Friday, 30 September 2016

Tutorial: Sew a simple zipper

Tutorial: Sew a simple zipper Tutorial: Sew a simple zipper

Zipper.  It’s one word that strikes fear into many a beginning sewist’s heart.  But they’re not hard to do at all!  It’s really just a matter of sewing the zipper tape the fabric.  There are … Read More...



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Tutorial: Slash and spread a t-shirt pattern to make a dress

Tutorial: Slash and spread a t-shirt pattern to make a dress Tutorial: Slash and spread a t-shirt pattern to make a dress

Tami from Love Notions shows how you can use the slash and spread method to turn a basic t-shirt or tunic pattern into a dress. She shows three different … Read More...



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Alcohol Inks and Foil Crackle on Clay

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A nicely crackled decoration is one of the prettiest ways to make an interesting surface on your clay pieces. Ludmilla shares a video on the process, using a combination of alcohol inks and metallic foils. Her channel has a sweet … Read More...



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Frankenstein Minty Rolls

photo credit: Every Nook & Cranny

photo credit: Every Nook & Cranny

Chocolate rolls dipped and decorated to look like Frankenstein. A cute and non-scary treat for your Halloween party. A wonderful treat to enjoy at Halloween party for the kids or adults. Jojo at Every … Read More...



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Tutorial: Faux shearling vest from old jeans

Tutorial: Faux shearling vest from old jeans Tutorial: Faux shearling vest from old jeans

Carissa from Carissa Knits made this faux shearling vest from…. old jeans!  I love it!!  She took pictures along the way to show how she did it.  The outside of the faux shearling … Read More...



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Candy Corn Popcorn Gift

photo credit: Fun-Squared

photo credit: Fun-Squared

It’s caramel corn, but looks like candy corn in a jar or bag. These would be cute gifts to give to friends, neighbors and teachers for Halloween. A great gift to give to party goers at a … Read More...



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How to make recycled Halloween monsters

cereal-both2 I love how snarky the looks on these monsters’ faces are. You too? Well pop on over to the blog She Knows for the easy tutorial on how to make recycled cereal box Halloween monsters. I know I will … Read More...



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Deviled Eggs with Pepper Jelly and Bacon

photo credit: Everyday Gourmet with Blakely

photo credit: Everyday Gourmet with Blakely

Unless it is a party just for kids, there are always deviled eggs at the party. These deviled eggs have a little spice. Even better, it has bacon. You may want to make extras! … Read More...



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Make a Cross-Stitch Kit for Travel or a Gift

how to make a travel cross stitch kitI love this idea for making a cross-stitch/embroidery travel kit from Akamatra. She was traveling and wanted to be able to take her threads with her without having to carry full skeins.

It’s a really simple process to wind … Read More...



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DIY Light Up Halloween Pail

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With these light up Halloween pails you will have not trouble keeping a track of the kids as they walk around the neighborhood. These bright lighted pails are created using battery lights and two buckets.

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It’s Like Coloring In But With Threads

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These really are not as hard as the look. They are a perfect late night craft project as you try and unwind. It’s like adult coloring in but with thread.

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Chocolate Spider Web Jellies

photo credit: The Seaman Mom

photo credit: The Seaman Mom

How fun would these be at the kid’s Halloween party? A little creepy, but not too scary for the kids. The jelly is made with orange juice. You could use different juices. Petro from the … Read More...



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Free pattern: Time for Tea pillow

Free pattern: Time for Tea pillow Free pattern: Time for Tea pillow

Bev from Flamingo Toes makes the prettiest things!  The latest is her Time for Tea pillow, and she’s sharing the tutorial and applique pattern on her blog.  Lace and pom pom trim frame the … Read More...



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DIY Wooden Spindle Dolls

DIY Wood Spindle DollsNow that my kids are back in school again, we’ve been trying to get back to our regular routine. Over the summer we relax and enjoy life without a schedule or obligations – they love it! It does make the switch to regular programming hard though, and changing our habits hasn’t been easy. We’ve been taking it in baby steps!

DIY Wood Spindle Dolls

One resolution I made with the kids was to cut screen time during the week. Only games, reading, playing, and outdoor activities are allowed. The first couple of days were hard, but now the kids have gotten used to it. Since I cut one of their favorite things to do, I needed to have a plan B in place to prevent the typical complaints: “Mom, I’m BORED,” “I have no toys,” “There’s nothing to do”. I decided that I would create a special toy for each of my kids.

