Back to School Pleated Skirt – Free Sewing Pattern

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Love this skirt: So Fall, so girly, so back-to-school. Best of all: easy to make, while sophisticated.   Back-to-School Pleated Skirt – Free Sewing Pattern Photo credit: Sewmamasew Enjoy this free sewing pattern and step-by-step instructions which you can find here at sewmamasew.com.

Back-to-School Backpacks, Tote Bags, Lunch Bags Sewing Patterns

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School bags are one of the most essential school supplies out there. And from personal experience as someone who studied for many years, it is a really good investment to have a couple of different style bags laying around: one for light days, one for heavy book days, one for gym, one for personal items, […]

Shabby Chic DIY Nautical Rope Mirror – Ballard Inspired

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Inspired by Ballard Designs or not, this Shabby Chic DIY Nautical Rope Mirror is pretty unique in my book. I love it. In fact, it inspires me to finish off some of my projects around the house. This project is executed by Nancy from Artsy Chicks Rule (love that blog name!)  She found the mirror […]

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 […]

Make a Recycled Dryer Sheet Envelope

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Great Idea: Make your own Recycled Dryer Sheet Envelope for keepsakes, niknaks and special letters. Jennifer from Sunny Vanilla executed this creative idea that was the brainchild of Paula Spahr. Let me show you her works of art:   How to Make Your Own Recycled Dryer Sheet Envelope Step-by-Step Tutorial Just a few steps to […]

Fun Summer Birthday Party Ideas for Boys – SHARE IT 19

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Thank you all for linking up with us last week. I adore all your submissions. Thank you. You are awesome. Every week I learn a lot and take pleasure in seeing your blogs get better and better all the time. Now, time for a new party here today. I like all my parties, including linky […]

5 Fourth of July Ideas for Parties

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Last linky party we had an abundance of 4th of July ideas for you. My favorite public holiday that so says ‘Let’s celebrate summer’ aka Fourth of July is quickly approaching. Needless to say I relished all these wonderful submissions, of 4th of July as well as fun summer and other creative ideas you brought […]

SHARE IT 15 Linky party + Edible Fathers Day Gift Ideas

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Hello lovelies! Happy Saturday! Today’s the 15th edition of SHARE IT Sunday Linky Party.  I hope you love this party as much as I do and I’m pleased that many of you follow along and come party with us every week! Follow along! I have two awesome features. And before I get to that, let […]

Recycled Bottle-Cap Wall-Art

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Maybe because I have been partying this weekend with a massive picnic in the park on Sunday afternoon. Anyhow, I noticed how everyone has their own favorite beer brand, or brands. And I realized how some people in particular really identify with their beer brand, color, flavor, etc. And I thought how fun it would […]

Fathers Day: Free Sewing Patterns for Men

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We have enough time to sew him something special. Him. You know, Dada. The man who has everything already. It seems to get harder year after year to come up with something good. The gifts he wants are usually either too expensive, not in line with the family budget. Or he simply buys them for […]

The 20 BEST Graduation Party Ideas

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Here are 20+ of the Best Graduation Party Ideas. They range from gorgeous flower centerpieces, to practical popcorn stands, to fabulous party lighting. Here they are; not in order of greatness, but grouped by party aspect.     Graduation Party Ideas – Decorations Graduation Party Centerpiece with Flowers By: Pottery Barn   Graduation Party Ideas […]

Free Printable Mothersday Card or Wall Art

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Free Printable Mothersday Card
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Just in time:  Print this free Mothers Day printable to gift as a card or as a frame artwork. Moms will love to be appreciated like this.     Free Printable Mothersday Card Right-click to download and print. Simple as that. More Free Printable Mothersday Card s Mothers Day Cards – overview page Downloadable Mothers […]

Irish Lace iPhone Cover Crochet Pattern

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Romantic Irish Lace iPhone Cover Crochet Pattern Make this for yourself or as a mothers day gift for mom: this super low-tech irish lace crochet cover will make any tech-phobic mom or granny happy with the idea of having an Iphone. And, I sure am not tech-phobic, but I sure love the elegance of this […]

15 Easter Mason Jar Crafts and Treats

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Mason jars make excellent Easter Egg basket alternatives, are great for home decoration and are a great way to store smaller items. Contemporary, fun and you can use the mason jars over and over again.  Loads of benefits to recycling your mason jars. Which is why I created yet another round-up: Easter Mason Jar Crafts […]

Easy Egg Warmers Crochet Pattern

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Get ready to make some easy Easter crafts to decorate your Easter brunch table. Today’s project is an easy egg warmers crochet pattern. Egg warmers, also called egg cozies, will offer an enticing element to the table setting. Made of remnants of wool, cotton or acrylics, either way, they’ll keep hard- and soft-cooked eggs warm. […]

