Craft Gossip Crafts, DIY and Handmade Ideas 2014-09-19T00:55:00Z http://craftgossip.com/feed/atom/ WordPress Cathi Milligan http://glassart.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Pattern Bar Segment Slab Video from Bullseye Glass]]> http://26.4733 2014-09-19T00:55:00Z 2014-09-19T00:54:43Z images-1First you make the pattern bars…then you make the coolest plates and bowls. But even before you get there you must check out the video of how to set this up and where to place the pieces you’ve cut off … Read More...

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Anne Weaver http://sewing.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Tutorial: Organize your PDF sewing patterns]]> http://8.77650 2014-09-19T00:35:11Z 2014-09-19T00:35:11Z

Tutorial: Organize your PDF sewing patterns

I keep most of my sewing patterns in shoe boxes so I can flip through the envelopes to find the pattern I want.  But that system doesn’t work for the PDF patterns I have … Read More...

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Heather Holbrook http://stamping.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Tip: Storing Unmounted Rubber Stamps]]> http://19.15974 2014-09-18T20:37:33Z 2014-09-18T20:37:33Z Tip: Storing Unmounted Rubber Stamps

Un-mounted and cling mounted stamps can help save you not only money (because they are less expensive) but they can also save you lots of space in your craft room since they don’t have those big bulky wood blocks but … Read More...

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Sarah White http://knitting.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Big Sweaters are, Well, Big for Fall]]> http://2.15263 2014-09-18T19:30:05Z 2014-09-18T19:30:05Z Giant sweaters are in fashion for fall.“Yarn for years” is how Wall Street Journal reporter Megan Hayes described the sweaters seen in collections for this fall (which were shown back in the spring). She notes that giant cowls and roomy sweaters were everywhere to be seen, … Read More...

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Linda Lanese http://felting.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Pottery Barn Kids Inspired DIY Halloween Bat Chandelier]]> http://18.11613 2014-09-18T22:27:57Z 2014-09-18T22:27:57Z Halloween Bat ChandelierWhen decorating for Halloween you can get very scary or keep it spooky with this “DIY Halloween Bat Chandelier” inspired by $59 Pottery Barn Kids.  Leave it up to Morena of “Crafts Unleashed” to put one together for under $10. … Read More...

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Sarah White http://knitting.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Help Knitters Produce a Book Inspired by the Midwest]]> http://2.15260 2014-09-18T19:14:34Z 2014-09-18T18:46:39Z help fund a knitting book full of midewestern inspirationKnitters Allyson Dykhuizen and Carina Spencer are lifelong residents of the midwestern United States, and they know there’s a lot special about that part of the world (as do I, being born as I was in Iowa).

They’re working on … Read More...

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Anne Weaver http://sewing.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Tutorial: Frayed fabric flower]]> http://8.77647 2014-09-18T21:40:25Z 2014-09-18T21:40:25Z

Tutorial: Frayed fabric flower

Emma from Emuse shows how to make a frayed fabric flower you can use to make pretty hair accessories or brooches.  They’re made with two layers of gathered fabric, with edges left beautifully raw and  frayed.  … Read More...

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Pam Pedersen <![CDATA[Tutorial: Wood Plank Cross Stitch]]> http://21.5674 2014-09-18T18:58:43Z 2014-09-18T18:58:43Z Wood-Plank-Cross-Stitch-FALL-Decor-7Do you decorate for fall? Each season, I dress my house up. I just put all my beachy summer decor away and I’m ready for autumn.  Ashley at Make it and Love it created this clever cross stitch sign for … Read More...

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Stefanie Girard http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[How to transfer images onto candles]]> http://12.10018 2014-09-18T15:50:33Z 2014-09-18T15:50:33Z diy-candle-printing Candles can be part of just about any holiday decor but for Halloween they are extra spooky. Candles can also make a great surface to decorate for each holiday and this technique for transferring images onto them is  just the … Read More...

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Dana Hinders <![CDATA[Decorate for a Baby Shower with a Diaper Wreath]]> http://33.2484 2014-09-18T15:22:19Z 2014-09-18T15:22:19Z diaper wreath

If you’re going to or hosting a baby shower for a friend, how about a decoration that doubles as a useful gift for after the baby is born? The TipToe Fairy has step-by-step directions for making a simple yet very cute … Read More...

