Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Cookie Erasers for School

Fun school supplies always seemed to dull the potential pain of going back to school. Sculpey Eraser Clay is a not-too-bad eraser if you cure it properly and it’s easy to use for things like this tutorial.

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Tutorial and pattern: Sweet little houses patchwork table runner

Tutorial and pattern: Little houses patchwork table runner

Bev from Flamingo Toes has a free pattern and tutorial for making her Vintage Daydream Neighborhood table runner.  I am in love with the sweet little fabric house appliques!  Even when made up in coordinating  fabrics, they each have their … Read More...



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Tutorial: Sequin trim sparkly pumpkin pillow

Tutorial: Sequin trim sparkly pumpkin pillowUse sequin trim to “draw” a sparkly pumpkin on a pillow!  Aki from Minted Strawberry shares a tutorial at Crafts Unleashed showing how.  It’s a super easy project and it’ll be cute for Halloween all the way through Thanksgiving.

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3 Ingredient Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe

This 3 Ingredient Chocolate Banana Bread cake is amazingly delicious. There is a slight cheat in this recipe and that is that i uses a boxed cake mix. I know before you all go crazy on me, let me defendRead More...



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Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Paper cup wreath and more fun recycling ideas

This paper cup wreath is so elegant and pretty I can hardly believe it is made from such an inauspicious object. It is part of a fun group of recycled projects featured over at the blog Pure and Noble. Pop … Read More...



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Project: Vertical Step Card

Project: Vertical Step Card

Robin Tharaldson has provided a FREE printable template to make it easy to make this fun vertical pop up step card. She’s also got directions and a video too, all over on Splitcoast Stampers. To get the template and follow … Read More...



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Tutorial: Round baby play mat

Tutorial: Round baby play matThis round play mat makes a soft surface for baby during tummy time or play time.  Laura from A Beautiful Mess shows how you can sew one.  It’s made from two layers of cotton with batting between, and quilted in … Read More...



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Knitters Making Poppies for War Anniversary

knit poppies wanted for war memorialKnitters in Australia and beyond are being called upon to create knit poppies that will be used to decorate the Australian War Memorial to mark the centenary of the ending of World War I next November.

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Make Back-to-School Charms to Help Kids Get Themselves Ready

skrinky dink backpack charms

My daughter is carrying a backpack regularly for the first time this year, and I find myself constantly asking her if she has all the things she needs (which admittedly isn’t much; she’s only in second grade).

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Tutorial and pattern: Drawstring backpack with a paper pieced pencil design

Tutorial and pattern: Drawstring backpack with a paper pieced pencil designMichelle from Creative Blonde shares a tutorial at Sew What Alicia for making this drawstring backpack.  The pencil design isn’t a fabric print or transfer design – it’s paper pieced, and she’s got a free pattern!  The paper pieced pencils … Read More...



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Juniper & Lavender Bath Bombs

This juniper and lavender bath bomb recipe is perfect for those with a little cellulite. Juniper essential oil is believed to aid with cellulite reduction. Makes 7 medium sized bath bombs.… Read More...



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Crochet Muskoka Cabin Baby Blanket

Cyndy designed this classic crochet baby blanket for us using filet crochet. A great beginner project. the edging holes create a lace effect. You can grab the free pattern via Ravelry. 

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Winner- The Simple Simon Guide To Patchwork Quilting: Two Girls, Seven Blocks, 21 Blissful Patchwork Projects

Congrats go out to Deborah K. of Beaumont, TX as she is the winner of The Simple Simon Guide To Patchwork Quilting: Two Girls, Seven Blocks, 21 Blissful Patchwork Projects

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 Make A 3D Paper Apple Book for Back-to-School

Here’s a super cute way to document this year’s Back-to-School moments. Make a 3D book shaped like an apple! You’ll get complete instructions in a video tutorial, as well as a free printable template for the apple books. They are … Read More...



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Product Review: Buddy Bag Craft Room Storage

Product Review: Buddy Bag Craft Room Storage

The Buddy Bags from Totally Tiffany are the perfect solution for storing and organizing your crafting products. The “Gail” size Buddy Bag is great for tall items like ink sprays and spritzers, bottles of acrylic paint, ink pads … Read More...



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Monday, 21 August 2017

Tutorial: How to trace and cut designs from felt

Tutorial: How to trace and cut designs from feltFelt is an easy material to work with.  It’s inexpensive and because it doesn’t fray, it makes for quick and easy craft projects.  But the fuzzy surface does make it difficult to trace a design on to it, which can … Read More...



