Easy Felted Tote Bag in Cheery Stripes (free knitting pattern)

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  This duo-tone felted tote bag in oatmeal and natural brown Lionbrand fishermen’s wool yarn will match just about any outfit. What a great everyday bag! Thanks to the neutral colors but also thanks to its perfect size.   The fact that this bag is felted means that it has become that much sturdier and shapely […]

All you need for Summer is this Lil White Dress

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:: Pleaded Summer Dress :: Free Sewing Pattern ::   Here’s a fun weekend project for you to hone your sewing skills and get ready for summer too: learn how to make this romantic pleaded summer dress for you.  Find below a free sewing pattern for this and other summer dresses.   Romantic Pleated Summer […]

DIY Felt Flower Bouquet Brooch

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I wish I’d used this tutorial earlier, as I would have been wearing this gorgeous DIY felt flower bouquet brooch on my outfit today. It is not originally intended as a brooch, but I feel it would make a perfect brooch. And as such, this would be an incredibly professional-looking piece of felt jewelry. It […]

DIY Turquoise Owl Earrings

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Hi Lovelies. I just made a pair of DIY beaded turquoise earrings. They are just like Anthropologie, or what you would find in their shops. Don’t you think?! They were so simple to make with a pair of gold-colored owl charms and turquoise beads. I’ll show you how. Turquoise Beads These beads are ordinary turquoise-dyed […]

Brighten up Power Cords with Washi Tape

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I am donning out my entire desk area and my handbag content with some colorful little Spring details. All these unsightly black and grey wires for my various devices: they needed some help. Here’s how I brightened up my power cords with Washi Tape. Don’t they look marvellous?     DIY Washi Tape Covered Cords […]

Easy Sewing Pattern for Plus-Size Women Top

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I always like to get myself a few new pieces of clothing each Spring. This year, no different. Only problem is: I ain’t slim any longer and I can no longer browse through the teen/tween fashion isles and pick up some really cute shirts.   Ahh.=, what a confession to make: I also eye womens plus-size […]

Trendy Nautical Womens Top Free Sewing Pattern

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When browsing around for patterns for the sunnier Spring days and summer, I came across this gem of a nautical womens top free sewing pattern.  It has ‘classic nautical blue/white stripes, which are then complemented by a flattering peach color-block around the face, the contrasting blue-white striped front and peach-cantaloupe (melon) color-block back of the […]

Kenna Tote Bag Sewing Pattern

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Wow. That’s what I said when I saw the incredibly detailed and excellent free bag sewing pattern by Leah Williams for her Kenna tote. I have many readers who have requested new bag sewing patterns, and ladies/gentlemen, here is one free tote bag sewing pattern too good to pass up. It is the perfect mid-sized […]

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 […]

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

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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 Fashion […]

Finger Knitting Projects: Chain Necklaces

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:: 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 fun! […]

Free Diaper Bag Pattern (or Office/Going to Town)

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Initially I classified this as a free diaper bag pattern. Big enough to be that, but it sure is beautiful enough to be an office bag to take to town. May I show you this gorgeous, smooth handbag design by real sewing artist: Rebeka Lambert. Her bag is called the Phoebe bag. Looking at it, […]

Hudson Riverfront Hat – Free Knitting Pattern

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  Walk home super trendy from work in this fast-to-knit Hudson Riverfront hat, made with the trendiest yarns.  It’s a one-of-a-kind trendy hat that makes other heads turn!  I’m sure you don’t expect this to be a beginners knitting pattern, but it is!  I’ll explain to how it is made in simple steps.   Secrets […]

15 Incredibly Handsome Winter Hats for Men to Knit or Crochet

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Just like women look better with clothes on, men seem to look more attractive with hats on. Don’t you think? Well, given how cold it has gotten, the good news is that most men will want and need a hat! Lots of hats. Not all heads suit the same hat. That’s why I developed a […]

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

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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 gets. […]

Gucci Sunglasses Case Makeover

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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 sunglasses […]

3 Holiday Season Tutorials

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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 not […]

Rare Kelly Handbag is $24.000 but Paper Model is Free

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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 in […]

Sleep Socks Knitting Pattern

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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 Feet […]

Free Sewing Patterns for Kids Fall – Winter

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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.  There’s […]

Triangle Shawl Knitting Pattern with Tassels and Cross

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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 wonderfully […]

Best Halloween Ideas + Linky Party

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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 in […]

Makeup Tips for Free Lipsticks

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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. The […]

Chunky Infinity Scarf Pattern

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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 in […]

DIY Animal Print Earrings

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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 needing […]

5 Trends in London Fashion Week

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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 to […]

DIY Ice Bucket Challenge T-shirt + LINKY PARTY

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:: 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, i.e. […]

Bina Wrap Pattern Extra: How to Roll Edges

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:: 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 and […]

3 Cool Rubber Band Bracelets Designs

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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 is […]

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