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Pam Pedersen <![CDATA[Hot Iron Transfer]]> http://14.41751 2014-09-18T18:10:48Z 2014-09-18T18:10:48Z ppc_hotIronTransfer_1920x1080_001-500x281Working with iron on transfers requires a bit of skill. You don’t want your iron too hot or you will burn the fabric, too cold and your pattern won’t transfer. Thank goodness for Professor Pincushion and their easy to follow video … Read More...

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Anne Weaver http://sewing.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Plan some Selfish Sewing time with this free printable]]> http://8.77641 2014-09-18T17:55:41Z 2014-09-18T17:55:41Z

Plan some Selfish Sewing time with this free printable

With as much sewing as you do for other people – for your kids, for your home, for birthday gifts, for teacher gifts – when was the last time you actually … Read More...

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Larissa Coleman http://craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Decorating Your Mantle For Fall]]> http://30.10413 2014-09-18T14:30:39Z 2014-09-18T14:30:39Z mantle

If you have a mantle in your home, consider yourself lucky.  It can be one of the most beneficial places to add to your home, yet at the same time be a difficult one as well.  If you have ever … Read More...

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Shellie Wilson http://www.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[DIY – Confetti Earrings]]> http://11.12139 2014-09-18T17:00:00Z 2014-09-18T17:00:00Z Hoop Earring Tutorial (2)

It’s nearly the silly party season and these earrings are full of color and life. The simple confetti color design really makes them pop. The instructions are easy to follow and a perfect introduction into wire wrapping. Check out the … Read More...

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Shellie Wilson http://www.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Style Me Quick – Neon Polka Dot Clutch]]> http://9.10748 2014-09-18T14:00:00Z 2014-09-18T14:00:00Z DIY-Neon-CLutch

Even us boring mum’s like a splash of color every now and then. How about creating your own stylish piece with only a few supplies. This polka dot clutch will hold your purse and phone on any date night. Full Read More...

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Anne Weaver http://sewing.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Tutorial: DIY patched skirt]]> http://8.77635 2014-09-18T16:47:03Z 2014-09-18T16:47:03Z

Tutorial: DIY patched skirt

Cathy from Trinkets in Bloom shares a tutorial showing how you can DIY a patched skirt like this one.  I’m loving the funky mix of patterns and the asymmetrical patching.  You’ll need a heavy fabric like … Read More...

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Sherri Osborn <![CDATA[Worms in My Apples File Folder Game]]> http://27.10159 2014-09-18T13:00:32Z 2014-09-18T13:00:32Z Worms in My Apples File Folder Game
This is the perfect time of year to teach about apples and also use an apple theme in other lesson plans!

Jennifer, from Mama Jenn, use apple clip art to make this fun folder game. She printed out 10 apples … Read More...

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Katie Smith http://www.punkprojects.com <![CDATA[Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience]]> http://17.10048 2014-09-18T11:56:15Z 2014-09-18T11:56:15Z

I wanted to let everyone know about the Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience coming up! It’s too late to apply to be a vendor, but mark your calendars for this fun event and stop by to browse all of the … Read More...

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Anne Weaver http://sewing.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Tutorial: Easy no-sew vintage fabric tassel key chain]]> http://8.77632 2014-09-18T14:47:58Z 2014-09-18T14:47:58Z

Tutorial: Easy no-sew vintage fabric tassel key chain

Ashlee from My So Called Crafty Life shares a fun project for using your smallest vintage fabric scraps.  Cut them into strips to make a vintage fabric tassel key chain.  It’s a … Read More...

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Francine Clouden http://scrapbooking.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[5 Ways to Scrap Project Life August]]> http://7.21475 2014-09-18T14:00:21Z 2014-09-18T14:00:21Z  

Project Life August 2014 - Create Share LoveSource: Create.Share.Love

I’m sharing some inspiration today from five scrapbookers for completing Project Life spreads. Each one has a different approach, but the results are all fantastic.

Traditional

Andrea from Create.Share.Love has a pretty traditional approach. She uses mostly … Read More...