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Download: Teacher Digital Clip Art

Download: Teacher Digital Stamp

Make a fun back to school card for your child’s teacher with this cute basket of apples digital image. It’s FREE from DJ Inkers. Note: You will need to add it your cart and checkout but it’s free (for now … Read More...



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How to make oversized book page art

I love book page art and quotes from books. So this idea for super-sizing the page poster size is beautiful! It really is amazing how simply changing the scale of an item can transform it. Pop on over to the … Read More...



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Helpful Tips for Cross-Stitch Newbies

cross stitch tips for beginners and beyond

This is a few months old, but I just came across this roundup of helpful tips cross-stitchers should know from BuzzFeed, and it’s worth a read.

The author suggests starting by buying a book (!) so you’ll have some basic … Read More...



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Viking-Inspired Knits from Elsebeth Lavold

viking knitting booksThis week’s giveaway is two amazing pattern books from Elsebeth Lavold, both having to do with Viking-inspired knitting patterns.

Lavold spent years researching Viking knots and other ornamentation and translating those designs to knitting, the result of which became her … Read More...



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Tutorial and pattern: Fabric leaf coasters

Tutorial and pattern: Fabric leaf coastersThese leaf coasters by A Spoonful of Sugar are so pretty for fall!  Make them up in fall colors for a traditional look, or brights for a more modern design.  The gathers at the stem make them slightly dimensional – … Read More...



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DIY Napkins For The Dinner Table, Wedding or Party

Impress your dinner guests with these super easy DIY napkins. use paints and trimmings to bling up and customize plain napkin towels. The perfect way to inexpensively theme your party, your Wedding or Party. DIY Napkins Tutorial.… Read More...



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DIY Rustic Twine Holders

Rustic Twine holders are available in so many shops right now but I have never seen any for under $10. These Ones are the perfect DIY alternative. They are rustic but that is their charm. You can learn how to … Read More...



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Craft Room Organization for Under $100

Got a small budget for your craft room organization. Head over to Unskinny Bobby to see how Beth got her new attic space organized and looking fantastic with storage and organizational items she picked up at Hobby Lobby. She was … Read More...



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Technique: Colored Pencil Card Background

Technique: Colored Pencil Card Background

What pretty skies on these holiday home cards. This card background techniques uses colored pencils and baby oil for a lovely nighttime scene. This technique is perfect for beginners and you can find a tutorial video over Bibi Cameron’s blog.Read More...



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Sunday, 20 August 2017

Tutorial and pattern: Carry on duffel bag

Tutorial and pattern: Carry on duffel bagRemona from The Stitching Scientist sewed up this pretty carry on duffel bag, inspired by Vera Bradley bags that she loves.  The duffel is designed to fit in the carry-on bin on an airplane.  x 10″ deep.  The boxy duffel … Read More...



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Tutorial: Toddler pillowcase with Minky cuff

Tutorial: Toddler pillowcase with Minky cuffThese pillowcases are made especially for toddlers!  Not only are they sized smaller but they’ve got a soft Minky cuff sewn to the edge.  Shelly from Coral & Co. has a tutorial showing how to make them.  I found this … Read More...



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Tutorial: Boxy pencil pouch for back-to-school

Tutorial: Boxy pencil pouch for back-to-schoolIf you’re looking for a last minute back-to-school gift, a pencil pouch is always a good idea.   It doesn’t matter how old you are, kindergartner to middle school to high school – even adults going back to college – everyone … Read More...



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Candy Corn Halloween Kids Craft

CANDY CORN PAPER PLATE CRAFT

SUPPLIES
Paper plates
Tempera Paint
Paintbrush
Pipe Cleaners
White school glue
Sharpie marker

INSTRUCTIONS
Paint the paper plate in a bullseye shape; white in the center, yellow ring around that and
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Polymer Clay Mica Shift

One of the more esoteric techniques with polymer clay has definitely got to be mica shift. By careful manipulation of the clays that have mica particles in them you can create intricate, detailed designs… with smooth tops and no other … Read More...



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6 Crochet Batman Patterns

Who is Batman?  Batman is a superhero co-created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger and published by DC Comics. He is also one of the most popular figurines for Little boys under 8. Batman makes a great toy … Read More...



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How To Make Edible Orchids For Your Cake

These edible Orchids look too perfect to touch, let alone eat. You can learn to make these following this Wilton Video. Remember don’t become overwhelmed if at first you don’t succeed, try and try again.  You can watch the tutorial … Read More...



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 Summer Printable Paper Collection

Get this gorgeous printable paper collection absolutely free to use for srapbooking, card making, gift wrapping and so much more. They can also be used for your digital creations. This collection was created keeping fruity orchards, mermaid hues and unicorn … Read More...



