9 Animal Crochet Patterns

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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...

Kid Made Glass Suncatcher

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Use the last few days of summer to create some outdoorsy crafts with the kids. This sun catcher which kids can make themselves, is a perfect start!

Using natural light to diffuse into multiple colors, this suncatcher is made using … Read More...

How To Make A Stenciled Apple Pillow

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I love apples.  Apple anything, really.  Apple pie, apple cobbler, apple cider, apple fritters, etc.  Yeah, you get the idea.  So, when I came across this adorable Apple Stenciled Pillow, I fell in love.  I absolutely couldn’t resist sharing it … Read More...

Muffin Soaps For Kids

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This is not a high tech tutorial but it is a darn cute one! These kids soaps are so easy to make that you don’t need to buy a huge amount of supplies to get started. I know two little … Read More...

DIY: Felt Wreath

felt wreathfelt wreath closupThis lovely felt wreath can be used for any occasion.  Nicole made hers for the holidays and it looks amazing in the white, creams and pale grays.  Nicole of “Me Oh My Mama” is sharing a tutorial on how to … Read More...

Make Your Own Laptop for Kids

Make Your Own Laptop for Kids

Sorry to disappoint if you thought you would find directions for making a real laptop for your kids…  This creative laptop is made of felt

Danielle, from Busy Mom’s Helper, came up with this fun idea. She made them as … Read More...

Inspiration: Game of Thrones

221331_04Jul14_MapDo you watch the show Game of Thrones? Have you read the books? So many people I know are obsessed with them.  RandomGenerated on Craftster.org created this amazing Game of Thrones Map of Westeros with House Sigils.  She has designs … Read More...

DIY Shibori

Shell is guest posting on the blog, Kittenhood with a tutorial and photos for creating Shibori. Shibori is a Japanese fabric dying technique, It’s all about how you fold the fabric. The different techniques will give you different finished looks … Read More...

Inspiration: National Trail Mix Day

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Are you enjoying the last days of summer vacation? Hopefully you are getting lots of rest.  While tomorrow is Labor Day, today is National Trail Mix Day. I know, I had no clue that there was a day to celebrate … Read More...

Video tutorial: Tuft your couch cushions

Video tutorial: Tuft your couch cushions

Video tutorial: Tuft your couch cushions

Feel like there’s just something missing from your couch?  Bettina from Oh Everything Handmade shows how you can add tufting to your cushions.  This one addition packs a lot of style punch!  She made … Read More...

Patchwork Threads for cool clothing

BabyOnsieFutureQuilterBoysTshirtSailboatHalfSquareTrianglesGirlsTshirtPatchworkHeartinPastelsI found these quilt-themed graphic garments under the Kids section of Patchwork Threads. My thanks goes to Chris of The Tattooed Quilter for introducing me to this online shop through his interview with Lindsey – who along with her husband – founded it. … Read More...

My Top Five Unusual Christmas Crochet

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Upcycle the most ordinary things to create holiday beauty.  This cool ornament is composed of six soda can pop tops and some crochet thread.  Doesn’t come much cheaper or easier than this.  Consider embellishing it by stringing on some pretty … Read More...

Tutorial: Stamped Clay Bowls

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Following along from the tutorial the other day for stamped napkin rings, here’s one from Emma of GatheringBeauty for pretty stamped trinket dishes. I am a sucker for little bowls. Outside of beads and canes, I make bowls the most. … Read More...

Freebie: Hot Air Balloon Template

Freebie: Hot Air Balloon Template

Up, Up and away! Hot air balloons are fun images for birthday or Bon Voyage cards. Stampington and Company has a free down loadable hot air balloon template that you can stamp on, stencil on or cover with pretty pattern papers and add to … Read More...

DIY Painted Kilim Rug Tutorial

Kilim RugKilim Rug is a flat tapestry-woven carpets or rugs produced from the Balkans to Pakistan. Kilims can be purely decorative or can function as prayer rugs. Recently kilims are popular floor-coverings in Western households.  Shaleah is a stay at home … Read More...