Awesome Rainbow Backpack Crochet Pattern in Crocodile Stitch

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Here’s a free crochet pattern for backpacks that have it all: a fun rainbow color scheme, a popular crocodile crochet stitch, and the perfect size backpack that is large-ish for kids and small-ish for adults.  It will be a gorgeous bag to have.  And the secret is: because this uses a rainbow colored yarn, there […]

SHARE IT sunday linky party 21 + 2 Awesome Party Features

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Hello! I just want to say thank you for a minute! Thank you all for stopping by and supporting my little blog! You all are truly amazing. Its another week of the SHARE IT sunday Link Party where we love for you to link up your latest craft, pattern, recipe, DIY, decorating, organization blog posts. […]

Make a Recycled Dryer Sheet Envelope

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Great Idea: Make your own Recycled Dryer Sheet Envelope for keepsakes, niknaks and special letters. Jennifer from Sunny Vanilla executed this creative idea that was the brainchild of Paula Spahr. Let me show you her works of art:   How to Make Your Own Recycled Dryer Sheet Envelope Step-by-Step Tutorial Just a few steps to […]

Share it 20 + Featured DIY Bedroom Lamp Makeover

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Hello everybody. Thank you all soo very much for linking up with us last week. Today we’re having SHARE IT 20 and I’m so glad that you could make it here. I am wishing you all a wonderful weekend, and feel honored, that despite the wonderful sunshine weather, you are here with us enjoying the […]

Easy Yoga Socks Knitting Pattern (knit flat; NOT in the round)

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Looking for a fun summer project? Look no further. Here is the easy yoga socks knitting pattern you’ve always wanted. These socks are comfy, soft and warm where needed, but not slippery. Perfect. I had loads of fun making them. (And got a bit carried away, as per usual, making loads of variations…) These yoga […]

How to Fix a Leaky Faucet and Do Other Tap Repair (3 videos)

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I hope you are having a better day than I am having so far.  Today, I’m on a  DIY home repair problem – mission and I’m taking you along here, on a somewhat nightmarish journey.  But, there’s gold at the end of the rainbow here…  Simply because solving problems with your faucets can transform your […]

Fun Summer Birthday Party Ideas for Boys – SHARE IT 19

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Thank you all for linking up with us last week. I adore all your submissions. Thank you. You are awesome. Every week I learn a lot and take pleasure in seeing your blogs get better and better all the time. Now, time for a new party here today. I like all my parties, including linky […]

DIY Camper Potholders

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These are seriously too cute!  As you know, we love Route 66 here and the dream is to go on it with a camper van just one day…. Seriously!   Anyhow, these camper potholders are large enough to be mug rugs! Look How cute. Or you can simple expand on this idea and upsize it. […]

Tie-dye Racerback T-shirt * Bikini Cover-up

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This is a project for my stash. I get so many free t-shirts at all these trade shows that I wonder what to do with them at time. This is a great way to use them, provided that there’s not too much advertising on them at the the front that must be covered. As you […]

SHARE IT 18: DIY Kids Dresser, Crafts & Snacks

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July 5. As if you didn’t party enough yesterday, here’s linky party 18, to share your fun digitally with your online friends and crafty community. While I live in the UK now, I still don a 4th of July dress and wear my famous 10-min DIY 4th of July earrings. Why not? You live only […]

Free Pattern Weekender Bag for Him / Her

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Hi All! Welcome to SHARE IT 17. Thank you so much for linking up to our linky party. Wonderful! Love all your submissions. Do keep them coming and follow along! share it LINKY PARTY FEATURES 50 Travel Bags & useful Accessories Free Patterns If you have been following my blog along, you know that Wesens […]

5 Fourth of July Ideas for Parties

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Last linky party we had an abundance of 4th of July ideas for you. My favorite public holiday that so says ‘Let’s celebrate summer’ aka Fourth of July is quickly approaching. Needless to say I relished all these wonderful submissions, of 4th of July as well as fun summer and other creative ideas you brought […]

Best Summer Craft Books for Kids

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I am resubmitting this article on the best summer craft books for kids, because it has this wonderful book on the list that would be perfect for …. fathersday! Yeah… It’s called ‘Dad’s Book of Awesome Projects’ and it offers a man’s perspective on craft. These are exactly the kind of projects that my husband […]

Craft Blogging Success Tips

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Today’s article is about looking at the big picture. In the beginning of the year, I posted a landmark post: How to Make Money Blogging with free printable planning tools and goal charts to get your blog going on the right rails.  Start with that post to set yourself big-picture annual targets. I know from […]

How to Weave a Rag Rug

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Happy Chinese New Year in the year of the Sheep.  To ensure that that last year’s dirt does not enter your home this year, Chinese feng shui suggest to change your mats each new year, particularly your front door mat.   So, I felt that today’s featured linky party submission of ‘how to weave a rag […]

