How to Make Quilt Rows :: Free Online Beginners Workshop #6

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I don’t know about you, but in last two quilting classes, a ‘miracle’ occurred. I had literally NO IDEA that all you do to make this dazzling number of tiny pieces that make up a quilt block are simply small cut squares from a larger 2×2 quilt block. All  that our quilting instructor Janeen van […]

Creating a Finished Quilt Block (Beginners Workshop #5)

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Free Online Quilting Course for Beginners ~ Class #5 : Tips for Beginners on Creating a Finished Block By Janeen van Niekerk.       Quilting Workshop Class 5 – Introduction In this free online quilting workshop for beginners, we dove right in! In class #1, we learned about fussy cutting. If you wished, you […]

Tissue Paper Decoupage Eggs

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:: Learn how to Make Tissue Paper Decoupage Eggs :: Cheer up a dozen of natural or Styrofoam eggs with shapes and patterns from decorative tissue paper and make them into unique Easter table decorations.       Introduction This is a cool crafts for kids as it does not require perfect cuttings. Just roughly […]

How to Read a Quilt Pattern (Beginners Workshop #4)

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Free Online Quilting Course for Beginners ~ Class #4 : Tips for Beginners on How-to Read a Quilt Pattern By Janeen van Niekerk. Quilting Workshop Class 4 – Introduction We have come a long way in a short time. We got our feet wet right away in class #1, learning about fussy cutting. If you […]

Quilting Fabric Howto :: Beginners Workshop #3

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Free Online Quilting Course for Beginners ~ Class #3 : Tips for Beginners on Choosing Fabrics for Quilts By Janeen van Niekerk.     How to Choose Quilting Fabric When you are just starting out with quilting, the selection of fabrics can sometimes be very overwhelming.  The objective of today’s quilting class is to take […]

30 Valentines Day Crafts & Cards

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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 Valentine […]

Top Creative Gifts

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1200+ free craft tutorials I guess is enough to find any kind of handmade gift to make. However, if you want to complement that handmade gift with a store-bought goodie, here’s a bit of help on picking the right gift for that one last person on your list.    Bestselling Christmas Gifts Top Gifts for […]

Cricut Christmas Tree DiY

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Is it too early to post a Christmas tree? Noooo…?!! Never too early, right?! Last night I spotted this Cricut Christmas Tree on Pinterest, and it spurred me into immediate action. You know, some pictures just have that effect on me. I wanted one. photo credit: Cricut   Not having a Cricut here with me […]

DIY Rustic Fall Garland

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This endearing Fall garland was entered into one of our linky parties and I instantly knew I wanted to showcase it.  This seasonal banner is a splendid example of how to make a rich, full home décor splash! photo credit: Felicia Kramer   5 Tips to a perfect DIY Decorative Fall Banner 1. Stick to […]

22 Beautiful Scarf Patterns

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Make yourself some scarves with these beautiful Scarf Patterns! Today I thought to bring you some of the fabulous crochet patterns that have been posted on my Pinterest community board for the most beautiful crochet patterns. infinity scarf crochet pattern w herringbone weave stitch design. Infinity Scarf Pattern – silk with cotton crochet flower detail. […]

Glow in the Dark Halloween Projects

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Since I updated my article on how to make chicken wire garden ghosts as Halloween garden decorations with what would be the best glow-in-the-dark paint solution, I see glow-in-the-dark Halloween decorating projects everywhere. Let me share two that inspire me most.   1. Glow in the Dark – Mason Jars Image credit: From Panka with […]

Giveaway Closed :: Family Photo Styling for the Holidays

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“Family photo season is here.” says Ahndea, and she’s right! Notice how that Autumn light of those last sunny days can be so delicious?! It inspires me to get the camera out and take photos!!  It is picture-taking time. If you care to make photos of your kids, husband & pets, i.e. your family, and […]

Butterfly Crafts for Kids :: Free Crochet Pattern

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This delightfully happy crochet butterfly crafts just caught my eye and I thought to share the free crochet pattern for it with you. I think I want ten of these and hang them up as Butterfly Wall Decor. Striking and whimsical. Can you see it? Or maybe attach these on a handbag? This crochet butterfly […]

Fall Pinwheel Cardigan :: Free Knitting Pattern

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Pinwheel cardigans are pretty unique. As a knitting pattern, I love that there are no seams to stitch together.   Only knitting required. And beyond that, it’s even just knitting in the round that’s required, i.e. even easier ! If you never have knit in the round, you should try this, and you’ll never go back […]

15 Best Halloween Nail Art Ideas

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15 best Halloween nail art ideas that you can do! Get your nail polish colors now, and the pencils and stickers, practice now and be ready for Halloween. (And while your nail polish is drying, be sure to check out our 101+ Halloween Costume Ideas , our 50+ Halloween no-carve pumpkin decorations and other fabulous […]

