Friday, July 1, 2016

Tutorial - 4th of July Cream Cheese Message Brownies
Decorated with cream cheese, powdered sugar and food dye

Tutorial at Happier than a Pig in Mud Blog

"These Cream Cheese Decorated Message Brownies are a super simple, fun idea to spruce up a boxed brownie mix for the 4th of July.  All you need is cream cheese, powdered sugar, gel food dye and a couple piping bags. I did add a tip to the bags but that really isn't necessary. Write whatever you'd like, or let your inner-artist go wild... They are after all, your brownies".... Read more

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Tutorial - How to Make a Felt Pineapple
Use as a pincushion, thumbtack holder or pillow

Tutorial at Vikalpah Blog

"Pineapple prints & motifs are all over the place and so trendy right now. So I thought I will show how to make a 3D pineapple out of felt. As many of you might not have a sewing machine, I will also show a no sew version of making it.Without much ado, let's get to the making.".... Read more

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Tutorial - Make a Recycled Can Candle Holder
Use with a large candle or votive

Tutorial at Purple Hues and Me Blog

"I love recycling items to create craft projects!  Right now, I'm expanding my soda/beer can recycling undertakings. I recently attended a community cookout and managed to collect lots and lots of empty beer and soda cans. It's a great way to repurpose discarded or unwanted items into creating some of my crafting ideas.  I had fun making this and this using soda cans.  Recently, I've had a couple of projects swirling around in my thoughts - one of which is a candleholder.  Yes, an adorable candle holder that looks chic and modern but so easy to make! And you can use it indoors or out!  Here's how to make one".... Read more

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Tutorial - How to Crochet a Plant Pot Cozy
Quick and easy crochet pattern

Tutorial at Set Free My Gypsy Soul Blog

"Plants are awesome. They instantly put good energy and positive vibes into your home and work space, and some even clean and purify the air.  But sometimes they can be neglected and sit sadly in boring ugly brown pots... add a little gypsy soul charm and yarnbomb them with this fast and simple crochet pattern using popcorn or bobble stitch, and double (US single) crochet".... Read more

Monday, June 27, 2016

Tutorial - How to Make Tank Tops for a Doll
Video tutorial for dolls of all sizes

Tutorial at Strawberry Butterscotch Blog

"I made cute little drawstring tank tops for my doll (you can see her reaction here).  I say drawstring, but will always think of them as pillowcase tops.  The first time I learned how to make tops like this was from a tutorial for a top using a pillow case I saw in a magazine.  Since then I have made several (see Dolly Dressing and Give Me a Doll With Hair)".... Read more

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Tutorial - Make Lemon Donuts with Lemon Glaze
Baked lemon cake donuts with tart lemon glaze

Tutorial at From My Carolina Home Blog

"Springtime and lemons just seem to go together.  I picked up a lovely lemon at the store, knowing I wanted to do something lemony, but not knowing what.  I thought about a pound cake, then remembered the donut pans.  Ah, ha!  Lemon Donuts!  Oh yum, did these ever hit the spot!  And how can you go wrong serving them on my new lemon plates".... Read more

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Tutorial - Refashion a Sweater with Fabric Paint
Save a stained garment artfully

Tutorial at Leeya Engel Blog

"When Mia somehow managed to get green silly putty embedded in this pretty sweater skirt, I thought I might never wear it again. Then I remembered these fabric paints I had left over from my baby shower where we painted onesies and a lightbulb went off!  The final fabric-painted skirt is way cooler than the original!  A word about fabric painting sweater material: you want to use a paintbrush to create gradients of color and work them in to the knit".... Read more

Friday, June 24, 2016

Tutorial - How to Make Triangle Fabric Weights
Make your own weights for sewing in about 10 minutes

Tutorial at Creative Homemaking Blog

"Pattern weights are a great alternative to pins for holding pattern pieces onto fabric when you’re tracing them off or cutting them out, especially on slippery fabric. This fabric weights tutorial makes cute little triangle sachets that you can use as weights or as air freshener when left around the house. Simply add a few drops of your favorite oils".... Read more

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Tutorial - How to Make a Summer Dress
Add strappy sandals, lip gloss, and be ready for anything

