DIY Garden Sun Shade

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This is simply brilliant, isn’t it? One trip to Ikea’s curtain department and you’re done: you got yourself a magnificent, removable DIY sun shade.   What an Ikea hack is that!   What you’ll need for this sun shade project is: a set of roman blinds to cover all or just parts of your deck […]

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 […]

Butterfly Quilt Block Pattern

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Something to add to my free butterfly craft ideas and tutorials page: this gorgeous butterfly quilting block. Isn’t it just so happy, Spring-like and perfect to be turned into a million different sewing projects, from the front of a bag, to the centerpiece of a quilt, or perhaps as a repeated pattern for a quilt. […]

Lacy Ripple Blanket Crochet Pattern

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Oh, this is an awesome crochet blanket!  It has a back that’s even prettier than the front! Look at this lacy ripple blanket crochet pattern. Uhhh…..  Crochet Beginners better just look for inspiration and make something simpler like any of these crochet blankets. But intermediate beginners and advanced crocheters, head over to the maker, Susan […]

SHARE IT sunday linky party – 3 Fabulous DIY Home Decor Makeovers

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MAY 1: Today the party is HERE with 3 fabulous crochet features instead of home decor.. My apologies if my email to you sent you to this page here rather than to today’s party directly. Happy Saturday! Thank you all again for linking up with us last week, and showing up again this week. It’s […]

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 […]

10 Creative Photo Frames

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It’s that time of the year that I am interested in creative photos frames, displaying our photos and making photo gifts for friends and family. Photo-adored handmade items make great family heirlooms, as well as great Mothers day gifts and Fathers day presents, right?!  So for me-my family, it’s photo prepping time!   As well, […]

Recycled Magazine Picture Frames

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Two more sleeps …. Earth Day 2015 is on April 22. Let’s do something special. I have been talking about creating recycled magazine picture frames but never given you the instructions on how to make them. Well, here you are: Today I created a tutorial with all the ins and outs of how to make […]

Cozy Cat Bed Crochet Pattern

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Well, this cat bed crochet pattern is adorable, isn’t it? Tiny kittens love to be cozy and warm, and this cat bed sleeping dome will fit the bill. Mommy cat and daughter kitten can play in and on the dome. When they get tired, they get to snuggle up together and sleep in the bed. […]

How to Display Kids Art

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If you’re an Italian farm-wife, you may toss out your kids drawing the day after they come home with it. It burns the stove. (I know; it shocked me.) But, if you’re an average American mom, you’ll probably honor your kids drawing with a favorite spot on the fridge. Or, if it’s really good, on […]

5 Simple Spring Decorating Tips

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I thought to share 5 of my simple Spring decorating tips and ideas with you today. Simple Spring Decorating Tips #1. Progressively Create and Group Seasonal Vignettes I like to prepare for major events, like Easter, a step at a time. Now, one week before Easter, we have quite a few displays that celebrate the […]

8 Unique Spring Decorating Ideas

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Thank you all so very much for linking up with our first weekend linky party. The joint party with some other bloggers was a great success, with hundreds of people linking up. So exciting!!!! It’s decided that we are going to do things differently however. We’re sticking to the weekend!!! Yes, while it will open […]

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 […]

How to Finish an Old School Desk?

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Friday I had to go to the doctors to do my favorite test: the mammogram (who loves this, honestly!) and I treated myself a round along all the charity shops and vintage furniture shops on the way bag home. Needless to say, I had a great time and soon forgot the reason for my escapades. […]

15 Farmhouse Chic Decor Ideas

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The ‘Farmhouse Chic’ decor style celebrates the graciousness of farm finds, vintage heirlooms, well-worn woods and patinas, and the simple elegance of classic decorative motifs. The natural color-way of our farmhouse chic decor ideas included gray-browns, off-whites, natural greens, princess-blues and romantic pinks. Farmhouse chic is not picky, and a scala of various styles can […]

Fabric Bottle Wrap

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Bottle wraps and jar cozies don’t have to always be made with intricate mason jar crochet patterns.  Muslin fabric wrap is as beautiful and can be put together with 15 minutes, with just a few stitches.  This fabric wrap technique works on recycled bottles, mason jars and glass jam pots. As well, what a great […]

How to Weave a Rag Rug

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Happy Chinese New Year in the year of the Sheep.  To ensure that that last year’s dirt does not enter your home this year, Chinese feng shui suggest to change your mats each new year, particularly your front door mat.   So, I felt that today’s featured linky party submission of ‘how to weave a rag […]

Mason Jar Cover Crochet Pattern

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Isn’t this just the cutest little project? Thought to spruce up mom’s house a tat, while I stayed there for the last few weeks, and this is what I orchestrated. Like this mason jar crochet cover? Mason jar cozy crochet pattern I am calling this a Mason jar crochet pattern, it is however a cover […]

Early Spring Home Decorating Ideas for Fireplace Mantels

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I am thrilled to announce the first home decorating ideas article by our regular contributing guest writer, Tammy Henderson. In today’s article she shares how to feature early Spring in our home decorations on and in front of our fireplace mantels.   Over to Tammy:   It’s been awhile since I have shared here at […]

Large Heart Crochet Pattern

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Did you see this article yet: 14 Cute Valentine Pillows (Free Sewing Tutorials)? Below it, one of my favorite readers left me a comment to say: I can’t wait to see what pillow you come up with yourself.  So, rather than posting what I had planned posting, I am answering her today. I made this […]

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, […]

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 […]

Free Cushion Knitting Pattern with Cable

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:: Easy Free Cushion Knitting Pattern with single Cable :: Love this!!! I am a particularly lucky girl. For many reasons, but one of them is my awesome knit bed spread. About 2 years ago, picked up a chunky white knitted cotton bed cover. At Ikea. Nice, you might think. But ‘very nice’ was the […]

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 […]

DIY Salt dough Christmas Ornaments

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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 candy […]

Recycled Shutters as Meaningful Wall Art

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Will I have time to get this recycled shutters project finished before Thanksgiving?? Maybe…. I am enamoured with plantation shutters these days however. A friend of mine is selling a bunch of new plantation shutters that were measured wrong. Plantation shutters are made to order here as they fit them to the size of your […]

Houndstooth Quilt Pattern, Free Video Tutorial

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Today is class #29 in our ongoing series of quilting workshops for beginners. We are now doing quilting projects, and today’s project is a Houndstooth quilt pattern for a lap quilt. The last two workshops we experimented with doing smaller quilting projects for the kitchen, such as Fall leaf potholders, coasters and table runners. Today’s […]

DIY Fall Decorations: Cork Wreath

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DIY Fall Decorations: Cork Wreath
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Just amazing. Tammy Henderson has found yet another way to amaze me. How is it possible for someone to be able to just whip up a classic wreath, that is stunning, creative & versatile, economical, befitting to almost any kind of décor, and .. is easily recycle-able afterwards into another amazing wreath? I mean…. when […]

Quilted Leaf Potholders, Coasters and Tablerunner

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As promised last week in workshop #27 of this free quilting workshops for beginners – series, I’d post a tutorial for quilted leaf potholders today, free quilting workshop #28, to make beautiful quilted potholders that look unique and special, but are easy to make.  You get to try making your own quilted potholders at no […]

Hexagon Quilt Pattern for Trivets, Coasters and Potholders

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Today we are discussing the hexagon quilt pattern and are making some fun quilted projects with this shape. This is #27 class in our series of free classes on how to make a quilt. After 26 free step-by-step illustrated quilting foundation classes, we are now delving into the world of actually making fun quilted projects […]

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