DIY Wood Spindle Dolls

So far, I made these large-scale wooden dolls using my leftover supplies. I mixed all the shapes together: wooden cubes, circles, beads, balls, finials, and boxes. Add in some glue, paint, and imagination and the dolls suddenly appear! They’re lots of fun to make and my kids have loved playing with them so far!

What You Need

DIY Wood Spindle Dolls

  • Wooden craft supplies (any shapes)
  • Wood glue
  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes

How-To

DIY Wood Spindle Dolls

Step 1
Glue together your different wooden shapes and let dry.

DIY Wood Spindle Dolls

Step 2
Now it’s time to paint! I picked three colors to use, but you can mix as many colors as you like. This is the fun part, so go wild and get creative, especially if you’re doing this with your kids.

DIY Wood Spindle Dolls

Step 3
Add on the final touches: eyes, cheeks, smiles and accessories. Let dry completely.

Your dolls are ready for playtime!



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Great Knitting Projects for Teens and Tweens

knit stacking bowl project for teensSometimes it can be difficult to get kids and teens interested in knitting. They tend to like to DIY nature of knitting but sometimes lack the attention span to see a big project through to the end (adults, too right?).… Read More...



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Make Your Own Fomaing Facial Clay Soap

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This melt and pour soap uses natural Bentonite Clay to cleanse your skin. Because of its super absorbing capabilities, this is a great clay for oily skin that needs detoxing.  With its tightening, acne-clearing, and impurity-absorbing abilities, this soap is … Read More...



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Free Pattern – Lilac Frosting Scarf

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This Free Crochet Scarf Pattern uses Cherry chip and lilac frosting Caron Cakes colored yarn. I love the texture to this scarf.

SKILL LEVEL
Easy

MATERIALS
Caron® Cakes™ yarn, 1 ball, Lilac Frosting, 7.1 oz/200 g; 383 yds (350 m)… Read More...



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Tutorial: No-sew rainbow unicorn costume

Tutorial: No-sew rainbow unicorn costume Tutorial: No-sew rainbow unicorn costume

This rainbow unicorn costume!  John from The Art Dream shares a tutorial at Hello Wonderful showing how you can make it.  It’s made from craft felt and no sewing is required, but if you have … Read More...



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Project: Halloween Collage Art

Project: Halloween Collage Art

Wanting to make some creepy cool art for your walls this Halloween? How about a mixed media collage on canvas made with stamping, inks, stenciling and embellishments, it’ll add a spooky touch to your decor this year. Find out more … Read More...



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Tutorial: Tunnel quilt block

tunnelblocktutorial_rachelFrom sketch to made sums up the goal of the #30DaysofQuiltDesign challenge hosted by Rachel, of Stitched in Color. Her quilt drawing, shown here, shows four in gradations of a color family. At 54″ x 75″ sewn up, it … Read More...



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Invisible Lollipops

invisiblepopsScrolling through the kajillion ideas at Martha Stewart’s Halloween Central, these invisible lollies popped right at me. Find the how-tos HERE. You can get creative with the floating candies.

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5 Easy Ideas for Storing Stickers

Got stickers? Got lots of stickers? Here are five easy ideas for storing your scrapbook stickers, brought to you be the Club CK blog. You’ll find DIY as well as commercial solutions for making sure you can always find that … Read More...



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Thursday, 29 September 2016

Glass Artist Klaus Moje Passes Away

klaus-mojeA founding father of Australia’s glass movement, as well as  a pioneer in kiln forming, Klaus Moje has passed away. He was almost 80 years old. German born, he transferred to Australia where he set up the glass program at … Read More...



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5 handy things your serger or overlocker can do

5 handy things your serger or overlocker can do 5 handy things your serger or overlocker can do

Are you on the fence whether to make the plunge and buy yourself an overlocker or serger?  Or do you already own one, but don’t quite know what to use it … Read More...



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Halloween rubber ducky fishing fountain game

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I spotted the funnest set of Halloween rubber duckies at Oriental Trading Company and I new I just needed to use them in a fun Halloween decoration. I thought it might be fun to also make it into a game.… Read More...



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Beard Jewelry

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Designed for an individual who wants to not only to stand out of the crowd, but also to be ahead of the crowd. If this is you, Krato will perfectly resonate with your inner desire for uniqueness!

