Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Project: Z Fold Pop Up Easter Card

Project: Z Fold Pop Up Easter Card

This adorable Easter card has so much dimension. Designer Deb Valder has a tutorial for making this fun Z Fold Pop Up Card over on the Splitcoast Stampers site. You could use the basic card base and shape for loads … Read More...



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Tutorial: Reusable fabric snack pouches

Tutorial: Reusable fabric snack pouches

Tutorial: Reusable fabric snack pouches

Packing a school lunch every day uses a lot of baggies – especially if you have more than one lunch to pack each day! Emily from Nap Time Creations shows how you can sew reusable … Read More...



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How to Knit Backward

How to knit backward.
Because I shared about purling backward last week, I thought it made sense to share how to knit backward this week.

This is actually easier and feels a little more natural, but it still takes practice to get going well. … Read More...



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Tutorial and pattern: Felt Rogue One Stormtrooper Doll

Tutorial and pattern: Felt Rogue One Stormtrooper Doll

Tutorial and pattern: Felt Rogue One Stormtrooper Doll

Mollie from Wild Olive created this felt Rogue One stormtrooper doll as a present for her nephew.  She’s sharing the pattern and a tutorial on her blog.  It’s sewn entirely with hand … Read More...



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How to make recycled pan planter

We can all use some more green in our lives. Plants are good for our air, our mental health and they sure can be pretty to look at. This fun planter sure is! Pop on over to the link Medina … Read More...



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Tutorial: Donut pillow with pom pom sprinkles

Tutorial: Donut pillow with pom pom sprinkles

Tutorial: Donut pillow with pom pom sprinkles

This donut pillow is perfectly adorable! Valerie from √Čl√©gantine shares a tutorial at Make It and Love It showing how you can sew it.  You can use any fabrics but a fleece or … Read More...



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M&M Blondies Recipe

M&M Blondies Recipe (for a crowd)

I like to think it is always the right time to share baked goods with my friends and neighbors. This recipe is perfect for feeding large crowds, or dividing up to pass out to those living near you. While we may not all agree on what is best right now for our country, we can acknowledge that some sugar, butter, and a sprinkle of chocolate candy can bring a smile, start a conversation; maybe even build bridges. “If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.” —Lucy Larcom

Ingredients

M&M Blondies Recipe (for a crowd)
  • 3 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup plus 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/8 cup water
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 10 ounces m&m candies

Directions

M&M Blondies Recipe (for a crowd)
  • Adjust an oven rack to the middle position, and preheat the oven to 350F. Grease a half sheet pan (or two 9 x 13 pans).
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Place the brown sugar and butter in a large saucepan, and heat over medium heat until melted. Remove from the heat and add the water, stirring to combine. Let the mixture cool to room temperature. Add the eggs and vanilla, and whisk until combined. Add flour mixture and stir until just combined. Add the chocolate chips and mix until just combined. Spread the dough evenly into the prepared pan (or divide evenly between the two pans) and sprinkle the m&ms over the top, pressing them gently into the dough. Bake until golden brown and a toothpick comes out with just a couple crumbs, 22-26 minutes.
  • Let the bars cool on a wire rack, then cut and serve.

Enjoy!



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Tutorial and pattern: Celeste bikini panties

Tutorial and pattern: Celeste bikini panties

Tutorial and pattern: Celeste bikini panties

Sarah from Ohhh Lulu shares a free version of her Celeste bikini panties pattern.  The pattern includes women’s sizes XS – XXL.  The free version shows how to finish them with lace trim and … Read More...



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Review and Giveaway: Stampin’ Up Paper Pumpkin Kit for February

Review and Giveaway: Stampin' Up Paper Pumpkin Kit for February

If you’re looking for paper crafting inspiration Paper Pumpkin is here to inspire you and bring creativity to your door each and every month. Paper Pumpkin is a subscription kit brought to you by the folks at Stampin’ Up. … Read More...



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Embellish a grocery store tote

Kerby Smith of We All Sew created this project, and it’s a win-win. She took a photo of a friend’s puppy and digitally manipulated onto a red heart with a black ground. She printed the image to fabric, then stitched … Read More...



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How To Take Perfect Photos For Scrapbooking

Photos by Kara Layne

You’ve got boxes of pictures, but how do you find the right photos for scrapbooking? Should you be taking photos differently? Becky Higgins explains what you should be looking for to get the perfect photos for … Read More...



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Monday, 20 February 2017

Whimsical Trinket Dishes

Why make a plain round trinket dish? If you’re anything like this clayer you have a stash of cookie cutters. Do like Awww, Sam and make a fun and funky trinket dish.

I do recommend baking it quite a … Read More...



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Tip: How to get Multi Step Stamping Right

Tip: How to get Multi Step Stamping Right

There are lots of stamp companies that have some cool multi layered sets of stamps where you stamp one of top of the other and get a realistic looking image. But even with clear stamps it can be a bit … Read More...



