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One of the blogs I enjoy is a sweet blog written by a young mommy from the south. Kelly has two darling little girls and loves dressing them in matching smocked dresses and huge hair bows. Photo by Kelly's Korner Reading her recent post about hair bows reminded me I hadn't shared bow making techniques since post and since we have so many adorable ingredients for making hair bows I figured it was time. Since I am a California girl my bows certainly can't compete in size or complexity with those from the south, but my techniques are pretty basic and could easily be adapted to more elaborate styles. What I really love about making these is that this basic style costs less than a dollar to make and can easily be completed in less than a half an hour.
Well-chosen compact discs are always appreciated gifts. Personalize the CDs by slipping them into delightful hand-stitched pouches. The soft envelopes can be used over and over, as sachets or as small cases for travel toiletries. You can also vary their size and shape to fit blank books, pencils, diaries, or eyeglasses. These pouches can be made out of wide ribbon or felt.
Why not spruce up the way you serve coffee or (iced) tea?
Favorite Things card Designer: Linda Beeson Materials: Cardstock Patterned papers and chipboard pieces - October Afternoon
Hi guys! Dina here from Honey & Fitz back with another tutorial. This time I’m showing you how to make some string art for your little one’s room! Rather than deal with hammers and cutting wood, I decided to do this project using cork tiles. Not only are they easy to find and inexpensive, they’re also very light weight so you don’t have to worry about them falling off the wall and hurting anyone.
I posted a picture about 1 week ago on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter of me cutting glass using just string. I got LOT’S of requests for a tutorial on how I DID THIS!
Growing up by the beach in Southern California, the ability to knot a macrame bracelet was practically a right of passage. Although those days are long behind us, we’ve never forgotten the ever-so-simple square knot technique.
When graphic designer and artist Joanna Bean Martin shared with us her technique for marbling the bottoms of glassware with nail polish, we couldn’t wait to try it ourselves.
I have very vivid memories of walking into a bead store for the first time, almost 15 years ago, and being overwhelmed by the million and ten ideas that filled my mind. I was immediately hooked on the concept of transforming simple and unexpected elements into something beautiful and wearable. That moment was the catalyst for my eventual path into jewelry design and craft – my higher calling, if you will.
I suppose we can call this week’s tutorial somewhat of a refresher course on how to master the perfect sliding knot . But the real reason why I had to recreate this familiar DIY with you is to share a little thing I recently discovered called a crimp end , that’s especially made for rhinestone chain. It’s a nifty finding that attaches to the ends, allowing you to finally put some use to all those few leftover inches of sparkle.
There’s nothing better than the first sight of pumpkins in early October . . . a sign that fall is officially here and the holidays are soon to follow. While I’ll be carving a few shapely gourds in time for Halloween next week, I was inspired to decoupage a small batch with paint and black lace. They’re delightfully ghoulish and a great way to keep those pumpkins lasting longer!
You should all know by now that we are all about stacking bracelets on our wrists.
Was doing some “stumbling” yesterday…dangerous activity that. Anyway, on the heels of yesterday mornings paper storage post, I thought this was a wonderful way to not only use up some scrap paper, but also a really positive way to get some scrapbooking affirmations into my life. You don’t even need to do affirmations, you can do inspiring quotes, or little activities that give you joy. [Update 9/24/12] Wow….I’m not sure why, but this page has gone seriously viral. Thank you all for visiting. I was starting to worry that I was just a lone voice in the wilderness.
Natural Bubble Soap Solution Tools needed for this project
As far as the backyard garden at casa de radmegan goes, most of my vegetables have ceased production for the season.