Craft Gossip Crafts, DIY and Handmade Ideas Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:31:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Knit a Patch Full of Pumpkins Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:26:05 +0000 http://2.15344 Knit a patch of pumpkins with these free patterns.Now that it’s October, fall is really here and pumpkins are popping up everywhere. So you might as well have one on your knitting needles too, right?

The good news is there are lots of really cute options for knit … Read More...

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Garlic Ghost Pumpkins ~ Has she Flipped? Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:28:02 +0000 http://18.11699 Garlic Ghost Pumpkins cute

Debi of “Cameo Cottage Designs” husband think she may have :)  She spent all this past week making all the pumpkins that she had planned on making for the last two years and never got around to doing them. So … Read More...

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Tutorial: Fabric feather crowns Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:04:35 +0000 http://8.77977

Tutorial: Fabric feather crowns Tutorial: Fabric feather crowns

These fabric feather crowns by Monica from Marino Bambinos remind me of woodland fairies, like in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  They’re fanciful and colorful, but earthy at the same time.  She shares a tutorial showing … Read More...

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Kindle Winner Announced Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:56:45 +0000 kindle-hd-giveaway1

Wow. What an overwhelming response to our Kindle Giveaway. Thank you everyone and all loyal newsletter subscribers. We had 852 entries!

We love each and everyone of you, even though we can only give the Kindle to one of you.… Read More...

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10 stamped Halloween treat bags Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:55:22 +0000 http://19.16087 10 stamped halloween treat bags



Halloween is fast approaching, and with it come parties, classroom treats, and trick or treating.  Why not dress up those sweets with one of these cute and easy stamped treat bags?  Non-food prizes (think small toys from Oriental … Read More...

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Are You Ready for Sweater Weather? Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:36:40 +0000 http://2.15339 Are you ready for sweater weather? Take the quizYou probably know by now that I am not a huge fan of BuzzFeed, or Internet quizzes, but I couldn’t resist sharing this quiz to help you determine if you’re ready for sweater weather.

I’m pretty sure you don’t …

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Style tips for short curvy girls Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:33:33 +0000 http://9.10838 style-tips

Here are 11 tips from BuzzFeed that were actually written by Cindy Gordon, stylist at Wardrobe Therapy. All the tips are practical, without needing for you to go buy a tons of clothes.

That is, you can do it with mostly things … Read More...

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How do you decorated pumpkins for Halloween? Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:30:34 +0000 http://30.10461 pumpkins

October is a month of pumpkins and what better way to start off the month than with a list of many different ways you can dress up some pumpkins for Halloween?  While carving a pumpkin is definitely the more traditional way … Read More...

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How to make a googly eyes Halloween wreath Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:28:09 +0000 http://12.10064 google-eye-wreath-3Eyeballs tend to play a big part in my Halloween decorations and this googly eye and ping pong ball wreath would make a great addition! Pop on over to the blog Number 2 Pencil for the tutorial on how to Read More...

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Style Me Quick – Corset Story Halloween Costume Giveaway Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://9.10832 halloween-costume-poison-ivy-corset

Thanks to Corset Story  we are giving you the chance to win this amazing Poison Ivy Halloween Costume valued at $100.00. Corset story can not only fulfill all your Burlesque Corset needs but they have a great Steampunk and … Read More...

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35+ Monster Crafts and Treats Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:52:48 +0000 http://33.2519 monster-crafts-treats-ideas

If you’re planning a monster-themed Halloween party for little ones, this adorable roundup of cute (not scary!) monster themed crafts and treats is perfect for providing party favor inspiration. My personal favorites are the jars of glitter flecked monster slime … Read More...

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Tutorial: Halloween witch apron Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:37:16 +0000 http://8.77983

Tutorial: Halloween witch apron Tutorial: Halloween witch apron

Amber from Crazy Little Projects shares a free pattern for making a cute Halloween witch apron.   How fun would it be to answer the door to trick or treaters wearing this apron?   The apron is a … Read More...

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Corny Science Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:00:36 +0000 http://27.10211 Corny Science Collage

If you want to plan a seasonal science experiment for young children, I highly suggest trying these sink or float experiments shared by Theresa from Capri + 3.  She uses three different corn (popped popcorn, dried, and fresh) and two … Read More...