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Tutorial: Ruffle edge baby blanket

Tutorial: Ruffle edge baby blanket

Tutorial: Ruffle edge baby blanket

A cute blanket always makes a nice baby gift!  You can never have too many blankets.  Sew4Home shares a tutorial for making a ruffle edge baby blanket.  It’s made from two layers of fabric with … Read More...



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Mardi Gras Cross Stitch Patterns

Mardi Gras cross stitch patterns

Mardi Gras is a holiday that I really love for some reason. I was raised Catholic but we never really celebrated it. I guess I just like the idea of having a party in anticipation of the days of solemnity … Read More...



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Mardi Gras Learning Activities for Kids

Mardi Gras activities for kids.

Mardi Gras is about more than beads and King Cake. There’s a lot of symbolism to the celebration, and it marks a day of fun before the reverence of Lent begins.

There are a lot of different ways to incorporate … Read More...



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Tutorial: Wrist cuff pincushion

Tutorial: Wrist cuff pincushion

Tutorial: Wrist cuff pincushion

This wrist cuff pincushion keeps your pins right where you need them for sewing.  Daniela from On The Cutting Floor shares a tutorial at We All Sew showing how you can make one.  If you’re worried … Read More...



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Giveaway: Two Color Knitting Books

color knitting books giveawayI have to tell you that I really love these books. There are so many great patterns in them, and good inspiration for making your knitting more colorful.

But I’ve had them on my shelf all these years and have … Read More...



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DIY Amazing Floral Crown

I really love this Flower crown, it’s over-sized and full of contrasting colors but just looks amazing. As you may know by now I am a BOHO lover and this one is right up on my top ten list! … Read More...



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Scrap Fabric Biscornu Inspired Pin Cushions

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We seem to be having a run on pin cushions at the moment. I think they are popular because they don’t require a lot of time or supplies. I am a little ADD when it comes to craft projects I … Read More...



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How to make Lego head lights

Lego lights!!!! Best yet these are made with recycled baby food jars. Now don’t think you can’t make these if you think you can’t draw. The great tutorial over at One Little Project at a Time with take you step … Read More...



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Tutorial: Sew a slouchy sweatshirt, with pattern

Tutorial: Sew a slouchy sweatshirt, with pattern

Tutorial: Sew a slouchy sweatshirt, with pattern

Autumn from It’s Always Autumn shows how you can sew a slouchy sweatshirt that’s perfect for the last bit of winter and the early spring.  The loose fit shirt is comfortable to wear … Read More...



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DIY Watercolor Artwork

Quotes and Watercolors are all the rage right now so why not mix the two together. This tutorial is for making your own DIY Watercolor quotes. Make sure you grab some good quality water colors to get a bright … Read More...



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Light and Lofty Super Scarf

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This Light and lofty scarf is chunky and warm without the weight. I am pretty sure it will also work as a fishing net should you ever find your self stranded on a beach. If it was a little wider … Read More...



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Soap Making Recipe – Basil Citrus M&P Soap

This DIY Basil soap recipe has a hint pf Citrus to give it a fresh scent. This is a really nice herbal smelling soap featuring dried crushed basil leaf and citrus fragrance. You can use a Basil EO too if … Read More...



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Pina Colada Smoothie

The only thing missing from this Delicious Pina Colada Smoothie is a drop of rum. Okay maybe not at Breakfast time but it’s perfect for a pick me up in the afternoon by the pool or on the couch, with … Read More...



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Tip: Super Hero Card with Washi Tape and Die Cuts

Tip: Super Hero Card with Washi Tape and Die Cuts

Washi tape is so versatile for so many card projects. Here’s a clever way to use it with your die cuts. Jen Carter made a sky scraper building background using washi tape with a die cut on this adorable super … Read More...



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Tutorial: Simple canvas tote

Tutorial: Simple canvas tote, perfect for beginner sewists to make

Tutorial: Simple canvas tote, perfect for beginner sewists to make

This simple canvas tote is a great project for beginner sewists!  It takes just a few easy seams to make it.  And when you’re done, you’ll have a cute new … Read More...



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Sunday, 19 February 2017

Tutorial: French vintage style ruffled tablecloth

Tutorial: French vintage style ruffled tablecloth

Tutorial: French vintage style ruffled tablecloth

Cami from Tidbits shows how you an sew a beautiful ruffled tablecloth with a French vintage style.  The long tablecloth covers a plain table and adds instant drama to a room.  Tablecloths take a … Read More...



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Tutorial: Strawberry Thief Hearts Quilt

The hearts in this quilt show off to perfection “The Strawberry Thief” fabric collection. The blog by the same name shares step-by-step instructions on how to make the blocks. The heart shape is pieced, not appliqued, and I have to … Read More...



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Tutorial: Swan apron, plus a pattern

Tutorial: Swan apron, plus a pattern

Tutorial: Swan apron, plus a pattern

This swan apron is making me smile today!  Laura from A Beautiful Mess shows how you can make one.  She starts with a plain apron and adds the swan to the top.  Her tutorial … Read More...



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Project: Mixed Media Dream Tag

Project: Mixed Media Dream Tag

Anne Rosenstiel combined rubber stamping, gesso, ink sprays and more to create this stunning mixed media tag. I particularly love how she colored her ribbon and flowers with the ink sprays, a great way to make all your components match! … Read More...