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Anne Weaver http://sewing.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Tutorial: Patchwork baby blanket]]> http://8.77627 2014-09-18T13:26:09Z 2014-09-18T13:26:09Z

Tutorial: Patchwork baby blanket

Surayya from Blissful Sewing shows how you can make a patchwork baby receiving blanket.  The square patchwork is easy to sew and is suitable for any style of fabric.  It’ll work with traditional baby fabrics, soft florals, bold … Read More...

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Heather Holbrook http://stamping.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Project: Neon Halloween Card]]> http://19.15977 2014-09-18T10:06:27Z 2014-09-18T10:06:27Z Haunting Invite 1 Lori Barnett  Watermark (Custom)

Neon colors are really hot right now and they work perfectly for funky Halloween cards! Crafter’s Companion blog has directions for making this bright neon Halloween card, including how to use a die cut circle as a mask for the moon background. Click Read More...

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Kimberly Jones http://weddings.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[31 DIY Decor Ideas for Your Wedding]]> http://31.9796 2014-09-18T13:05:19Z 2014-09-18T13:04:17Z 31 DIY Decor Ideas for Your Wedding via Bespoke Bride

I love this DIY Wax Paper Backdrop from Style Me Pretty! This beautiful decor idea is just one of 31 inspiring projects rounded up by Bespoke Bride. I think this backdrop would be perfect for an elegant fall … Read More...

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jd wolfe http://crochet.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[What Could We Crochet With Eight Million Feet of Twine?]]> http://3.12779 2014-09-18T12:44:30Z 2014-09-18T12:44:30Z cro twine ball 0914

This might be the world’s largest ball of twine or maybe the largest is one of the other four pictured here.  Hmmm.  One is estimated to contain eight million feet of yarn.  That’s just under 2,000,000 yards of twine.  Twine!  … Read More...

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Carolyn Bickford <![CDATA[Faux Lace Decorated Cupcake]]> http://16.28690 2014-09-18T01:00:22Z 2014-09-18T01:00:22Z Faux Lace Decorated Cupcake
It looks like lace, but it’s not! How beautiful would this be for an actual wedding that is serving cupcakes with a vintage theme. This would look lovely at a Bridal shower too.

DIY Weddings shows us how to take … Read More...

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Anne Weaver http://sewing.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Tutorial: Little girls t-shirt overlay bubble dress]]> http://8.77624 2014-09-18T02:38:47Z 2014-09-18T02:38:47Z

Tutorial: Little girls t-shirt overlay bubble dress

Remona from The Stitching Scientist shows how you can make an easy t-shirt bubble dress for a little girl.  By starting with a purchased t-shirt, all you have to do to make it … Read More...

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Anne Weaver http://sewing.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Tutorial: No-sew accordion burlap pumpkin]]> http://8.77620 2014-09-18T01:30:44Z 2014-09-18T01:30:44Z

Tutorial: No-sew accordion burlap pumpkin

Gail from Purple Hues and Me shares a tutorial for making this accordion burlap pumpkin. Though it’s made from fabric, you won’t need to sew a stitch.  Instead, you’ll use Mod Podge and glue to … Read More...

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Anne Weaver http://sewing.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Free pattern: Womens peasant top]]> http://8.77617 2014-09-18T00:38:58Z 2014-09-18T00:38:58Z

Free pattern: Womens peasant top

Melissa from Melly Sews and Blank Slate Patterns shares a free pattern for a womens peasant top.  It’s an easy style of top to make.  You can give it short sleeves, elbow length sleeves, or … Read More...

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Sarah White http://knitting.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[WIP Wednesday: The Choose-Your-Own Adventure Scarf]]> http://2.15257 2014-09-18T19:14:58Z 2014-09-17T21:17:04Z WIP Wednesday: Choose your own adventure scarfAbout a month ago I told you about a knitalong Yarnspirations is doing in support of its United yarn. I decided to do it just for fun, and because I have a little time for fun knitting right now, since … Read More...

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Sarah White http://knitting.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Red Heart Launches New Website]]> http://2.15252 2014-09-17T20:00:43Z 2014-09-17T19:53:55Z red heart revamps websiteRed Heart recently launched a redesigned website that is prettier and aims to make it easier for you to find the knitting and crochet patterns (and yarn information) you want.