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Tutorial: Pouf with pockets from recycled denim Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:03:54 +0000 http://8.77980

Tutorial: Pouf with pockets from recycled denim Tutorial: Pouf with pockets from recycled denim

Amy from Joyful Daisy shows how you can make this recycled jeans bean bag pouf.  This is a great project for a teen!  They can kick back in the bean bag pouf while … Read More...

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DIY Spider Halloween Wreath Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:31:02 +0000 http://17.10144

 I’ve been sharing a lot of tutorials by Kimberly from Bugaboo recently. Why? Because she’s been sharing some really adorable Halloween tutorials!

This is an adorable, simple and modern wreath for Halloween. It’s a wooden stick wreath spray painted black, … Read More...

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Tutorial | Embellish a Halloween Treat Jar Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:00:59 +0000 http://7.21566 Halloween Treat Jar Tutorial - Stamped in his image

Use your acrylic and digital stamps, along with your Silhouette machine to make a vinyl skull & crossbones, and a label for a spooky Halloween Treat Bar. Julie from Stamped in His Image shares all the steps and links to … Read More...

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Freebie: Fall Frame SVG Die Cut File Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:30:28 +0000 http://19.16055 Freebie: Fall Frame SVG Die Cut File

I’m so happy it’s fall, one of my favorite times of year! This pretty fall leaves frame die cut shape is perfect for fall scrapbook pages, Thanksgiving cards or home décor photo projects, get it for free over at SVG Read More...

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Tutorial: Princess Jasmine costume Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:22:30 +0000 http://8.77974

Tutorial: Princess Jasmine costume

Marissa from Rae Gun Ramblings shows how you can make a Princess Jasmine costume.  She made the costume for her niece when she visited Disneyland last year, but this would also make an awesome Halloween costume, … Read More...

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Freebie | Printable Label for Halloween Mason Jar Gift Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:00:24 +0000 http://7.21561 Freebie - halloween mason jar label from Lil mrs Tori

This year use mason jars for giving out you Halloween treats, and dress them up with these free printable labels from Lil Mrs. Tori. Comes in two designs and you get 4 to a sheet in sizes to fit wide … Read More...

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Zombie Crochet Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:55:35 +0000 http://3.12867 cro zombie 1 0914

You’ve heard of Zombie debt (ouch!) and Zombie Apocalypse, no doubt.  There are many Zombie references in pop culture these days.  I mean, when you can combine Jane Austen and Zombie in the same sentence, a true phenomenon is occurring.  … Read More...

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Crisp Autumn Crochet Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:26:02 +0000 http://3.12859 cro autumn shawl 0914


I love it when another crocheter takes a pattern s/he sees somewhere and turns it into a work of art.  Annoo did just that with this stitch pattern she found in the excellent Donna Kooler’s Encyclopedia of Crochet.  Doesn’t … Read More...

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Freebie | Printable Halloween Party Invitation Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:00:33 +0000 http://7.21556 Printable_Halloween_Party_Invitation_Graffical Muse

Throwing a Halloween Party? Here’s one less thing to worry about: the invitations! Use this free printable invitation from Graphical Muse, and breath a sigh of relief that that bit is all sorted. Just print, cut, write the details … Read More...

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A Little Bit of Inspiration Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:53:25 +0000 http://24.5018 Ignore me I'm a Spoiler

Back when I started doing polymer clay online – in 2002 or so – I found a community going strong at PCC( and lots of people who were big or upcoming names in the polymer clay world. I joined swaps … Read More...

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Tutorial: Gathered half apron with a pleated pocket Wed, 01 Oct 2014 02:34:24 +0000 http://8.77971

Tutorial: Gathered half apron with a pleated pocket Tutorial: Gathered half apron with a pleated pocket

Lindsey from Fort Worth Fabric Studio shares a tutorial showing how to make a gathered apron with a pleated pocket.  The sides of the pocket and the apron are rounded, which gives … Read More...

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Tutorial: Lunch bag with a drawstring top Wed, 01 Oct 2014 01:31:32 +0000 http://8.77968

Tutorial: Lunch bag with a drawstring top Tutorial: Lunch bag with a drawstring top

Joann from Craft Passion shows how to make a lunch box bag with a drawstring top.  The drawstring closure will keep all your food containers inside, and it’s easy to open when you’re … Read More...

