Embroidered September Dress

by Pam Pedersen

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There is no better way to embellish clothing than with some embroidery…okay, maybe rhinestones might be a better way but other than that, embroidery is the best way ever. This handmade September dress is simply perfect with the detailed embroidered flowers. What little girl wouldn’t love this dress? I want this dress! Jane at…

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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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8 Ways to Upcycle T-shirts

by Kym Terranova

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Now that warmer weather has arrived, it’s time to pull all those t-shirts out from the back of your closet and put them front and center.  There are probably a few shirts that you’re unsure whether to keep, so why not refashion them into something else?  If the shirt just seems a little boring, why not add a new …

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Inspiration du Jour | Seriously

by Francine Clouden

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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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50 freezer meals in one day

by Vikram Goyal

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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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D.I.Y. Wool Poncho NO SEW

by Linda Lanese

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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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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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felt flower crownYour “felt flower crown” is so stunning and you look amazing.  Meghan is the host of “Lionheart” blogs out of Los Angeles.  She made a commitment to use the supplies she had instead of making a trip to the craft store for every DIY idea that comes her way, she decided to use some leftover felt scraps to make little …

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jelly beansWho does not think of Jelly Beans when Easter nears?  I never think much about them other times of the year.  I like the jelly fruit red ones and then onto orange and then it is downhill and the black get tossed. Andie of American Felt and Craft has this darling “Jelly Beans & Package tutorial” along with a lot …

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Let it Glow!

by Pam Pedersen

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Has your little one been bitten by the Frozen bug? SilentBlair over at Craftster.org posted this amazing Frozen hoopla. Make sure you check out the whole post because parts of this amazing stitching GLOWS! How cool is that? This hoops almost makes the Let it Go song tolerable…almost.

Be sure to check out …

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Show & Tell | Heidi Swapp Frame

by Francine Clouden

Show & Tell - Heidi Swapp Frame at Frenchie WrapsLindsay over at Frenchie introduces us to her blog and creativity while sharing how she altered and decorated this lovely Heidi Swapp frame. Go give her a warm welcome to the crafting blogosphere!…

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That’s a bowl – a crocheted bowl – perfect for decorating your Springtime decor.  Other than doilies, how can we use our crochet talents to change our decor for the brightness and freshness of Spring?  Here are a few ideas.

First, the bowl.  I like this color, but it can be made any color that suits you.  It might be …

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 Inspiration du Jour - Friends, Family and Fun by ShayneBundy

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Eye Catching Polymer Clay

by Elaine Robitaille

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This week was all about the eye catching – neat patterns, vibrant colours. We have a yarn bowl by Angela Hickey (something I’d only seen in pottery clay and had a heck of a time making myself so this gives me hope), some luscious beads by Doreen Willey, perfect, tiny Snowdrops by Irina Koreleva and the neatest vase with what …

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Spring VioletsHeather of “Hello My Name is Heather” has the sweetest “Felt Spring Violets tutorial” and a pattern to download with the flower shapes.  Heather suggests we use them to decorate a headband, ponytail holder, note card, pincushion, or a present with fun her easy-to-make Spring Violets.  Thanks so much Heather for sharing you talent.…

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serpentinebasicsToday Colour de Verre decided to tease us about new goodies that are coming soon. Can’t wait to see what it is. In the meantime they shared this tutorial that shows how to make wavy rods and frit balls that you can use to decorate your plates and boxes. I like the frit balls and love to use them for …

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needle felted InitialsI have never thought of this and I think it is very clever “needle felted Initials” from BH&G! Because felted textiles don’t fray, they’re perfect for cutout shapes and embellishments, such as a monogram. They used a Clover brand’s needle-felting tool and mat to punch and fuse the wool fibers together.  Give this a shot on a sweater, sweatshirt or …

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Felt Chrysanthemum Pillow tutorialAmy of “H is For Handmade” has this stunning “Felt Chrysanthemum Pillow” with an excellent tutorial with loads of pictures to follow.  I think this is so classy and loving black and white décor; I would have the pillow white with her black Chrysanthemum.  Follow Amy on Facebook and keep up with her amazing projects.  Thanks Amy for this lovely …

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Here is a giant list of what to use to clean almost everywhere in the house. It is Springtime folks!

The best part is that it is all on one page so you don’t need to click through 100′s of links.

Don’t judge this by point 77. You’re not going to clean your stove top with a cat :)

Here is …

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10 LEGO Learning Activities

by Kym Terranova

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Pretty much every kid seems to love LEGOs- the little bricks have been the building material of choice for generations.  From video games to movies to theme parks, LEGOs seem to lend themselves to virtually any subject or theme, which makes them just about the perfect teaching tool.  They’re perfect for teaching fractions, measurement, and even chemistry.  Here are 10 lessons …

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Pretty Preppy Wedding Inspiration via Southbound Bride

Navy and gray make a sophisticated and chic duo for a modern, trendy wedding! Lots of classic style in this Pretty Preppy mood board featured at Southbound Bride.…

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Clothespin LAMBS tutorial

by Linda Lanese

Clothespin LAMBS tutorialYou can make these lambs from painted wooden clothespins, a few scraps of cardboard and white yarn. The maker says to use thicker yarn than they used, maybe a white fluffy yarn. Cut out the lamb’s body from cardboard and paint it black. Use 2 painted clothespins to make the legs. When everything is dry, you can start winding the …

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I have a new favorite shop on Etsy…PatternBird. Her patterns range from whimsical to art deco and I want all of them! I love that her patterns seem to have a certain sense of calm to them. You can tell that they were made with love and each stitch seems to being a little bit more happiness into …

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