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Download: Summertime Animal Digi Stamps

Download: Summertime Animal Digis

Animals love the summer too. Check out this cool surfing dog and kitty going for a ride digital stamps. They are FREE to download from Sliekje stamps blog, click here to get them.

Download: Summertime Animal Digi Stamps

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Saturday, 19 August 2017

Tutorial: Easy felt gift card envelope

Tutorial: Easy felt gift card envelopeGift cards make gift giving quick and stress-free, though packaging them up can be kind of difficult especially if you want them to look extra cute or special.  Julie from Sum of Their Stories shows how you can sew up … Read More...



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Last Minute Solar Eclipse T-shirt Project

It’s not too late to make a DIY Solar Eclipse T-shirt. What Solar Eclipse? the one that is all over the internet in a mammoth amount of hype.

This Solar Eclipse t-shirt tutorial is so easy you can literally make … Read More...



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Tutorial: Add an asymmetrical ruffle to a blouse

Tutorial: Add an asymmetrical ruffle to a blouseAsymmetrical ruffles and flounces are everywhere right now!  BurdaStyle shows how easy it is to add a flounce to a plain top.  You can add one to the next shirt you make with just a few extra steps. Or, for … Read More...



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Back to School DIY Felt Letter Board 

This is such a fun gift to bring to your new teacher on the first day of school! And it costs less than $15 to make using easily findable supplies. Alli recommends buying the felt letter board at Walmart, then … Read More...



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Tutorial: Sew a kinchaku Japanese drawstring bag

Tutorial: Sew a kinchaku Japanese drawstring bagMillie from Sewing Machines Plus shows how you can sew a kinchaku Japanese drawstring bag.  Depending on the size you make, you can use it as a purse or a lunch bag or a jewelry pouch.  The pouch can be … Read More...



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Make Your Own Fluffy Faux Fur Office Chair

This fluffy chair is sure to inspire your creativity in the office or craft room. You can make your own fluffy office chair following these instructions over at Beautiful Mess.   On a side note, I am pretty sure I am … Read More...



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No Bake – Ritz Mixed Berry Cake

When I first saw this recipe I was like, What THE! then I came around to the idea , I mean who wouldn’t want to eat Ritz crackers in a sweet mixed berry cream. The point is, I am open … Read More...



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Tip: Quick and Easy Letter Press Card Background

Tip: Quick and Easy Letter Press Card Background

Add color and texture to your next card background and get more from your embossing folders with this easy Letter Press look. By inking them up and then embossing you’ll get a unique card background. Find out more about this … Read More...



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Friday, 18 August 2017

Polymer Clay Sea Theme Bookmarks

I’m of the opinion bookmarks are an evergreen project – always useful – but these are aimed at the back to school crowd. They’re great, whimsical and sea themed bookmarks made from clay and readily available crafty bits. Makoccino, the … Read More...



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Tutorial: Simple leather glasses case

Tutorial: Simple leather glasses caseRachel Teodoro shows how you can sew a simple leather glasses case.  The leather won’t fray so there’s no need to finish the edges.  She shows two variations – one a simple rectangular slip case that requires only one seam, … Read More...



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Cross Stitch Projects to Celebrate the Eclipse

eclipse cross stitch patterns

The total eclipse of 2017 is coming to North America, and while I don’t recommend stitching during the eclipse, you can make a project to celebrate this rather rare event.

Savage Damsal on etsy has an eclipse pattern, featuring … Read More...



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A Simple Lesson on Why Leaves Change Colors

leaf changing color learing activity

Fall is just around the corner, and your little ones are sure to be interested in the changing colors of the leaves.

Did you know that the color leaves “turn” in the fall in actually in the leaves all the … Read More...



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Tutorial: Gorgeous felt flower garland

Tutorial: Gorgeous felt flower garlandKirstin from Kojodesigns shows how she created this ah-mazing felt flower garland for her daughter’s birthday party.  It took some time to create, but the result is so gorgeous!  And, after the party she was able to reuse the garland … Read More...



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Pressed Brass Enamel Bracelets

This tutorial shows you how to use metal to create an elegant bracelet design. The techniques including metal work, stamping and embossing.Create armloads of colorful, lightweight, inexpensive brass bracelets using just a few basic tools!

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Product Review: Jumbo 12″ x 18″ Fab File from Totally Tiffany

Product Review: Jumbo 12" x 18" Fab File

The Jumbo 12″ x 18″ Fab File paper organizer from Totally Tiffany is perfect for storing and organizing larger papers. Just like all the sizes of Fab Files it’s made from sturdy clear plastic, it has a flap closure withRead More...



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