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Tutorial: DIY waxed canvas Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:30:10 +0000 http://8.77965

Tutorial: DIY waxed canvas Tutorial: DIY waxed canvas

When Sara from Radiant Home Studio made this waxed canvas messenger bag, she couldn’t find the waxed canvas in a style she liked.  So, she made her own.  And then she wrote up a tutorial telling … Read More...

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Tutorial: No-sew Halloween hanging spider table runner Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:44:21 +0000 http://8.77960

Tutorial: No-sew Halloween spider table runner Tutorial: No-sew Halloween spider table runner

Ashley from Make It and Love It shows how you can make a Halloween spider table runner, with no sewing required.  Plastic spiders hang from jumbo eyelets set into the ends of the table … Read More...

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A Headload of Hat Patterns Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:18:32 +0000 http://2.15328 a few great hats for fall and winterIn the latest installment of Sarah Cleans Out Her E-mail, I bring you a collection of great hats to knit for fall and winter from some great yarn companies. Enjoy!

From Lion Brand Yarn:

The Lacework Hat is a fun …

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Free pattern: Knotted fabric headband, with elastic for a snug fit Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:03:03 +0000 http://8.77954

Free pattern: Knotted fabric headband, with elastic for a snug fit Free pattern: Knotted fabric headband, with elastic for a snug fit

Mandy from Sugar Bee Crafts shares a free pattern for making a knotted fabric headband like this one.  It has a bit of elastic sewn into the bottom so you can get … Read More...

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Freebie: Little Hedgehog Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:47:22 +0000 http://21.5700 ob_f4b461_herisson-automne-ok

This little hedgehog looks at home among the falling leaves. I hope the little guy stays nice a warm! Talonsaiguilles created this adorable fella and is offering it up for free. While this pattern uses fall colors, I bet you … Read More...

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For Halloween: The Squid Ink Burger from McDonalds Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:42:53 +0000 squid-ink-burger

Yes, it is real. No, you can’t get it in the States. To get this awesome Squid Ink burger, you will unfortunately have to travel to Japan where McDonalds has introduced this burger just in time for Halloween!

The Internet …

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Tutorial: Fall Jar Covers Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:32:10 +0000 http://14.41775 jamjarcovers_cover

Do you like to can your own preserves? It is still very new to me, but I love doing it. Jams and jellies make an excellent gift. Why not add a little flair to the jar with these adorable Jam Jar Read More...

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A Great Idea To Fit Your Office Space Into Your Home Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:30:47 +0000 http://30.10457 25closetoffices

Are you trying to find a space in your home to fit in an office, but you don’t have an extra room to spare?  A closet office may be the solution for you.  Not only can you get your workspace … Read More...

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Pottery Barn Knock Off {No Sew} Trick or Treat Bags Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:24:30 +0000 http://18.11689 Trick or treat bags

Kristen of “Down Home Inspiration” is a guest blogger on “Yellow Bliss Road”!  Her husband Clint is a Pararescueman in the Air Force and they have three very cute children. Kristen is sharing her “Pottery Barn Knock Off {No Sew} … Read More...

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Get a Jump on Halloween Crafting with a Free eBook from Red Heart Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:11:57 +0000 http://2.15324 check out this free halloween pattern book from red heartMy daughter usually knows just what she wants to be for Halloween months in advance, but this year she’s given me no warning (I have an Elsa costume in reserve, just in case).

But if you’re already making plans for …

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DIY Gemstone and Macrame Necklace Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:00:00 +0000 http://11.12164 Necklace_gem-macrame-DIY

Love this necklace tutorial as it uses two up-coming trends – Gems and Macrame. I love the way the stones just hand in the netting. Lovely and rustic and once again Boho style.  If you are into Macrame then … Read More...

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Soap Making – Cherry Bomb Soap With Printable Labels Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://9.10784 diy-cherry-bomb-soap-recipe-

Learn how to make this striking black Cherry Bomb Soap via They also give you the free printable label which totally sets off this soap. The contrasting colors are amazing and fun and sure to be a hit. … Read More...