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Technique: Back Side Clear Stamping

Technique: Backside Clear Stamping

Get more from your clear stamps with this cool technique from Juliana Michaels. She used the *back* of her clear stamps to stamp with Distress inks for a solid colored image, softened them with a little water and then stamped … Read More...



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Halloween Bouquet

This Halloween Bouquet is such a cute idea. It sounds like she didn’t do this project with kids, but I think it would be perfect for them! Scissor skills and gluing are always fun for kids! Head on over to … Read More...



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Tutorial: Autumn tree bunting

Tutorial: Autumn tree bunting Tutorial: Autumn tree bunting

Celebrate the arrival of fall with this beautiful autumn tree bunting!  Anna from Tea and a Sewing Machine shares a tutorial at Seams and Scissors showing how you can make one.  She includes the template for … Read More...



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Spooky Cake Pops

Bakerella is at it again with her spooky Halloween cake pops.

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Explore Natural Materials in a Jar

mix earth materials in a jarPlaying with, exploring and mixing up natural materials like said, soil and stone is a lot of fun for kids, and you can make it an easy science exploration without a lot of effort, as shown in this tutorial from … Read More...



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Stitch Your Family with Help from Do-It-Yourself Stitch People

Stitch your family portrait with help from Do-It-Yourself Stitch People bookLast month I shared a post with different tips for cross-stitching your family from Do Small Things with Love. I’ve seen online that there’s a book all about making cross-stitch portraits, but I haven’t had a chance to look at … Read More...



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What Does it Mean to be an Intermediate Knitter?

intermediate knitting skillsI kind of have a love/hate relationship with skill levels on knitting patterns. I usually like to note in my reviews of knitting books if patterns have skill level ratings, because they give knitters a general idea of whether the … Read More...



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Free pattern: Reversible shopper tote in adult and kid sizes

Free pattern: Reversible shopper tote in adult and kid sizes Free pattern: Reversible shopper tote in adult and kid sizes

Bonnie from Whisk ‘Em shares a free pattern for making a reversible shopping tote in 2 sizes – a full sized bag for adults and a smaller size one for … Read More...



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Snickerdoodle Poke Cake Layer Cake

photo credit: The Gold Lining Girl

photo credit: The Gold Lining Girl

If you are a snickerdoodle or cinnamon fan, then you are going to love this cake. Sarah from The Gold Lining Girl shares how to create this two layered cake. Even the frosting is … Read More...



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A New Reason to Play with Your Food

Fisher Price Coding Code-a-pillar

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I have recently been seeking out “coding” toys and apps for my children. Coding teachers children cause and affect (along with many other things). I love the concept and so must Fisher Price as they have released this Code-a-Pillar. It … Read More...



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Fabric drape and how it affects the look of a garment

Fabric drape and how it affects the look of a garment Fabric drape and how it affects the look of a garment

Fabric drape is not just something to decorate your windows!  In the sewing world, it’s how a fabric looks when it hangs down.  Melissa from Melly Sews has a … Read More...



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Mummy Marshmallows for Halloween Hot Cocoa

photo credit: The Decorated Cookie

photo credit: The Decorated Cookie

I know it is National Coffee Day, but these mummy marshmallows will give your kids joy. This is a fun treat that you can make with your kids or surprise your kids with for Halloween. … Read More...



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Free pattern: Shorts for tweens

Free pattern: Shorts for tweens Free pattern: Shorts for tweens

Sewing patterns for tweens are hard to find!  Kids’ patterns are too small and often too childish is design, but the women’s patterns are not shaped for their bodies.  Craft Passion shares a free pattern … Read More...



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Healthy Cappuccino Donuts

photo credit: The Clean Eating Couple

photo credit: The Clean Eating Couple

To continue with the coffee theme for National Coffee Day, these donuts will be your next favorite. These baked donuts are healthy and the creation of The Clean Eating Couple. You’ll enjoy an extra … Read More...



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Chunky Icelandic Blanket Pattern

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I really love the chunky blankets, the only thing I have an issue with is the Wool pricing. One day someone will buy me a snuggy blanket all of my own. Until then I will try and make my … Read More...



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Halloween Party Wreath

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Feast your Eyes (pun intended) on this Halloween Party wreath. Set the scene of your next Halloween party with this spooky Welcome on your front door. Learn how to make it over at A Pretty life in the Suburbs.… Read More...



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