Craft Gossip Crafts, DIY and Handmade Ideas 2014-09-03T04:24:23Z http://craftgossip.com/feed/atom/ WordPress Elaine Robitaille http://polymerclay.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Polymer Clay Finds]]> http://24.4953 2014-09-03T04:24:23Z 2014-09-03T04:24:23Z mosaic-monday-50

I found a wonderful mix of polymer clay goodness on Flickr this time through – twisted, cloudy blues in a necklace. A bright and friendly robot by the tremendously talented RobotsAreAwesome. A fabulous face cane. I’m a sucker for a … Read More...

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Anne Weaver http://sewing.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Free pattern: The Perfect Baby Burp Cloth]]> http://8.77244 2014-09-03T02:24:10Z 2014-09-03T02:24:10Z

Free pattern: The Perfect Baby Burp Cloth

Deby from So Sew Easy shares a free pattern for The Perfect Baby Burp Cloth.  That’s what she calls her pattern, and given the description I think she’s right.  It’s wider and shorter … Read More...

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Anne Weaver http://sewing.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Tutorial: Gather fabric with a serger]]> http://8.77240 2014-09-03T01:38:43Z 2014-09-03T01:38:43Z

Tutorial: Gather fabric with a serger

Andrea from Four Square Walls shows how you can make gorgeous, tight gathers using your serger.  No basting and pulling threads required, yay!!!  Her tutorial tells what settings to use to achieve perfect gathers … Read More...

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Anne Weaver http://sewing.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Free pattern: Ayza round yoke dress for women]]> http://8.77237 2014-09-03T00:24:04Z 2014-09-03T00:24:04Z

Free pattern: Ayza round yoke dress for women

Daniela from On The Cutting Floor has another free dress pattern to share with us!  It’s The Ayza Dress, which she designed for the summer-fall transition.  She suggests wearing it with a … Read More...

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Pam Pedersen <![CDATA[Halloween Mystery SAL]]> http://21.5640 2014-09-02T23:45:27Z 2014-09-02T23:45:27Z il_570xN.614365924_gboq

Have you ever participated in an SAL (Stitch Along)? They can be a bit risky if you don’t get to see the whole pattern, but they are also a ton of fun. The Primitive Hare is well known for her … Read More...

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Linda Lanese http://felting.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Halloween Craft Idea: Felt OOgie BOOgie Doll]]> http://18.11521 2014-09-02T23:07:21Z 2014-09-02T23:07:21Z OOgie BOOgie DollClaire was born in Scotland and moved to the USA when she was nine.  She is married and has a 1 year old daughter Lorelai.  She hosts “Bunnie Claire” a blog filled with fun ideas and DIY’s a she does … Read More...

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Pam Pedersen <![CDATA[Tutorial: Felt Scissors Pouch]]> http://14.41681 2014-09-02T22:55:56Z 2014-09-02T22:55:56Z Feltscissorspouch-1024x775

Are you like me, always losing your scissors only to find the sharp end with your finger at the bottom of your bag? Well, it is time to stop stabbing those little piddies and make yourself this very simple yet … Read More...

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Linda Lanese http://felting.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Make a Spooky Wreath Tutorial]]> http://18.11518 2014-09-02T22:37:37Z 2014-09-02T22:37:37Z Spider web WreathThis is a VERY SCARY Halloween wreath created by Heidi of “Honeybear Lane”!  She even has a printable banner to put on the wreath “Pictured”!  Heidi says that her house is over-decorated, but can you go overboard for Halloween? I … Read More...

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Stefanie Girard http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Giveaway: The Ultimate Sock Puppet Book, Draw 500 Fashions and Animals and more!]]> http://12.9954 2014-09-02T19:05:30Z 2014-09-02T19:05:30Z sock puppet book giveaway

I thought I’d celebrate this back to school season by putting together a big Back to School Book Giveaway filled with a whole bunch of fun crafting and drawing books (we all know that schools struggle to keep arts and … Read More...

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Anne Weaver http://sewing.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Tutorial: No-sew bow tie for your favorite pet]]> http://8.77234 2014-09-02T21:36:26Z 2014-09-02T21:36:26Z

Tutorial: No-sew bow tie for your favorite pet

Look at how handsome this little guy is wearing a bright green bow tie around his neck?  You can’t deny his cuteness – you must give him treats!  You can make a bow … Read More...

