Perfect Tote Bag Sewing Pattern

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:: 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 found!!! […]

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

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:: 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 classy? […]

Time for a Party :: Come Link Up!

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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 of […]

St Patrick s Day Crafts: Shamrock Crochet Pattern

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Celebrate your St Patrick’s Day with some crafts using this free Shamrock Crochet Pattern. It’s Saint Patrick’s Day. I’m excited. It’s already a fun day. I’m planning to have friends over and we’ll have a little Irish shamrock party! I thought to make something fun & frivolous for everyone, like my personal St. Patrick’s Day […]

DIY Photo Pendant

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“Oahu, Anthropologie!!” you mind goes when you’ll see these DIY photo pendants.  You could easily find these fine handmade jewels at this designer shop. Yes. It is that sort of hip, unique ,and good-quality kind of necklace pendant. However, there are 2 differences here, that makes these pendants even MORE special than the Anthropologie variety: […]

Felt Bows!! Free Pattern & Tutorial

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Felt is one of the oldest fabrics known to man. So, for old time sake then, a Felt Crafts Tutorial today: how to make hair bows out of felt. Here is a simple felt bow making tutorial. Once you made your own felt bow, you can use it to embellish just about anything. I have […]

Romantic Easter Egg Bag Sewing Pattern

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  It is the hand embroidery that sets this bag sewing pattern apart. The small size of this Easter basket- bag is perfect to hold the eggs for Easter. Of course,  the chocolate eggs on your outdoor Easter coffee or brunch table in the garden will look glorious and luxurious in to as well.   […]

Runway-inspired, 4-year-Old Makes Own Incredible Paper Dresses

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Whether you want summer dresses, evening dresses, maxi dresses, or party dresses ~ leave it to this 4 year old. She’ll make you one fabulous dress, out of paper.  This little girl is amazing.  Inspired by local events such as trips to the zoo and after seeing some runway show photos, she has made an […]

Party 93

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  It’s time to have a Linky Party! Well, you can say that again! I had to do without you and your wonderful creativity for far too long.  Who knew that this emigration would take me over 2 months!; It’s almost done!!!! Anyone want a new-to-me home reveal of the 113-year-old beach cottage we are […]

Slouchy Hat Knitting Pattern with Happy Hearts

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I did it: made my first slouchy hat knitting pattern. With lovely red hearts! And a Pompom. To keep me smiling in the rain. And… to wear today, at Valentines Day. One thing about the UK: it rains a lot!!! And, as it has been also very windy here, I am swapping my umbrella for […]

Beatnik Sweater Knitting Pattern

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Love the features of this winter fisherman’s sweater which comes with a free knitting pattern: the intricate cables, the boat neck, the cropped sleeves, and … the crazy photo shoot! The pictures of the original Beatnik sweater made me laugh. Thanks, Chris! I love sweater reviews that make me want to go crazy and have […]

DIY Heart Friendship Bracelets make lovely Valentines Gifts

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Long term friendship + 2 seconds to make, great friendship bracelet = a winner for this Valentines Day. Friendship bracelets are about simple gestures. It is the simplicity that counts. Originally, friendships were given to friends who could then make a wish. They would never take off the bracelet, but when the bracelet would fall […]

Free Easy Crochet Infinity Scarf Pattern for Beginners

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What an easy crochet infinity scarf pattern! I can not think of a simpler one, in fact. And doesn’t she look great in it!? photo credit | pattern :  Deliacreates.com   Yarn for Your Easy Crochet Infinity Scarf Pattern Depending on your actual yarn choice and hook size, you could make this easy infinity scarf […]

Coolest Crochet Slippers Patterns for Boys: Sneakers

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  Here’s a photo tutorial for just the coolest crochet slippers that look like low baseball sneakers. Love these slippers for boys and men. Finally something to crochet for them that they will love. Perfect last minute gift idea if you are a fast crocheter and the rest for Christmas is already done… OK. None […]

Top Creative Gifts

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1200+ free craft tutorials I guess is enough to find any kind of handmade gift to make. However, if you want to complement that handmade gift with a store-bought goodie, here’s a bit of help on picking the right gift for that one last person on your list.    Bestselling Christmas Gifts Top Gifts for […]

Beaded Necklace Tutorial w Silk Ribbon

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Shabby & Fun Jewelry :: Necklace Making Tutorial Today, here is a fabulous inspiration for a  ‘Handmade Christmas Gift for Her’ : a last-minute gift idea of a beautiful, ‘a la Anthropologie’-styled necklace that you could make yourself in very short time. The fabric that holds the beads together and that makes this necklace a […]

