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Frame a scene from a children's book. Did you see my post earlier this morning about the HUGE Silhouette (craft cutter) sale going on for a few days (discount codes included)??

Frame a scene from a children's book

Everything is on sale. So stock up! Be warned, those darn CAMEOS will sell out. Especially since they’re discounted! So hurry and send the link over to Santa………….or just buy your own Christmas gift this year! Are you a fan of the blog No Big Dill? Anyway, she has been running a Once Upon a Thread series over on her blog. It’s something she puts together and invites guest bloggers to sew with her and create book inspired projects. Anyway, Katy asked me to be a part of it this time around and I was so happy to participate. I love children’s books. The story line is so silly and the flow is so easy to love. And what I love about it, is that each image is a scene created with textured fabrics.

Mustache mug. Glass etching. Have you ever done any glass etching?

Glass etching

Well, neither had I before today. But wow. Such an easy, yet sweet little touch that you can add to any glass. Check out my new and improved etched Trifle Bowl. The perfect bowl for desserts of all kinds…..and even a great place for fresh fruit on the counter. Glass etching is also a great way to stamp your name on your pyrex dishes, to make sure they come back to you. And how about adding a little extra detail, just because…… (Edited to Add: The font used here is called Smiley Monster and I downloaded the font for free here.) Sweet in every way. Are you wanting to make your own? (This technique permanently etches your glass. First, you’ll need a piece of vinyl with an adhesive back, like the vinyl you buy for vinyl wall decor. Then peel away the shapes, leaving the negative space all in one piece. The Silhouette code for the bird/branch is: bird_on_branch_C00044_23067 01/18/2010 Then peel the vinyl backing away. Making a pouf.

Add a burst of color to your room with this crafty pouf!

Making a pouf

At 17” wide and 10” deep, it’s large enough to serve as floor seating or a foot stool. (And if you have pets, I have a feeling they may want to make this their new favorite spot!) This project is a little challenging to sew, but it’s not too difficult, so if you’re comfortable with the basics of sewing, give it a try. You can make a colorwheel effect with a range of solid colors, or choose a variety of patterned fabrics for a louder patchwork effect. Medium-weight cottons work well for this design (check out quilting shops for great selections of solids and prints). I love the idea of making a set of these poufs in a range of sizes, for a sculptural stack of cushions that will become a room element in their own right. CLICK HERE for the full how-to after the jump! Finished Dimensions: 17” diameter by 10” tall.

Newspaper gift bags. When I bought something at a store recently, the clerk handed me my purchase in a bag made from a newspaper.

Newspaper gift bags

I liked it very much and had to make some more—thus today's DIY recycled newspaper project: gift bags made from the Wall Street Journal. You can vary the dimensions, of course, but here's what I used to create a bag that's 5" tall, 4.5" wide, and 3" deep. Stack two sheets of newspaper on top of each other. This will be a two-ply bag for extra sturdiness.

Cut out a rectangle that's 15.5" wide and 8.25" tall. Fold a flap 1.25" down from the top. Cut two pieces of cardstock or chipboard to 4.25" x 1", then glue them on the widest two panels just under the top fold. Put glue on the outside of the 0.5" tab and bring the left-most panel over to form the body of the bag, aligning the cut edge of the panel with the folded edge of the flap. Upend the bag so the 2" flap is now up. Put glue on both flaps and fold them inward to form the bottom of the bag. String Tree Wall Mural. Previous image Next image This impressive mural (along with a few others) were made by artist Kathryn Anderson with nothing more than pushpins and yarn.

String Tree Wall Mural

We'll show you how you can create your own, step by step and with tips from the artist.Kathryn Anderson of KAndeArt has made some great wall murals out of nothing more than string and push pins. Here are her steps to creating a beautiful and unique murals from string. What You Need Materials. DIY Glow Jars Tutorial. Posted on October 19, 2011 by Christina Aren’t these glow jars sublime?

DIY Glow Jars Tutorial

They take about two minutes to make and cost only 20 cents a piece. How’s that for an enticing DIY wedding project? These would look amazing at an evening outdoor wedding. Line walkways with them, or place them on tables. Sewing Tutorial: Turtle Pincushion {With Pattern} As written here a few weeks ago that I have a new plan for Greeny & Pinky – the turtle pincushion pattern, I keep my promise and make good of it…..

Sewing Tutorial: Turtle Pincushion {With Pattern}

***drum roll**** Please welcome….. COMBO Turtle Pincushion with Sewing Kit There are compartments to keep scissor, thread and some sewing needles in a proper place [Click "Next" on the photo browser above, picture 5 shows the compartments, or you can scroll down to see the step by step photos below]. It even has a pair of needle finding flippers. This combo version is doubled the size of the original, but all you need to do is just enlarge the pattern to 200%. Previously, I gave out the Greeny & Pinky turtle pincushion pattern upon request. In this tutorial, there are 2 versions of turtle pincushions you can make: To make a smaller felted body version of Greeny & Pinky, use the written instruction below.To make the Combo version as shown on the pictures above, use the step by step photos after the written instructions.

Pages: 1 2. Upcycle: T-shirts to Summer vest tutorial. I love to spice up dresses and jeans with long summer vest.

Upcycle: T-shirts to Summer vest tutorial

In my last visit to Target I found a few very cool and super cheap items, I already showed you what I did with this dress. So now I wanted to show what I did with two T-shirts, I also used a little piece of lace for the back, but you don’t need to use it if you don’t like lace. I really liked that the T-shirts were very soft and a thin material, thinner than normal cotton T-shirts. They cost me $3.00 each and both were XL. Stuffed felt monsters.