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Geometric Crochet Basket Tutorial Hey there! It’s Alexis from Persia Lou back with a little crochet project. I have been loving everything black and white and geometric lately, so I decided to see how I could interpret the trend in crochet. I ended up with this little basket that is a perfect addition to my craft area, which I am currently working on organizing and sprucing up. This basket has lots of fun texture, so while it may look complex, it really only uses variations of the single crochet. Simple! Share and Enjoy

Giant Paper Flower Bouquet Centerpiece Giant paper flower bouquets are perfect for every occasion and so simple to make! I gave you a sneek peek of these giant paper flowers the other day here, and now I'm back to give you a few more important details to help you make a gorgeous paper flower centerpiece yourself. And take my advice, don't just add this one to your list of "want to makes", make them now! You'll Need: Large card stock weight paper, or really anything would work, even butcher paper or paper bags from the grocery storeRegular card stock paper in contrasting colors for the centers, and green for the leaves at the basewooden dowelshot glue gungreen paint or green crepe paper to cover dowel How To:

Craftaholics Anonymous: Sweater Flower and Pearl necklace TUTORIAL Wow, what a response! I received so many emails and requests for how-to’s on this necklace, I was shocked. Here’s the tutorial. An Owl Friend I have finally gotten on the Owl bandwagon....and I have to say they are really cute. I want to make a couple of owls for Christopher's new room and I was telling Kandi about this project, and she said Harper would love this is what I have come up with...I hope HK loves her new owl friend. (I had to make one for my niece Elli too!) My first edition is photographed below, you can see I have already started to make changes. I think Potterybarn Kids is responsible for this latest craze.... Aren't these book ends adorable!

Magic Boxes: A Life As Lou Online Class Due to popular demand, I am doing a tutorial on the Magic Boxes I showed off in some previous posts. To begin, choose your paper. You need six sheets of matching paper (preferably a heavier weight). Choose one for your outside, budgeting for a contrasting one for your lid, and 4 to create the inside boxes. 20 Awesome Do It Yourself Projects Thursday, June 14, 2012 4:30 am, Posted by Chris Groves | Internet 20 Awesome Do It Yourself Projects Topics: At Home Project Ideas , Creative DIY Home Projects , Do It Yourself Projects for 2012 , Fun How To Projects , What to Do with Extra Stuff Are you bored and have a bunch of extra little items hanging around here and there? Well we were in the same boat so we decided to round up 20 different awesome at home projects you can do.

Swing into Spring - It's a Party - #16 Welome to this week's Swing into Spring party. As always, last week's party was filled with great ideas and so much inspiration. It's always hard to pick, but here are this week's features: Craft DIY Projects, Patterns, How-tos, Fashion, Recipes @ - Felting, Sewing, Knitting, Crocheting, Home & More Quilling, the coiling and shaping of narrow paper strips to create a design, has been around for years — hundreds, in fact. During the Renaissance, nuns and monks would roll gold-gilded paper remnants trimmed during the bookmaking process, and use them to decorate religious objects as an alternative to costly gold filigree. Quilling later became a pastime of 18th and 19th century young ladies in England, who would decorate tea caddies and pieces of furniture with paper filigree. The practice crossed the Atlantic with colonists, who added quilling to candle sconces and trays as home decorations. In all of that time, the process has remained very much the same, but quilling designs and specialty supplies have definitely caught up to the 21st century. Today some aficionados focus on making incredibly detailed 3-D figures, while others favor wall-sized museum installations.

How To Make Salt Dough Pendants Learn how to make salt dough pendants and create your own affordable handmade jewelry. You will find that you already have most of the ingredients and equipment needed in your kitchen. I will show you how to make jewelry and how easy it is to create original and unique pendants from salt dough. Safety Pin Bracelet My daughter came to me one day and said she saw these really cool bracelets made from safety pins and beads. As luck would have it, I had just seen one as well so I promised to make her one. She wanted one made with smaller pins than the one she had seen, so I bought 3/4″ safety pins for mine. Notes: Make sure you do the needle nose plyer step, don’t skip it. I was walking through WalMart and felt something poking me. I discovered that two pins on my bracelet had come open, all the beads had fallen off, and then were stabbing me as I walked.

Make Your Own Silhouettes Have you noticed that silhouettes are all the rage these days? I see them in magazines, on blogs, books, and the TV. I’ve priced them out a few times, only to be disappointed by how costly they can be. diy {wire fence frame} I love organization that is both functional and beautiful. I had been looking for a way to store all the hair clips that I make for Talia (yes, I make every one!) when I came across this project over at Under The Sycamore. I made my own version with a frame I found at a thrift store priced at $3.99, the frames just happened to be 50% off that day so I actually scored it for only $1.99! I don't have a before picture of the frame (because I was too excited to get started and forgot.)

Here to Create & 102 Resources for Fiction Writing UPDATE 1/10: Dead links removed, new links added, as well as Revision and Tools and Software sections. Are you still stuck for ideas for National Novel Writing Month? Or are you working on a novel at a more leisurely pace? Here are 102 resources on Character, Point of View, Dialogue, Plot, Conflict, Structure, Outlining, Setting, and World Building, plus some links to generate Ideas and Inspiration. Also, I recommend some resources for Revision and some online Tools and Software.