DIY Recipe Box + Vintage French Wrapping Paper (Freebie)

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Tweet Hi! I made some vintage French wrapping paper to cover some notebooks yesterday. I thought to share it with you.   Vintage French Wrapping Paper Vintage French Wrapping Paper ~ Designed by yours truly Paris, je t’aime!   Vintage French Paper for a Recipe Book or Box ~ Also by yours truly   Paris-Inspired […]

Greek Square Quilt Block Pattern (Workshop #21)

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Tweet Today’s free quilting workshop by Janeen van Niekerk is about our third block in our sampler quilt. This is called the Greek Square* quilt block pattern. I’m intrigued by that name. Does it look like a Greek square? I’m not sure. What I do know is that it is a really old quilt block […]

Fall Ideas + LINKY PARTY

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Tweet Bring the warm colors of Fall with those wonderful feelings of abundance and celebration into your home with these beautiful and simple decorating for Fall ideas. Beyond Fall Decorating ideas, today’s features of last week’s linky party offers ideas for other Fall-inspired designs & dating ideas as well! Great ways to enjoy that autumn […]

Chunky Infinity Scarf Pattern

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Tweet I finally designed a chunky infinity scarf pattern. I’m so happy as I think it turned out fabulous! The knitting pattern could not be easier! Check it out. How did that come about?!!~ you may wonder… Well, did you see that grey infinity scarf in my article on Trends in London Fashion Week for […]

Easy Organic Banana Oat Muffins

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Tweet I make muffins. For lunch boxes, for impromptu visitors, for weekend breakfast in bed, for snacks on hikes and for other such occasions. This recipe for organic banana oat muffins is my latest, and most successful experiment with making healthy muffins that are just scrumptious.  I gave a batch of these muffins to one […]

5 Trends in London Fashion Week

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Tweet London Fashion Week 2014 starts today. Regent Street, London’s high end fashion street, looks like a Zoo!! I mean that literally. It has everything to do with this year’s fashion!! Let me share with you the 5 trends to steal directly from London’s fashion paradise, not to mention the catwalk. Mouse over each image […]

How to Make a Log Cabin Quilt Block

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Tweet Today’s ‘How to Make a Log Cabin Quilt Block’ is Quilting Workshop #20 for beginners. Today, we will learn how to make the second block in our sampler quilt. This free online quilting workshop is taught by quilting instructor Janeen van Niekerk, who is an expert designer of classic and paper piece quilts. Learn […]

LINKY PARTY + Feature: DIY Animal Print Chair

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Tweet :: Linky Party + Feature today. Lets’s start with the feature, because animal print is this year’s MEGA – trend! You see animal prints everywhere! Lots of variety too. You can find cheetah print, tiger print, lion print, zebra and other animal print fabric on home décor accessories, such as rugs, chairs, cabinets. Be […]

DIY Craft Organizer Box

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Tweet Embellish and reuse old shoe boxes. Seems so obvious. But simple organization ideas such as these can result in a complete ‘makeover’ of a craft room. They can be added to a DIY personalized desk set that is lovely to work with. More importantly, creating matching craft organizing boxes can transform prior eye-sores such […]

Porch Decorations: Fall Flowers in Wood Pallets

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Tweet Be inspired today by Tammy Henderson who has incredible talent to make a sober home look luxuriously splendid. Each week in her series, I am working a bit on my home aiming to incorporate her genial home decorating ideas.  Today, Tammy will show us that it’s worth it to lug those roadside wood pallets […]

Striped Frame Block Quilting Workshop

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Tweet Last week I introduced this marvelous free quilting workshop to learn how to make a 9-block sampler quilt pattern in rustic Fall colors. Today we are starting with making our first sample block. I told you that Janeen was going to share a couple of quilting magic tricks, as well as quilting tips to […]

DIY Ice Bucket Challenge T-shirt + LINKY PARTY

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Tweet :: DIY Ice Bucket Challenge T-shirt :: LINKY PARTY :: Becky from MyPaperCraze.com designed these so-cute ‘I survived’ the ice bucket challenge T-shirts for her sons. Such brave kids! Besides giving us a tutorial on how to make to design your own t-shirts like this, she also shares how to take this trendy opportunity, […]

DIY French Country Kitchen Coffee Cups

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Tweet :: DIY French Country Kitchen Coffee Cups Like Anthropologie:: Let memories of summer vacation in the French country linger on forever with DIY French flower mugs, and other French country patterns in your kitchen. This is an easy DIY, but I urge to to use the right materials. Read on…   DIY French Country […]

Easy Fall Centerpiece in Pastels

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Tweet :: Easy Fall Centerpiece in Pastels ~ an Elegant DIY with Tammy Henderson :: Whether it still feels like hot summer or like early autumn where you live, a new decorating season is upon us. Join us today and let Tammy’s DIY décor project with end-of summer flowers and fall harvest finds bring elegance […]

10 Bedroom Design Rules

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Tweet As a follow-up article on “how to create a flow of color and pattern in your home” I want to feature this amazing bedroom photograph, and share my …     10 Bedroom Design Rules All these interior design rules are demonstrated in this single picture. This bedroom follows all the design rules that […]

