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Grandma's Garden- Crayon Art It's hard to find a good present for our grandma (actually, she's my mom, but Anya's grandma). "I have everything," she says always. Ok, we will not buy a present, we will make it! My mom has a beautiful garden in Russia. She grows everything there: potatoes, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, cabbage, apples, strawberries, black and red currants, gooseberries... and it's not all. Put Up Your Dukes: braided scarf tutorial i have a tutorial that is forty thrillionty times easier and better than my previous (ahem, first ever...give me some grace!) tutorial. it is accessible to infinitely more people (you dont have to have a baby, OR a dress to start out with). and it is really simple. there are only 4 lines of stitching total.

Wall Flowers Week - Too Much Teal Tuesday! I bet you guys thought the color today was gonna be Tampico Punch Orange! You are shocked beyond all belief that it's TEAL right!?!? Frankly, I was a little surprised myself. So here we go! Today's Color: Teal (Hello teal, this is Lolly... How to Make Clothing Buttons from Shrink Plastic&8230; This tutorial is an old one of mine that’s too good not to share again. Since posting the first time, I’ve had lots of questions about these buttons which will hopefully be answered in this revised post. Equipment Some handy notes:

Friendship Bracelets Part 2: Forward Knot and Chevron Bracelet Finally. Part two of the friendship bracelet series is here! This time I'll show you how to do a forward knot and how to make a chevron friendship bracelet using only forward and backward knots. Easy! And for those who are bored with that easy chevron pattern, I added instructions for turning the direction of the chevron pattern from upwards to downwards and back. With all these information you'll be able to make a chevron friendship bracelet just how you like it.

A Subtle Revelry Do you dress up for Halloween? I have never been big into the holiday, but with the kids dressing up now it is so much more fun. The twins are going as Ragedy Anne and Andy this year! If you are looking for just a little something to wear, masks are an easy way to subtly dress it up. Colored Mason Jar Tutorial Today's DIY project is painting mason jars your favorite color! I made mine turquoise. I love mason jars! They have an endless amount of uses and really just add an extra cuteness to everything. My favorite are the aqua Ball jars, but they are always so hard to find at thrift stores and shipping prices when buying them off Etsy or Ebay are not friendly. So why not replicate the look by painting regular mason jars? Creative Kismet & Blog Archive & little guiding stars Since the new year has started I’ve been trying to think of ways to be more kind to my self. Especially when that nasty gremlins try to creep in and stump me. I remembered this origami star video on You Tube and had to get them involved in my plan. I thought it would be fun to make a whole bunch with kind words and “you are….” phrases inside. I made 60 of them, enough to last me the whole year if I open one a week, plus a few extra just in case.

Shape Book Tute « Cheeky Magpie I’ve had an overwhelming response to this project and everyone wants a tutorial, so here you go. First off, gather your supplies: - book for dismembering, paperbacks are great - template (I made half an apple out of a thick piece of chipboard) Friendship Bracelets Part 1: Backward Knot and Striped Bracelet Do you remember the 90's when everyone was crazy about friendship bracelets? I used to make all kinds of friendship bracelets when I was a kid. The results where great but I remember enjoying the process the most. Precisely following a pattern, making all knots neat and tight, and bringing up the patience to stay with it until it's done. Yeah! But friendship bracelets aren't only for school kids.

Chalkboard Wall Calendar - Martha Stewart Home & Garden - StumbleUpon Thanks to paint that dries into a chalkboard finish, your board can be whatever size you desire and placed wherever you like. Store-bought formulas come in traditional green and black. But you can also follow our recipe to mix your own batch in any shade. Cleverly applied chalkboard paint means new places to track appointments, keep lists, and leave messages. Or simply use the surface to draw or doodle, which will appeal to kids and the kid in everyone.

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