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Me Sew Crazy on SewSet. I must learn to love. Adventures In Fluff: How To: Upcycle a Drinking Straw into a Travel Size Condiment Tube. It’s Day 7 of the 2012 July Upcycled Crafting Challenge.

Adventures In Fluff: How To: Upcycle a Drinking Straw into a Travel Size Condiment Tube

Who’s having fun? We are! Today we’re going to be working with straws. I found so many cute projects for straws. You could make a light fixture, you can make place mats, or you can do like we’ve done and make handy little travel condiment tubes. What You Will Need: Straw Lighter (or candle) Pliers (or some other item that clamps closed... Scissors (optional if you want shorter travel tubes) Binder Clip or Paper Clip (optional if you want them easy to open without scissors) - Fill your straw with your condiment of choice. . - Tap the end of your straw so the condiment moves away from the end of the tube. . - Squeeze the end of the straw with your pliers leaving a little bit of the straw sticking out of the end. - Using your lighter melt the end of the straw. - Quickly clamp the melted end of the straw closed with your pliers creating a tight seal. Strawberry Reusable Grocery Bag.

The first time I saw this strawberry reusable grocery bag was when I visited Taiwan end of last year.

Strawberry Reusable Grocery Bag

I did so much shopping that I didn’t have enough grocery bag to use. Luckily my friend borrowed her strawberry grocery bag to me when I needed it the most. It is so cute and the folding to keep the grocery bag into a tiny cute little strawberry drawstring bag really amazed me. My daughter liked it so much…. cut the story short **fast forward**, the bag ended up come home with us. B&H Publishing Group. Love By Hand: 30 minute craft.

How to Make Homemade Mozzarella Cooking Lessons from the Kitchn. Knowing how to make your own mozzarella is a dangerous thing.

How to Make Homemade Mozzarella Cooking Lessons from the Kitchn

Knowing that at any moment, should the desire present itself, you could whip up your very own ball of creamy mozzarella, still warm from the whey whence it came? Yes. Very, very dangerous. Here's how to do it. Compounding the dangerousness of homemade mozzarella is the fact that it comes together in about twenty minutes. Don't be scared off by the citric acid and the rennet. Citric acid is just a powdered form of the same mouth-puckering acid found in lemons and limes. Both citric acid and rennet can usually be found at a good grocery store or food co-op. When it comes to milk, almost anything goes: whole, 2%, skim, cow, goat, raw, organic, or pasteurized. A Tweed Pouf Ottoman - an Easy Chunky Knit.


A Tweed Pouf Ottoman - an Easy Chunky Knit

It's time for another chunky knit. When I started teaching knitting locally at Common Threads, I wanted to pick a project that would really catch the eye, but was easy enough for beginners. I thought a knitted pouf was perfect. I found a free pattern for a pouf on Pickles, a beautiful Norwegian yarn company–their pouf pattern is named Puff Daddy. Fabric Rosettes from Around the Web. DIY, etsy, fabric, rosette flowers | 8 comments Fabric rosettes seem to be everywhere right now, but I don’t care because I happen to think that they are the cutest things!

Fabric Rosettes from Around the Web

Today I’m sharing some adorable rosette finds from the web. DIY fabric rug tutorial. After walking away empty handed from a recent rug shopping trip, I was beginning to wonder if I would ever find the perfect rug for my entryway.

DIY fabric rug tutorial

All Natural Vick’s Vapo Rub Recipe. Ugh, it’s cold and flu season.

All Natural Vick’s Vapo Rub Recipe

I have a rotten cold which is why I haven’t been around as much. I suppose it’s not a terrible time of year to snuggle in and watch about 20 movies (give or take) but when you are hit hard and need a little relief from chest pain and cough there is nothing like camphor and menthol, otherwise known as the active ingredients in commercially purchased vapor rubs. Always one to make the most natural of just about anything (check out the Natural Skincare Series for more natural recipes), I thought that making my own might be just what the doctor ordered. If you would like to make a nice natural version of the stuff, here is the recipe. This makes 3 x 4 oz tins. Ingredients Directions: Melt the oils and wax over a double boiler. To Use: Sitting Is Killing You. Reusable Lunch Containers. This photo originally appeared in FamilyFun Magazine Say buh-bye to those little plastic bags.

Reusable Lunch Containers

With just a few snips, you can create a set of cool, eco-friendly, reusable snack and sandwich containers from juice cartons and milk jugs. They're food-safe, easy to rinse clean, and absolutely free, so it's no biggie if they get tossed accidentally. Let your kids decorate the boxes with stickers and permanent markers for an even more personalized look. Gandhi’s top 10. Bright, Colorful Mason Jars for Storage or Decor. I have been working tirelessly on making my little 10′ x 10′ craft room/home office well organized.

Bright, Colorful Mason Jars for Storage or Decor

That may not sound like much but let me tell you, it has been a severe pain in the neck. My father has plans to help me build shelving which is going to help immensely, but while we managed to get the wood cut, some hernia thing popped out of his chest and the project has been delayed. At least until parts get surgically sucked back where they belong. In the interim I have decided to work on a container system. Little blue plastic tubs with hand written masking tape identifiers are stacked sky high. The Freeneedle Directory Index. Search Matching Scraps Game This free sewing project is part of Matching Scraps GameClick here to view the tutorial This is a twist on the classic children's game of matching cards, but made using fabric scraps, with the aim being to match the pairs made form the same patterns.

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Frog Hooded Baby Bath Towel Pattern. 1338-swaddle-pattern. WHAT'S NEW. DIY Color Path Pillow. Wool Dryer Balls Save Time and Energy. In response to almost everybody as I read these reply's... I was searching on how to make these as I ordered some previously and they have lived they're life. These balls are AMAZING. Yes, there is the clothes line...not in MI winters. I do not want clothes all over my house at night with pets. For those that just need to dry our clothes asap, these balls shorten the drying time immensely and remove all static. Cleaning-washing-machine12. IMG_2365. "Trunk for the Junk" Pattern & Tutorial. As I mentioned last week this new project, "Trunk for the Junk", features a tote that tidies up your car and leaves it junk free!

It's a known fact that kids can have a destabilizing effect on a car. They can turn a well-groomed car into a disheveled mess within minutes on the road. A "Trunk for the Junk" has the ability to improve the order and organization of any vehicle. With two "Trunks for the Junk" situated behind the front seats, you could collect garbage in one and the other could be a receptacle for the toys that collect on the floor of a vehicle. This tote is lined with clear vinyl fabric to make it easy to clean with a damp cloth. Materials needed: Note: Instead of using clear vinyl fabric over the lining of the bag as I did, you could simply use oilcloth or a laminated fabric for the lining.

Tutorial: Suggested Quilt Dimensions  Baby Quilt Patterns / Easy Personalized Strip #Quilt for #Baby tutorial by Kristin Sellars from Lu Bird Baby. Jelly Roll Quilts. DSC_0067. Hideaway Girl. Find a Doc. Cleaning A Microwave: How To & Tips. Cheap Dinner Ideas. Cheap Dinner Ideas. Cheap Dinner Ideas. Cheap Dinner Ideas. Cheap Dinner Ideas. Ipad sleeve Tutorial. Cassey Ho Recipes. Hooded Towel and Washcloth Set. This project is relatively quick and very simple to sew.


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