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Noodlehead

Noodlehead
Once in a while i get asked about how I clean my handmade bags. I wouldn't say that I have it down to a science or anything, but I can offer some tips that might help you. I don't wash mine very often and usually only if there's a huge spill on it or at the end of a season (I usually change mine with the seasons, don't you?!). I really like having the ability to put mine in the wash and freshen things up! First, I don't usually pre-wash my fabrics. I used to all the time, but then it became overwhelming with piles of washed fabric sitting in the corner waiting to be pressed.

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Keeping Those Noggins Protected! Baby Sunhat... Upon finishing my Bubble Ruffle Dress, I knew it just wasn’t quite complete without a little something extra for those bright sunny days I am anxiously awaiting! I went through my eldest daughters old hats, and found a nice stained one that fit the bill in sizing and started the deconstruction process… Nice upgrade from the hand me down, if I do say so myself. Wardrobe Refashion My inspiration: from Charlotte Russe, although I don't think it's available anymore My version: artsy-crafty babe So yes, I’ve been knitting. You know how it is when the mood strikes. I blame the cold weather. Knitting just feels right in cold weather, doesn’t it? Because I tend to over commit myself, I decided to start off with something small, something easily finishable.

49 Dresses: DIY Reunited with my sewing machine and it feels so good. Actually, that's a lie, I got a new machine, so it actually feels better. Anyway, while summer does not mean I'm just bumming around all the time, I do have a little more free time on my hands and therefore decided to tackle my monstrous pile of potential sewing projects last night. About time, right? It's been a while. I got this dress sometime within the past year (yep, it's been so long I don't even remember...) from Goodwill for $4.

charlaanne: made with love ETA: The pattern is now available! You can find it here...Love, Charla Anne. Lily loves playing with her little dolls and carrying case. Confessions of a Fabricaholic Wallet Tutorial See also the instructions I uploaded to BurdaStyle (they are the same, just in a different format). Download the PDF version here: Organizer Wallet *If you are interested in selling wallets made from this tutorial, please see the guidelines at the bottom of the page.* How to Turn a Glove into a Chipmunk While gloves and socks are made to be forever together, often they choose to divorce and spend their lives in a solitude. Of course, we have to respect their decision, but it’s hard to look at them being all lonely, laying somewhere in the backs of a drawers. Luckily, crafter and author Miyako Kanamori has a wonderful solution!

Indianna Dreams: TGIFF Phone Wallet "Half a Tutorial" This one is for my partner in the Fab Little Treasure Swap over on Flickr and a few have asked for some measurements. I wanted to use this tutorial from Liz, Confessions of a Fabricoholic for an Organizer Wallet as it is a great pattern, very clearly written and ample photos. I needed mine to be a finished size of 6" by 8" when open flat with a zip on the outside and a padded pocket on the inside.

Just Another Day in Paradise: Old MacDonald Puppet Tutorial and Pattern EDITED NOTE: A couple of you have reminded me that I didn't show a picture of poor Old MacDonald. MY bad! HERE is where you can find a lovely picture of Mr. Farmer. Simple Skirt Tutorial with Options for 3 Different Looks (Looking for more free patterns? Be sure to check out my free patterns and tutorials page here.) 19K+ My daughter loves to wear skirts and dresses. I've been working for the last few days on a few new skirts for her spring and summer wardrobe. These are very simple skirts but I can change up the look with various options. I love these skirts, and am so excited to share this tutorial with you!

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