Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Tutorial: Mini bushel basket picnic liner

Tutorial: Mini bushel basket picnic liner Tutorial: Mini bushel basket picnic liner

Your basic craft store mini bushel basket becomes a charming picnic tote when you add a custom sewn liner. Sew4Home shows how you can do it.  There’s a couple of fabric sleeves attached to … Read More...

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The World’s Ugliest Color

Everyone has a favorite color, right? Do you have a color you think is ugly? Well, researchers have pinpointed what they are calling the world’s ugliest color, and I have to agree that it’s kind of gross. It’s not … Read More...

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Grilled Caramel Bacon S’mores

grilled caramel bacon s'mores photo credit: Sweet Peas and Saffron

OMG! S’mores with bacon….I need a minute! Okay, s’mores are good on there own, but to add bacon and caramel?! I’m so trying these tonight. Thank goodness we have all the supplies needed. After … Read More...

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Project: Pull Tab Slider Card

Project: Pull Tab Slider Card

Designer Sandy Allnock has a video for making a fun pull tab slider card. In her video she’ll show you step by step how to cut and assemble the card. As well as some tips on water coloring and putting … Read More...

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Classic Fraisier Cake

classic fraisier cake photo credit: My Evil Twin’s Kitchen

How beautiful! This cake would be a wonderful addition to your summer table. Be warned, this is not an easy cake to make, but it would bring oohs and aahhhs if you did. I … Read More...

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Video tutorial: Sew a V-neck band on a t-shirt

Video tutorial: Sew a V-neck band on a t-shirt Video tutorial: Sew a V-neck band on a t-shirt

Adrianna from Hey June shows how you can sew a V-neck band for a t-shirt.  It’s a video so you can learn by watching it done.  Her video shows step-by-step how … Read More...

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Bacon Wrapped Barbecued Honey Garlic Prawns

bacon wrapped barbecue honey garlic prawns photo credit: Cafe Delites

It’s not a party unless you have bacon! I might have to make some extras to ensure there is enough to serve my guests! These bacon wrapped prawns will go fast at your next party or … Read More...

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Free pattern: Mason jar flower vase pillow

Free pattern: Mason jar flower vase pillow Free pattern: Mason jar flower vase pillow

Oh, I am sooo in love with this mason jar throw pillow!  Bev from Flamingo Toes shares a free pattern for it at Lil’ Luna.  It’s made mostly with machine applique, but accented … Read More...

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Crab, Bacon, Guacamole Crostinis

crab, bacon, guacamole crostinis photo credit: That Square Plate

First day of summer is June 20th, but it already feels like summer today. Graduations are right around the corner and so are the beginning of the summer weddings. If you are hosting a graduation, … Read More...

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Summer Cheese Board

summer cheese board photo credit: Matt Armendariz

Whether you are planning a dinner party, or a romantic picnic in the park or at the beach, this summer cheese board would be a great starting point. You can use all of the ideas or … Read More...

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Congrats to………

Renee V., you’ve won the May Paper Pumkin kit giveaway! Please rely to my e-mail.

Thanks to all who entered. Check back later in June for another chance to win!

-Heather…

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Free Chart – Butterfly


I really love this chart because of the amazing colors in the background. It is abstract whilst still maintaining a main focal point. The butterfly is beautiful as it flies across the piece.

Free Butterfly Cross Stitch Chart.

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Tutorial: Reusable mop pads from an old towel

Tutorial: Reusable mop pads from an old towel Tutorial: Reusable mop pads from an old towel

Do you use a flat mop to clean your floors?  Don’t spend money on replacement pads!  You can make them yourself!  Apple Green Cottage shows how to sew them from an old … Read More...

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How to make a display wall

IMG_7271 I think this looks pretty empty! Modern squares in all different black and white papers with a pop of green is just calling for creativity to be featured here. Pop on over to the blog Learning in Wonderland to see … Read More...

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Mini Garden Pizzas

Recipe: Mini Garden Pizzas

This year we’ve decided to devote a section of our garden to ingredients that are perfect for making pizzas with. A pizza garden, if you will. If you have never made pizza with garden fresh veggies, you are missing out!