22 Beautiful Scarf Patterns

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Make yourself some scarves with these beautiful Scarf Patterns! Today I thought to bring you some of the fabulous crochet patterns that have been posted on my Pinterest community board for the most beautiful crochet patterns. infinity scarf crochet pattern w herringbone weave stitch design. Infinity Scarf Pattern – silk with cotton crochet flower detail. […]

Butterfly Crafts for Kids :: Free Crochet Pattern

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This delightfully happy crochet butterfly crafts just caught my eye and I thought to share the free crochet pattern for it with you. I think I want ten of these and hang them up as Butterfly Wall Decor. Striking and whimsical. Can you see it? Or maybe attach these on a handbag? This crochet butterfly […]

Fall Pinwheel Cardigan :: Free Knitting Pattern

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Pinwheel cardigans are pretty unique. As a knitting pattern, I love that there are no seams to stitch together.   Only knitting required. And beyond that, it’s even just knitting in the round that’s required, i.e. even easier ! If you never have knit in the round, you should try this, and you’ll never go back […]

15 Best Halloween Nail Art Ideas

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15 best Halloween nail art ideas that you can do! Get your nail polish colors now, and the pencils and stickers, practice now and be ready for Halloween. (And while your nail polish is drying, be sure to check out our 101+ Halloween Costume Ideas , our 50+ Halloween no-carve pumpkin decorations and other fabulous […]

DIY Lace Skirt

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Lace to the rescue!   Pretty Ombre Shirt It all began with my pretty, sheer ombre shirt. I bought it almost two years ago. But I’ve never worn it! That is, until today. Because I finally created a skirt to match. I am happy!   How did I do it? See, I had this Banana […]

Gorgeous Feminine Doily-inspired Shrug

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I still can’t figure out the difference between a shrug, bolero or a shawl, and I get them all mixed up, I guess. To me this is a shrug because it covers the arms and it has a closure in the front so it is a garment, whereas a shawl is a rectangle that you […]

Recycle a Shampoo Bottle into a Tag Bag

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Some of my readers are just too brilliant for words. Like this German lady, Wesen-Art, whose creative projects have become increasingly sophisticated and interesting over the years that I have been following her submissions to our linky parties.  Look what she submitted the other day in our  weekly linky party ‘Time for a Party’? A […]

Free Knitting Pattern :: Fair Isle Hat

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  Let’s get ready for some Fall- Winter projects… like making hats! For those of you who love classics, this free knitting pattern for a classic fair isle snowflake pattern winter hat is a winner. This hat is both festive and beautiful. An intermediate pattern, that is free for you to download. Knitting Needle Size: […]

Free Bag Sewing Patterns

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15 Free Bags Sewing Patterns for Fall We, at the Fine Craft Guild, have a giant ‘free bag patterns & tutorials’- section, I thought to preceed today’s party features of ‘bags to sew’ by highlighting different bag sewing patterns for designs to make this Fall:   :: Time for a Party … of Fresh Fall […]

Fall Cable Cardigan :: Free Knitting Pattern

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This moss green cable cape cardigan reminds you of those wonderful Fall forest walks. This cape has it all: the intricate cable pattern makes it looks sophisticated, the button row makes it practical, the type of yarn makes it snuggly, and the fringe makes it fun! So here is your cardigan free knitting pattern 10/10, […]

Dramdram!! Prettiest Lace in Town Arrived !

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Yesterday morning, another package arrived from a new generous site sponsor, Wholeport, with this gorgeous lace. They wondered if I’d like to use it for something?!!  I had previously seen it in their lace catalog, and it looked nice. But in real life, well, it looks stunning. As I think you can tell in my […]

10 Best Shark DIY Crafts

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Best of Shark Week. – Just about all of my US friends are still talking #shark and #sharkweek, so I thought to feast all of your eyes and minds on two handfuls of adorable shark-celebrating DIY projects, that you can do before/after seeing the movie… And even if you don’t go and see any scary […]

DIY Demin Shirt with Lace Back

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Ohhoh. Featuring a DIY idea you must do … today even… Refashion your plain-Jane, denim shirt into a classy-but-spunky shirt with lace back! This button-down shirt is like a ‘Ralph Lauren’ with some cheek. (like Anthropologie). Lace is so ‘en vogue’ nowadays, that you might as well …. just do this project!     Suitable […]

Herringbone Infinity Scarf :: Free Knitting Pattern

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OK. Infinity scarf time!  Heat of the summer is over (at least here… time to get our act together and start thinking about prepping  back-to-school and Fall projects). Really??!!! In all seriousness, no matter how hot it is today where you are, I do want you to look at this absolutely stunning, stunning herringbone knit […]