DIY Decorative Throw Pillows Sewing Tutorial

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Tweet Free Ruffle Pillow Sewing Pattern :: This is for a different sort of ruffle pillow: a zigzag ruffled pillow.  Unique and, as far as ruffles go, not too frilly. You know what I mean with that, don’t you? A lot of ruffled stuff is way to frilly to my taste. Anyhow, girly as I […]

Felt Bows!! Free Pattern + Tutorial

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Tweet Felt is one of the oldest fabrics known to man. So, for old time sake then, a Felt Crafts Tutorial today: how to make hair bows out of felt. Here is a simple felt bow making tutorial. Once you made your own felt bow, you can use it to embellish just about anything. I […]

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 […]

22 Beautiful Scarf Patterns

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Tweet 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 […]

11+ Gorgeous 4th of July Wreaths

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4th of July Wreaths to DIY

Tweet Fourth of July is just the beginning of REAL summer fun to me. To you too? None here is celebrating it, and frankly, since yesterday, Rome has become summer-hot. However, in my online/international life, I am cherishing all those familiar things that make me feel at home. The 4th of July outdoor barbecues and […]

Add Pompoms for a Hip Womens Top

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Tweet Got pompoms? Make this T-shirt. Ahh, this is so fun: Jazzing up a plain-Jane t-shirt by simply sewing on a bunch of felt pompoms of matching colors. Mandy, from ‘Making Nice in the Midwest’-blog choose black on black, but us color-crazed girls can imagine contrast colors as well …. How you make this is […]

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 […]

DIY Cactus Jewelry Displays

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Tweet We just went for a wonderful long weekend to Barcelona, Spain. As it is the hometown of that wonderful women fashion brand, Desigual, I saw ads for it everywhere. And of course, saw the funky dresses, fashion bags and women shoes with its signature design style everywhere on the street. Besides this fun fashion […]

Batman Mask DIY

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Tweet Make a felt Batman mask for Halloween or for a play date. It’s best to make a couple. I love how these Batman masks are equally cute in pink as they are in orange and black. In fact, I think this color combination works fantastically well also. Just cut out this shape and add […]

Kids Bedroom: Hot-air Balloon Mobile

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Tweet kids bedroom decoration: Still want to drift off a bit more even though you had a lovely vacation this summer?  How about creating a darling mobile for the kids bedroom and dream of where you’d be flying the next time you’ll have the chance…. Free nursery hot air balloon mobile tutorial Made from Assorted […]

Cool Baskets, Crochet Pattern

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Tweet Often it is the overall aesthetics of a project that catches my eye, rather than that I’m mesmerized by the complexity of it. See this photo I came across from Joanne at Craft Passion, whose maker crocheted a darling basket from rope and hemp twine. Looks sophisticated, but is easy enough. There is a […]

Felt Bird Tutorials

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Tweet Felt Birds. Make for fun, easy projects with loads of application. Felt, that most easy to work with materials does not fray! can be easily cut in shapes. All you need is 2-3 shapes to create a bird. Bit of glue and dab on an eye, and you have a cute bird embellishment. photo […]

50+ DIY Mothers Day Gifts

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50+ DiY Mothers Day Gifts

Tweet :: Personalized Mothers Day Gifts to DIY :: 50+ Beautiful, Easy-to-Make Mothers Day Gifts Pretty, personalized, functional & stylish gifts for moms, and other important women in your world. Make a gift yourself, or give mother the craft materials along with a free printed how-to tutorial as an enjoyable ‘DIY craft project kit’.   […]

DIY Felt Owl Tape Measure

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Tweet DAY 5 in OWL-WEEK: Free Felt Owl Tutorial. Be Wise and Carry an Owl Tape Measure. I mean it. Fancy thrifting a great cabinet on a Saturday flee market, only to find that it does not fit through your doorway… Ahhh!! Designer Gabrielle warns us for this potential ‘disaster’ and suggests to plop this […]

Felt Rose Basket

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Tweet Contemporary, practical, feminine. A basket like a woman architect would design it. And we love it too. Let’s learn to make these exquisite felt rose bud baskets!   Pin It   How to Make this Felt Basket The picture is self-explanatory, isn’t it? … But some tips might be useful.   My Tips on […]

Felt Ruffle Rosette Pillow Pattern

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Tweet Tired of snow, rain or otherwise gloomy winter weather? Cheer up. This happy orange pillow tutorial will bring you into a good mood again. Dazzling ruffles are fast to produce on this easy-as-pie pillow.       The tutorial ::   Felt Rosette Pillow Step-by-step Instructions 1. cut circles 2. fold them twice and […]