Pretty Kitchen Baskets w No-sew Liners

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Organizing you just got pretty! Here’s a free tutorial to learn how to make basket liners. Make them for the kitchen baskets or any other baskets in the house. If you have just made a bunch of these paper baskets (small squares), these paper baskets (large ) or these paper baskets (circular, made with coils), […]

Fall Cable Cardigan :: Free Knitting Pattern

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This moss green cable cape cardigan reminds you of those wonderful Fall forest walks. This cape has it all: the intricate cable pattern makes it looks sophisticated, the button row makes it practical, the type of yarn makes it snuggly, and the fringe makes it fun! So here is your cardigan free knitting pattern 10/10, […]

Cute Piggy USB Stick Cozy Free Crochet Pattern

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Super-cute and perfect last little summer crochet project to give a ‘kiss and a cuddle’ to a kid going back to school. It is easy to make, and once you have made one piglet, I am sure that you’ll be looking at creating a farm full of USB stick farm animals, all made based on […]

Recycled Furniture Design

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Green Crafts DIY Recycled Furniture and Green Home Design Indoor Recycled Furniture How to Silver-leaf your Dresser U – featured favorite recycled furniture project Recycled Furniture a la Anthropologie :: Lace Dresser DIY Top 10 Recycled Dressers w/ Fab Makeovers … including this Masculine, rocker-themed boys Bedroom Dresser Makeover :: recycled furniture at its best! […]

Recycled Furniture :: Lace Painted Dresser

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Recycle furniture a ka Anthropologie :: lace spray-paint it! Cool!!   Working a summer for Anthropologie might have is unique payoffs: you learn out of the box, and just be creative with your furniture!  Like so here with Kelsey Johnson. With her buddy, who also worked at Anthropologie. she created a piece of recycled furniture. […]

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Everyone still on vacation??? I am, and having a blast. I made this dress, by hand!!, just before we left, and am wearing it today. It looks fabulous on. I have to show it to you one day… Next week I’ll do a bunch of features again, but today, I just want to feature 1 […]

Herringbone Infinity Scarf :: Free Knitting Pattern

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OK. Infinity scarf time!  Heat of the summer is over (at least here… time to get our act together and start thinking about prepping  back-to-school and Fall projects). Really??!!! In all seriousness, no matter how hot it is today where you are, I do want you to look at this absolutely stunning, stunning herringbone knit […]

Come JOIN our LINKY Party

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Hi All. Welcome to the linky party today. Today, I am just posting a single feature of last week’s party: a beautiful contemporary ikebana flower arrangements that we could all reproduce in our own way for simple summer decoration. This feature of contemporary ikebana: a simple flower inside the flower made such splendid simple summer […]

Crochet Jar Cozy

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Made tons of crochet coffee cup cozies /crochet coffee cup sleeves and sewn coffee cup cozies…. and are looking for another small project to take to the beach? Perhaps you’d like this idea: a glass jar cozy, which makes the prettiest votive holder…. or vase. Recycle the glass and use up left over yarn, and […]

Tank Top with Lacy Roses DIY

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I am sitting here writing to you, smiling, because I am so pleased with the Tank Top project I just completed. It looks beautiful. Don’t you think? Tell me if you want some tank tops like this one too!!!   My Tank Tops’ Make-over with Lots of Roses This WAS a plain-Jane tank top. Nothing […]

How to Create a Flow of Color and Pattern in a Home

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Am THRILLED to feature a free home decorating tutorial by celebrated interior design veteran, published author, and loyal Fine Craft Guild-reader, Betsy Speert. This free interior design tutorial on living room colors is to celebrate Betsy winning the fourth ‘A Stitch Above’-award for superior DIY & Craft blogging. After a successful interior design career, Betsy, […]

Summer Craft Books for Kids

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I will be bringing you a lot of cool crafts for kids this year. However, during summer kids seem to have an insatiable appetite for kids crafts. Hence my suggestion to go beyond Pinterest for a change and to refer back to some good Summer Craft Books for Kids .   Summer Craft Books for […]

10 Small Bedroom Ideas

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Who has enough space in one’s bedroom? Are we not all looking for bedroom furniture that offer ‘small space’ –solutions (even if our rooms aren’t actually small ?! ) Here are 10 small bedroom ideas to make the most of our nest space available. Good for kid bedrooms also. Small Bedroom Ideas 1. Add Structural […]

Teach Kids How to Make ‘Tidying up’ *F*U*N*

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By making fun tools for tidying up lose bits and pieces, from pieces of string to little balls, kids can learn order and discipline, and how to have fun with it all. When contemplating what to do with the kids this summer, I am sure you are thinking pool-side parties, beach and forest adventures, learn […]

The Little White Dress : All you’ll Need for Summer!

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:: Pleaded Summer Dress :: Free Sewing Pattern ::   Here’s a fun weekend project for you to hone your sewing skills and get ready for summer too: learn how to make this romantic pleaded summer dress for you.  Find below a free sewing pattern for this and other summer dresses.   Romantic Pleated Summer […]