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Heather Holbrook http://stamping.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Tips: Stamping with House Hold Items]]> http://19.15900 2014-09-02T17:06:29Z 2014-09-02T17:06:29Z Tips: Stamping with House Hold Items

If your looking to stamp some interesting backgrounds you might not need to go buy a brand new rubber stamp, you can stamp with items found around your house. Heather Greenwood will show you how to add some ink or … Read More...

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Anne Weaver http://sewing.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Tutorial: Make a baby’s sailor romper]]> http://8.77231 2014-09-02T18:05:51Z 2014-09-02T18:05:51Z

Tutorial: Make a baby’s sailor romper

Ashley from Make It and Love It created this sweet little sailor romper for her son’s blessing.  She shares a tutorial showing how she made it.  She shows how to make a pattern by tracing … Read More...

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Shellie Wilson http://www.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[3 steps to clean your makeup brush]]> http://9.10731 2014-09-02T14:49:24Z 2014-09-02T14:49:24Z clean-makeup-brush

Like all DIY beauty accessories, the makeup brush that you use everyday is used quickly and forgotten even faster.

But it needs a little TLC as well. This brush builds up grease and grime from your own face and you should … Read More...

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Sarah White http://knitting.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Learn How to Measure Yourself for Knits]]> http://2.15175 2014-09-02T14:48:34Z 2014-09-02T14:48:34Z tips for measuring a comfort garment to determine your ideal fitA lot of knitters embark on their first sweater with some fear related to knitting the right size that will actually fit them and look good on their bodies.

Knitting Daily is helping to take some of the guesswork out … Read More...

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Vikram Goyal http://www.craftgossip.com/ <![CDATA[Reuse old books, make a storage box]]> http://craftgossip.com/?p=132613 2014-08-28T22:12:34Z 2014-09-02T14:43:12Z book-box

I have so many old books lying about that I don’t have the heart to throw away. Books from my Uni days, books that I cherish, but don’t read any more. It would be sad to throw them away!

Yet, … Read More...

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Larissa Coleman http://craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Grout Cleaner That Actually Works!]]> http://30.10336 2014-09-02T14:30:36Z 2014-09-02T14:30:36Z groutcleaner

Tile grout has got to be one of the hardest things to keep clean in a home.  At least for me, it is.  We are now in our second home, and have had tile in both homes, both of which … Read More...

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Carolyn Bickford <![CDATA[Crock Pot Apple Sauce]]> http://16.28641 2014-09-02T14:00:15Z 2014-09-02T14:00:15Z Crock Pot Apple Sauce
We will go apple picking in a couple of weeks. Last year, I made homemade apple sauce for my daughter when she got her braces. Amazingly, she liked it better than the store bought! I need to make a bigger … Read More...

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Shellie Wilson http://www.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[DIY Faux Arrowhead Necklace]]> http://11.12063 2014-09-02T17:00:00Z 2014-09-02T17:00:00Z Fall-For-DIY-faux-Arrowhead-Necklace-tutorial

Fran from “Fall For DIY” shares this Faux Arrowhead tutorial with us. It is beautifully crafted to look authentic. I might just be in love or atleast inspired by Fran’s blog. Here imagery is AMAZING! I wish my tutorial photos … Read More...

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Dana Hinders <![CDATA[Easy DIY Cardboard Cake Stands]]> http://33.2423 2014-09-02T13:47:31Z 2014-09-02T13:46:50Z cakestand

When you want to put your cake on display, but find yourself short a traditional cake plate, there’s a handy DIY for that! The ladies at A Joyful Riot have a template and simple step-by-step instructions on how to make … Read More...

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Anne Weaver http://sewing.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Tutorial: Ribbon and clear vinyl zippered pouch in 3 sizes]]> http://8.77227 2014-09-02T16:32:12Z 2014-09-02T16:32:12Z

Tutorial: Ribbon and clear vinyl zippered pouch in 3 sizes

Caroline from Sew Can She shows how you can make these ribbon and clear vinyl zippered pouches. She includes a template to make them in three sizes – large (11″ … Read More...

