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Look to inspire. Anthro-Inspired Mirror & Flamingo Toes - StumbleUpon. You all know we love a good Anthropologie knockoff around here – so a couple of days ago when I was browsing online I came across this mirror.

Anthro-Inspired Mirror & Flamingo Toes - StumbleUpon

Oh I definitely need that. Hold the presses – did that say $498??? Huh. We can do better than that. :) So after scouring the thrift shops, cutting myself on mirror glass, and overcoming an unreasonable fear of Mod Podge, here is my version! (Bear with me here – taking a picture of a mirror is a bit tricky. Ready for the tutorial? You’ll need: A MirrorEasy Off Oven CleanerFabric (enough to cover the frame and the back of the mirror)Mod PodgeA Staple Gun or other framing tool I went searching for a method to removing silvering and came across a great tutorial at Mitzi’s Collectibles. Dirty hems diy: book clutch. « Dirty Hems – Personal, Fashion, DIY Blog.

Our last "vintage school" post was a quick tutorial on the most basic of hand-sewing stitches, the backstitch.

dirty hems diy: book clutch. « Dirty Hems – Personal, Fashion, DIY Blog

It's a good, all-purpose stitch for sewing seams when you don't have, or don't want to use, a sewing machine. I wanted to show y'all a great hem stitch for the next installment, another wonderful all-purpose stitch that can be used in all sorts of situations. But instead of just throwing out another quick tutorial, I thought I would make something using both stitches to show you how easy and worthwhile it is to make something new, rather than just mending, using hand-sewing techniques. You knew i was going to make one. They are all over pinterest....

you knew i was going to make one.

(i still am not signed up for pinterest because i don't have time for one more thing but browsing is fun!) So we made one. i took a box of 64 crayons and took out the blacks and browns.i used another small box and doubled up on the good colors i liked and hot glued them to the top of our canvas. then we turned our blow dryer to hot on high. not long after you set the hair dryer by the crayons they get shiny and then the wax starts to melt!

And it dries really quickly too. Top 100 Tutorials of 2010 - StumbleUpon. Home PomPom Pillow from Living with Punks. Dip-Dye Lamp and Pillow from Design Sponge. Simple Pillowcases from Made. Lazy Daisy Pillowcases from The Long Thread. Felt Flower Pillows from The Purl Bee. For Kids & Baby Skirt with Built-In Shorts from The Long Thread. Softies/Toys Recycled Glove Chipmunk from Miyako Kanamori for Etsy’s How-Tuesday. Bags and Accessories Blossom Handbag from Amy Butler for Sew, Mama, Sew! D.I.Y. Adventures in home-making: The world's best sewing tutorials in no particular order.

Alina's Adventures sew everything A P indicates a printable tutorial or pdf pattern.

adventures in home-making: The world's best sewing tutorials in no particular order.

An F indicates a personal favorite. PET CARECatnip fish toy (Martha Stewart)Clothespin apron (Pick Up Some Creativity)Cool and cozy pet bed (Sew4Home)Country gent dog coat with pattern (Craftzine)Collapsible travel dish (Craft Stylish)Color spectrum pet bed (Design Sponge)Custom-fit doggy coat (Pretty Little Things)Dog leash (The Purl Bee)Embellished doggy sweater (Miss Lovie)Fabric dog coat pattern (Cut Out & Keep) PFabric pet bed (Inspiration & Realization)Fabric pup tent (CasaSugar)Family connection writing center (Craftzine)Fleece dog bed (Dog Under My Bed)Pet pouches (The B Line)Sweater dog toys (Craft Stylish)Squeaky doggie bone (Laura Griffin)Water resistant doggy coats (Martha Stewart)

Ice Fabric Dyeing. Did you say you don’t have snow and want to do some dyeing?

Ice Fabric Dyeing

Well, before I put up my dyeing stuff, I thought I’d try one more type of dyeing – ice dyeing. For those of us who don’t have snow or would like to try this in the summer, this is an alternative. Please read my getting started and my fabric dye precautions posts before attempting this or any fabric reactive dye project. Since Judi had suggested I set my fabric up out of the dye, I tried that this time. I set a metal rack on top of cat food cans which I put into my dyeing container. Folded fabric on rack. DIY - Wall Decor from Ruche's Lookbook. Hi Ladies, I've finally had a chance to put together this DIY post from Ruche's first Spring lookbook.

DIY - Wall Decor from Ruche's Lookbook

Sorry for the delay! Everything is extremely easy and can spruce up any plain wall in your home. 1. Floral wall made out of butcher paper Stephanie got a roll of butcher paper and we were debating what do to with it. We made different shaped and sized flowers out of butcher paper. 2. We picked up some used cheap paper back books at the thrift store. To make the shelves out of books, you just pick a book you want to use as a shelf, put l-brackets through it, and screw it to the wall. 3.

You can make a cornstarch paste that can be used to paste fabric on your walls. Cornstarch paste is easy to make and works well for both wallpaper and papier mâché. Prudent Baby.