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No-sew Leather Pencil Case. I have been feeling slightly under the weather this week.

No-sew Leather Pencil Case

A lack of energy, a cold, sleepy, headachy... and I got slightly frustrated about it. So many things I wanted to do. Embellish {a blog by Laura Wadsworth} Hi friends!

Embellish {a blog by Laura Wadsworth}

Today I wanted to share a fun project with you! A couple of years ago I went through a scrap-booking craze! I know lots of people still scrapbook, but I just found that I would spend to much time agonizing over every page (I was kind of a perfectionist!) Ugly bunny pincushion and bag charm (with patterns) Making a pincushion is a delicate task.

Ugly bunny pincushion and bag charm (with patterns)

Ofcourse, you don't want to make it so cute that you don't want to jab your collection of pointy things in it. On the other hand, you'll also want to make it look cool enough, otherwise you're reminded of your failed project every time you go crafting! My last pincushion suffered from the latter problem, so it was time to make a new one. Crochet - Collar Pattern. Crochet Collar Pattern This pattern is for an adult version *If you would prefer to print/save this pattern there is now a downloadable PDF file at the end of the pattern.

Crochet - Collar Pattern

Pattern written in UK terms Hook: 4mm. Söta filtdjur – Cute animal felties. Paper crafts / easy! Paper crafts.. / cool quilled flower. Beaded Collar Necklace DIY : Trinkets in Bloom. One of the hottest trends right now are collar necklaces.

Beaded Collar Necklace DIY : Trinkets in Bloom

You see them everywhere. The June issue of Lucky magazine has them listed in the top 5 trends for Spring. Rabbit (Jun Maekawa): Instructions. Woodworking Toy Plans. Presentrosetter av tygband – Fabric gift bows. Paper Flower Garland Backdrop. I was inspired to make this paper flower backdrop by one of our favorite wedding websites.

Paper Flower Garland Backdrop

So simple and lovely, I can see a few other uses for this garland backdrop that goes beyond wedding. For now, it will remain a beautiful wall sculpture against our charcoal wall. Supplies I used: Prints of Flower Garland Template PDF onto following paper: PAGE 1 of template: 20 sheets of Star Dream Opal text weight paper (Paper Source)PAGE 2 of template: 5 sheets of Shimmer Gold text weight paper (Paper Source) PAGE 3 of template: 5 sheets of Sage text weight paper (Paper Source) plus: 1 roll of Honeydew Bakers Twine (The Twinery) 84 inch (7 foot) long branch + scissors, hot glue & embroidery needle Lia. Soft craft / Pretty smocking. How to Seam Granny Squares.

April 19th, 2012 by Jess I love granny squares because they make it so easy to play with exciting colors.

How to Seam Granny Squares

Often, my squares end up with different colored borders, so how do I choose a shade to seam them? The answer’s easy: I can use any color because I use an invisible seam! This super easy technique creates a durable seam that disappears into your crocheting. Sewing and Crafts / Handmade paper roses. Paper Rose Wedding Bouquet. This project, using paper roses to create a bouquet, has been on my mind since I posted the first paper rose tutorial.

Paper Rose Wedding Bouquet

It is timeless and elegant and though I show it here in the white, it could easily be made in any color or even multiple colors by printing the template on a colored letter weight paper. Here are my instructions: PAPER ROSE BOUQUET You will need: 24 prints of the paper rose template, scissors and hot glue, florist wire and florist tape, ribbons for handle and bow. 1a) Print 24 rose templates onto a letter weight paper. Circle Zip Earbud Pouch Tutorial - Dog Under My Desk. 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.

Circle Zip Earbud Pouch Tutorial - Dog Under My Desk

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. Origami Mini Star. These cute little nickel sized stars are great projects for a number of themes -- Japan, Christmas, Fourth of July, geometry (pentagon), etc.

Origami Mini Star

They are quite easy (for origami) but I don't think I'd try them with children under age 10 (unless they have experience with origami). Materials: Strip of paper 1/2 inch by 11 inches plain white paper or construction paper work this is a good chance to practice recycling by using junk mailings -- they have nice colors that make nifty stars when they're all done. From Cardboard to Fun Mod Wall Storage! I like to reuse and recycle. I'm hardly the greenest gal you're going to meet, but I do like to at least try to do my part. So, when Russell brought home a stack approximately 3 foot tall of cardboard "trash" from work I started to think out things I could make.

I'm always in need of places to put things so I put my mind toward a storage kind of thing for my first cardboard project. Since I have no idea what these things are, or what I should call them, I'm just calling them mods since they're modular. :)