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Here you can find an organized list of all my tutorials, projects and printables. I want to point out that I am no sewing expert and have no formal education in either sewing or English (Spanish is my native language) So I might not always use the correct terminology or best technique, I am always learning too! It might not always be perfect, but it’s sure a lot of fun! All of my tutorials and printables for personal use only, if you want to sell items made with these tutorials please purchase a Limited Production License. If you blog them, please do not share the complete post and share a link crediting back to the post and DO NOT link directly to downloads, please read my Site Policy and Contact me if you have questions, hope you all enjoy!

Headband Refashion. Our headband had a flower that was starting to look a little tired and worn so we made it new again!

Headband Refashion

This braided ribbon could embellish many things— a hair clip would be cute too! These headbands would make great handmade gifts for little girls to make each other! Woven Ribbon Headband Gather a headband and about 4 1/2 yards of ribbon. You can use any with — I chose 1/4 inch. Begin by finding the middle of the ribbon. Using porcelain paint pens. {valentine’s plate} you know i always talk about my next creative endeavor?

using porcelain paint pens

Well, i can assure you, this will be it! Welcome to the world of porcelain paint pens, friends! {tea for two and fine} it always amazes me when i find a new craft, it’s like how did i survive without knowing this? {diy painted porcelain} and the best part is? {busybeeson} Wire Wrapped Tree Of Life Ornament. Easy Button Earrings Tutorial. Did you know...that you can make new earrings with a button and a paperclip?

Easy Button Earrings Tutorial

True story! I've been trying to think of a way for us to make some earrings without having to buy supplies. Buying the beads and all the findings can really add up. :o( Sad. But-oh, what? That still leaves the findings. Clip the top of the paperclip off with wire cutters: Snap off the button shanks: T Shirt Shrug. Doily canvas bag. Thankfully everyone seems to be making a switch from plastic to lasting when it comes to shopping bags, so here’s another fun little tutorial on customizing one to make it oh so cute.

doily canvas bag

You might notice a lot of doilies in my recent diy projects. 8 Cute DIY Bookmark Ideas. Bookmarks | 26 comments I don’t really use real bookmarks.

8 Cute DIY Bookmark Ideas

I’m not sure why. They’re not expensive, or hard to make, but I tend to just pick up whatever to mark my pages. Old receipts, scraps of paper, a pencil, etc. I Could Do That. Knitting Patterns: Washcloth Quartet. Latest Post 2 skeins and 1 season of Chuck into my fingering weight project. New pattern finally delivered to my sample knitter after months of indecision. I get stuck on the silly things. Like, crew neck or V? V. Read More Our Story Tricksy Knitter is the brainchild of Megan Goodacre and Charles Jaimet. As a programmer (Charles) and designer (Megan), they had made a lot of websites, but one day thought it was about time they work on a personal project, just for fun.

One rollercoaster ride and several thousand yards of yarn later, here we are, in Ottawa, with a growing library of knitting patterns, a huge how-to-knit section, a couple of books, an exclusive line of knitting accessories, and an online chartmaker. Simple tote bag tutorial. I needed to sew another tote bag so I could write up a tutorial.

simple tote bag tutorial

It was the perfect excuse to make a tote for myself, it's been a long time since I have sewn something just for me! I added a sweet little 'W' monogram. I will probably use the bag primarily for trips to the library, although I did use it for a solo trip to the fabric store last night. I put my cellphone, keys and wallet in the front pockets and my purchases in the main part. Knitting needle roll tutorial « Warehouse Fabrics Inc Blog. 190 Free Tote Bag Sewing Patterns! ~ Tuesday Tute ~ Suede Flowers. Layout 1. The Handy Hausfrau: Portable Spice Kit for Camping or Travel. Today's DIY project at The Handy Hausfrau is a portable spice "rack.

The Handy Hausfrau: Portable Spice Kit for Camping or Travel

" We have a second home (a ski condo in the mountains) and I am constantly filling up Ziplock bags with various spices for cooking. Why don't I just leave the spices up there? You ask. We rent the condo out and on more than one occasion, I've searched for my crushed red pepper, only to find that a renter used the last of it on his pepperoni pizza slice. Simple Winter Sewing Project: Hot Rice Bags. Warm face, warm ‘ands, warm feet Aow, wouldn’t it be loverly?

Simple Winter Sewing Project: Hot Rice Bags

–Eliza Doolittle Cloth bags of heated grain are great for warming the bed or soothing sore muscles–much cozier than hot water bottles, and a nicer quality of heat. Easy Origami Box Instructions - How to make a Simple Origami Box. The origami box is simple to make, and can be used to hold other origami pieces.

Easy Origami Box Instructions - How to make a Simple Origami Box

Or important stuff, like candies. This origami box is also called Masu, which is Japanese for a square wooden box. Follow the step by step photos to make the origami box. Handmade Moccasins. Paper Fortune Cookie Favors by La La Laurie. Flower origami ball. DIY Faux Curled Rosewood Wreath {Made From Rolled Recycled Book Pages} I have seen various versions of Faux Rosewood Wreaths in just about every store and catalog for the upcoming season; most with a price tag running upwards of $40 or more.

Some are crafted of paper and other of real wood shavings. Last year I made a few rolled flower gift toppers from recycled book pages and they remind me so much of the curled wood roses I thought they would make a good substitute. {with a much lower price tag} Materials Needed:Foam Wreath FormRecycled Book PagesLots of Hot GlueRibbon to Hang The full step by step tutorial I posted last year can be found {here}.Basically you layer three book pages together and draw a spiral circle. Starting with the outside of the spiral, roll the paper inward to create the flower shape. Give the wreath form a light coat of white {or light color} spray paint to help camouflage any see-through spaces. Folding. How to make gift bags from newspaper.

When I bought something at a store recently, the clerk handed me my purchase in a bag made from a newspaper. 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. Magical Mason Jars - Style Lush. Kanzashi Fabric Folded Flower Craft Project at These vintage-inspired flowers can be made and used in so many ways—as jewelry, accessories, charms.

And the new book Kanzashi in Bloom by Diane Gilleland (available at shows you how. Materials: Fabric GlueButtons and beads Tips: 1. 2. 3. Watch the video clip for step-by-step instructions on how to make this flower. Paper Flowers – Anyone Can Do That. Japanese Kusudama, this tutorial is featured on Craftuts Anyone can do that, I assure you. Mason Jar Key Hook. Put Up Your Dukes: braided scarf tutorial. Scrapbooking Community and Store. DIY Doily Lamp. Purl soho. Gathered Clutch Tutorial. Anna of Noodlehead is sharing the most beautiful gathered pouch tutorial. How To Build The World's Best Paper Airplanes.

Small Footprint, Big Yield: Create an Easy Micro Organic Urban Garden Today! April 28, 2009 by Robin Plaskoff Horton There are two things urban gardeners are short on: space and time. The Urban Garden, brainchild of Bill Arquitt, resolves both of these issues, making it efficient and simple to plant a vegetable garden with up to 55 plants in a 3-foot deep by 4-foot wide footprint. The contained six level tiered system is nearly maintenance-free, eliminating heavy weeding, and its northwestern cedar construction renders it naturally bug repellent. How to turn "water" into marbles.