101 Simple Handmade Gift Tutorials These simple handmade gift tutorials will make any crafty person’s heart sing with joy! You don’t need special skills or a bunch of time because these can all be done super fast! Simple and cute…that works for me! Free Clothes Patterns Posted on | October 9, 2008 | 7 Comments I originally became interested in patternless sewing, many years ago, because I had a hard time finding patterns in my size. Nowadays, patterns in large sizes abound. Nonetheless, I still love my pattern free sewing. These patterns generally of three types.
Easy Homemade Microwave Popcorn Yes, homemade microwave popcorn, and it really works! I was skeptical. I didn’t believe it could be that easy, but IT IS! Lisa, from Snack Girl, has shared her how-to for Homemade Microwave Popcorn. Strange Red Wine Glasses Set or Bloody Brilliant Design? It is hard not to notice the visual similarity between red wine and blood, but this one-of-a-kind set of wine glasses and decanters plays up this colorful relationship in a creative (if disturbing) way. Though the shape is playful and humorous the craft reflects training in the creation of fine crystal. The heart-shaped drinking glass is perhaps the most amusing as well as dynamic piece in the set, each valve filling together from the center. This limited-edition, hand-blown glassware set by Etienne Meneau has other funky objects as well outside of the drinking glass shown above, including large custom decanters that similarly fill up along variegated veined lines that converge only toward the top. Because these do not fill from a central point they can fill and empty in strange ways and at different rates, making the experience of pouring into and out of them part of the fun of using them.
For The Love Of (Free) Labels Part 1 Oh yes, I just can’t get enough of them. Just search free labels on the blog and you’ll see what I mean, hehe. So to my fellow label whor hoarders out there, here’s another roundup of some of my faves for your downloading pleasure.
Tsumami Kanzashi Flower Hair Clip I have recently discovered these beautiful folded flowers, and I absolutely cannot stop making them. Tsumami Kanzashi are traditional Japanese folded flowers, made from small squares of silk, that are typically worn by women as hair ornaments in traditional hairstyles. They seem really complicated and intricate, and they can certainly be that if you really want; but it completely doesn't need to be! I love to make them out of cotton prints that are fun and bright, in addition to scraps of silk and other light fabrics.
The Elephant Cup » Blog Archive » Funfetti Cake Batter Fudge Funfetti Cake Batter Fudge 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk 3.5 cups white chocolate chips 3 tsp Vanilla Extract 1/2 tsp Almond Extract DIY Concrete Light Bulb: Make Your Own Coat Hooks During a recession we want everything we do to be cheaper and easier – projects cannot take the place of work (or of finding a job) but no one wants to sacrifice style for convenience either. This clever do-it-yourself concrete clothing hanger is a great blend of easy-to-make, cheap materials and innovative look. While frustrated by constantly-breaking coat hooks and simultaneously working on an unrelated project to fill light bulbs with concrete for artistic purposes, well, it is clear what happened next: the idea to fuse these two make-it-yourself projects into one cleverly functional idea.
Lemonade Goodies: Part 2 Because you know I can’t get enough of labels (particularly the French vintage kind ), here’s a few more to incorporate bright and happy as ‘lemonade’ into your celebration. And for some Tuscan (Provence?) Braided Headband Tutorial It's chilly outside here today and I'm loving it! I enjoyed every minute of reaching into the closet and pulling out soft cozy blankets, snuggling up on the couch with my blanket and laptop to check my e-mail this morning... Don't get me wrong, I'm not a fan of temps below 40 degrees, but a high of 65, I'll take it! Anyway.... on with the tutorial. Here is what we are making today! The Elephant Cup » Blog Archive » Raspberry Craziness It’s so simple, it’s silly. Everyone has probably seen it or done it already, but Jessica just felt like stuffing her raspberries with dark chocolate and white chocolate chips today. As if the raspberries weren’t sweet enough.