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"My life has a superb cast, but I can't figure out the plot." ~ Ashleigh Brilliant I LOVE to create. That's my favorite thing to do along with being with my family and friends and babysitting my three grandchildren!!

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Education. DIY Home Decor. Reading. Fitness & Health. Tech. Flowers. Art. SmARTist® Career Blog. Junebug-dress-sew-along-part-1-pattern. And now for the Junebug dress tutorial/sew along.


(without much fanfare apparently) You’ll need: 1-2 yards of fabric, depending on child’s size. Recipes, Kids Crafts, DIY Ideas, Tutorials And More. Sewing. Project Gallery. d365 Advent Devotional Series. Paper Paintings. Recovery in Al-Anon. Aesthetic Nest. Texas Freckles. I don't have much worthwhile to say today, but I wanted to post, so here we go. It's RaNdOM fRiDaY! I was inspired by Nichole's pinwheel sampler blocks and decided to try one. I loved making it, so yesterday I made a few more after deciding to cut into my Hope Valley. I guess I'm joining the Pinwheel Sampler Quilt-Along at P.S. i quilt? I hate irons. So, I bought two cheap irons yesterday. And since it is rAnDoM fRidaY, here are the birds that were in my yard (and across the street) yesterday.

A female Northern Cardinal, an adorable little Killdeer, Blogsy for iPad. iPad blog for app reviews, news, tips,how-tos. Free Pincushion Patterns. One-of-my-favorite-etsy-shop-lucky-star. Hi there, lovely ladies!


How's your day? I hope you are all fine. I have recently discovered an Etsy shop which sells a variety of cute and adorable party decoration items and the stuff. I am sure most of you already know Erin. She's got this fab blog called Lucky Star Lane and an awesome Etsy shop, as well. Craftinessisnotoptional. A craft blog: Project 3 - A New Technique Tried. For my third project for my HOLY MOLY I HAVE TOO MANY CRAFT BOOKS challenge, I decided to venture into new territory...smocking. The project comes from this book, Smocking for Beginners. The book's title is very misleading...Beginners?!!?? With a crafter's eye glance through the book's content, I beg to differ. Just look at these projects : Pretty gnarly stuff. After practicing for a bit, I jumped into this project, enjoying every minute of handwork. Amy Butler Design.

Finished Paintbox Quilt. The Paintbox Quilt is finished!

Finished Paintbox Quilt

This quilt is made with 64 - 6.5" blocks in 32 color combinations (8 by 8 blocks with 1.5" sashing). Each combination is a Kona cotton solid and a monochromatic quilting print. One of the blocks in each combination is made with a printed center and outer ring and the other is made with a solid center and outer ring. Sew4Home - Transform your space. Home Decor. StyleBistro - Celebrity-Inspired Style, Fashion, and Beauty. Homemade "Vicks Vapor shower disks". Have you seen the commercials for the Vicks Vapor shower disk thingies?

Homemade "Vicks Vapor shower disks"

You put one of these disks in your shower, and voila thanks to the vapors in it, you're magically healed, your cold is gone, and your face is shockingly free of snot. I always used to watch the "Noxema girl" splashing water on her face and wondered how she was able to wash her face without being completely overrun with boogers. Stitchery Dickory Dock. Im Just A Guy Who Quilts: Bundles of Joy Quilt { A Tutorial } Every once in awhile I run across a quilt design and say to myself, "I can make that!

Im Just A Guy Who Quilts: Bundles of Joy Quilt { A Tutorial }

" Even without taking a look at the pattern. Most of you probably had the same reaction when I posted a picture of this quilt. It's a very simple design and takes a few hours to put together. If you're like me and have an addiction to charm packs, you will more than likely have everything you need for this project right in your stash. Finished quilt will measure around 24 x 28. Here are the supplies you'll need to make the top: 1 Charm Pack (or 42, 5" charm squares)1 Yard of a coordinating solid STEP 1: Take your solid print and slice 14 strips that measure 1.25" by WOF (width of fabric). STEP 2: Cut each strip of solid into 7" lengths. STEP 3: Take each charm square and slice them at a random measurement straight up and down. (To save some time, feel free to stack several charm squares together when cutting.

Here is a photo of all the charm squares cut and stacked in pairs. Again, press the seams open. 10 Tools To Upload Facebook Photos. Momastery. A while back I woke up early one morning to write, opened my inbox and found a letter from Maggie.


Maggie had just lost her beloved sister to addiction. This is what I wrote I back to her: Dearest Maggie, It could have gone either way, you know. Linguine bunnybuns... From outer space! *With pattern* I just love weird elongated limbs!

Linguine bunnybuns... From outer space! *With pattern*

And bunnies. So, I decided to combine the two, resulting in this threesome of rather unusual rabbity things. I was going to just call them linguine bunnybuns, but my boyfriend insisted that they're space bunnies. Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi. EDIT!

Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi

Just wrote out a long photo-tutorial on my blog so you've no excuse now not to learn amigurumi if you've been wanting to! I made these for a class I'm going to be teaching for people who have never crocheted before, so I had to make them super easy, but still cute and customizable. Hopefully they'll be able to finish the project while I'm with them They're made out of 10 different kinds of yarn, but my favorite to work with was the Cascade 220 wool.

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