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Sherri Osborn <![CDATA[How to Make a Marionette]]> http://27.10074 2014-09-02T13:00:40Z 2014-09-02T13:00:40Z How to Make a Marionette
I love projects that look complicated but are actually easy to make, like this adorable, goofy bird marionette.  The body and head are simple styrofoam balls that are decorated with feathers and a piece cut from a feather boa. The … Read More...

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Katie Smith http://www.punkprojects.com <![CDATA[Winner- Beaded Bracelets]]> http://17.9967 2014-09-02T12:04:10Z 2014-09-02T12:04:10Z

Today I’m happy to announce the winner of the book Beaded Bracelets, 25 dazzling handcrafted projects, by Claudine McCormack Jalajas. I posted a review last week, so if you want to read it, you can find that here.

Congrats to … Read More...

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Anne Weaver http://sewing.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Video tutorial: Sew the Cerisy A-line reversible skirt]]> http://8.77224 2014-09-02T14:59:25Z 2014-09-02T14:59:25Z

Video tutorial: Sew the Cerisy A-line reversible skirt

The Cerisy skirt is a popular free pattern by Rachael Gander from Imagine Gnats.   It’s a knee-length A-line skirt with a knit waistband, that also happens to be reversible.  It’s an easy skirt … Read More...

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Katie Smith http://www.punkprojects.com <![CDATA[On Trend Crafts]]> http://17.9906 2014-09-02T11:58:03Z 2014-09-02T11:58:03Z

There is a new indie craft fair! OnTrend Crafts is based in western Massachusetts, created by a group of crafters that want to help artists sell their goods and encourage people to buy local and handmade!

Here’s a bit about Read More...

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Francine Clouden http://scrapbooking.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Keeping Up With Former Two Peas Garden Girls]]> http://7.21340 2014-09-02T14:00:14Z 2014-09-02T14:00:14Z 2Peas Garden Girls 2014Two Peas in a Bucket is now completely shut down and it is a new era in the online scrapbooking world. But what happened to their Design Team, The Garden Girls? If you want to be sure to still get … Read More...

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Anne Weaver http://sewing.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Free pattern: Flouncy little apron]]> http://8.77220 2014-09-02T13:35:02Z 2014-09-02T13:35:02Z flouncylittleapronSew4Home shares a free pattern for making their Flouncy Little Apron.  It’s a full apron (as opposed to a half-apron), but in a shorter length than most full aprons.  There are three tiers of ruffles at the bottom, and one across … Read More...

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jd wolfe http://crochet.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Tunisian Crochet For Baby – Meet The Author!]]> http://3.12627 2014-09-03T04:12:45Z 2014-09-02T08:57:59Z cro tunisian baby 0814

 

This new book is full of goodies for baby, created by best selling crochet designer Sharon Silverman.  I asked Sharon why she chose Tunisian crochet to create these designs.  She kindly offered the following information:

 

Tunisian crochet can … Read More...

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Elaine Robitaille http://polymerclay.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Tutorial: An Autumn Turtle]]> http://24.4950 2014-09-02T04:22:44Z 2014-09-02T04:22:44Z Pumpkin-turtle-final-a-1226x1138

Where I live you can feel autumn inching in – the day time temperatures are still lovely but there’s a chill in the mornings and the evenings come so much earilier than they need to. School starts for the kidlet … Read More...

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Larissa Coleman http://craftgossip.com <![CDATA[What are you making with your old jeans?]]> http://30.10345 2014-09-03T04:21:24Z 2014-09-02T04:02:10Z old-jeans

Before you go tossing out your family’s worn out denim, read this post to see if there is something better you can be doing with them.

Now, saving your old jeans may be something your grandma or mother (or yourself … Read More...

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Anne Weaver http://sewing.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Tutorial: No-sew t-shirt to racerback tank DIY]]> http://8.77216 2014-09-01T23:55:58Z 2014-09-01T23:55:58Z

Tutorial: No-sew t-shirt to racerback tank DIY

Danielle from Stickelberry shows how you can refashion a basic t-shirt into a loose fit racerback tank, with no sewing required.  The loose fit racerback tank has extra deep armholes and gathers at … Read More...

