Top 4 Creative Christmas Stories with Family Crafts Ideas (linky party)

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Tweet Hi All. Happy Holidays to you and welcome to today’s linky party! So glad to have you and thank you for your link ups to date!!! I want to share 3 wonderfully creative Christmas stories with you with family crafts ideas (and a recipe) to make this season as homey and soulful as it […]

Gucci Sunglasses Case Makeover

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Tweet This DIY decoupage project for a hard eyeglasses case is giving a completely new look to my worn-out old Gucci sunglasses case. It used to be a beautiful faux- leather eyeglasses case.  Then, the Gucci sunglasses got lost somewhere along the line. Meanwhile, I kept the original hard case that the pair of Gucci […]

3 Holiday Season Tutorials + LINKY PARTY

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Tweet Christmas is divine but it’s particularly the weeks, if not months, leading up to Christmas, that’s the magically creative time of the year. Everyone seems super productive, going the extra mile on all accounts, including the creative front, be that at home decorating, in the kitchen or behind the sewing machine!! So, it should […]

Rare Kelly Handbag: $24.000; but a Paper Model is Free.

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Tweet I just read at CNN that someone is about to pay $24,000 for a ‘rare’ blue Hermes Kelly Handbag. Hermes ~ a brand that makes beautiful objects of fine art and distinction. I bought a pair of earrings in that shop once and gave it to the shop assistant who so clearly was more […]

Sleep Socks Free Knitting Pattern

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Tweet I am sharing a family heirloom with you today: an easy peasy knitting pattern to make your own sleep socks or house slippers. These knitted slippers have been in my family for ages, and I think all my nephews and nieces now have a pair or two. Uncles and aunts too. No More Cold […]

Free Sewing Patterns for Kids Fall – Winter

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Tweet Emily linked this up at our linky party: ’20+ Free Sewing Patterns for Kids- Winter’.  I  quickly realize that it deserved a special post, rather than to be mixed in with all the other party features and be overlooked. As this is a go-to overview of free patterns for kids clothing for winter. Brilliant.  […]

Triangle Shawl Knitting Pattern with Tassels and Cross

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Tweet Oh wheeh! Just finished designing and knitting an over-sized triangle shawl, and I’m absolutely thrilled about it. The base shawl as already great, but it now features a statement-sized cross and beaded tassels. It’s huge – so it’s trendy; it’s black – so it matches everything; and it’s a wool blend – so it’s […]

Best Halloween Ideas + Linky Party

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Tweet Hi everyone! Today is the last linky party day before it’s really Halloween!!   Before I ask you all to link up, I’d like to share some amazing Halloween-themed features. These are some of the Best Halloween Ideas!!   The Features ~ Best Halloween Ideas Halloween Greeting Card This first feature is  fantastic. It’s […]

Makeup Tips for Free Lipsticks

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Tweet I know this article on ‘Makeup Tips for Free Lipsticks’ is only the second makeup tips article on the blog, but it sure is splendid. I’m going to share with you a makeup secret to get a free Yves Saint Laurent lipstick, with every one that you buy. Yes! Believe it, because it’s true. […]

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! I was inspired by all the chunky infinity scarves I saw in London during London Fashion week. Did you see the grey infinity scarf in my article on Trends […]

DIY Animal Print Earrings

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Tweet Creativity comes in waves in my life, with one thing leading to the next. Last Thursday I visited London to sum up 5 Trends in London Fashion Week’s pret-a-porter collections in the city’s high fashion hub. I realized that leopard animal prints will be completely the rage this Fall Winter fashion season. So, when […]

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 […]

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, […]

Bina Wrap Pattern Extra: How to Roll Edges

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Toddler Summer Dress Tutorial: Darling Tunic w Ruffle Straps

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Tweet Here’s a Toddler Summer Dress Tutorial. It’s a great, free sewing pattern + instructions to make a darling girl toddler summer tunic dress with ruffled straps and an elastic back. It’s presented here as a short tunic, but I would lengthen it to make it into a full dress that you could wear with/without […]

White Tunic Summer Dress

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Tweet Hi guys. I told you I just bought a new sewing machine and have gone crazy designing and sewing. I just made this white tunic summer dress aka beach cover-up dress. What do you think of my new dress? It took me about 2 hours making the pattern, working out the details, getting a […]

