Tutorial: Mixing Techniques

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I fully admit to not being a very brave clayer. Yes, I have my stash of metal leafs, pigments, powders, some specialty paints, scads of textures… but most of my stuff is clay with very little else. It’s not puritanism. … Read More...

Indian Corn Cake

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Here is a dessert that can be part of the decoration and the dessert for your Thanksgiving feast.

Don’t tell your guests that the decoration is edible! Surprise them after the meal, when you cut up the centerpiece for them … Read More...

Tutorial: Triangle bean bags

Tutorial: Triangle bean bags Tutorial: Triangle bean bags

Chrissy from Muse of the Morning guest blogs at Fleece Fun with a tutorial showing how to make a set of triangle bean bags.  The pyramid bean bags are easier to pick up, especially with little … Read More...

Tutorial: 6 ways to hem a garment

HemsThe right way to hem a garment depends on the fabric type, the garment type, and the style you’re trying to achieve.  Melissa from Blank Slate Patterns and Melly Sews has collected up the most common ways of hemming and … Read More...

Freebie: 3D Ornament Die Cut

Freebie: 3D Ornament

The Birds Cards blog is sharing a free die cut file for making this lovely holiday bauble. Fold the shapes in half and glue together for a 3D ornament or use one layer for a card front. File come in ai, … Read More...

20 Free Birthday Printables

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Who doesn’t love free stuff? Plan your next birthday bash on a budget using this great roundup of 20 free birthday printables. There are cards, banners, badges, photo booth props, and more. Most of the designs are suitable for both … Read More...

Entertaining on a Budget

French Toast Casserole
The holidays are a busy time of year and can be very costly. Between the decorations, presents and holiday meal, there isn’t much left for parties with close friends. Hopefully this website has ideas that can help you entertain and … Read More...

Tutorial: Fabric coasters

Tutorial: Fabric coasters Tutorial: Fabric coasters

Fabric coasters make great gift stash gifts.  Just about everyone can use a set of coasters!  They’re easy to make and don’t require expensive materials.  All you need is some fabric and batting to sew up a … Read More...

8 Santa Knitting Patterns

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Santa is a classic symbol of the Christmas season, and with these 8 Santa knitting patterns, you can feel a little more festive this holiday season.  You can either make some for yourself, or for a little early gift for … Read More...

Festive Christmas Wreaths

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If you haven’t started to decorate for the Christmas season, you probably will be soon enough.  Find the perfect wreath to tie into the rest of your décor with this post from DIY & Crafts.  Each of these 33 ideas … Read More...

Homemade Vitamin C Gummies

Homemade Vitamin C Gummies
Before the weather outside gets more frightful, here is a way to boost your families immune system. Homemade gummies the whole family can make. Finally you can stop fighting with them to get more vitamin C. Maybe that is just … Read More...

DIY – Beaded Snowman Bracelet

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If you’re a beader than you are going to love this adorable snowman Bracelet style cuff. I don’t have the patience for beading but would love to wear this. I am not sure how long this would take and would … Read More...

Free Pattern – Pretend Play Kids Toy

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Forgot about plastic over hyped brand name toys and gift a little Handmade love this year. This free sushi train pattern is perfect for pretend play. The sushi is adorable and can be made to create magnets for Big people … Read More...

Tute: Wonky Log Cabin block

Wonky Log Cabin Block tutorial

Cut close enough, sew and trim. Repeat. That’s the measureless joy Chris, from made by ChrissieD, found creating this Log Cabin block in the wonky style. Responding to a guild challenge (NYC MQG) requiring it start with a single red square, she went on to … Read More...

Tutorial: Measuring tape snappy pouch closure

Tutorial: Measuring tape snappy pouch closure Tutorial: Measuring tape snappy pouch closure

Becky from Patchwork Posse shows how you can use a metal measuring tape to make a snappy pouch closure.  One inexpensive metal measuring tape can be used to make a bunch of little pouches.  … Read More...