Celebrate Home Run Day

by Sherri Osborn


Celebrate Home Run Day
Do you know someone who is a huge baseball fan? If so, this time of year is the perfect time to let them make their own baseball themed charms that can be used on necklaces, keychains, or zipper pulls.

Check out this tutorial and make baseball charms using shrink plastic and these printable templates.

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Tutorial - Mixed Media Background by Ashley Calder

Ashley Calder at Things That Shine made this mixed media background for her scrapbook page using old book pages, gesso, watercolor crayons and other scrapbooking supplies. In her video tutorial she shows you how she created this background, which only takes about five minutes! Click here to go to the tutorial.…

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Alison from Dream a Little Bigger shares both the free Silhouette cut files, and the instructions for making gift card giving cards with coordinating envelopes. if you have a stash of card stock and patterned paper waiting for a project, this is just the thing. Click here to see more.…

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Inspiration du Jour | Music

by Francine Clouden


Inspiration du Jour - Music by AnkeKramer

Music by AnkeKramer

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Spring Flowers

by Elaine Robitaille


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I found lots of delicate floral colours in my flickr finds this week – the same sort of palette would be lovely for ice cream treats and lovely, soft coloured decor for weddings and Mother’s Day.

Sakura Blossoms by Kiki and her dolls | Cluster Necklace by Marianne Seiman | Polymer Clay Jewellery by D S | Small Tray by …

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Tutorial: Knotted bracelet made from t-shirt knit scrapsIf you sew with knits very much, you’re likely to have quite a pile of knit scraps.  Here’s a project that will use up some of those knits.  Morena at Dollar Store Crafts shows how you can use strips of scrap knit fabric to make this cute knotted bracelet.  She also shows a version made out of denim scraps.  Go

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Tutorial: Short flared skirtEllen from The Chilly Dog shows how to make this flared skirt.  It’s made from eight gores, or angled panels, which give it that lovely flared fit.  The one she made comes right to the knee, but you could lengthen this to a longer skirt if you like.   Her tutorial shows how to draft the pattern using your hip and waist measurements and then how …

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taggie-toy-titleLucy from The Things We Do shows how to make this super cute spotted horse taggie toy for a baby.  The small horse softie is packed with textures and colors for young fingers to explore.  He has a mane made from ribbon tags and a tail of knotted rope.  Brightly colored felt spots are appliqued on to his body.  Go to The Things

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Mother' Day gift wrap MELISSA of “Melissa Camara Wilkins” has the most adorable felt “mother’s day gift wrap” for you and the kids to make.  She has complete instructions for us to follow and these are so sweet.  Thanks Melissa for sharing this sweet project.…

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clothespin magnetsThese are the cutest gifts for mom created by preschooler.  You get complete instructions and a supply list.  I love the clothespin holding the little boys pictures.  Get your tutorial for this “clothespin refrigerator magnets clip” from “kleas” and I really could not find out anything about her if you know her leave a comment!…

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spring baby blanketBabies born in the spring and summer still need blankets, but sometimes it’s nice to add a little lacy touch for air flow. This Spring Time Baby Blanket by Melanie Smith of Craftown is a cute and easy choice.

Knit in easy care cotton yarn, once you get the stitch pattern down this is a pretty quick knit that’s sure …

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Freebie and Project: DVD Envelope

The Joyful Daisy blog has a tutorial and free pattern to download for a DVD sized envelope. This would also be great for square shaped cards!

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Wool People 7

by Sarah White


wool people 7Brooklyn Tweed just released its latest pattern collection, Wool People 7. The book is inspired by the clean simplicity and beauty of Japanese knitting patterns and books.

The look book offers details on the 15 patterns — 11 sweaters and 4 accessories — as well as lots of beautiful pictures and yarn information.

Some of my favorites are Carol …

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bookbook2Fresh tradition: You will find some new favorite quilt patterns renewed with lighthearted modern style with 18 varied projects include quilts, both large and small, plus pillows and table runners.  Raid your stash! These are perfect projects for scrap fabrics, fat quarters, and precut fabrics, such as charm packs and jelly rolls with fast and easy projects to make wonderful …

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ceiling-storage

I have been, for quite some time, looking for the instructions to this ceiling storage idea that I have seen countless times on Pinterest. And today is the day that I can safely say I have found the perfect instructions for them. Perfect and original.

These were initially published by the familyhandyman, and have been recreated and linked to several …

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Freebie: Blue Tile

by Pam Pedersen


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I love this tile pattern. The blues remind me of water swirling around. You can just dive right into this pattern. Brigitte da daux has this gorgeous pattern on her website. Wouldn’t it just be beautiful to do several of them in different colors? It would be the perfect home decor for summer!

You can find the pattern HERE. 

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Tutorial: Little Sunshine appliqued accent rugSew4Home shows how you can make their Little Sunshine accent rug.  It’s made from a duck fabric with a modern sunshine appliqued on it.  The finished rug measures 40″ wide by 32″ high.  They show it as part of nursery décor, but it could be used in a small seating area to help define and warm the space.  They include a template …

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The wonderful Mollie Johanson over at Wild Olive has reposted her adorable Made with Love Earth pattern. Stitching up this happy Earth is a great way to celebrate the day. Get out there and hug a tree, sit and enjoy its company while stitching up this cute Earth Day …

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Recycled pallet projects are all the rage lately.  Sometimes the wood pallets can be easy to find in excess and other times you search high and low to find that perfect size for that special project on your list.  Whether you have a stash of pallets, or are in need of a day to go searching, today we’ve brought you 7 projects to use up …

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Love organization everywhere you go? Even your bathrooms? Of course you do! And therefore you will love this cute and simple DIY Mason Jar Bathroom organizer that the girls at the DIY Playbook have created. To be honest, though, I can’t see why it wouldn’t be a good idea anywhere else in the house either. :)

Mason jars are everywhere, and …

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Tutorial: How to make fabric yo-yos using a yo-yo making toolDeanna from Sew McCool shows how you can sew gathered fabric yo-yos using a special yo-yo making tool.  The tool she uses is the same one I use to make my own fabric yo-yos.  Fabric yo-yos are my go-to take along sewing project.  I keep a project bag with yo-yo making supplies ready at the go for times I know I’ve got …

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Happy Earth Day!

Beth at Hungry Happenings created this awesome earth cake with candy rocks inside. I’m not sure I will try to make this, but it is definitely an edible work of art perfect for Earth Day.

If you would like to give this cake a go, you can find her tutorial on Tablespoon.com

She uses a sports ball …

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Party Ideas – Robots

by Shellie Wilson


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Robots are fun , cool and super nerdy. I just wish robots were more of a reality. I do have a robotic mop and vacuum but would love a Robotic gardener to go with them.  These party ideas are simple but fun and will make your theme come together quickly.

Robot Party Hats

Robot Cutlery Holder

Robot Centerpiece

Robot Cake 

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Felt Key FobsKarin of “Leigh Laurel Studios” has this fun and easy-to-make “Felt Key Fobs” that make terrific teacher’s gifts, Mother’s Day presents and stocking stuffers. Karin Jordan blogs out of New Hampshire and is a wife and mother of two children. At age ten, she bought her first sewing machine from a neighbor friend and taught herself how to use it.  …

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Pocket-Detail1Melissa from EcoArmoire shares a tutorial at The Sewing Rabbit showing how to sew a man’s vest.  I’m loving the seersucker she used on the one she made! A classic vest like this can dress up a button up shirt and slacks without having to go with a full on dress suit.  To make the pattern, you can trace around a vest that …

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