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Heather Holbrook http://stamping.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Project: Vintage Style Typewriter Card]]> http://19.15886 2014-09-01T20:43:40Z 2014-09-01T20:43:40Z Project: Vintage Style Typewriter Card

Darkroom Door Stamps is sharing directions for making this vintage inspired typewriter card. It hard to find ideas for masculine cards but I think this one would be perfect for the next guy in your life you need to make … Read More...

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Linda Lanese http://felting.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Halloween DIY: yarn, sticks, & spider webs tutorials]]> http://18.11514 2014-09-01T22:20:04Z 2014-09-01T22:20:04Z spider websMari of “Small for Big” Is sharing a traditional God’s Eye into Spider Web for a fabulous Halloween decoration.  I find her idea to be charming and original.  She decided on this for her little daughter Birdie for yarn-based projects … Read More...

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Anne Weaver http://sewing.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Tutorial: Fabric princess or prince dress-up crown]]> http://8.77213 2014-09-01T21:30:40Z 2014-09-01T21:30:40Z

Tutorial: Fabric princess or prince dress-up crown

When you’re a little girl, all you really need to be a princess is a crown.  Deb from Two Cheeky Monkeys shows how you can make a pretty fabric crown, perfect for any … Read More...

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Kym Terranova <![CDATA[10 coastal decor ideas for fall]]> http://30.10321 2014-09-02T00:33:57Z 2014-09-01T14:55:47Z CraftGossip - 10 coastal decor ideas for fall

When most people think of coastal décor, they think of a celebration of summer.  But the beach can also inspire some beautiful fall centerpieces and other decorations around the home.  Starfish, coral, and driftwood are a natural fit with fall … Read More...

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Larissa Coleman http://craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Underground Greenhouse Tutorial For Year-Round Gardening]]> http://30.10316 2014-09-01T14:30:35Z 2014-09-01T14:30:35Z underground

Do you like gardening, but tend to go into a winter depression because you can’t enjoy those fresh fruits and veggies during those few cold months of the year?  An underground greenhouse, or walipini, may be the option for you.  … Read More...

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Anne Weaver http://sewing.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Tutorial: 15 minute tank refashion]]> http://8.77210 2014-09-01T17:13:43Z 2014-09-01T17:13:43Z tankrefashionHere’s an easy tank top refashion.  With 1/4 yard of apparel fabric and 15 minutes, you can a contrast bottom to the tank.  It adds a fun pop of color and pattern to the hem, and it’s also a great fix for a … Read More...

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Carolyn Bickford <![CDATA[Owl Cake]]> http://16.28637 2014-09-01T14:00:07Z 2014-09-01T14:00:07Z Owl Cake
I love the wise old owl! This plain owl turns into a cute owl when decorated. I wanted to show you how easy it is to create the cake using two different size cake pans. I actually think I could … Read More...

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Shellie Wilson http://www.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Natural ADHD Treatment Option]]> http://9.10695 2014-09-01T14:00:00Z 2014-09-01T14:00:00Z ADHD-natural-treatment-alternative-medicine

I am not going to take sides on the ADHD controversial wall but I have been asked to share this Essential oil recipe. This blend of oils, which not only helped one woman but has many more praising it’s Natural ability. … Read More...

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Sarah White http://knitting.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Knit a Sweater Out of T-Shirt Yarn]]> http://2.15172 2014-09-01T13:31:55Z 2014-09-01T13:31:55Z Knit a sweater out of tshirt yarn!I love making and using T-shirt yarn, but sometimes it can be difficult to know what to do with it. The always fabulous Donatella from Inspiration and Realisation was inspired by a chunky elongated stitch top from the Richard … Read More...

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Sherri Osborn <![CDATA[My Place in the World]]> http://27.10070 2014-09-01T13:00:11Z 2014-09-01T13:00:11Z My Place in the World
This is a wonderful project you can use to help teach kids a little bit about geography. You start off with a paper plate. Next, you cut out a circle that is about an inch smaller than the paper plate. … Read More...

