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26 Adorable Bag Patterns

November 25, 2014

There is just something so cool about a handmade bag, isn’t there? One of my all-time favorite projects is making bags. Totes and purses of all kinds…made of fabric, yarn, and even leather…so many crafty possibilities! And when you make your own with these free patterns, you can have one for every day of the […]

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How To Make Twist-Knot Double Hairbows

November 22, 2014

These bows look fancy, but they are quick and easy to make. I used 1 and 1/2 inch grosgrain ribbon for this but any thicker ribbon can be used. To make hairbows like this, you will need: Ribbon, Twine, Scissors, Hot Glue, and a Barrette of some kind to glue your bow to. Here is […]

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Easy Way To Hang Temporary Decorations (Even Curtains!)

November 22, 2014

This is a tip that makes holiday decorating a lot more fun…don’t nail or tape decorations to your walls, use these temporary hangers instead! I had a baby shower recently for my Sister-In-Law and made TONS of decorations. We transformed the whole downstairs into baby party central! I used 3M Damage Free Hangers, Hooks, and […]

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3D Aquarium Mug Rug Pattern

November 22, 2014

Ok…I KNOW everyone is thinking holiday right now, but sometimes inspiration hits me. Sometimes it’s super random. Like this project for example. I thought “How can I create a mug rug that looks 3D and lets a more intermediate sewist play a bit?” Then I walked by my son’s fish tank. This mug rug pattern […]

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JOY Mug Rug

November 22, 2014

This sweet little mug rug is an easy way to get into the holiday spirit! This is a great project that doens’t take too long and lets you mix and match holiday fabric patterns (or even scraps!) however you would like.  I’ve put the free pattern up for you guys in my Craftsy store…click here […]

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Kids Table Ideas and Printables

November 19, 2014

There is a lot of debate about the kids’ table these days…should you give then their own table or let them in on “all the fun” of being at the grown-up table? Well…one thing to keep in mind is that a kids table is NOT what it used to be. When I was little, not […]

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The 29 BEST Button Crafts

November 18, 2014

So…I’m not like a full-on hoarder or anything, but I am a collector of things. Not really collectible things as much as things I can make stuff with. I collect cereal boxes, containers, even little baby food pouch caps in hopes of them someday starring in some wonderful crafty project. So let’s talk buttons…how could […]

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When You Were Eight

November 13, 2014

If you have spent time with me in person, you have probably heard me ask you a silly question.   What did you spend your free time doing when you were eight? (Or nine, ten, or eleven…)   Did you go deep into the woods and hunt for bugs? Did you close your eyes and […]

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27 Really Cool Pilgrim Crafts

November 12, 2014

When I was in Kindergarten, we had a big potluck ‘pilgrim feast’ to learn what it might have felt like at the first Thanksgiving. All the girls made paper bonnets, and the boys, construction paper pilgrim hats. Getting the kids interested in crafting like this helps start traditions of learning around holidays…and these particular pilgrim […]

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Slots – The DIY Baby Game

November 10, 2014

This morning, I looked over at my 13 month old baby peering inquisitively in to an air conditioning vent in our living room floor. “Oh no!” I thought. I walked over to inspect the damage. There was a playing card teetering on the edge of the bottom of the vent cover, about to fall in […]

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Turkey Crafts For The Kiddos

November 8, 2014

 It’s almost Turkey Day! Woohoo! Thanksgiving is definitely one of my favorite (if not my VERY favorite) holiday. First off, it is a holiday that is all about family. Second, It is a very crafty day in my house with the kids doing everything from helping with dinner to making turkey crafts.When my kids are […]

43 Snowman Crafts to Make You Smile!

43 Snowman Crafts To Make You Smile!

November 7, 2014

Snowman crafts are often some of the very first crafts many kids do in school. And no wonder! How cute and easy are these ideas? Next time the kids are bored and it’s too cold to play outside, have a snowman craft day and see how many of these you can do! Emergency Snowman DIY […]

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Free Reindeer Antlers Pattern

November 6, 2014

Remember my first appearance on My Carolina Today last year? I had the BEST time showing the hosts how to get creative with their holiday hoodies. We pulled out all the stops: we had glitter, stencils, sequins, puffy paint, feathers and bells, but best of all, we had hoodies with reindeer ears! (I made a […]

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Cake Stand (DIY For Less than 5 Dollars!)

November 5, 2014

Recently, I hosted a baby shower for my sister-in-law, and I needed a cake stand. In fact, I needed a lot of cake stands for the dessert table. When I went online to research cake stands, I found that there were several options. But most of the cake stands that I found were either too expensive, […]

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Crafts To Sell: How To Sell Your Crafts

November 4, 2014

Everyone can use a little extra money…especially around the holidays. I am often asked by our readers if they can start can selling their crafts. My answer? You definitely can and definitely should! Selling your crafts at a local or national craft fair or show gets your art work into the hands of so many […]