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Tutorial | 3D Paper Flowers

Use your colored cardstock to make these fun paper flowers to use as embellishments on your scrapbooking pages and in mini books. They would look great on handmade greeting cards too.

Use the instructions (and soon to be available templates) … Read More...



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Saturday, 18 February 2017

Faux Opal Mokume Gane

Meridian Handicraft has a pretty take on a faux opal like effect using mokume gane. The mix of colours and paints makes for a nice variety of effects and, as with all translucent clay, sanding and polishing really takes the … Read More...



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Project: Ribbon Card

Project: Ribbon Card

If you’re like me you probably have a bag or even a box filled with snippets of ribbon. It’s hard to throw them away, I might need them some day, right?! Well, here’s the perfect card for using up a … Read More...



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Tutorial: Bunny ear teething rings, with pattern

Tutorial: Bunny ear teething rings, with pattern

Tutorial: Bunny ear teething rings, with pattern

Ashley from Make It and Love It shows how you can make these adorable bunny ear teething rings.  They make sweet gifts for new babies!  The fabric ears are backed with an absorbent … Read More...



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Tutorial: Make a girl’s sundress from a tote bag

Tutorial: Make a girl's sundress from a tote bag

Tutorial: Make a girl’s sundress from a tote bag

Make a little girl’s sundress from a tote bag?  I wouldn’t have thought to do that, but Kirstin from Kojodesigns did and it turned out so cute.  And if you think … Read More...



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Batman Crafts Roundup

My Son is 7 and still in to Batman and lego, I was hoping by last Christmas he would start turning away from Lego, purely because I am tired of picking the stuff up! Here are some fun Batman … Read More...



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Handmade Etsy – Bride To Be Sash

This Bride to be Sash by Norakatie is adorable and glam. Use this for a Hen’s night party or a sophisticated Rehearsal dinner.

There are glitter colour choices for this product; gold, silver, black and pink Please have a look … Read More...



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Tutorial: Fringe hem jeans

Tutorial: Fringe hem jeans

Tutorial: Fringe hem jeans

Troy from Thriftanista in the City shows what she did with a pair of jeans that was too long for her.  Instead of just rehemming them to the correct length, she cut the length off and … Read More...



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Soap Making Video – Bubble Bars

Thanks to commercial stores like Lush the Bubble Bar has become very popular to use and even more popular to try and copy. This Bubble bath bar looks easy to make with the Soap Queen showing you with each step … Read More...



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Freebie: Easter Treat Box SVG File

Freebie: Easter Treat Box SVG File

Grab some pretty pastel cardstock and download this free Easter treat box cut file, it’s free from SVG Cuts. Use this file with your electronic die cutting machine. SVG Files says “downloads are in Zip format and include the SVG … Read More...



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Friday, 17 February 2017

Paper piece a pussy cat

It’s brilliant how Charise, of Charise Creates, fussy cut the eyes of this cat with blue birds. She finishes this sweet feline face with blue and red embroidery threads. The tiny pink hearts make my heart skip a beat. A … Read More...



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Tutorial: Easy no-sew choker t-shirt

Tutorial: Easy no-sew choker t-shirt

Tutorial: Easy no-sew choker t-shirt

With just a few easy cuts, you can turn a regular t-shirt into a trendy choker t-shirt.  Laura from A Beautiful Mess shows how to do this easy DIY with no sewing required.  It’s a … Read More...



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Half painted sticks and rope napkin rings

A current trend right now that I am in love with is the half painted object. I have seen a lot of cool half painted rocks but these little stubby half painted sticks are so cute! Pop on over to … Read More...



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Tutorial: Felt chrysanthemum

Tutorial: Felt chrysanthemum

Tutorial: Felt chrysanthemum

With all the felt flowers that Melissa from Melly Sews is making, I can feel that spring is just around the corner!  Her latest tutorial is for making a felt chrysanthemum.  The little loopy flower is so … Read More...



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Tutorial and pattern: Kid sized messenger bag with a zip pocket

Tutorial and pattern: Kid sized messenger bag with a zip pocket

Tutorial and pattern: Kid sized messenger bag with a zip pocket

Little kids love carrying their stuff in their own bags!  You can sew a kid-sized messenger bag using a free pattern from Emily at Nap Time Creations.  The top … Read More...



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Tutorial: Rainbow St. Patrick’s Day Headband

Tutorial: Rainbow St. Patrick's Day Headband

Tutorial: Rainbow St. Patrick’s Day Headband

Wear this cute rainbow St. Patrick’s Day headband and avoid all that nasty pinching business!  Jessica from Cutesy Crafts shares a tutorial showing how you can make it.  The headband is wrapped in a … Read More...



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Knit a Super Simple Washcloth for Beginners

Knit a dishcloth in simple seed stitch.Washcloths are great projects for beginners — and knitters of all skill levels, really — because they give you a chance to try a stitch pattern or a new-to-you technique on a small scale.

They’re also small, portable and the … Read More...



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