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Anne Weaver http://sewing.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Tutorial: Easy outdoor flanged pillow]]> http://8.77207 2014-09-01T15:29:26Z 2014-09-01T15:29:26Z

Tutorial: Easy outdoor flanged pillow

Holly from McCall Manor shares a tutorial for making a flanged outdoor pillow.  The flange creates a subtle but elegant frame around the pillow.  It’s also a surprisingly easy design element to add to a pillow.  … Read More...

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Katie Smith http://www.punkprojects.com <![CDATA[25 Clever Burlap DIY Projects]]> http://17.9894 2014-09-01T11:39:40Z 2014-09-01T11:39:40Z

Burlap is a huge trend right now. I’m not really a fan of burlap, to me it’s itchy. But a lot of people love it.

Annette from FiberArtsy created a round up of 25 fun burlap projects from a bunch … Read More...

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Anne Weaver http://sewing.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Tutorial: Fox applique zippered diaper clutch]]> http://8.77204 2014-09-01T13:38:28Z 2014-09-01T13:38:28Z

Tutorial: Fox applique zippered diaper clutch

Alicia from Two Kids and a Blog shows how you can make a zippered diaper clutch with a cute fox applique.  The fox applique reminds me of tangrams I used to play with in … Read More...

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Heather Holbrook http://stamping.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Project: Mushroom Fairy Clock]]> http://19.15889 2014-09-01T09:49:22Z 2014-09-01T09:49:22Z Project: Mushroom Fairy Clock

I love anything to do with fairies, so this adorable mushroom fairy house altered clock really caught my eye! Using a chipboard album cover in the shape of a mushroom as the base Debi Tullier added stamps , papers and … Read More...

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Francine Clouden http://scrapbooking.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Freebie | Tear Away Seed Envelope Cut File]]> http://7.21336 2014-09-01T11:56:18Z 2014-09-01T11:00:08Z Freebie and Tutorial - MaritzaLisa Tear Away Seed Envelopes

 

Use these cute tear-away envelope to use for storing and sharing seeds, and also as embellishments on scrapbook pages, cards, and mini-albums. maritza shares the free Studio cut file, and explains how you can make them. She also talks … Read More...

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Anne Weaver http://sewing.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Tutorial: Zippered pillow covers 2 ways]]> http://8.77200 2014-09-01T01:06:13Z 2014-09-01T01:06:13Z

Tutorial: Zippered pillow covers 2 ways

The benefit of making your pillows with removable covers & inserts is that you can get a whole new look for the pillow by just switching out the cover.  And a zipper makes an … Read More...

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Anne Weaver http://sewing.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Tutorial: Easy glitter bow headbands]]> http://8.77197 2014-08-31T21:39:19Z 2014-08-31T21:39:19Z

Tutorial: Easy glitter bow headbands

These glitter bow headbands are such pretty hair accessories for little girls!  Stef from Girl. Inspired. shares a tutorial for how to make them.  They’re quick and fun to make.  You can use scraps of … Read More...

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Linda Lanese http://felting.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Felt Ghost Table Runner Tutorial]]> http://18.11511 2014-08-31T20:48:53Z 2014-08-31T20:48:53Z GhostTable RunnerI found this darling Ghost Table Runner on “eHow” by Debbie Williams. She has a complete tutorial and there is a pattern so you can make this for your Halloween table. This project is a NO SEW, just follow Debbie’s Read More...

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Anne Weaver http://sewing.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Tutorial: Easy pinch pouch pencil case]]> http://8.77194 2014-08-31T18:26:18Z 2014-08-31T18:26:18Z

Tutorial: Easy pinch pouch pencil case

Andy from A Bright Corner shares a tutorial at Therm O Web showing how to make an easy pinch pouch pencil case.  The pinch frame is actually made out of metal measuring tape.  I’ve … Read More...

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Larissa Coleman http://craftgossip.com <![CDATA[9 Animal Crochet Patterns]]> http://17.9954 2014-08-31T19:53:47Z 2014-08-31T14:55:22Z animals

Do you have the wonderful talent in the art of crochet?  If so, you will want to check out these 9 patterns from across the web of different animal patterns.  They are all so cute and cuddly that I don’t … Read More...

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