Two of our favorite pizzas to make are a simple Margherita, which features fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, and fragrant basil leaves, and a Gremolata Pizza, which is simply fresh mozzarella sprinkled with a citrusy summery mixture of parsley, garlic, and lemon zest.

Recipe: Mini Garden Pizzas

We forgo tomato sauce and instead brush the pizzas with a little olive oil before topping them with our ingredients. This way you get to really taste the flavors of those simple ingredients, fresh from the garden. They really shine when they’re not overpowered with competing flavors. Once you try pizzas this way, you may never use pizza sauce again!

How To Grow Your Pizza Garden

Check out the short video below to see how we grew our own pizza garden!

What You Need

Recipe: Mini Garden Pizzas

Makes 12 mini pizzas

  • 1 recipe Quick Pizza Dough (see below for recipe)
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 ball Fresh Mozzarella , thinly sliced (regular shredded mozzarella works as well)
  • ½  cup Grape or Cherry Tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 recipe Simple Parsley Gremolata (see below for recipe)
  • Salt and Pepper, to top
  • 10-12 Fresh Basil Leaves


Recipe: Mini Garden Pizzas

Step 1
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Divide the dough into 12 equal sections.

Recipe: Mini Garden Pizzas

Step 2
Shape each section of dough into a ball.

Recipe: Mini Garden Pizzas

Step 3
Roll each ball into a circle that is 1/8” thick. Place the dough circles spaced 2” apart on parchment-lined baking sheets.

Recipe: Mini Garden Pizzas

Step 4
Brush the top of each dough circle with olive oil.

Recipe: Mini Garden Pizzas

Step 5
Top each dough circle with a few slices of fresh mozzarella.

Recipe: Mini Garden Pizzas

Step 6
Top half of the dough circles with 5-6 tomato slices, each.

Recipe: Mini Garden Pizzas

Step 7
Sprinkle the remaining half of the pizzas with gremolata (about 1-2 teaspoons, each). Sprinkle the pizzas with salt and pepper. Bake in the preheated oven on the top rack for 10-12 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbling and crust is golden brown.

Recipe: Mini Garden Pizzas

Step 8
Remove from the oven and top the tomato pizzas with basil leaves.

Serve immediately!

Simple Parsley Gremolata

  • ¼ cup Fresh Parsley, chopped
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, finely minced
  • Zest of 1 Lemon


Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix together. Sprinkle over pizzas, meat, fish, pastas, etc. Store the Gremolata in an airtight container. Keep refrigerated. Will keep for about 1 week.

Quick Pizza Crust

  • 3 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1 tablespoon Yeast
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons very warm Water


Mix the flour, yeast, sugar, and salt together in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook attachment. Add the olive oil and water and mix on low speed until the mixture comes together to form a ball. Add more flour if the dough is sticky. Up the speed to medium and mix for another 5 minutes, until the dough becomes smooth and elastic. Place dough in an oiled bowl, cover, and let sit for 30 minutes. Use dough to make mini pizzas.

Recipe: Mini Garden Pizzas


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15 Shibori Tie Dye Folding Techniques To Step Up Your Tie-Dye Game

Take your Summer Tie Dye to the next level with these fun dying techniques that Zoe from Creative in Chicago shared! Zoe posted photo tutorials showing 15 unique ways to prepare fabric ready for dying with natural indigo dye and … Read More...

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Winner- Crafting With Mason Jars book

Congrats go out to Doreen G. of Alton Bay, NH as she is the winner of Crafting With Mason Jars and other Glass Containers: Over 35 simple and beautiful upcycling projects.… Read More...

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Check out These Amazing Pom-Poms

Check out these amazing animals made out of pompoms.OK, this really has nothing to do with knitting, but I think we can all appreciate yarn art in whatever form it takes, right?

And these animal pom-poms are definitely tiny works of art.

