamping it with a little  color? This tutorial uses Alcohol inks and a sealer but I think you could give this one a go with some nail polish too. Full tutorial can be found here at Dreamalittlebigger.com. 

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DIY a Knitting Loom and Knit With It
I have seen knitting looms on sale at stores on occasion and have even considered buying one, however, anytime I looked at then I would think I bet I could make one of these. Of course, by the time I get home I never remember my plan to try to make one…  Now I don’t have an excuse!

Heidi, from …

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Tutorial: Flanged pillow shamDena from Hearts and Sharts shows how to make a flanged pillow sham.  The flange creates a subtle border around the pillow and lends a more formal air to your bedding ensemble.  It’s actually an easy detail to add in when making a pillow cover.  Go to Hearts and Sharts for a tutorial showing how to do it.

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Tutorial: Pocket Full of Posies skirt for girlsAngelina from JoJo and Eloise shares a tutorial at Riley Blake Designs showing how to make her Pocket Full of Posies skirt for girls.  It’s a gathered skirt that comes just below the knee and is pieced from panels of coordinating fabrics.  And on each panel is a big, beautiful pocket.  You can have fun giving each pocket it’s own personality.  …

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Freebies: Bunny Images

by Heather Holbrook


Freebies: Bunny Images

Animal Jr. has loads of adorable bunny rabbit images to download for free and use for your spring and Easter paper crafting projects like cards, scrapbook pages and coloring pages for the kids.

-Heather…

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Instagram Photo Banner DIY from The Thinking ClosetLauren at The Thinking Closet shares a tutorial for printing Instagram photos yourself to make them look like Polaroids. it’s part of her amazing post showcasing a Graduation party in a box that she made for her sister. use the Polaroid photos for your pages, or a banner as shown. Be sure to check out all her other ideas

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DIY Library Pocket Kit

by Francine Clouden


DIY Library Kit from Litte Yellow Couch

Make a library pocket kit for a book themed function, or to use for holding journaling on a page. Little Yellow Couch provides a free printable template for the pocket, plus a link to where you can find that gorgeous double sided patterned paper. Click here for all the details.

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Inspiration du Jour - Seriously by mariaje

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This is one of those projects that stands out for it’s usefulness – how to make matching decorator candle sticks for your home using polymer clay. In this case, Nicole uses copper and marble elements in her decorating and then uses clay for one of the accent projects. You could do a similar thing, making matching candle sticks or switch …

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A constant source of irritation in our family is what to have for dinner? The usual “I don’t know” is met with raised eyebrows and frustration. So, a freezer pantry full of yummy and delicious pre-cooked meals is a great way to banish those “I don’t know”‘s to “I will have one of these”. :)

Or at least I hope.

If

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Tutorial: Clipping curves and grading seams for a smoother finishClipping your seams correctly can be the difference between a bumpy, lumpy seam and a professional finish.  Pixie Faire shares a tutorial showing how to clip curves – both convex and concave – as well as how to grade a thick seam, like the kind you get when you attach a gathered skirt to a bodice.  Go to Pixie Faire

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manmanKataryna from Sew Chibi shows that a gender neutral outfit can still be all kinds of fabulous.  The inspiration for this outfit she made for her daughter came from a favorite indie rock band and a favorite blogger friend, Max California.  Shown here is the day-glo color block t-shirt with iron on decals.  There’s also a white t-shirt and …

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Tutorial: Quiet book page with chick and bunny finger puppetsJoy from Joy’s Jots, Shots, and Whatnots shows how she made this Easter page for a Quiet Book, with removable bunny and chick finger puppets.  The finger puppets store in a pocket stitched down to the page.  The slashed circles at the bottoms of the puppets are where fingers can fit through to make the legs.  She made the finger puppets on her embroidery …

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6a00e55007f593883401a5119bd7a7970c-320wi These guys just make me giggle and who doesn’t like making things that make them smile? Pop on over to Craftside for the fun tutorial on how to make little grassy garden gnomes out of recycled nylons and while you are there enter to win a whole Easter basket full of craft books including the one this tutorial is featured …

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Wool Poncho NO SEW

Elsie hosts “A Beautiful Mess” and Kinsey Mhire is a CONTRIBUTOR and they came up with this stunning tutorial for “Wool Poncho” that can be worn year round.  The best part about this project is that it requires absolutely no sewing and it can be done in 30 minutes! Thanks ladies for sharing you efforts and it is just too …

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Fluffy Yarn Easter NestDonni of The Magic Onions is mom to a daughter and son and blogs out of Southern California. Her son had made a yellow yarn chick and then her daughter wanted to make something.  When Donni asked her what she wanted to make her daughter replied: “a soft little brown nest with three speckled robins’ eggs in it”!  Donni had …

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Project: House Card

by Heather Holbrook


Project: House Card

Using die cuts, paints, embossing and stamps the Joyful Daisy blog will show you how to make this cute house card. This would be a great card for someone moving to a new home!

-Heather…

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chevron baby blanketI have a friend who just the other day was lamenting the fact that chevron is still a trend. I didn’t want to tell her that knitters and crocheters have always loved a good chevron, and we’re happy to see the form in popular rotation again.

If you like chevrons and need to knit something cute for a fashionable baby …

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flower knitting patternsTo continue the theme of flowers this week, I thought it would be fun to share some more knitting patterns so you can knit your own, whether you make a bouquet of knit flowers to display or a single flower to put on a headband or your coffee cozy.

The Pinwheel Flowers by Frankie Brown might not look quite like …

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Daffodil corsage1Daffodil corsage2I remember each year my older brother who was in the Army would send my mother and me Easter corsages and they were so pretty and Easter was not the same when he stopped :(  Well let’s give our children a similar tradition this Easter by making them “Daffodil corsages” designed and created by Jane of “buzzmills” following her complete …

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Sale: Impress Stamps!

by Heather Holbrook


Sale Impress Stamps! Just a quick note to say Impress Cards and Crafts is having a sale, use code: SALE! to receive 20%, hurry though, sale ends tomorrow April 16th! -Heather…

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03-13 WREATH FINISHED 10If I hadn’t written in the title what this pretty wreath is made from I bet you would never have guessed. Pop on over to Beth Watson’s blog to see her tutorial on how to make a pretty recycled dryer sheet wreath. Start saving those dryer sheets!…

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Dresden Plate with Butterfly

Dust off that sewing machine that’s been collecting dust this winter. Benita of Victoriana Quilt Designs shares a free pattern for this Spring-invoking quilt block. What you see here is a quilt made up of 20 of these blocks. Go get your free download of Dresden Plate with Butterflies and get to sewing up something pretty.

Editor’s Note: This pattern

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