Which Yarn, what Hook or which Needle?

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Tweet A yarn weight table to figure out which crochet hooks and knitting needles you’ll need and so to work out how much yarn you’ll need…? Who of my readers would not want such yarn table??!! Well, dear readers, here it is: CRAFT YARN COUNCIL STANDARD CHARTS How to use this crochet – knitting – […]

30 Valentines Day Crafts & Cards

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Tweet Valentines Day is just around the corner. In a day or two!! To help you make some creative Valentine gifts, here is an overview of our beautiful and fun Valentines. Find: craft tutorials for Valentine gifts; free downloadable templates for wrapping and cards; handmade Valentine card instructions; sweet recipes; gift ideas; and more lovely […]

Best Homemade Advent Calendars

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Tweet Beautiful Advent Calendars, to Make & To Buy. My friend was cleaning her closets the other day, and asked if I was interested in her old house-shaped letter-box. It looked … a bit dated, odd-shaped and bland. It was plain wood, and … I did not know what to do with it. Mentally, I […]

Lovely Cabled Baby Blanket :: Free Knitting Pattern

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Tweet 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 […]

Beachy Bath Mittens

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Tweet Another great contribution to your beach cottage: starfish, coral, seaweed and fish-shaped bath gloves. Aren’t they both lovely and fun? Depending on the colors in your bathroom, use either pastel or brightly-colored hand towels and the templates below. There’s a fish, starfish and a coral shape. My favorite bath mitten shape is the coral […]

Fourth of July Party Decorations :: Hand-painted Napkins

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Tweet Make yourself a unique table setting for your 4th of July party.   Fourth of July Party Decorations If you’re inspired by our 5 mouthwatering recipes for your fourth of July party, then, perhaps you’d like to  bring up your outdoor table setting a notch as well with these hand-decorated Fourth of July napkins. […]

Fathers Day Gift Tags

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Tweet Cool Crafts for Kids: Free Fathers Day Printables. Further to all the free Fathers Day Cards & Crafts and Fathers Day bookmarks, I recently made you some fabulous last minute Fathers Day Gift tags.  As you know, the series of Fathers Day cards includes a card (and gift ideas) for all types of dads.   […]

Lovely Scrapbooking Freebies

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Tweet These are just my colors & styles for summer: pastel greens with happy orange flowers! This scrapbooking set will make just the perfect summer stationary for me.  I’m sharing it with you, not because I’m about to send you a love letter. (I could… (smiles)). But because the kind folks at Pixels & Co […]

Anthropologie Necklaces : a Knockoff Giveaway

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Tweet :: If you love Anthropologie Necklaces, you’ll love this Giveaway! :: I all for originality. And thus: this truly unique Anthropologie necklace design stole my heart. I wanted to make my necklace as an ‘Anthropologie knockoff’ for you. But I knew I had to make it ‘my way’ and apply my own ideas however. […]

Free Graduation Certificate Templates

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Tweet Who needs some free graduation certificate templates? I guess, we all do. Now is the time to prepare for graduation! School graduation, college graduation and completion of coursework or club contributions you and your team have been working on. In other words, it’s certificate making time. I guess, I enjoy designing unique free certificates […]

Free Embroidery Stitching Book

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Tweet Today I’d like to introduce you to Helen Dickson from Bustle & Sew, who offers unique and quirky patterns that are just a little different to other patterns you’ll find on-line. And best of all, today, they are offering a free embroidery stitches book, called Simple Stitchery. I just had a look at this […]

Mothers Day Gift Winner Is ..?!!

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Tweet   Last week we had a lovely mothers day gift giveaway. The raffle for it closed today and we just picked a winner… And the winner of our Mothers Day Gifts Raffle is ….. a lady by the name of Terry!!!! Lucky Terry did not give us her last name, but she did give […]

Mothers Day Gifts: Necklace GIVEAWAY

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Tweet :: Handmade Mothers Day Gifts :: WIN: one-of-a-kind DESIGNER NECKLACE (this post) + MAKE: Free Jewelry-Making Tutorial (see link) + ADMIRE: an new ‘A Stitch Above’-awarded. (see below) MOTHERS DAY GIFTS from Ineseda Today is a special day at Fine Craft Guild. Lots of gifts, sharing and recognition. Let me begin with saying that […]

DIY Suzani Rugs

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Tweet Can you imagine this gorgeous suzani rug being a DIY IKEA hack? Me neither. Yes, it’s a bit advanced, but 2013 we can handle a bit more advanced projects, can’t we? I have about a dozen of unique articles on this blog on ‘how to make your own rugs’. These are easy rugs. Click […]

Decorative Pillows: Kaleidoscope Quilt Pattern

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Tweet   Fabulous! is the word that came to mind in response to Brooke’s  paper-pieced kaleidoscope-quilt-pillow. photo credit | quilting pattern : by Brooke from Pitter putter stitch Quilting and patchwork can be so granny-ish, while this happy and bright kaleidoscope quilt pillow is ultra- modern! I totally adore it.   Making a kaleidoscope quilt […]