Mason Jar Cover Crochet Pattern

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Isn’t this just the cutest little project? Thought to spruce up mom’s house a tat, while I stayed there for the last few weeks, and this is what I orchestrated. Like this mason jar crochet cover? Mason jar cozy crochet pattern I am calling this a Mason jar crochet pattern, it is however a cover […]

2015 Reader Survey

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Will you please spare me a minute and fill out this quick survey? Free pattern for completed responses. I’d like to ask you a favor and respond. Tell me what kind of projects you are after and how I can improve the site for you. I have not yet returned from my parents’ home and […]

Early Spring Home Decorating Ideas for Fireplace Mantels

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I am thrilled to announce the first home decorating ideas article by our regular contributing guest writer, Tammy Henderson. In today’s article she shares how to feature early Spring in our home decorations on and in front of our fireplace mantels.   Over to Tammy:   It’s been awhile since I have shared here at […]

Shredded Heart T-shirt Pattern + LINKY PARTY

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Hearts, hearts, hearts. Get ready for Valentines! I promised that I would feature my pick of this week’s linky party. The project that took my fancy more than other one was this delightful shredded peekaboo heart T-shirt. It’s the brain child of Niki and Erin ~ identical twins who are the writers behind ‘Roonie Ranching’. […]

Without Breath

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Dear Readers, as you are reading this, I am dealing with the funeral of my father. Sorry, but pretty pink hearts and roses take a second position today/this week in my personal life. Yes, amazingly so, as I am so fond of Valentines Day and all that those sprinkles of love and romance around it. […]

Large Heart Crochet Pattern

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Did you see this article yet: 14 Cute Valentine Pillows (Free Sewing Tutorials)? Below it, one of my favorite readers left me a comment to say: I can’t wait to see what pillow you come up with yourself.  So, rather than posting what I had planned posting, I am answering her today. I made this […]

Felt Heart Basket Tutorial

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photo credit: FineCraftGuild.com One Sunday morning, I woke up early. It was back in my Italy days, and the sun came through our kitchen window ‘just so beautifully and so peacefully’ that I wanted to just sit there in that light and do something creative. This is what I made: A felt heart basket The […]

Slick Slouchy Sling Bag Free Sewing Pattern

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This slick slouchy sling bag has to be one of the simplest sewing patterns around. It’s a tote bag with a fold over. Without reference to size, its design reminds me of the trendy Coach sling mens bag that I just bought for my husband at my last trip to Paris (pic below). Luckily it […]

Elegant Fingerless Gloves Crochet Pattern

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Woohoo! Your Spring Gloves Crochet Pattern is Here! Yes, finally.  I wanted to add the most detailed crochet instructions so that your fingerless gloves will turn out as pretty as this pair here finished on my project table.   My friend’s Fingerless Gloves I had so much fun with these fingerless gloves. I first started […]

14 Cute Valentine Pillows (Free Sewing Tutorials)

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One of the easiest way to decorate for Valentines is with pillows. I am getting into pillow making and I found 14 Valentine Pillows I could make. Most of them have free and detailed sewing patterns/tutorials, but as always, some are just so inspirational that if they have no tutorial, I will post them anyway, […]

Cupid Arrow Valentine Treats DIY

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I spotted these happy silver and gold cupid arrow sticks and I thought how fun they would look in a mason jar on our coffee table. And how fun they would be to make as a valentine crafts. In my mind, I am substituting my whimsical colorful decorations with ‘no-thing’ or ‘white things’. Fewer objects, […]

10 Best Mason Jar Valentine Gifts

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  Best Mason Jar Valentine Gifts #1: Fabric Hearts in Mason Jars By Moorea Seal    Best Mason Jar Valentine Gifts#2: Valentines Heart Snow Globe I saw dye-cut hearts like this at Target a few years ago. Never thought of putting them in a snow globe for Valentine’s Day. What an incredibly original idea.  I […]

Best Cabbage Recipes? Make This Soup!

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I created this cabbage soup recipe in my own kitchen based on what I had on hand, what tastes great and what I know to be healthy. This is one of those versatile cabbage recipes that anyone can make and that most people will love on a cold winter day. Best soup ever! Cabbage Diet […]

Paper Quillling Tutorial with Inspiration from Yulia Brodskaya

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:: Learn Quilling Paper :: Paper Craft Artist Yulia Brodskaya Inspires Me Today. She is a London-based but Russia-born graphic designer and illustrator. Of late, Yulia’s quilling paper has been really popular with advertising agencies and the media, who have shown loads of her work. If you live in London, no doubt you will have […]

Learn How to Make a Quilt with 14 Online Quilting Courses

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Thursday is ‘Learn How to Make a Quilt’ – day with weekly (free) quilting  patterns at the Fine Craft Guild.  We have a huge library of 30 free quilting workshops here, many of which are taught by expert quilt instructors.  Today,  I’d like to share with you some further quilting classes I’ve been eyeing lately […]

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