Craft Projects

One Fun Thing: Downloadable Papercrafts

Why would a motorcycle company offer these amazing, intricate and free downloadable papercrafts? I have no idea. But I’m glad they did.

Craft Projects, One Fun Thing

Candle Holder from Hot Dog Jar?

Samantha posted this super cute candle holder project using a tall hot dog jar. But as cute as it is, all I could think is: “What? Hot dogs come in jars? Sure enough. It’s a British thing. My first thought was “eww…weird.” But I suppose it’s not that different than plastic wrap. And with the […]

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Loving These Links: Sewing

Here’s a quick tutorial for a handbag with rope handles. Made at Home by Lisa Stickley is the perfect book for the novice seamstress. It combines the simplest of sewing techniques with beautiful fabrics to produce home-made, stylish furnishings. Browse the Sewing 101 Archive. Chris covers all the essentials – prewashing fabric, tools, choosing thread, […]

Clever Tips, Craft Projects, Loving These Links

Pinned {April 10, 2011}

Pin·terest (pĭn’trĭst): n. a social catalog to collect and share things you love Pin (pĭn): n. an item you post to a pinboard Pin·board (pĭn·bôrd): n. a visual collection of things you love ____ Inspired by a day spent playing with an adorable almost-three-year-old, some fun things for kids. Pinned here. Found here. Pinned here. […]

Craft Projects, Holiday, Home Decor

Front Door Color Splash

Our front door needed a quick spring pick-me-up. As you can see here and here, I’ve been really into yellow lately. Time to get a little bit crafty. Here’s how it all came together… Wreath The wreath was pretty straight forward. Yarn-wreath-with-a-twist I’m calling it. What you need is a Styrofoam wreath, yarn in the […]

Craft Projects, Landscaping

Project to Try: Latch Hook Rug

No no, not this kind… Come on now. Latch hook has come a long way. Take this latch hook rug made from old t-shirts: To make one yourself you’ll need: latch hook canvas latch hook tool old t-shirts scissors or rotary cutting tool/mat seam binding masking tape dye (optional) Laura at xoelle made hers for […]

Craft Projects, Projects to Try

Fun Sewing Tutorials

Learning how to sew is on my 35 before 35 list. Here’s a spot for some fun, informative videos…sewing tutorials by amy karole. An example: See more on her YouTube channel, here.

Clever Tips, Craft Projects

My New Toy

I am as excited about this now as I was about my Rainbow Bright record player when I was five. An expert sewer I am not, but I do see some pillow covers and curtains in my future.

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Projects to Try

Here are some projects I’ve bookmarked as “try some time” or “buy some time.” I’ll let you know if I ever check them off the list. But for now maybe they’ll inspire you, too: 1. Do Your Chair Legs Get Cold? Give Them Socks to Wear! 2. Craft Punch Collage from Ali Edwards 3. Rewiring […]

Craft Projects, Projects to Try

Two Ruffly Wreaths

The minute I saw this ruffly felt rosette wreath, I knew I had to have one. Actually, I knew I had to make two of them for our dining room. They’re so pretty, warm and a little girlie without being over the top. I have to say – they look perfect flanking our china cabinet. I’ll […]

Craft Projects, Home Decor