RedHeart.com provides more than 2,300 free knitting and crochet patterns … Read More...

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Linda Lanese http://felting.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Halloween Felt Witch’s Laundry Day Tutorial and Pattern]]> http://18.11608 2014-09-17T22:08:15Z 2014-09-17T22:06:51Z Witch’s LaundryFelt Witch’s Laundry Day bodyStaci of Crafting Staci doesn’t decorate for Halloween because not many trick-or-treaters come to their house. One year she found herself needing a little spookiness and she saw some cute witch’s shoes and decided to do this witches laundry Day … Read More...

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Anne Weaver http://sewing.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Tutorial: Bow and lace flats refashion]]> http://8.77614 2014-09-17T21:39:46Z 2014-09-17T21:39:46Z bowandlaceflatsBev from Flamingo Toes shows how you can refashion a pair of plain, inexpensive flats into these dressy shoes.  It’s a quick and easy style upgrade for your shoes. You can create different looks by the shape of lace cutout you use … Read More...

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Stefanie Girard http://recycledcrafts.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[How to make a recycled trash bag spider web Halloween decoration]]> http://12.10006 2014-09-17T17:42:50Z 2014-09-17T17:42:50Z easy-halloween-decorating  I, like Jessica, at the blog How About Orange like my decorations big and inexpensive oh and quick to make! That is just what she came up with when she designed this trash bag spider web. Pop on over … Read More...

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Linda Lanese http://felting.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Creepy Coasters with pattern & instructions]]> http://18.11605 2014-09-17T20:25:24Z 2014-09-17T20:25:24Z creepy coatersThese creepy coasters come from Better Homes and Gardens with complete instructions.  These coasters will turn any room into a haunted house. They have a PDF downloadable pattern for the shapes and tell how to make them.  These are so … Read More...

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Dana Hinders <![CDATA[Stock Up on Cheap School Supplies to Make Cute DIY Party Favors]]> http://33.2481 2014-09-17T15:12:01Z 2014-09-17T15:12:01Z Diy-Captain-America-Notebook-v

Are you looking for unique party favor ideas? Post-back-to-school sales on supplies make this DIY notebook from Organized 31 a very economical party favor idea. By covering a small plain notebook (or one that’s not the correct theme for your party) … Read More...

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Anne Weaver http://sewing.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Free pattern: Lizzy peplum jacket for little girls]]> http://8.77611 2014-09-17T17:55:52Z 2014-09-17T17:55:52Z

Free pattern: Lizzy peplum jacket for little girls

Shauna from Shwin & Shwin shares a free pattern for her Lizzy peplum jacket for little girls.  It’s a lightweight jacket made from a knit fabric.  The short gathered peplum is a … Read More...

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Kym Terranova <![CDATA[10 Fall Quilt Tutorials]]> http://20.23523 2014-09-17T17:55:23Z 2014-09-17T17:55:23Z 10 fall quilt tutorials

 

Fall officially starts in a few short days – if you’re not ready to say goodbye to summer, one of these ten fall quilt projects will quickly put you in the spirit! Each of these tutorials will help you … Read More...

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Larissa Coleman http://craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Girl’s Bedroom Decorating Ideas]]> http://30.10401 2014-09-17T14:30:38Z 2014-09-17T14:30:38Z girlroom

If you have a little girl in your life, you need to read this post!  These 20 beautiful ideas are not only girly and adorable, but just what you need to see while planning out the décor for that precious little … Read More...

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Scarlett Burroughs http://quilting.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[DIY: Euro pillows headboard]]> http://20.23538 2014-09-17T17:13:27Z 2014-09-17T17:12:33Z DIY Headboard I made this temporary headboard from a *cutter quilt top and two European-style 26″ x 26″ pillows. If you live in the United States, you can find these reasonably priced at HomeGoods, that’s where I bought mine. *Quilters use this term to describe … Read More...

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Anne Weaver http://sewing.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Free pattern: Flying Squirrel softie]]> http://8.77608 2014-09-17T16:36:24Z 2014-09-17T16:36:24Z

Free pattern: Flying Squirrel softie

How cute is this flying squirrel softie!!  He was designed Abby Glassenberg from While She Naps, and she shares a free pattern at Wild Olive for making him.  Made from fleece, he’s soft and huggable.  … Read More...

