Sometimes it’s the little connections that makes the biggest difference in our day. Getting a personal card in the mail, a thoughtful email from a friend when you’re having a bad day, or connecting with an old elementary school friend online. It makes me so thankful to be living in an era of technology where it’s just so easy to connect and maintain friendships, even when they live miles away. It’s those small, thoughtful things that make all the difference in our relationships, don’t you think? These mini embroidered cards and handmade envelopes, though small, are personal and sweet. Mini Embroidered Cards
Posted on February 7, 2013 by Christina Looking for a creative way to display your Instagram photos? Maybe you have heaps of Instagram photos from your wedding on your computer. Why not make photo blocks out of them? You could even use photos of you and your sweetheart and display them at your wedding. I have mine displayed on my fireplace mantle. DIY Instagram Photo Blocks
You can make this lovely ring (or a version of this design) yourself, using just some basic tools, wire and a lip balm! Yes, in this tutorial I am going to demonstrate that just basic beginner tools and a wire from Michael’s can go a long way! Wouldn’t this ring make a great present??
UPDATE: I have completely re-written this tutorial with all new photos and better instructions and it is available as a licensed pattern in my pattern shop. The free tutorial for personal use is still available below! I use a little zippered pouch to carry around my earbuds since they are the fancy microphone ones and I don’t want them to break or get tangled. Some of you have commented that you are looking for some small, simple gift ideas. This is definitely simple to make, and a little more fun than the typical rectangular zippered pouch! I can see these as the perfect gift for teenage cousins or nieces or girlfriends or even teacher gifts.
I just finished a giveaway at Tatertots & Jello & Jen was kind enough to let me guest post on her super blog!
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I finally gave in and made marble magnets. Not surprisingly they are quite fun, smooshing the glue out to make a perfect little magnified image is very satisfying. Marble Magnets
This project comes to you at the request of Twitterer @GCcapitalM.
Like most of you, I’m sure, I tend to go through a lot of paint chips when trying to decide on a color to paint a room.
Pop Tab Bracelet | Version | Cut Out
Take your duct tape skills to the next level with this great zippered pouch. The interior is water-proof, making this bag great for carrying, pens, make-up, whatever you can imagine. Choose an outer fabric that suits your personality and function.
Lorraine from ikat bag is a favorite around here… She has tons of fun tutorials on her blog and she’s joined us before with this wonderful Back to School Pencil Case tutorial. Today Lorraine shares a tutorial for a new summer essential, the On the Go Wallet-to-Tote! Construction includes three main parts: Assembling the Wallet, Assembling the Outer Bag and Making the Lining. The tote zips into a convenient wallet in this unique and handy design.
How adorable is this ?
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