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DIY Crafts, Projects And Handmade Gift Ideas - Craftbits.com

DIY Crafts, Projects And Handmade Gift Ideas - Craftbits.com
craftbits.com DIY Crafts and Handmade Gift Ideas 1000's of Free Craft Ideas Create some easy Valentine's Day crafts this year! We add at least three new crafts every week - and these include some easy Easter crafts for you to make at home with the kids. Check out what's new here.

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andie johnson sews: Ruched Fabric Flower Tutorial At the International Quilt Show last week I saw a Baltimore Album quilt with lots of appliqued flowers. There was one flower that caught my eye. The attendant {there to make sure no one was taking photographs} told me it was called a ruched rose. It was exquisite! Paper Filigree Snowflake Gallery I've switched over to using acid free paper and glue to make my paper filigree snowflake ornaments now. I figure there's no sense in putting this much work into something that might fall apart in a few years, and with practice, they're starting to get pretty enough that I'm planning to make quite a few of them. In my search for paper that will hold up over time, I was looking for archival quality paper, but there wasn't much available that wasn't too thick, or too yellow. I visited all sorts of art, craft, scrapbook, and office supply stores in my paper quest, but the pickings were pretty slim for archival paper in shades of silver and white, so I went with mostly acid free paper and will see how it holds up.

Welcome to the Craft Yarn Council People of all ages—more than 50 million—know how to knit, crochet and craft with yarn because its fun, relaxing and you can make great things, Whatever your reasons for wanting to learn, the Craft Yarn Council of America wants to help you get started today. On these pages, you will find all the basics. There's an explanation of the differences between knitting and crocheting, Illustrations and instruction about how to make the basic stitches, FAQs, a list of helpful resource materials and tips on reading project patterns. Once you feel that you are ready to begin a project, we have some pattern suggestions for you as well. As you begin your project, if you have questions, visit 911/FAQs at this site or find us on Facebook, where some of our favorite crocheters and knitters hangout. Consider joining a local knitting and crocheting guild or group that meets up in locations in your community or online and taking a class offered at a local retailer, school or library.

Wild Ginger Wild Things! Free software to easily design and print patterns for hats, bags, footwear, and other fun stuff. Wild Things is now available on the iPad App store. FREE Wild Things Features The Bugbytes: Twine Flowers Hi, this is Michelle from Lady of Leisure Ink - thank you Pam for letting me come and play at your blog. Last year I did a twine exchange with a group of crafty friends here in Colorado, and ended up with some beautiful twine. We all chose a colour and dyed our own twine and enough for everyone else. So now I have lots of very pretty twine and wanted to come up with a different way of using it - this is my idea, Twine Flowers. You really don't need any special equipment to do this, if you have twine then I pretty sure you can find the rest of the items in your stash. Here is what you need.

how to: wax paper and crayon fall leaves so this last week i decided to quit ignoring the elephant in the room, and acknowledge that fall is... well basically at my door step. the leaves are starting to show a hint of change and with that change came my "NO! NOT YET!" these leaves were made just like you used to make those stain glass windows with wax paper and crayon shavings. you can hang them, you can place them prettily to dress up any surface, and well you can just place them on your windows as well.WHAT YOU WILL NEED: *wax paper. Crochet School Sorry I've taken so long to post this very last post of the crochet school series. Would you believe me if I said I don't want it to end? haha That's not the real reason, although it is a little weird to be writing the last crochet school post (for now). I've just been busy designing new patterns and crocheting my butt off for the craft show I'm in next month, Deluxe.

Sites offering free Craft Patterns Site ~ Digi Scrap Kits Premium quality primitive country graphics, digital scrapbook and photo book resources, printables, rubber stamps, and art prints. View More Details Site ~ Jusbcuz Dezins How to Make Paper Lanterns - Cute Round Oriental Style Looking for instructions on how to make paper lanterns? My husband designed an easy template for making paper lanterns in a cute round shape. They look a bit oriental, don’t you think? how to make a staple-free matchbook notepad. In an effort to use up the damaged & small surplus of 2010 calendars I have on-hand, I've been experimenting with ways to repurpose them. These matchbook notepads were this week's project. They are easy to make .... and adorable ... and completely practical. I'll be making these to drop into my customers' packages as a token of thanks. The paper is from the offcuts of my shipping labels. You could use any scrap paper with at least one blank side for this project.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -To make these staple-free matchbook notepads, you'll need:- a piece of cardstock / coverstock for the outside- 2 or 3 sheets of paper- sewing machine or needle & thread

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