Toddler Summer Dress Tutorial: Darling Tunic w Ruffle Straps

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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 leggings […]

13 Baby Shower Cakes Designs

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:: 13+ Fantastic Baby Shower Cakes Designs + 2 Icing Tutorials + 1 Chocolate Ganache Cake Recipe :: I just had a baby shower invite and I thought about offering to make the cake… You know how it is, now that baby shower cakes are on my radar, I see cute ones everywhere. This first […]

Ikea Poang Chair Slipcover Pattern

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:: Ikea Furniture Makeover ::  If you are the lucky owner of an Ikea Poang chair than today’s article is for you: it’s a free sewing pattern for an Ikea Poang chair slipcover.   At only $69, the Ikea Poang chair has to be one of Ikea’s most popular chairs. This chair has been around […]

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? […]

Free Knitting Pattern :: Decorative Toy Balls

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Instant love for this 3-colored balls. Looks so sophisticated. But is so easy. Talk about a versatility: Make these hand-knit balls in raffia, hemp, or natural cotton as home décor.  Make them in baby yarn for easy, nearly-free baby gifts, or Use up scraps as a cool crafts for kids. I would think they would […]

Chevron Baby Blanket for Car Seat :: Free Crochet Pattern

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:: free crochet pattern for baby blanket to use in car seat or stroller. Just the right size for both of these. :: The textured chevron ribs of this easy-to-make crochet baby blanket are created by working in the back loops of each row.  That’s the trick! And it’s a significant trick as babies like […]

Time for a linky PARTY :: Open Now !

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Hello again! Welcome to our party today! Be sure to check out our Christmas – section for last minute Christmas ideas. I am emigrating to London as we speak. But I thought to nonetheless throw a party. The show must go on, right?! No features today, but will show off some of your submissions soon. […]

Lovely Cabled Baby Blanket :: Free Knitting Pattern

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This is a blanket that you just want to snuggle with. What a perfect baby blanket … for babies … and for me…  (I suppose we could up-size it, couldn’t we?!)  Anyhow, working with this super soft wool in perfect pastel colors is of course THE thing to do this Fall. Comfy!!  Give yourself a […]

Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

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Elegant, darling and warm. That sums up this cream white crochet blanket. Adorned with a chocolate brown ribbon, it makes for a delightful baby shower gift. Or, make a couple of cozy crochet blankets for your own newborn.   Baby Blanket :: Free Crochet Pattern photo credit | free crochet pattern : Rosy little things […]

DIY Eco-friendly Bath Rug … now a Design for Kitchen Rugs?

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Featuring a reader’s work today. Miranda here took the original featured eco-friendly bath rug project into another direction by changing colors row by row, working in around the edges inwards, rather than taking the project row by row, and so created a perfect kitchen rug design.       This is the result. I think […]

These Crochet Flower Bags are Must-haves :: Free Patterns for 3 sizes

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Oh, I just LOVE this bag. It’s like carrying a happy bouquet of flower. And it’s roomy too…  Oh, so much to do, so little a time. I think I’d like to make a couple of them even, although that might be a bit too much work…. But seriously, besides in the absolutely beautiful color […]

Love Quilt :: latest of our FREE Quilt Patterns

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Oh, I fell in love… with this lastest in my long list of featured free quilt patterns, that is. This love mini – quilt pattern is moderately easy to make but I can see extensive joy coming from having it. photo credit : Cindy Sharp | Get your free pattern here: : ModaBakeShop   I […]

Baby Bedroom Furniture: Crochet Rainbow Mobile

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free crochet pattern clouds rainbow mobile baby room decor free crochet patterns. Friend’s baby due in Winter? Let the sun shine in the baby bedroom anyway with this darling & sunny rainbow mobile. Easy to stitch up as it is made of simple shapes only. Beyond babies, this mobile is fun for young kids. This […]

Crochet Pattern Books for 2013

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Include a review of the best the web has to offer by way of new crochet books in your Boxing Day shopping today. For crochet lovers, here are 10 brand new crochet books to love. The first five will be released in a few months but can be pre-ordered today. The second five are just […]

Free Rose Quilt Pattern

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Kids Bedroom Idea: Get away with plain kids bedroom furniture when you adorn your girl’s bed with gorgeous quilts like this one. This darling floral quilt will make a girl sleep like roses. Or rather, sleep with roses. While baby-cuddly, the free pattern size I have for you is big enough for a twin bed. […]

