Polymer Clay Trinkets

by Elaine Robitaille

Great clay trinkets! Amazing with one theme – adornment – and one material that people make such varied and interesting work:

Beehive and Branch Necklace by blockpartypress Goldstone and Goddess by sculptedwindows
Crossword Cat Brooch by catmadecom Silver and Black Stamped Earrings by theshagbag
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money eater

Onel won a can of tennis balls during a dancing statue game and does not play tennis.  Onel from the bilingual (English-Indonesian) blog, “onelmon” deciided to make something with the balls and cam up with “Tennis Ball – Mike Wazowski” the money eater.  Thanks Onel for the cute tutorial!…

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DIY Wedding Instagram Table Photo Frame via As Mom Sees It

If you’re sharing your wedding photos via Instagram, this easy to make frame is a fun way to let your guests know the hashtag to use! As Mom Sees It shares a quick and easy tutorial for making these adorable and inexpensive frames here.…

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Yes you can do it and it’s easier than you think.

No, you don’t need a degree in Melittology (scientific study of bees) or be an apiarist (although either of those can’t hurt).

All you really need to do is to learn it by following the step by step guide from the website remove and replace here: Beehive in a Jar

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10 decorative ways to patch your clothes



Now and then, whether we like it or not, our favorite clothes are going to end up with a hole here or there.  Why not take the opportunity to add a decorative patch rather than giving up on that sweater or comfy pair of jeans?  Felted shapes, embroidery and crochet all add interesting flair while covering up a …

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end_fgd_cover_sI love getting new e-books from Helios Glass. They’re always perfect for the moment, as is this new one, Ending Fused Glass Disasters. One of my last slumps had me sighing in sadness since a bulge was right in the middle of what would have been a beautiful platter. Glass can be a cruel mistress. I know what went …

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Floating Moss Letters Tutorial

by Kimberly Jones

Floating Moss Letters Tutorial via A Handcrafted Wedding

Moss letters floating in thrifted frames are the perfect decorative element for a rustic, woodland-inspired wedding!. Learn how to make them with a quick and easy tutorial from A Handcrafted Wedding.…

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DIY Burlap Ring Bearer Pillow

by Kimberly Jones

DIY Burlap Ring Bearer Pillow via Something Turquoise

Printed burlap has been catching my eye at craft and fabric stores lately, but leave it to the crafty geniuses at Something Turquoise to come up with a fun way to use it! In 30 minutes or less you can create a burlap ring bearer pillow with their instructions found here. And it’s no-sew!

For lots more burlap inspiration, visit …

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Here’s your sketch for today

Craft Gossip Summer of Sketches 3 - July 25

Right click to save the image for your files.

Here are two pages using the sketch:

1. Vernell’s page

Craft Gossip Summer of Sketches 3 - Vernell Clouden

2. Francine’s Page 

Craft Gossip Summer of Sketches 3 - 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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I was browsing through Etsy to see what’s new there and ran across a few things I wanted to share with my readers.  These are patterns that cost money, but they certainly look worth a few bucks to me.  This very cute owl pattern can be found here.


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I love the dimensionality of this pretty afghan.  See the …

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Free paper piece pattern typewriter Shape Moth

Joanna of Shape Moth created this inviting quilt block, a typewriter with paper in place. She shares on her blog a paper piece pattern, in two sizes. Get the PP typewriter tutorial and free downloadable pattern.

Image credit: Shape Moth

Via Darra Williamson

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Make Faux Succulents out of FeltThe DIY Mommy is hosted by Christina the mother of 3 girls and blogs out of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada since 2009. Her blog is dedicated to crafty DIY and a lifestyle blog about making things for mommy, for baby and for home. Christina has the most dramatic “Faux Succulents out of Felt” with complete step-by-step pictorial instructions. Christina has many …

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Week 5: Best Fabric Shop Storefront

by Scarlett Burroughs

The Quilt Shop by Art Meripol downtown-eurkea-springs

I have a special nominee this week for my Best Fabric Shop Storefront contest, namely The Quilt Shop. For starters, it’s located in a historic flat iron building in downtown Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Second, the photograph itself is phenomenal; it’s the work of Art Meripol, former Senior Travel Photographer for Southern Living magazine, a position he held for 25+ years.…

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Finding the perfect piece of art for your wall can sometimes be pretty difficult.  We get it in our mind what we want, but can’t seem to find it anywhere to buy.  Well, thank goodness we are crafters!  Why not make your own wall art?  These 39 easy DIY’s from Buzzfeed can help you with just that.  Read through the …

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Review: A Muse Studio Stamps

by Heather Holbrook

reveiw: a muse studio stamps

This is my second review for the brand new A Muse Studio Catalog, if you missed my first one you can check it out here.

The brand new A Muse Studio catalog is filled with fantastic new stamps, paper and embellishments!! The are many general themes like the beach and ocean, travel, birthday, sports, phrases and words, large background …

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Melissa hosts of “The Sweet Escape” is a proud to be a Home & DIY contributor at Apartment Therapy, creator of Toronto Lifestyle Bloggers group and bi-monthly Blog Brunch as well as the founder of The Happy Blogger workshop series. Melissa is sharing her adult “modern advent calendar” with us with a complete tutorial to follow.  I love the way …

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Who knew that Apple Cider Vinegar is so versatile? I knew Vinegar has its uses but when you get more specific, you can derive even more natural benefits from this versatile ingredient.

Find out the 12 reasons why it should be in your home here: 12 ideas to use Apple Cider Vinegar.…

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Felt Dimensional Dots Pillow


This darling “Felt Dimensional Dots Pillow” is from “Better Homes and Gardens” There is no tutorial but I think you can figure it out and it looks fairly simple. I love the colors they used.

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10 diy scrapbook paper art projects


Scrapbook paper comes is every color and pattern one could possibly think of – why not use some of these gorgeous papers to create fun wall art for your home?  Patterned sheets can be cut to create everything from maps to nature studies to complete wall coverings.  One of the most convenient things about these ten projects is how …

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Top 10 Pantry Organization Tips

by Larissa Coleman


The pantry can be one of the most difficult places in the home to keep organized.   Whether your storage space is fairly large, or barely takes up a singular cupboard, it can sometimes become more of a catch-all and be challenging to keep things in order.  These top 10 tips are great for anyone to get your food and …

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