Free Sampler Quilt Workshop

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Tweet I am so excited that Janeen van Niekerk is back from her summer break. I can now introduce her new, free quilting workshop that’s just marvelous! I had asked her to design a quilting project for Fall. And she created this gorgeous modern 9-block sampler quilt pattern in rustic Fall colors*. And so here […]

Bina Wrap Pattern Extra: How to Roll Edges + Fall Fashion LINKY PARTY

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Tweet :: This free video sewing tutorial on ‘How to Hand-roll Fabric Edges’ is a Bina Wrap Pattern Supplement. Following the video is our FALL FASHION LINKY PARTY :: One of my darling readers wrote …. She suggested to add this free video tutorial by Hermes.com to our free sewing pattern for Bina Wrap cardigans […]

Fall Organizing Tips

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Tweet :: Fall Organizing Tips :: I don’t know about you but besides the fun excitement of your kids going back to school, in a new grade, seeing old friends and making new ones, I relish the fact that it is time to come back to my own. Life as I know it was meant, […]

Rustic Rhubarb Strawberry Tarts Recipe

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Tweet :: Enjoy a lovely evening dinner with this fast, easy & delicious summer fruit dessert. Learn how to make this rustic rhubarb & strawberry tarts recipe ::     I could have easily have called this ‘how to create a fabulous dessert when you have ‘nothing’ in the house. I just LOVE how these […]

DIY Natural Arrangement

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Tweet Showing off what’s in the garden is just so easy for  a joyful summer table flower arrangement.  Tammy from One More Time Events shares another table centerpiece using recycled glass filled with greens. When I do this myself at home, I usually aim for lots and lots of color. However, seeing how classy ‘all […]

Pallet Furniture + DIY Crafts :: Directory of Free Projects

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Tweet Over the years, I have featured quite a few of fabulous free DIY woodworking projects. Many of these involved recycled wooden pallets, transformed into beautiful shabby chic pallet furniture. You can search by the tag ‘pallets’ on this site to find many of these DIY projects. However, today, I thought I should put all […]

3 Cool Rubber Band Bracelets Designs

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Tweet Have loom bands yet invaded your neck of the woods. Well, they sure have conquered London and Brighton, UK. They are everywhere. Yes, the tutorials that come with the inexpensive loom band packages are rubbish. But then again, what do you expect for a dollar.     Do not despair. Making loom band bracelets […]

20 Delicious Back to School Treats: Breakfast, Snacks and Lunches

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Tweet Whether you wish for back to school treats such as cupcakes, muffins or donuts; back-to-school lunch box ideas, breakfast or teacher treats, we’ve got you covered. Here are 20 unique, beautiful, delightful and easy-to-do back-to-school treats to make. Either with your kids or for your kids.   Now, we don’t all have toddlers any […]

DIY Decorating on a Budget with hand-dyed Hydrangea Blooms

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Tweet :: How to hand-dye Hydrangea Blooms and place them into Fall Decorations :: As part of our ongoing series of beautiful decorating on a budget, today, Tammy from One More Time Events, shares some wonderful DIY ideas by re-using and altering some summer accessories as a base for early Fall decorations. Here Tammy focuses […]

DIY Vignette with Recycled Bottle Candle Holder

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Tweet Fun summer recycled crafts project: Quick, Easy and Fun Candle Stick Holder with recycled soda pop bottle.  This DIY project at FineCraftGuild.com is written by contributing author Tammy Henderson from OneMoreTimeEvents.com.     Hi Everyone! Today, I thought it would be fun to share a fun project  using  a recycled carbonated bottle.   While […]

66 Alternative Coffee Filter Uses

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Tweet Well, over the years we have mentioned quite a few alternative coffee filter uses. Including how to create this amazing coffee filter prom dress, stunning runway-quality evening paper dresses.  Of course, smaller decorative projects such as DIY coffee filter Christmas trees are an old favorite on our site as well. But ** 66 **  […]

Cherry Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Tweet :: Cherry Chocolate Cake Recipe :: Today, I would like to showcase one of our international readers from Osnabruck, Germany,  who writes in German at Meine Kochlust (translated: my love for cooking). I am lucky enough to have studied German in school.   So when she posted a recipe in German for a super-delicious-looking […]

How to Personalize Back to School Supplies

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Tweet Going back to school isn’t always fun for some kids with all the homework to come.  Tammy Henderson is coming to the rescue with this back-to-school home décor tutorial.  Creating, personalizing and styling a space of their own may make doing their homework a more enjoyable, with a few stickers, block shelves with their […]

How to Make Decoden Bow Necklaces

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Tweet Here’s a simply sweet tutorial for polymer clay bow necklaces.   Transform a handful of  polymer clay and a few jewelry findings into cool accessories that finds its inspiration in decoden. So easy, so Hello-Kitty-ish, so girly, so decoden ~ so perfectly aligned with the times. Want to learn how to make this double […]

33 Trendy Pom Pom Crafts

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Tweet I am bringing you trendy pom pom crafts today. My line-up of top notch pom pom crafts is inspiring. So inspiring in fact, that after reviewing all these fun pom pom craft ideas, I created this pom pom necklace to go with my summer polka dot dress. Like it? Pom Pom Necklace Tutorial It’s […]

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