Tutorial: Easy infinity scarf

Tutorial: Easy infinity scarf

Tutorial: Easy infinity scarf

Making your own infinity scarf is a quick, easy project.  Jamie from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom shares a tutorial showing how.  You can use any lightweight, drapey fabric.  Each scarf takes just 2/3 yard.  … Read More...

DIY Flannel Infinity Scarf

Flannel Infinity ScarfWe all love our old comfy flannel plaid lounger jammy pants. If you are tired of them and want to recreate your old pair into a lovely infinity scarf get over to “Britney makes”. She has a step-by-step tutorial that Read More...

Tutorial: Textured leather clutch

Tutorial: Textured leather clutch

Tutorial: Textured leather clutch

Gina Michele shows how you can make this textured leather clutch.  The bag itself is a simple zippered pouch.  The cool wave texture is created with strips of leather sewn down in alternating directions.  Make the … Read More...

Free pattern: Fabric stacking ring toy

Free pattern: Fabric stacking ring toy Free pattern: Fabric stacking ring toy

Detective Houndstooth shares a free pattern for making a soft fabric version of the classic stacking ring baby toy.  The graduated fabric rings stack around a thin cone.  Baby will enjoy stacking and unstacking … Read More...

DIY I Love Coffee Necklace

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I love coffee, I think it’s the go to drink of most overtired, overworked mothers. I probably don’t need a necklace like this as everyone knows I love coffee but it’s still kinda cute. It would be a cute gift … Read More...

Are You Deficient in Magnesium?

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Suggestive early warning signs of magnesium insufficiency:
Physical and mental fatigue
Persistent under-eye twitch
Tension in the upper back, shoulders and neck
Headaches
Pre-menstrual fluid retention and/or breast tenderness
Possible manifestations of magnesium deficiency include:
Low energy
Fatigue
Weakness
Confusion… Read More...

Tutorial: Sew simple gathered skirt

Tutorial: Sew simple gathered skirt

Tutorial: Sew simple gathered skirt

If you’re learning to sew and looking for a good first project, I’d suggest making a simple gathered skirt.  They can be made to fit any size – babies, kids, adults – and require only … Read More...

Owl Craft Using Recycled Jar Lids

Owl Craft Using Recycled Jar Lids
This project has made me double my efforts at saving trash for my crafts, although I suppose these would normally go in the recycling bin. I have done plenty of crafts using clean, empty jars but rarely do I make … Read More...

Tutorial: Snap tape pillow closure

Tutorial: Snap tape pillow closure

Tutorial: Snap tape pillow closure

I usually think of snap tape as a crotch closure for babies’ onesies and jumpsuits, but Deby from So Sew Easy shows how you can use it to create a snap closure for a removable … Read More...

Tutorial: Chalkboard fabric placemats

Tutorial: Chalkboard fabric placemats

Tutorial: Chalkboard fabric placemats

These placemats have a strip of chalkboard cloth across the top where you can write special messages or assign seating.  Marni from Haberdashery Fun shares a tutorial showing how you can make them.  They’re made from oilcloth and … Read More...

Deli Paper Tutorial

Heather has started doing a new series on her blog all about Deli Paper and the many uses for it on her blog, Heather Greenwood Designs.

What is deli paper? It’s a dry wax paper, used many restaurants to wrap … Read More...

Crochet Pendant

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Do you like beads like I like beads?  This cool and simple pendant necklace can allow you to work with beads even if you never have before.  The size beads used in this necklace are inexpensive and readily … Read More...

Free pattern: Felt animal masks

Free pattern: Felt animal masks Free pattern: Felt animal masks

Erin from Sewbon shares a free pattern for making them.  They’d be fun for a little kid’s dress-up chest. Or, a child could wear them with a similarly colored sweatsuit as a Halloween costume.  She … Read More...

Autumn Blessings

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In my neck of the woods we are having a longer summer than expected and while I am usually a fan of the heat, I am ready for fall. The cooler temps and rain need to head my way. Of … Read More...

Tutorial: Dyeing Floss

cross stitchI have always wanted to dye my own floss but I was so scared that I would ruin my floss. No time like the present to concur my fear and jump right into the process. Believe it or not, it is … Read More...