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Wild Ginger Wild Things!

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 Wild Things! is a fully functional FREE program for drafting patterns for hats, bags, wraps, footwear, and other accessories All of the patterns in Wild Things print to the dimensions you specify.

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Make Homemade Bath Salts and Salt Scrubs Entered in Mountain Rose Herbs Recipe Contest! 5/9/10 Homemade bath salts are a great way to pamper yourself while detoxifying your body. Bath salts (dry) and salt scrubs (with added emollient) will open your pores, increase circulation, stimulate lymphatic function, and draw out toxins. Salt blends also soften your skin, relax tense muscles, and alleviate stress. Ready-made bath salts and salt scrubs often contain unnatural ingredients. These chemical ingredients are known toxins that negatively affect your immune, reproductive, endocrine, respiratory and neurological systems. When you make your own you’ll save a lot of money and avoid the chemicals. Quality Ingredients and Simple Instructions Follow our simple recipe guidelines below to create your own bath salt blend. Once you’ve mixed your bath salt, use 1 to 2 cups per bath. Homemade bath salts and scrubs can be stored in glass jars. Ingredients Salt – 4 cups Extras – add amount desired Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Tips

Amy Sedaris takes on DIY gifts with 'Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People' "Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People" by Amy Sedaris. Amy Sedaris has a crafting problem. She makes potholders on airplanes. She makes milkmaid and angel costumes, and popsicle-stick trivets. "Don't make anybody a homemade gift," she urges. But if you can't resist the urge, pick up her new book, "Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People," in stores today. As she prepped for her book tour, which includes an appearance at Barnes & Noble Union Square (Thursday, 7 p.m.), she chatted about her crafty habits. In the book there's a picture of you smiling for the camera with a huge burn on your face. When I was younger I did. She's crafty: Amy Sedaris is a do-it-yourself diva. I like the good old glue bottles. What's the worst homemade gift you've been given? They're all bad. Anything you would actually give as a present? I make those potholders.

make a fabric flower and a flower tutorial round up Thanks to all of you who have joined us all week for Flower Week! We had several other great flower ideas on our list, so we'll have to have a "part two" sometime soon. To end our week, here is one more cool flower we made and a bunch of other fabulous flower tutorials that we found out in blogland. Enjoy! This fabric flower was made in a similar fashion as our ribbon flowers. We started with a 20-inch by 4-inch piece of fabric and folded it in half lengthwise. Some other fun flower projects to try: Lifelike ribbon peonies from Make It Do. Gorgeous "hammered" flowers from BuildMakeCraftBake. Tea cup flowers from the object project. Ribbon rose bouquets from The Storque (courtesy of BurdaStyle). Ribbon and button flowers from Hope Studios. Easy fabric flowers from Wise Craft (we tried it and loved it--see it here!) Fabric roses from Calamity Kim. Painted newspaper flowers from Imagination Station. More newspaper flowers from Ruki Duki.

buttercup bag and how to attach magnetic purse snaps A couple of months ago I came across a free pattern for this adorable purse: The Buttercup Bag from Made By Rae. Isn't it scrumptious? Can you believe it's made from a fat quarter? Well, two to be precise: one fat quarter for the outside and one for the lining. I made up a couple for birthday gifts. I *loved* the fabric that Rae used, and I was shocked to find out she found it at JoAnn in the Fashion Fabrics section. I embellished this bag with a fabric flower I made using this tutorial from Wise Craft. This one was made with Amy Butler's August Fields home decor line. You might notice there is a small magnetic snap that keeps the bag closed. How to Attach Magnetic Purse Snaps 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Stacy decided to make a bunch of these bags to have on hand as gifts. So now that you're all dying to make one, I have some really good news.

Fabric Flower Tutorials I am obsessed with fabric flowers. Sure I've always been a girly girl but the extra testosterone in my home threw me over the edge and I am now a flower addict. I completely admit it! Now, my addiction can be taken to an entirely new level with these fabulous fabric flower tutorials. It's time to freshen up your summer wardrobe with fabric flower embellishments. Top 10 Fabric Flowers Maize in Montana created an easy to understand tutorial on how to make this frayed fabric flower. Boutique NutMeg Designs created a tutorial how to make a these a flower pattern to approx 3"x3". This is Pink Paper Peppermints rounded petal fabric flower. Here is Sew Ritzy Titzy's multi-petal flower tutorial. This is Molly Chicken's versions. Julia created a tutorial on how to make her Fabric Flower brooch. Wise Craft also has a flower tutorial that I thought you'd love to see. Check out Grace Violet's rosette embellished tank. The frayed flower card Ashely made is darling. More Fabric Flowers from Tip Junkie:

DIY fabric flowers by Michonne « 100 Layer Cake Remember Michonne’s super cool vintage rockabilly hotrod wedding from last week? She generously offered to share a tutorial of her pretty fabric flowers she used to decorate her tables. And Jen Rau sent over a few more lovely photos of the finished products. Michonne’s inspiration came from Emerson Made’s line of lovely fabric flower accessories. Tools: Craft needles Fabric (100% cotton and tulle, cut into the shape of petals) Scissors Thread (She used a darker thread for the tutorial so you can easily see the stitches) Now we’re going to let Michonne do the explaining since she’s the expert here: “A few notes before you get started: Take the small/bottom part of the petal and make a small overlapping fold. I like to thread my needle with both ends of the thread. Sewing on the first petal. Sew on second petal making sure to overlap neighboring petals. By the fifth petal, the first row of petals should be approaching a full circle depending on how large of a a flower is being made.