They’re made by Tsubasa Kuroda, who …

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DIY Monogramed Chair Back


This is an adorable glitsy idea for a Nautical themed chair back. I love how they have paired nautical and gold accents. It’s not usually a combination that you see. With just a few simple supplies and a few minutes … Read More...

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Free Pattern – Little Girls Cloche Hat


The colors in this photo are amazing. This little summer hat is totally adorable. I love the spiral swirl that flows around the hat. You can grab the free pattern over here at Redhairedamazona.… Read More...

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Tutorial: Make this tie-front blouse from a man’s button-up shirt

Tutorial: Make this tie-front blouse from a man's button-up shirt Tutorial: Make this tie-front blouse from a man’s button-up shirt

Just when you think there’s no new way to refashion a man’s button-up shirt… Geneva from A Pair & A Spare shows how you can make this tie-front sleeveless blouse … Read More...

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Review: Somerset Studio Gallery Magazine – Summer 2016

Review: Somerset Studio Gallery Summer 2016

This week is very exciting! I’ve got four magazine reviews to share with you and when we’re done I’ll be having a HUGE giveaway and you could win a copy of each of these fantastic publications from Stampington and Company!… Read More...

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38 Ingenious Fat quarter Patterns

We can’t get enough of fat quarters – they offer such variety at a low price, and there’s just so many ways you can use them! Don’t believe us? Have a look at all these weird and wonderful things that can be made from them!

38 Ingenious Fat quarter Patterns

fabric foldover gift bag

Fabric Gift Bag by Handmadiya

double zip pouch

Double Zip Pouch by Japanese Sewing Books

no sew mousepad

No-Sew Mousepad by Funky and Delightful

seahorse rattle

Seahorse Rattle by Little Button Diaries

easy camera cosy

Camera Cosy by Mommy by Day Crafter by Night

rag quilt letters

Rag Quilt Letters by Happy Together

retro pinny

Retro Pinny by Crafty Editor

bear handwarmer

Bear Handwarmer by Little Button Diaries

shieldmaiden quilt pattern

Shieldmaiden Quilt by Sew Scatterbrained

mixing bowl cover

Mixing Bowl Cover by Handmade in the Heartland

fat quarter wrap skirt

Fat Quarter Wrap Skirt by Libby Rose

stacking fabric boxes

Stacking Fabric Boxes by Sarah Callard

camera strap

Patchwork Camera Strap by Little Button Diaries

knitting and crochet needle pouch

Knitting and Crochet Pouch by A Spoonful of Sugar

fat quarter turtle

Fat Quarter Turtle by Sooz in the Shed

hexagon shaped cushions

Kaleidoscope Cushions by Spoonflower

fabric flower

Fat Quarter Flower by Kate Haxell

father's choice quilt

Father’s Choice Quilt by Andy Isaacs

bike baskets

Bike Baskets by Make It Handmade

embroidery hoop wall art

Embroidery Hoop Wall Art by Kirsty Robertson

feather applique pillow

Feather Pillow by Skirt As Top

puffy heart bunting

Puffy Heart Bunting by Miss Libby Rose

reversible apron style top

Reversible Apron Top by Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

symone triangle quilt

Symone Quilt by Hobbycraft

fabric rosette

Fabric Rosettes by Sweet C’s Designs

chicken free motion embroidery art

Free Motion Embroidery Art by Amy Gilbert

napkin with button closure

Fabric Napkin by Andy Isaacs

seat pad cushion

Seat Pad Cover by Andy Isaacs

heart cushion

Heart Cushion by Andy Isaacs

patchwork tote bag

Patchwork Quilted Bag by The New Craft House

huggable owl softie

Heatable Owl Softie by Andy Isaacs

fabric wreath

Fabric Wreath by Debbie Thorne

nappy and wipes case

Nappy and Wipes Case by Crazy Little Projects

bias tape

Fat Quarter Bias Tape by She’s Got the Notion

fat quarter toddler skirt

Fat Quarter Toddler Skirt by Thread Bunny

mail organiser

Mail Organiser by Noodlehead

circle skirt

Fat Quarter Circle Skirt by Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

cross body bag

Convertible Cross Body Bag by Sew Can She

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