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Drawstring Halter And A Line Dress. Make Jeans Tighter. Tighten those jeans in 4 easy steps Shopping for jeans is extremely frustrating.

Make Jeans Tighter

Finding a pair that perfectly accommodates your hips, waist, and leg length is next to impossible. And the thousand trips to a fitting room that has no locks don’t help the quest to find the ideal pair. Skinny Jeans. Elm street life: DIY: Bow clutch sewing tutorial. And fiiiinally... the tutorial you've been waiting for.

elm street life: DIY: Bow clutch sewing tutorial.

35 Amazing Uses For Old Pallets. Crafty: Woven Flower Pot- Part 2. Today I finished my woven pot project. DIY Chan Luu-Style Wrap Bracelet. Like this: Like Loading...

DIY Chan Luu-Style Wrap Bracelet

Filed under Accessories, Bracelets, Jewelry Tagged as Accessories, bracelets, Chan Luu, DIY, DIY Jewelry, do it yourself, Fashion, Fashion DIY, jewelry, Runway, Runway DIY, Wrap Bracelets. Photo Tile Coasters {Using Resin} Last Christmas I almost had a breakdown...

Photo Tile Coasters {Using Resin}

We had just moved in to our home the month before, but I didn't want to let that prevent us from having the holliest jolliest Christmas. My intentions were good. I wanted to make Christmas special for everyone, but I learned the hard way that I should have been planning ahead!! And that's how it happened. Happy Almost Birthday to Me! You guys, thank you so much for all the feedback on the giveaway subject! I cannot even tell you how encouraged I am by all your comments. Blogging can be a bit thankless sometimes (at least when you don't have sponsors, haha.), so those comments make all the difference to me. No-bake energy bites.

I probably should have poured a nice stiff drink recipe for you all on this loveliest of lovely tax days.

no-bake energy bites

Especially for my fellow small business owners who just gave half of their revenue back to the government. Good grief, I won’t even go there. Instead though, I thought I’d offer my idea of a more comforting alternative. Pasta. When life is good, and when life gets crazy, I turn to pasta. And just as it has for years, this one hit the spot. Read more This past Friday night was meant for celebrating. The weather was sit-out-on-the-deck-in-the-cool-evening-breeze perfection. And a very special birthday girl turned the big 3-0. Flashback: Woven Map Basket. Maps can be amazing design elements, with all their intricately drawn lines and minute details.

Flashback: Woven Map Basket

But what do you do with a regular paper map that is starting to fall apart from use? In CRAFT Volume 05, crafter Jane Patrick suggested we weave maps into baskets, a fun and interesting way to reuse castoffs and weave a little memory into a functional item. Check out her full tutorial here and pick up a back issue of CRAFT Volume 05, the Paper issue, in the Maker Shed.Woven Memory Basket Weave your vacation road maps into an attractive souvenir. By Jane Patrick Think of basketry as three-dimensional weaving. ~ Tuesday Tute ~ Suede Flowers. How To Mix Chalkboard Paint in Any Color. We love using chalkboards as backdrops for displays and parties (like this one here!).

How To Mix Chalkboard Paint in Any Color

So we were super excited to learn that you can create your own custom colors-and it's really easy! We first learned how from Martha Stewart whose tutorial you can read here. She recommends that you use latex paint, but we tried it out with acrylic paints with much success. Here's how you too can create your own chalkboard paint... Supplies: 1/2 cup acrylic paint (choose any color you like, or mix colors together to make the perfect shade!) 1. 2. Once your chalkboard has fully dried be sure to slate the surface before using it for the first time.

Zipper Bracelet. Stuff to Make in my Old Age. Stencil with freezer paper (harry potter tee) Yes, I am a nerd.

stencil with freezer paper (harry potter tee)

I came up with a brilliant idea for a Harry Potter t-shirt and I couldn't resist. "Expecto Patronum! " However, you can make whatever kind of design you want with a freezer paper stencil. It doesn't have to be Harry Potter related. (Although it would be awesome if it was.) I learned about the joys of freezer paper back in my early college days. Basically, freezer paper is backed with a plastic coating that will stick to soft surfaces when ironed, but it peels off cleanly and easily. 34 Handy Kitchen Measurement Hacks & Tidbits. Do you find yourself always scrambling to find out how much one stick of butter is?

34 Handy Kitchen Measurement Hacks & Tidbits

Or how many eggs you need to make a cup? Do you know how much 1 cup of uncooked rice makes? Here’s a handy chart you can print off to include with your other kitchen chart goodies (see: Recipe Ingredient Substitutions & Equivalents Chart (found at bottom of page) and Kitchen Measurements Equivalent Conversion Chart) . . . Measurement Hacks Eggs, Whisk & Bowl Kitchen Tidbits. Cheap screen printing tutorial. Alright, I've finally had the time to "screen print" another shirt, so here's the tutorial...

Cheap screen printing tutorial

Materials needed: a t-shirt, yucky/cheap paint brushes, an embroidery hoop, screen printing ink (I use Speedball brand), a glue that isn't water-soluble (I use Mod Podge), curtain sheer material/tulle/old nylons, and a computer with a printer (or a good hand for drawing things). Find an image you like and that has good contrast. My cow needed to be "cut out," and I've only got Microsoft Paint on this computer and it worked fine. Save the image as a Monochrome Bitmap file and it will turn it black and white. If this loses all the detail, fudge around on Paint or try a different picture, haha. Tips, Video Tutorials, Reviews, and more!


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