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Sherri Osborn <![CDATA[How to Make Easy Letter Magnets]]> http://27.10155 2014-09-17T13:00:13Z 2014-09-17T13:00:13Z How to Make Easy Letter Magnets
Instead of refrigerator art, make magnets that are refrigerator art in and of themselves!

Start out by printing the downloadable 2-page file of block letters shared by Lisa from Cucicucicoo. After the kids color in the letters as they please, … Read More...

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Katie Smith http://www.punkprojects.com <![CDATA[DIY Handmade Blanket Ladder]]> http://17.10040 2014-09-17T12:52:45Z 2014-09-17T12:52:45Z

Erin shared the tutorial for this fantastic handmade blanket ladder on her blog, Francois et Moi. This is a great DIY if you’re a blanket or quilt hoarder and love to keep blankets close at hand. With winter approaching you … Read More...

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Katie Smith http://www.punkprojects.com <![CDATA[Indie Craft Sampler September Box Review]]> http://17.10035 2014-09-17T12:07:18Z 2014-09-17T12:07:18Z indiecraftsampler

I posted about Indie Craft Sampler here already letting you know about the awesome new sampler boxes available. What is Indie Craft Sampler? Indie Craft Sampler is a new monthly subscription box that focuses on indie crafts! Each month a new box Read More...

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Anne Weaver http://sewing.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Tutorial: Color Pop Zipper Pouch]]> http://8.77604 2014-09-17T14:47:26Z 2014-09-17T14:47:26Z

Tutorial: Color Pop Zipper Pouch

Marni from Haberdashery Fun shares a tutorial showing how to make her Color Pop Zipper Pouch.  Brightly colored bias tape and zippers pop against a black & white print.  The zipper pouches are quick to … Read More...

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Anne Weaver http://sewing.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Tutorial: Neck tie coffee cozy]]> http://8.77599 2014-09-17T13:21:06Z 2014-09-17T13:21:06Z

Tutorial: Neck tie coffee cozy

As the weather turns cooler, I’m replacing my iced lattes with actual warm coffees.  Sadie Seasongoods shares a tutorial showing how you can make a coffee cozy out of an old neck tie.  It wraps … Read More...

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Heather Holbrook http://stamping.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Product Review: A Muse Studio Holiday Catalog]]> http://19.15999 2014-09-17T10:07:04Z 2014-09-17T10:07:04Z product review: a muse studio holiday catalog

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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Francine Clouden http://scrapbooking.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Five Snacks Perfect for Munching on While Scrapbooking]]> http://7.21471 2014-09-17T13:00:26Z 2014-09-17T13:00:26Z Fivesnacks for munching on while scrapbookingvia Damndelicious, Entirely Eventful Day, Stockpiling Moms, eatingclub vancouver, Fifteen Spatulas

Preparing for a mega scrapbooking session, or heading to a crop? Make sure you prepare a batch of snacks first! here are five snacks that would … Read More...

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Francine Clouden http://scrapbooking.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Tutorial | Alter a Book for Scrapbooking]]> http://7.21466 2014-09-17T12:00:57Z 2014-09-17T12:00:57Z Tutorial - Alter a book for Scrapbooking 1 by Lisa Moorefield

Lisa Moorefield has done something that I long to do, but am scared of: altering a book to use for scrapbooking! Yes, taking a perfectly good book (albeit a vintage one), ripping pages out, and then using the … Read More...

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Elaine Robitaille http://polymerclay.craftgossip.com <![CDATA[Tutorial: Watermelon Cane]]> http://24.4990 2014-09-17T04:55:39Z 2014-09-17T04:55:39Z I’m having a little fun the last few days finding more veggie and fruit clay pieces – as I try to put together autumn and harvest pieces in my real world claying – and here’s a watermelon cane tutorial that’s … Read More...

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Carolyn Bickford <![CDATA[Coffee Mug Quiche]]> http://16.28687 2014-09-17T00:00:42Z 2014-09-17T00:00:42Z Coffee Mug Quiche
Most of the items I see for cooking in mugs are cakes! This works great for me, because I’m the only one that likes quiche and it is more of a meal than a dessert.

Tonmoy D at DIYReal shows … Read More...

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