Pink Ombre Jar Candle

by Shellie Wilson


Candle final copy

I have come to the conclusion that Ombre is going to be around for a little longer. I am so convinced I started a new Pinterest board dedicated to Ombre crafts.  This tutorial is a great way to use candle scraps and recycled jars or bottles. For the full tutorial check this blog post out.…

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Weaving is SUCH a trend right now. I haven’t ever done any weaving, but I have done some macrame projects (which is also super popular) with my Sister lately.

If you want to try weaving, WhimseyBox rounded up 14 Fiber Wall Hangings to inspire you!

Get the roundup here- 14 Fiber Wall Hangings – Whimseybox.…

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Make a Math Hunt Game

by Sherri Osborn


Make a Math Hunt Game
Carolyn created this game for her kids. She created two piles of cards. One pile sported numbers and the other pile listed things that can easily be found by the kids. To play, the kids choose a card from each pile and look for that number of the item on the card.

Learn how to make this fun scavenger hunt …

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Tutorial: Sling library book bag

Tutorial: Sling library book bag

We make good use of our public library during the summer.  Becky from Patchwork Posse guest blogs at Skip To My Lou with a tutorial showing how to make this sling library book bag that will make carrying your books to and from the library a breeze.  The front of the bag is slightly lower than the …

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Diminutive baby quilt

by Scarlett Burroughs


Baby Quilt gifted Lickety SplitThis crib quilt belongs in a high end baby boutique. The maker, Taryn (From Pixels to Patchwork), cut in half the dimensions of a store bought pattern, tightening up the design. Results…brilliant! Don’t miss more great photos of her Lickety Split quilt. The back is darling, plus she even made a coordinating pillow.

Image credit: From Pixels to Patchwork

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rusticholders

Adding a little rustic flare to your décor may be just the extra touch your space is needing.  This is great to incorporate for summer decorating and fall as well.   It would even carry through well into the winter with a little added foliage.  These 7 great ideas for rustic-inspired wooden candle holders are so much easier to make than …

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Free pattern: Little girl's tiered sundress

Free pattern: Little girl’s tiered sundress

Preethi from WIDI shares a free pattern for the beautiful tiered sundress she made her daughter.  It has an empire waist bodice, with three gathered tiers for a skirt.  In the back, elastic at the top of the bodice and tie straps give flexibility in fit.  The contrast bias binding that finishes the bodice and …

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Embellish art quilt with zippers

Jamie Fingal of Twisted Sister did a guest post at Bernina’s We All Sew blog on using zippers to embellish art quilts. She first shows us how to use a single side as trim around a circle (Double Wedding Ring in photo) without the pull. She then explains her technique for inserting a complete zipper on the surface of her …

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Project: Beach Bag

by Heather Holbrook


project: beach bag

Die cutting isn’t just for paper. Head to the beach in style this summer with a customized beach bag. Using an electronic cutting machine you can cut iron on vinyl letters and make a stencil for painted designs and make your bag your very own. Find out more over on the Cricut site.

-Heather…

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Patrice Walker has created this simple Summer top using a very customized approach.  With the information on her blog, you can create one of your own, using your choice of size, yarn, and even stitch pattern.  I love when a designer creates a ‘recipe’ for success rather than a pattern that is more difficult to customize.

Patrice goes the …

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News from Bronwen Heilman

by Cathi Milligan


0fa9fe88-ce64-4cb3-a27c-6df8e9eecf57I always love hearing from Bronwen and this newsletter is no different. In this issue she shows us some of her new glass goodies. She’s taken her enamel painting techniques over to boro. I love these glasses, especially since I’ve been blowing glasses recently. I think us bead makers are itching for other techniques and glass adventures. Check out what …

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Christmas in July wallhanging Happy Quilting

The pebble quilting between these trees make me dream of a white Christmas. Made by Melissa of Happy Quilting, she generously shares links to her tutorials on how to make the block and quilt.

Image credit: Happy Quilter

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Pretty Posy quilt block pattern

This Pretty Posy mini quilt is made up of four 9 patch blocks. The quilt-y girls at Fresh Quilts share on their blog how to make it. Plus, they show us two ideas for larger quilts. Get the Pretty Posy quilt block tutorial and pattern.