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Tutorial: How to sew exposed seams on knit fabrics Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:36:04 +0000 http://8.77951

Tutorial: How to sew exposed seams on knit fabrics Tutorial: How to sew exposed seams on knit fabrics

The exposed seam look is quite trendy right now.  Andrea from Go To Patterns and Andrea’s Notebook shows how you can create exposed seams when sewing your own knitwear.  The knit … Read More...

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Three Halloween Ghosts small to big DIY! Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:16:27 +0000 http://18.11684 ms1ms2ms3

From “Martha Stewart”! How about these “Mini Cheesecloth Ghosts” or a bigger “Cheesecloth Ghosts” or the “Cheesecloth Spirits How-To”!  All three of these projects have extensive instructions and a picture for each on how to get started. These all … Read More...

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Counting Down to Halloween Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:00:02 +0000 http://27.10208 Counting Down to Halloween
As September draws to an end, are your kids getting anxious for Halloween? It can seem like an awful long wait from October 1st to October 31st, but this fun countdown project might help. At the very least, when they … Read More...

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Review and giveaway: Tangle Stitches book Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:29:50 +0000 http://20.23590 Tangle Stitches Jane Monk

Disclaimer: I was given a copy of this book by the publisher to review. But as always, all opinions expressed here are 100 % my own. 

Review: Step out with Tangle Stitches

Jane Monk is the teacher we all wish … Read More...

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DIY Glowing Eyeballs Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:27:27 +0000 http://17.10136

I’m not usually a fan of creepy Halloween decorations, but I think these glowing eyeballs are pretty neat!

This post by Kimberly from Bugaboo has a great idea for making glowing eyeballs to hide in your bushes and yard for … Read More...

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Tutorial: Kids’ watercolor paint box Halloween costume Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:05:12 +0000 http://8.77948

Tutorial: Kids' watercolor paint box Halloween costume Tutorial: Kids’ watercolor paint box Halloween costume

Kathy from Merriment Design shares a tutorial at DIY Network showing how you can make this watercolor paint box Halloween costume for a kid.  The costume includes a paint box jumper, a beret, … Read More...

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Tutorial | How to Make Paper Pumpkins Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:00:23 +0000 http://7.21552 Tutorial - paper pumpkins - Life With lovebugs

I really like these simple yet chic paper pumpkins from Life with Lovebugs. You’ll only need basic craft supplies to make them too! Dig through your stash for brown and green cardstock, and get out your paper trimmer, scissors, … Read More...

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Free pattern: Heart corner bookmark Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:21:23 +0000 http://8.77944

Free pattern: Heart corner bookmark Free pattern: Heart corner bookmark

Karen from Sew Many Ways shares a tutorial for making a heart bookmark.  It wraps around the corner of a page to mark your spot in the book.  It’s thin enough that the book will … Read More...

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Product Review: A Muse Studio Holiday Catalog Part 2 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:00:56 +0000 http://19.16047 Product Review: A Muse Studio Holiday Catalog Part 2

The brand new A Muse Studio Holiday Catalog is full of wonderful new cling rubber stamps, coordinating dies, papers and embellishments. You’ll find wonderful fall stamps like woodland critters, leaves, arrows and feathers (just right for table décor and fall birthdays); … Read More...

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Freebie | Printable Halloween Countdown Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:00:09 +0000 http://7.21548 Countdown to Halloween Printable

It’s September 30th! Print this out today, and you’ll have an instant countdown while waiting for Halloween. This way the next time your little one asks  “Mom??? When is Halloween?” , you can do the count together to keep track. … Read More...

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Crochet Granny Grows On You Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:47:44 +0000 http://3.12849 cro granny stripe 0914


The granny square is one of the most widely used patterns in crochetdom.  I have a friend who ONLY crochets the granny square, creating a single large square pattern for a baby afghan or a full size afghan.  She … Read More...

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5 Great Fall Scrapbooking Collections Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:00:32 +0000 http://7.21539 In our part of the world, the days are cooling down, the leaves are turning, and we are getting out our sweaters, scarves and boots. Yep! It’s Autumn. Here are five great collections for scrapping this season.

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Making Clay Leaf Bowls Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:10:19 +0000 http://24.5015 fall-leaves

I’ve dabbled in ceramic and air dry clays and I’ve done polymer clay as my day job for years now. Apart from making canes and beads, my favourite item to build is bowls. Little bowls, great soup bowls (from ceramic … Read More...

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