Free Gift Certificate Templates :: Hippest Download

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Tweet Free Gift Certificate Templates. Given the popularity of our basic certificate templates, I’m sure you’ll like to have a few other certificate template designs to choose from. That first certificate template has a ‘very serious’ feel to it. This means that when you personalize and make your own certificate with this template, it will […]

St Patrick s Day Crafts : Free Subway Art

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Tweet Oh, one more. St Patrick’s Day freebie for you, that is. I just made this sweet subway art for my friend and thought that you might like it also. Print it large and frame it, or print it on high resolution and it will be a free contemporary St Patrick’s Day greeting card. Or […]

Owl Birthday Party : Free Printables

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Tweet   Well, there’s no denying: besides sock monkeys, owls are very popular at the Fine Craft Guild (and the world at large). So, when I saw these stunning owl birthday party printables, I thought of you, and instantly thought to share ‘m.   Owl Birthday Party Here they are. Owl Invitations, Owl Gift Tags, […]

Dr Seuss Valentines

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Tweet Dare I say this is a cute Valentines greeting card aka large candy tag featuring Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat. It will result in some winning gift giving. Perfect Valentines for a boy to give away, although I do know some husbands who still like Dr. Seuss. As you know, I also personally […]

Scrapbooking Freebie: Clock Faces

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Tweet I promised you frequent scrapbooking ideas and freebies here at FineCraftGuild.com and I’m sticking to that promise. Today, I am featuring what-I-consider-to-be fabulous free printables for you: timeless vintage clock faces. Actually, they were vintage watch faces. I love them. So unique.  Somehow they tickle my creativity! ~   ‘…makes a great kitchen clock, […]

Free Font: Moonshiner

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Tweet   Font designer Mattox Shuler just released a new font, and I think it’s a keeper. Just what we need for the new year: no nonsense, clarity, and elegance.   As it is mostly an uppercase typeface, I’m considering it for blog and document titling.  What do you think? Are you in need of a […]

Cool Sushi Coasters :: Free Crochet Pattern

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Tweet   I am a sushi nut. I love the freshness and the flavor. Lots of protein. So healthy too. Although, sushi will soon be a thing of the past for me. IF  a recently  PASSED LAW in the US is not stopped by YOU, my American readers, right now: the law that allows GMO […]

Free 2013 Calendar, Vintage

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Tweet Yesterday a reader commented that I did not provide her enough templates, ideas and freebies for her card making/scrapbooking hobby. I knew she was right. And I also knew that my newly planned scrapbooking series would indeed be welcomed! So for her/all scrapbooking-lovers, here is a scrapbooking / art card making / calendar making […]

Nativity Scene :: Free Printable

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Tweet Something fun to do with the kids: download, cut and color this free downloadable paper nativity scene.    Remember this Paris paper city cut-out set?   Joel’s nativity scene set is equally adorable, and allow for fun play as well as study of the birth of Jesus and Christmas.  Perfect kids activity | toy […]

Free Altered Arts Magazine

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Tweet Paper Art Freebie for you: the folks of Altered Arts Magazine are giving their December issue as a free download! Now that’s a nice holiday gift for you! If you are not familiar with the magazine, it’s an artistic inspiration for artists who make art journals, mixed media art, collage and altered paper art […]

10+ Free DIY Gift Boxes

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Tweet Ultra-cute gift boxes, I might add. Ranging from gorgeous ideas for girlfriend gifts, to feminine gifts for your tweens, to fun, easy gift wraps your kids might like to craft, to pretty, pretty boxes, which templates you must have on hand, year-round for beautiful, fast gift giving. These free gift box templates are to […]

10+ Free Printable Holiday Greeting Cards

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Tweet This is PART 2 in the series of 50+ free Holiday greeting cards, gift tags, wrapping ideas, templates and gift projects. I promised ‘easy and fast’. Well, here are 10 free printable holiday cards Or rather card sets, as quite a few cards are really a family of related gorgeous card designs. Free for […]

Exquisite Diamond Paper Box

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Tweet   2. Diamond Paper Box How to Make 1,2,3: you’ll need this template + 2 (or more) hours. Difficulty: hard, but on this site there are simpler gem gift box shapes that are easier and faster to make as well. For kind of gifts: it’s a gift all by itself. Photo Credit | By […]

Pretty Designer Paper Box Templates

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Tweet   4. Pretty Designer Paper Fold-over Boxes How to Make 1,2,3: print one or both templates for pretty paper boxes. Cut and shape. Difficulty: easy For kind of gifts: truffles or small Christmas cakes Photo Credit | By: Poptastic Bride   Next

Flat Gift Box with Pretty Topper (Free Template)

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Tweet   10. Flat Box w Pretty Flaps How to Make 1,2,3: Print and cut template. Glue the white folds. Difficulty: easy Tip: Scale template to make larger boxes. To wrap folded sweaters for example, use sturdier cardboard and attach half circle flaps later. Be sure to add an inch at the fold to attach […]

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