Image credit: Sew Fresh Quilts

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12 hexies or Less Blog Hop

Diane of Crafty Pod is calling all *EPP-ers to join her perfect-for-summer blog hop. Relax. You’ll find no overreaching goals on this romp with a needle. Each project requires at the most twelve hexagons as a starting point. Get the 12 Hexies Blog Hop schedule.

*EPP-ers – English Paper Piecers…

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Free pattern: Modern Curves Tote Bag

Free pattern: Modern Curves Tote Bag

The Modern Curves Tote Bag is a free pattern from Remona from The Stitching Scientist.  The front of the bag is pieced in a curved design, and has a zippered pocket off to one side.  The top is left open, though it would be pretty easy to add a magnetic snap during construction.  The long strap …

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Project: Stamped Metal Keychain and Etsy Plug

Are you familiar with Etsy? It’s a wonderful place filled with thousands of individually owned and run shops that specialize in hand made items, vintage and crafting supplies. I’ve had my own shop P is for Paper there for many years now. It’s a great place to find unique and one of a kind items for your self or …

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Tutorial: Single tiered skirt for girls

Tutorial: Single tiered skirt for girls

Becky from U Create shares a tutorial at Simple Simon & Co. showing how to make a girl’s singled tiered knit skirt.  The drop waist style is cute worn with a simple t-shirt.  Her tutorial is part of Simple Simon & Co.’s Skirting The Issue series that encourages sewists to make skirts to donate to …

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100 Party Food Recipes

by Dana Hinders


Party Food Recipes

In many cases, planning a party menu is the trickiest part of throwing a party. You have to consider your budget, the party theme, and any allergies or dietary restrictions your guests might have. If you’re in need of tasty party food ideas, Six Sisters Stuff has compiled an impressive collection of 100 Party Recipes for you to use at …

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Leather Scarf1Leather Scarf2Darby Smart has a new giveaway just for Craft Gossip and we are thrilled.  They are giving away this stunning “Leather Infinity Scarf 30 MINUTE DO-IT-YOURSELF PROJECT” a $39 VALUE! Ursula the author of Kraft & Mint, a DIY blog dedicated to modern and quick crafts designed this scarf and it has been picked up by Darby Smart and …

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pompom flowersMr.P loves the fancy Japanese pom-poms on Pinterest, the ones that have flower or polka dot patterns on them and would make great handmade gifts for kids!   He could not find a tutorial so he created his own “Making Flower Pom-poms with a DIY Pom-pom maker” and is sharing it with us.  No plastic pompom makers for him, he used …

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Okay…so Benedict Cumberbatch is certainly inspiring all on his own but this hoop from Marleymiss on Craftster.org just raised it to the next level. I can not believe how spot on this hoopla is! Her stitching is near perfect and the subject matter…don’t even get me started! SWOON!

You can read more about this piece HERE and see other …

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It’s time to hit the beach in style with this Nautical Themed Beach Bag from Lier de Piatine. This pattern is great for cruising on your yacht or soaking up the sun on the shoreline and the best part, you made it! While the pattern is stitched up in a great …

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grilleddesserts

When thinking about a great Summer dessert, it doesn’t always come to mind to cook one on your grill.  However, doing so can bring out flavors in your food that you didn’t realize it had.  Grilling fruit cooks and caramelizes the natural sugars and the simple grilling technique, when done right, cooks the food evenly and precisely while giving it …

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Tutorial: Beach Goddess Maxi

Tutorial: Beach Goddess Maxi

This is the Beach Goddess Maxi that Rae from Made By Rae created from some gorgeous cotton rayon challis.  It’s super easy to make, using elastic thread shirring to create the stretchy strapless bodice.  (Straps are an easy addition, if you feel more comfortable in a dress with straps.)  A long gathered dress like this is best …

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If you’re a lover of coffee or tea, accessories related to your caffeine-fueled obsession are both fun and useful to knit. Here are some great ideas to get you started. check out these coffee-related knitting patterns

Hooker Leo has a cute coffee cup square motif that was made for an afghan but could be used as a cloth. The Coffee Lover’s Dishcloth by Louise Sarrazin is …

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