How to Adjust the Straps on Wooden Watches

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Tweet This totally amazing wooden watch was just delivered.   I have to confess: I am kinda jealous. You see, when I was approached by JORD to review their wooden watches for them, I as I felt it would be best for Michael to receive have the watch afterwards, as he has nice olive skin […]

Free Bikini Knitting Pattern

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Tweet You like that handmade-look for a bikini? And crochet is beyond you? Consider this easy and free bikini knitting pattern. While it is officially recommended for knitters and crocheters with some experience, it’s not hard at all. The instructions for the bikini bra top are written for A-cup size. Any changes for B- and […]

Burberry Clutch Bag ‘Petal’ – Inspired Tutorial

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Tweet :: Burberry clutch bag – inspired DIY :: Everyone has seen the Burberry folded clutches, called ‘Petal Flowers’ in their Spring/Summer 2014 collection?!! These slightly A-symmetrical floral Burberry clutches are beautiful and really trendy! The bag design is rather non-traditional for the conservative Burberry bag brand: Use it as a handheld clutch or wear […]

Easy Handmade Jewelry For Girls :: Beaded Friendship Bracelets

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Tweet We have featured several jewelry-making methods of friendship bracelets to date. This beaded friendship bracelet just is a perfect addition now that summer is approaching. Cute girls / teenagers need something to do when they are lazing around on the school or back yard.  And you might want to join in. These easy-to-make friendship […]

Beautiful Free Crochet Patterns @ my Pinterest Board

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Tweet You know, once you start sharing and opening up to others, particularly with these Pinterest boards, something miraculous happens: like babies, they start a life of their own. This is particularly the case with my Free Crochet Patterns Board, the first board I turned into a group board, and have been marketing since as […]

Beautifully Romantic Skirt with Gathered Ribbon Pull-ups :: Free, Easy Skirt Sewing Pattern

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Tweet Never knew that skirts with those gathered ribbon pull-ups at the bottom – you know, the ones that result in such a lovely romantic skirt edging – were actually simple to make. Really. I had no idea. I had been under the impression that this kind of skirt would be too advance for my […]

Linky Party, Vegan Hummus Bites Recipe + Ombre Celtic Knot Bracelet Tutorial

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Tweet Hi All! Today a linky party, prefaced by a free jewelry making tutorial. This Celtic knot bracelet tutorial is too good to pass up so I am sharing it with you today. We are having some really great tutorials at Fine Craft Guild lately. I am sure you have noted our online quilting for […]

Quilted Pleated Toiletry Bag Pattern

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Tweet This super-sweet quilted toiletry bag design is Ina’s. She’s a trained seamstress from Berlin and it shows. This bag design shows some serious bag design skill. I would never attempt this pleated bag without a pattern like Ina’s. And then, actually, it’s easy. Frankly, if it wasn’t easier than you’d think, I would probably […]

Elegant Bow Tote :: Free Bag Sewing Pattern

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Tweet As far as tote bags go, this beautiful bag has to be one of the classiest ones I have seen. The details of the neat bow over the bag’s top band, and that those crisp folds on the bag’s side panels make this a tote bag to take to town. To ‘go shopping’ rather […]

Perfect Tote Bag Sewing Pattern

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Tweet :: Free sewing pattern for a perfect tote bag :: Many years ago for Mothers Day, I featured a free sewing pattern for what I considered to be the perfect tote bag. See picture on the right. Much to my dismay, that blog vanished/changed and the tote bag pattern is no where to be […]

Pretty Baby Wipe Case :: Free Sewing Pattern :: DIY Baby Gift

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Tweet :: another handmade baby gifts idea :: baby wipe case cover :: Create a personalized, decorative baby wipe case cover with this handy tutorial, quilting/sewing pattern from Tam at  Sew Dang Cute Crafts. She made this pretty ‘jewel’-case out of that ugly plastic box that baby wipes typically come in.   Does it not look […]

Time for a Party :: Come Link Up!

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Tweet Tomorrow marks the first day of Spring and we’ve groomed the closets, making space for the new: a series of quilting for beginners.  Remember our featured blogger at last week’s linky party who make the unique quilted postcard pattern? Exactly. Janeen van Niekerk, who turns out is a published international quilter with  many years […]

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