Tutorial at So Sew Easy Blog

"A couple of days ago, I went to a local store to buy a floor runner for a hallway.  After looking for a while, I finally decided on one and proceeded to bargain the price –a common practice here in Singapore before you agree on a price.  After much arguing, I actually decided not to buy the rug.  It wasn’t anything special and the price was indeed inflated.  When the salesman perceived I was backing away, he proceeded to use the old flattery tactic, but having grown up in Latin America I was immune to it".... Read more

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Tutorial - How to Sew A Rayon Challis Top
Tips for sewing large prints, fixing problems with a pattern, making a muslin

Tutorial at From My Carolina Home Blog

"What is it with fashion designers these days?  Go into the stores looking for a pretty spring print and all you find are ugly prints and the ever present solid colors.  Is the concept of florals for spring so clich├ęd that no one will do them?  But, but… that is what I want now, planting flowers in pots and pretty floral prints to wear.  Even Macy’s let me down, and that doesn’t often happen.  I am sick of solid, color blocking and I need something else to wear to work.  So, back to the fabric stash to finally sew up at least one of the rayon challis prints I have been hoarding for no good reason".... Read more

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Tutorial - Make a T-Shirt Flower Embellishment
For brooches, to embellish clothing or hair bows

Tutorial at Borei Design Blog

"I love re-imagining and recycling not only home decor but clothing as well. I just finished refashioning a long sleeved, winner knit shirt into a new summer top. I had planned on posting it first but it is currently in the wash. I (being the graceful person that I am) unfortunately spilled something on it right after I finished it. Therefore, I will first be sharing what I did with some of the scraps for now and the shirt makeover later.  When I was making the shirt, I couldn't decide if I wanted to add a flower embellishment or not. I eventually decided to make a removable one, so that I could wear the shirt with or without it".... Read more

Monday, June 20, 2016

Tutorial - How to Make Fold Flat Bowl Holders
Stack flat to fit in a drawer

Tutorial at Joy's Jots, Shots & Whatnots Blog

"I came up with this idea last Christmas when making gifts.  As usual I took a lot longer trying to find a quicker way to make some bowl holders.  It may be just a tad quicker, but definitely these holders don't take up as much space when you store them flat unlike the bowl holders you see all over the internet. They also have a multi-use since they can be used as a hot pad to set a dish on".... Read more

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Tutorial - Build a Pyramid with Natural Elements
Make with twigs, cardboard, paint, and hot glue

Tutorial at Non Toy Gifts Blog

"My mom worked as a doctor in an North African country many years ago. I was just a kid. It didn’t cross my mind back then how difficult it must have been on my dad to raise his daughter on his own for three years.  I also didn’t realize all the changes my mom had to face and how she had to adapt to a new country with a new mentality and climate, totally different from Romania, how she had to learn a new language she had never spoken before. There were nights when she cried herself to sleep because she didn’t know if she could handle everything and because she was missing her family. All I cared about were the cool stuff, like she adopted a dog, played tennis everyday (there wasn’t much else to do in the campus where the medical staff lived) and went once to Egypt where she visited the pyramids".... Read more

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Tutorial - Make Desk Organization Set for Dad
Fill with his favorite things: candy, pens, pencils

Tutorial at DIY Crafts 9 Blog

"Hey guys! I know it isn't Monday but today's post is a special post because on Sunday it is Fathers Day! I just want to say Happy Fathers day to all the fathers! I posted a Mothers Day craft last month and I will put a link to that at the end of this post. Anyways, Fathers Day is almost here and I wanted to show you guys how to make this super cool gift that you can give to your dad on Fathers Day! I know I will be giving this to my dad! Let's get started".... Read more

Friday, June 17, 2016

Tutorial - How to Make Upcycled Denim Bunting
Easy to adapt the design for other flags too

Tutorial at Pillar Box Blue Blog

"It feels like ages since I’ve upcycled anything with denim, my last denim post was my scrap denim Easter eggs. I do have some denim upcycling projects in the pipeline but I thought I’d show you how to make some fabulous flag upcycled denim bunting.   I’m participating in a Junk Visionaries monthly challenge and the theme is patriotic. The upcycled denim bunting I originally made was Union Jack bunting, but as most of my blog audience is American I’ve also made a Stars and Stripes version just for you ! It was quite easy to adapt my flag bunting design from Union Jack to Stars and stripes as they are both red white and blue".... Read more