Vanilla Rose Cake with Buttercream Frosting Recipe

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Tweet A fancy party cake, such as this vanilla rose cake with buttercream frosting recipe, is suitable for many occasions: baby births, mothers day, birthdays, tea parties, and other festive moments. While white roses are not a particular Easter theme, I can see making something as special as this white rose cake for my Easter […]

Top 9 Toy Animal Sewing Patterns

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Tweet Thursday is quilting day at FineCraftGuild.com. But today’s fun article is for critters that could be quilted or made from fabric or felt instead. With friends who have little babies, I have been looking into ‘sewing for baby’ – ideas. One of the things on my list is to design some quilted toy animals. […]

Baby Book Knitting Pattern – WIP + Wednesday Linky Party

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Tweet Hi guys!  Just thought to share my progress to date on the baby book knitting pattern I am developing.  Each knitted baby book page is about 8 by 8 inches.    My Baby Book Design – WIP I like your input. What do you think of it? Colors ok? Style appropriate? Ideas? Suggestions? All […]

Romantic Collar Crochet Pattern

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Tweet Crochet collars  have been in fashion lately and this simple, little crochet collar pattern gets you walk around in style and trend in no time.   It only takes about an hour, start to finish to crochet this.  This hand- crochet peter pan collar necklace is designed and made by yours truly. The rope tie […]

Fabric Bottle Wrap

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Tweet Bottle wraps and jar cozies don’t have to always be made with intricate mason jar crochet patterns.  Muslin fabric wrap is as beautiful and can be put together with 15 minutes, with just a few stitches.  This fabric wrap technique works on recycled bottles, mason jars and glass jam pots. As well, what a […]

Natural Energy-boosting Molasses Drink

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Tweet Blackstrap molasses. It’s one of the best home remedies around. But it takes someone like Shanice Bannis,  from City of Creative Dreams, who actually created a morning routine drink with it to get us to look up and look into it.  Shanice doesn’t like coffee but still needs an energy boost in the morning.  […]

Craft Blogging Success Tips

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Tweet 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 […]

How to Weave a Rag Rug

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Tweet 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 […]

Mason Jar Cover Crochet Pattern

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Tweet 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 […]

2015 Reader Survey

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Tweet 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 […]

Early Spring Home Decorating Ideas for Fireplace Mantels

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Tweet 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 […]

Shredded Heart T-shirt Pattern + LINKY PARTY

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Tweet 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 […]

Without Breath

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Tweet 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 […]

Large Heart Crochet Pattern

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Tweet 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 […]

Felt Heart Basket Tutorial

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Tweet 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 […]

Slick Slouchy Sling Bag Free Sewing Pattern

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Tweet 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 […]

Elegant Fingerless Gloves Crochet Pattern

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Tweet 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 […]

14 Cute Valentine Pillows (Free Sewing Tutorials)

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Tweet 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 […]

Cupid Arrow Valentine Treats DIY

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Tweet 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 […]

10 Best Mason Jar Valentine Gifts

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Tweet   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.  […]

Best Cabbage Recipes? Make This Soup!

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Tweet 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 […]

Paper Quillling Tutorial with Inspiration from Yulia Brodskaya

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Tweet :: 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 […]

Learn How to Make a Quilt with 14 Online Quilting Courses

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Tweet 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 […]

Harlequin Stitch for Crochet Baby Blanket

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Tweet Adele from ‘3 Beans in a Pod’ totally delighted me when she shared this absolutely stunning photo of for her crochet baby blanket made in harlequin stitch. It’s a ‘work in progress’- photo for a blanket for her boys. The color combination with the harlequin stitch pattern is glorious for a baby blanket, and […]

I Have a Dream – Paper Garland (Mr Luther King Craft)

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Tweet Updated Jan 2015 :: Martin Luther King Craft :: I have a Dream :: Tiny Paper Garland :: Yesterday I posted two crochet craft ideas for Martin Luther King Day. But, when I went to bed last night, in my mind’s eye, I saw this adorable paper garland with letters of just a 1/4 […]

Free Cushion Knitting Pattern with Cable

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Simple Free Cushion Knitting Pattern with Cable
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Tweet :: Easy Free Cushion Knitting Pattern with single Cable :: Love this!!! I am a particularly lucky girl. For many reasons, but one of them is my awesome knit bed spread. About 2 years ago, picked up a chunky white knitted cotton bed cover. At Ikea. Nice, you might think. But ‘very nice’ was […]

Red-Gold Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern with Button + LINKY PARTY

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Tweet Today I want to (share) show off (sorry!!!!) my latest find at a local charity shop. And I want to share with you my red + gold ear warmer crochet pattern with button. For beginners. I created it last year but never got around to show you earlier.(** LONG OVERDUE **) Red – Gold […]

Finger Knitting Projects: Chain Necklaces

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Tweet :: Finger Knitting Projects : Make the cutest finger knitting necklace :: Teach your kids your love for working with yarn, and introduce the basics of knitting. You will do both when you make a couple of these finger knitting chain necklaces. Kids loooovve finger knitting as it is so easy to do. And […]

Easy Appetizers for your Super bowl Party

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Tweet         Easy Appetizers for your Super bowl Party #1: 7-layered Dip in a Cup Recipe by The Girl Who Ate Everything     Easy Appetizers for your Super bowl party #2. Football Bites with Sausage and Cheddar Recipe by gimmesomeoven.com   Easy Appetizers for your Super bowl party #3: Bacon Cheddar […]

How to make Money Blogging: Goals for 2015 ( free downloadable charts)

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Tweet :: How to Make Money Blogging :: As I set out in my New Writing Schedule and Focus for 2015, I’ll dedicate one day a week to share what I know about making a craft blog successful. So, here we go with a new series on strategic planning for craft blogging and how to […]

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