Freebie: Geometric Motif

by Pam Pedersen

July 3 Motifs for DMC no grid_cropped

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am obsessed with small cross stitch designs and DMC  deliveries with this Geometric Motif.  It can be done as a whole or each block individually. I think it would look great in little individual frames or maybe even break it up some in a bigger frame surrounded by smaller ones. … Read More...

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Wrist cuff

We are lucky enough to have butterflies visiting our backyard. They are so beautiful just fluttering around from flower to flower. This free Butterfly Wrist Cuff from Aimee Ray is perfect reminder of summer and our little butterfly friends.  While the picture above shows more pastel colors, you can customize it any way you wish. You can dress your cuff … Read More...

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FO: Village quilt

by Scarlett Burroughs

Stitched in Color Do Good Quilt

Rachel of Stitched in Color kicks off her Done Good series with this FO (Finished Object), a Village quilt. As founder of Do.good Stitches, she expresses her appreciation for the hard work and results of participants, this being just one. Get the entire story plus see some great close-ups of the houses.

Image credit: Natalie Greenleaf Goods via … Read More...

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10 Ways To Polish Your Silver

by Larissa Coleman

silverware

It is pretty much a given that if you have a piece of silver in your collection, it will tarnish.  There is not a lot you can do to prevent it from happening, but there are things you can do to help clean it up.

These 10 great tips are just a drop in the bucket of options you can … Read More...

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Felt Birds PillowI love the birds on the wire in any form, but this pillow is too adorable.  Courtney ODell has her tutorial on “Sweet C’s Designs”!  Courtney tells us the easiest ways to make the birds and the lines and I thank her for sharing this delighful pillow.… Read More...

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Craft Gossip Summer of Sketches 5 - July 30

Another two photo sketch today!

Francine

Craft Gossip Summer of Sketches 5 - Francine Clouden

 

Vernell

 

Craft Gossip Summer of Sketches 5 - Vernell Clouden

 

 

Follow our linked names to get more info and detail shots of our pages.

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Ghearts5Everyday there are more and more glass enthusiasts making tutorials for fused glass. It’s fun to see what inspirations are out there. Today I found a video on making fused glass hearts. Very easy to do…I found this video through a web site in England (don’t you just love the “World Wide Web?), Ju-San. The creator is Dee. The … Read More...

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DIY Clock for Kids

by Linda Lanese

clock for kids

Jessica’s “Clock for Kids” is one of the cutest and cleverest ideas I have seen for kids.  For the complete tutorial with a supply list and free patterns get over to “cutesy crafts” and make one for your favorite little one.  Due to schedule changes; all of the pieces are attached with Velcro to be interchangeable.  Wow Jessica this is … Read More...

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NEON & FELT VASE DIY

by Linda Lanese

felt neon vases

NICOLE over on “the felted fox” has a fun and lovely DIY for us on making one or many “NEON & FELT VASES”!  The colors she used are so stunning together; but you can go crazy with your colors.  What a fun and inexpensive project; and just think of all the ways you can use these pretty vases and thanks … Read More...

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mosaic

Mosaic art is not a new craft concept by all means, but you can create new designs every time you make a piece.  These beautiful projects are made by using tiny pieces of old or broken pieces of glass, to create a new and updated piece.  The photos are beautiful, the tutorials are simple and easy to understand, and … Read More...

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deck-toppond

If you love the look of having a water feature in your yard, but just don’t have the space for one in your flower beds, or just don’t want to give up your open space you do have, this is the project for you.  This great tutorial from Lowes.com has great photos and detailed instructions that you will be surprised … Read More...

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leaf mobilleaf mobil chairleaf mobil art

I can’t believe that Ashley of “Make it Love it” baby Oliver is all ready 3 weeks old and he is a real cutie.  Right before he was born Ashley wanted to make a mobile for his room and she wanted to hang it over the swivel armchair she’d Re-Upholstered.  So she created this “Fabric Leaf Hanging Mobile” and the … Read More...

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The crochet news is that crochet is rocking the fashion world – all over the world.  This article is from India where the picture here originates.  So, it isn’t just afghans and baby things – as all of us crocheters already knew.  Now, crochet is front page news in the world of fashion.

In India, the traditional garb … Read More...

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Felt iPad / tablet case

by Linda Lanese

Felt iPad  tablet caseAlice is the creative mind behind “Whisketeers” and blogs out of Ljubljana, Slovenia.  Follow her directions on creating this hold it all “Felt iPad / tablet case”. Alice has a very excellent tutorial and I thank her for sharing.… Read More...

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ice cream necklaces

Melanie of “Artzy Creations” is sharing her “Ice Cream and Popsicle Necklaces” tutorial with us.  She made them for kids, but I’ll bet that older teens would like them.  Melanie is a Seattle wife and mom who loves crafting and sharing her projects.  She has an excellent tutorial with a pattern template for us to download.  These are so cute … Read More...

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curbappeal1

Upkeep on your home is a never-ending task.  One of the most important things to stay on top of when it comes to the beauty of your home is it’s initial curb appeal.  It is the first impression that people have of your home upon arriving, so why not make it (and keep it) the best it can be.   … Read More...

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Here is sketch number 4!

Craft Gossip Summer of Sketches 4 - July 28

This is a good sketch for using portraits to highlight someone special! Both Vernell and I happened to use it for All About Me pages.

Vernell

Craft Gossip Summer of Sketches 4 - Vernell Clouden

 

Francine

Craft Gossip Summer of Sketches 4 - 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!… Read More...

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washitape

Washi Tape is a staple among crafters, and you most likely have more than enough in your stash.  It’s a very versatile product and can be used for so many different craft projects, not just scrapbooking and paper projects.  Today we are bringing you 6 tutorials for types of jewelry you can make with washi type.   Look through our … Read More...

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Fall Felt Wreath Tutorial

by Linda Lanese

Fall felt wreathmunsunflower

Do you want to create a stunning fall wreath?  If you would like to make one, get over to “Our Everyday Art” hosted by Emily and Jaime.  They are showing us how to make this “Fall Felt Wreath” with felt mums or sunflowers and they show you how to make each type of flower. They offer us excellent tutorials and … Read More...

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Retro Plate Holder

by Larissa Coleman

Anthro hack 3

This great knock-off project can be just what you have been looking for to display a set of vintage flatware.  However, if you don’t have a set of collectibles, you can use any set of thrifted silverware.  I especially like this project because it not only displays the flatware you have in your heirloom collection, but a special plate or … Read More...

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