10 Best Mason Jar Valentine Gifts

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Tweet   #1: Fabric Hearts in Mason Jars By Moorea Seal    #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 know someone who will love a Valentine’s Day […]

Paper Quillling Tutorial with Inspiration from Yulia Brodskaya

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Tweet :: 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 […]

Free Quilt Block Patterns for Valentines Day (hearts)

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Tweet 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 […]

Easy Appetizers for your Super bowl Party

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Tweet         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 […]

Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015 Linky Party

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Tweet 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 – […]

35+ Beautiful Free New Years Eve Party Printables

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Tweet 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 […]

CHEVRON Happy New Year Images (free printables)

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Tweet 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 […]

Inspirational Knitted Nativity Scene

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Tweet 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 […]

15+ Best Weekly Planners + Calendars for Craftsy Folks

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Tweet 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 […]

DIY Christmas Tree Topper Star

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Tweet 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 […]

Christmas Ornaments Knitting Pattern Sets

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Tweet 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 […]

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

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Tweet 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 […]

Gucci Sunglasses Case Makeover

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Tweet 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 […]

Christmas Cookies Recipe Exchange (LINKY PARTY)

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Tweet The entry to last week Linky party by Jessica from Dreaming of Leaving, gave me a great idea for a theme for this week’s linky party. I am posting the party a tat early so you have more time to fish out your favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes, and add your own contribution.     […]

Giant DIY Gingerbread House: just Fab!

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Tweet This is a special Christmas craft project kids will ADORE: decorate a life-sized gingerbread house.  Made with 2 large refrigerator boxes and 2 dishwasher boxes and a whole lot of fun and creativity by both the teacher  (or mom) and kids .     By  Mrs Goff’s, the Pre-K (Kindergarten) teacher .  Find the […]

How to Make Your Home Smell Like Christmas

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Tweet Sometimes the best Christmas decorations can’t be seen at all. Ever. They can only be smelled!  Smell has the incredible ability to transport us in time, to alter our mood, stress and behavior. Therefore, I consider it ‘a must’ to make our home smell like Christmas over the weekends prior to the big event. […]

DIY Salt dough Christmas Ornaments

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Tweet Making homemade Christmas ornaments is a favorite Christmas activity to do with the kids. I tend to make these every year. Usually I package them up to give away as an easy, personalized Christmas gift for family, friends, teachers, neighbors, and the like. Those, paired with something edible, such as Christmas chocolates or fancy […]

10 Free Pretty Printable Christmas Gift Tag Template Sets

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Tweet :: 10 BEAUTIFUL Free Printable Christmas Gift Tag Template Sets :: I am slowly but surely starting to get my ‘stash’ of Christmas gifts ready, and so I thought to share with you my collection of beautiful FREE downloadable holiday gift tags. These are 10 different sets by 10 different graphic designers that were […]

Printable Free Gift Tags #6: ‘Noel’

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Tweet 6. Noel Tags. These free gift tag sets even come in three different color schemes. Click the image to download this set, and while there, you can By Paper Crave    Next

Free Printable Gift Tags w Modern Design 3

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Tweet Set #3: Modern Gift Tags Professionally designed gift tags like these raises the value of any homemade gift. Print a set of these tags by simply clicking the image. By DomestiFluff    Next

Free Gift Tags (set 2)

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Tweet 2. Who says that gift tags always have to be rectangular? Forget it. These fun shapes are way better. To print tags, click the image. Note: click this image for the UPDATED LINK. These gift tags were so popular … ran out of downloading bandwidth! Wow!! Get yours today! By Moms Crafty Space  Next

Elegant Chevron Gift Tags – set

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Tweet 5. Elegance, Warm and Contemporary: that sums up the quality of these chevron gift tags. There is something so professional about these Christmas gift tags. As if they belong to an upmarket brand like Ralph Lauren, Nordstrom, or so. Don’t you think? Click the image to download your Christmas freebie. By Jill Means at […]

Groovy b/w Gift Tags 9

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Free Printable Gift Tags, really groovy black and white tags
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Tweet 9. Groovy Black/white Gift Tags. For those of us without a color printer, these black/white gift tags are perfect. The designs are so funky and happy that no color is needed to describe the feeling of the holidays. And they are free. To download, click the image. To learn more about the designer, follow […]

Fun Downloadable Gift Tags 4

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Tweet Set #4: Fun Gift Tags These fun gift tags are neutral enough to give to anyone on your list. By Sass & Peril    Next

50+ Holiday Freebies: Gift Tags, Cards & Wrap Ideas

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Tweet Christmas Holiday Gift Tags: Freebies, Printables, Templates How-top’s & Ideas. The next two weeks will be dedicated to fab + fast-to-make holiday gifts and gift wrapping. Tons of holiday fabulousness for you. A set of goodies, tips and ideas a day, so as to inspire & help, but not overwhelm you. So be sure […]

Christmas Gift Tags with Designer Illustrations 10

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Tweet 10. Graphic Designer Gift Tags. You can just see the graphic designer at work with a sharpie in the hand doodling to make these contemporary illustration while sipping a cup of tea on a wintery afternoon. I can. Great gift tags. You can even buy matching greeting cards.   By Kelli Murray  Back to […]

Gift Tags with playful ‘handwritten’ greetings 8

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Tweet 8. ‘Handwritten’ gift tags. These whimsical gift tags are nice and neutral enough to personalize a gift to pretty much anyone. Print a couple and have them in your purse for some instant gift giving as you move through the holiday season. Wrap-up a bar of chocolate, tie this tag on, and hopla, you’ve […]

Fun Family Gift Tags with Hat, Hearts and Mittens 7

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Tweet 7. Hat, Hearts and Mittens – gift tags. These tags are fun, aren’t they? They are of course perfect to accompany handmade knitwear… (wink to knitters and crocheters alike). Best of all, they are fun, whimsical and friendly. Perfect for a gift for the neighbors or family.   By Caroline Johansson    Next

DIY Pompom Christmas Tree

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Tweet I am adding this fabulous tutorial for a DIY pompom Christmas tree to my list of ideas and tutorials for alternative Christmas trees to decorate your home with. The site of this easy homemade Christmas tree just makes me happy. I love its non-traditional nature. The happy abundant and dare I say summer colors […]

20 Awesome Free Sewing Patterns for the Holidays

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Tweet You know me, I am ‘Researcher Extra-ordinaire’ when to comes to finding eco-friendly and / or low-cost| free resources online for our creative projects.  If you want to do a bit of sewing for the holidays, here are 20 very popular and really awesome free sewing patterns for the holidays, none of which I […]

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