DIY Fun Earwarmers with Felt Flowers

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Tweet Pin It : Quick Christmas Gift. This cute woolen ear warmer is a quick sewing project that will can be completed within half hour or so. It’s one of those crafts/DIY projects that you’ll inspire you to make a couple, so give some away and make one for yourself. This Winter, keep your ears […]

Felt Christmas Decorations

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Tweet Today, I’m showing you ideas for lovely homemade Christmas ornaments from fabric & felt to hang in your Christmas trees. Here in Pasadena, California, I came across darling felt Christmas ornaments that could serve as Christmas decorating ideas: Christmas trees, ornament birds made from fabric scraps, wool Christmas ornament balls adorned with hand-embroidered icicles, […]

Wool Felt Ring DIY

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Tweet I did discovered something new, that’s just so cool that I wanted to share it with you: Did you know that if you take a bit of (your favorite) mohair wool yarn and you wrap it loosely around your finger 2-3 times, and you go about your business of cooking and cleaning, along with […]

Funky Coat Hangers

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Tweet These coat hangers caught my eye at Paris’ main Flee market.   While I personally have been designing crochet coat hangers, I was enamored by the thought of having these colorful wooden, felted and bead bejeweled coat hangers to cheer up my wardrobe.       Which ones are your favorite? I love the […]

How-to: Handmade Fashion Jewelry

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Tweet Now with your kids at home who want something fun to do, I thought to show our series of handmade jewelry tutorials and ideas.   HANDMADE FASHION JEWELRY: BRACELETS & NECKLACES   Fine Craft Guild’s Handmade Jewelry Directory Ideas & Tutorials for Unique Jewelry Projects Beaded jewelry Barbie Doll Jewelry Crochet jeweler Cheap but […]

Italian Bag Fashion in Rome

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Tweet Walking begin December in the late afternoon through the always romantic streets of Rome, as everything is so ancient and so laden with the energy of things that have endured the passage of time.  You know how handmade things have that feel about them, of extensive handling and care in the making… How it […]

Paper Pumpkins & Creative Halloween Party Features

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Tweet Here are some top features of the .. 17th DIY Craft Tutorial Linky Party Featured Entries Top entries that I totally love and want to feature today: 1   2   3             4    5 6          7      8   For more info about these creative ideas, visit .. […]

Felt Christmas Ornaments

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Tweet Want to make Felt Christmas ornaments this year? I’ve collected five tutorials / design themes that I like. Take your pick of any of them. Happy Ornament-making or buying!   Let’s kick-off with inspiration from the Design Pro’s at Land of Nod: 0. Embroidered Felt Christmas Ornaments Kids Ornaments: Birds and Birdhouse Tree Ornaments […]

How to Make an Embellished Recycled Sweater Blanket

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Tweet Wow. That’s all that I could say. Now I’m excited about going to visit the recycled, vintage & samples clothing shop at the market.   For many of you, with partners who have way to many sweaters in that closet, many with worn elbows, here is your challenge! If you can create a more […]

50+ Cool Recycled Craft Ideas – part 4 & 5

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Tweet Here are lot #4 & #5 of our 50+ Cool Recycled Craft Ideas for Earth Day and Everyday. 4. Personal Accessories with Recycled Materials and 5. Beautify Your Garden or Patio Using Recycled Materials.   Lot #4 of Recycled Craft Ideas: Personal Accessories with Recycled Materials It is real fun to make something out […]

How to Make Fancy Felted Soaps

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Tweet   If you want to make some soap gifts without actually having to do any of the soap pouring, how about making a felted soap bar? It’s a good way to use up bits of wool, and the result is a soap bar which looks pretty, is exfoliating and is likely to be used […]

Sunflower Pillows :: Free Sewing Tutorial

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Tweet Looky! These decorative floral throw pillows made with felt at The Purl Bee are unique and contemporary. Good for a bed, good for a couch. The best thing is that I haven’t seen them anywhere else yet. They are … original! I dubbed them as ‘sunburst’ pillows.   Don’t you think they are quite […]

101 Free Green Craft Tutorials

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Tweet This page is currently (Sep/Oct 2013) being upgraded… stay tuned… daily improvements are made, incorporating many more recycled crafts and eco-friendly green DIY projects. This list of ‘101 Top Free and Green Craft Tutorials’ has inspired many of my current (or planned) WIP craft projects. I will promise not to show too much Amy […]

Handmade Gifts for HER

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Tweet Craft Gift Guide 100% Handmade Gifts for HER, Mom, Daughters, Grandma, Aunties, Sisters & Girl Friends, for birthdays, Christmas, Mothers’ day and other occasions. UPDATED OCTOBER 2012 NEW: Handmade Gifts for Her. Click this link above to visit a large collection of handmade and personalized gift ideas and tutorials for gifts that grown-up women […]

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