DIY Clothes Racks Dividers

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Just back from vacation and after having done a mountain of laundry, I crave ORDER. Clothes order. Everywhere order. I need a more organized life. Now. image credit: paperpartydesignco.etsy.com   OK. It’s not ‘that’ urgent, but I realize we all need organizing tools such as these dividers for your clothes racks. Besides organizational-neat-‘freaks’ and order-craving, […]

Kids Bedroom: Hot-air Balloon Mobile

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kids bedroom decoration: Still want to drift off a bit more even though you had a lovely vacation this summer?  How about creating a darling mobile for the kids bedroom and dream of where you’d be flying the next time you’ll have the chance…. Free nursery hot air balloon mobile tutorial Made from Assorted Colors […]

Strawberry Crochet + Knitting Patterns

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This is Day 2 of Strawberry week: Learn How to Make Crochet Strawberries.  Yesterday, we featured  strawberry bead earrings. Today, we’re giving away a free pattern for crochet strawberries. Plus, I’ve added 2 strawberry knitting patterns, just in case crocheting is not your game. Whether knit or crochet-ed, these strawberries are super-cute.     Strawberry […]

50+ DIY Mothers Day Gifts

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50+ DiY Mothers Day Gifts

:: Personalized Mothers Day Gifts to DIY :: 50+ Beautiful, Easy-to-Make Mothers Day Gifts Pretty, personalized, functional & stylish gifts for moms, and other important women in your world. Make a gift yourself, or give mother the craft materials along with a free printed how-to tutorial as an enjoyable ‘DIY craft project kit’.   Mothers […]

Ruffled Quilted Baby Blankets (Tutorial)

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Ohhh.. So pretty. Baby blanket love. Perfect gift for a summer party. Gotta make this. Not for a baby, but enlarged for my deck as a tanning blanket. (picture A) You might like to make this ruffled baby blanket as a baby gift, though. Ruffled Seams ~ Quilt Sewing Technique Seamstresses: have a look at […]

Baby Gifts :: Fabric Paint t-Shirt

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Pin It Recently invited to a stork party of a special friend, I was keen to take a special gift for her soon-to-be-born baby boy. In search for a ‘canvas’ upon which to create a personal and unique fabric painting, I found a white onsie that was perfect for the job. I created an African […]

Best Home Decor and Creative DIY Ideas

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Featured: Best Submissions of Last Weeks Link Party. As promised, here are my Top Picks amongst many gorgeous, inventive submissions. Those with patterns & howto tutorials are marked as such. Be inspired.  Featured Top Entries 1. Chevron Wall Paint How-to(my all-time fav fab submission) 2. Toddler Boots Tutorial (also check out the bag she made […]

Paper Embroidery Greeting Cards for Baby

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How to create handmade greeting cards is easy. Here is one technique for you: embroidery. I bet you already have all that you need to make your own hand-stitched greeting cards. You will find that paper embroidery can be done in a mum of time, and it is a fun project to take along with […]

Photo Birth Announcements

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Sometimes us creative folks get so sucked into the thought that we can do anything ourselves. (Which is probably true, up to a point. ) However, when the date arrives that the new born pops out, there is seldom enough time in the day to get everything done. Let alone designing new birth announcement cards, […]

Homemade Baby Gifts :: Toys Tutorial

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  Best Baby Gifts :: Nesting Cubes Here is a free pdf tutorial on how to make the most adorable set of nesting cubes, that is an educational baby toy and that would make an ideal baby shower gift. Soft blocks with big bold patterns have to be every new mom’s delight as blocks are […]

Green Crafts, Handmade for Babies & Kids

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Continued from 101 Green Crafts Handmade Items Crafted for Babies Argyle Onsies (for baby boys) by Lu Bird Baby U Creating Adorable Baby Bums Cloth Diapers by Crafting in a Green World  U Make it Yourself Jumper (0-3 mth) by Smile & Wave How to Make to Winter Buggy-bag by Instructables Diaper Wipes Case by […]

Baby & Toddler Halloween Costume Ideas

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There are so many absolutely adorable baby and toddler Halloween costumes available for sale that I would not be bothered making one myself. They are usually 1/2 the price of the adult versions, so if you want to spare a few dollars, I will be a greater reward for your time if you were to […]

Gorgeous Baby Quilt ‘Follow-the-Lines’ Free Pattern

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If you are, like me, invited to some baby showers and currently see babies everywhere, it’s a good time to embark on the all-time classic baby craft project: the baby quilt. This free pattern (which includes binding instructions) for a baby quilt that is easy to make and simply gorgeous (and easily adjustable for a […]

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