Shamrock and Rose Crochet Patterns

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I just mentioned the other day on on G+/FineCraftGuild to not throw your crochet shamrock brooch away after St. Patrick’s Day. You see, your crochet shamrock pin will continue to look great throughout Spring. All you need to do is add a little flower or rose bud on top of it. See what I mean? […]

Felt Heart Basket Tutorial

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photo credit: FineCraftGuild.com One Sunday morning, I woke up early. It was back in my Italy days, and the sun came through our kitchen window ‘just so beautifully and so peacefully’ that I wanted to just sit there in that light and do something creative. This is what I made: A felt heart basket The […]

14 Cute Valentine Pillows (Free Sewing Tutorials)

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One of the easiest way to decorate for Valentines is with pillows. I am getting into pillow making and I found 14 Valentine Pillows I could make. Most of them have free and detailed sewing patterns/tutorials, but as always, some are just so inspirational that if they have no tutorial, I will post them anyway, […]

Cupid Arrow Valentine Treats DIY

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I spotted these happy silver and gold cupid arrow sticks and I thought how fun they would look in a mason jar on our coffee table. And how fun they would be to make as a valentine crafts. In my mind, I am substituting my whimsical colorful decorations with ‘no-thing’ or ‘white things’. Fewer objects, […]

10 Best Mason Jar Valentine Gifts

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  Best Mason Jar Valentine Gifts #1: Fabric Hearts in Mason Jars By Moorea Seal    Best Mason Jar Valentine Gifts#2: Valentines Heart Snow Globe I saw dye-cut hearts like this at Target a few years ago. Never thought of putting them in a snow globe for Valentine’s Day. What an incredibly original idea.  I […]

Paper Quillling Tutorial with Inspiration from Yulia Brodskaya

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:: Learn Quilling Paper :: Paper Craft Artist Yulia Brodskaya Inspires Me Today. She is a London-based but Russia-born graphic designer and illustrator. Of late, Yulia’s quilling paper has been really popular with advertising agencies and the media, who have shown loads of her work. If you live in London, no doubt you will have […]

Free Quilt Block Patterns for Valentines Day (hearts)

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With exactly a month till Valentines Day, it is the perfect time to make something extra pretty for that special friend and that special occasion. Here are 7 free (or nearly free) quilt block patterns that would befit a wide range of home sewing and embellishing projects. Lots of hearts, of course, but also pretty […]

Easy Appetizers for your Super bowl Party

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        Easy Appetizers for your Super bowl Party #1: 7-layered Dip in a Cup Recipe by The Girl Who Ate Everything     Easy Appetizers for your Super bowl party #2. Football Bites with Sausage and Cheddar Recipe by gimmesomeoven.com   Easy Appetizers for your Super bowl party #3: Bacon Cheddar Beer […]

Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015 Linky Party

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First of all: THANK YOU FOR YOUR 2014 LINKY PARTY CONTRIBUTIONS, your loyal readership, your comments, your encouragement, your friendship!! I cherish you all!!! Thank you!! 2014 has been a good year in some ways. The blog underwent a couple of tipping points and improvements: I started a Craftsy shop with free/inexpensive knitting – crochet […]

35+ Beautiful Free New Years Eve Party Printables

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This round-up is just in time to create an instant, festive New Year’s Eve Party at your home. These are the most beautiful free printable New Years Eve party decorations, cards & gift tags out there. There are plenty New Years Eve party printables to choose from to decorate every party room with a different […]

CHEVRON Happy New Year Images (free printables)

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I just completed this round-up of 35+ free printable new years eve party decorations and realized that there is very little out there by way of happy new year images that has the actual year number in it, ie. 2015. So, I designed free printable happy new year images with 2015 and a fun quote. […]

Inspirational Knitted Nativity Scene

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Went to visit the historic little farming village of Firle in England yesterday. As it is a most picturesque village, we went there to show our holiday guests a bit of England and did a  mini photo shoot for my new shawl knitting pattern. As part of our little tour, we visited the old church […]

15+ Best Weekly Planners + Calendars for Craftsy Folks

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I love doing this every year: browsing through the calendars and finding the best ones. Here are my 14 favorite Weekly Planners and Craft Calendars for 2015.             Kate Spade Planner Kate Spade Large Agenda – Painterly Cheetah (Ikat) This is a 2015 yearly planners with both monthly planners and […]

DIY Christmas Tree Topper Star

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Can you believe that this gorgeous Sparkling Star is a DIY Christmas Tree Topper?! Well, it is. Learn from our wonderful home decorating expert Tammy Henderson just how to make this quick, in no time, with just a few dollar store supplies and a hot glue gun.     Hello everyone, Tammy here from One […]

Christmas Ornaments Knitting Pattern Sets

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I like to add some new Christmas ornaments to our collection each year. I had been doing that for years. But then of course with these international moves, it does not make sense to hang on to Christmas ornaments, other than those that are keepsakes. So, the reality is that I have very few Christmas […]

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