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Fleece Dog Bed Tutorial - Dog Under My Desk

Fleece Dog Bed Tutorial - Dog Under My Desk
Loki got a new bed today and the weather held out for photos, so you all get a new tutorial! Read below to learn how to make this cute fluffy fleece dog bed! I’ve made… four of these now? At least four. Anyway, you can make these all different heights and diameters (π is your friend). Loki already loves it, he’s sleeping on it right now under my desk. You’ll need 1 1/4 yards of fleece. I cut the 26″ square first, then folded in it fourths. (If you buy 1 1/3 yards, you can squeeze out 28″ circles, but not much more than that.) Now, sew the long pieces together on the short side, right sides together, to make once long piece. Now mark the halfway points on both circles. Now take one circle and place it right sides together with the long piece, matching the center seam to the center point. Sew in both directions starting from this center point/seam to 4″ from the other center point. This diagram will help: Sew the other circle in the same manner. Turn it right sides out: Keep sewing… Done!

Day 63 – DIY Corona Glasses I cannot even tell you how excited I was when I found this pin explaining how simple it is to cut glass bottles. For our first anniversary, my husband signed us up for a glassblowing class. It was awesome and we had a great time. As we were leaving, one of the artists was turning Corona bottles into drinking glasses for a friend’s wedding gift. I was wondering why these glasses weren’t one of the projects we could choose from that day. I left there thinking that Corona glasses could only be made by the glassblowers and their fancy equipment. You can cut glass bottles at home using materials you probably already have on hand. glass bottles yarn nail polish remover lighter sink full of ice water sandpaper 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. The hardest part about this project is getting the cut in the right spot. You can make more than just drinking glasses. Source: Crafty Scrappy Happy Related posts:

Seven Essential Sewing Skills & Sew,Mama,Sew! Blog Tasia from Sewaholic and Sewaholic Patterns wows us with her incredible style and sewing skills. Her blog is one of our favorite daily reads! Have you seen all of the gorgeous versions of her Lonsdale Dress out there on Flickr, Pinterest and your favorite blogs, all sewn up this past summer? Tasia inspires, and teaches along the way too; she is a fabulous resource for sewing techniques and more on her blog. We asked for some of her favorite tips for essential sewing skills and she shares them here today. Hello, everyone! 1. Helpful Links: 2. 3. Some great posts on pressing: 4. Here’s a great list of seam finishes to get you started! 5. There are plenty of zipper tutorials out there, but here are some great ones: 6. 7. « Hooded Tunic Tutorial Announcing: October Holiday Sew-Alongs + Giveaways »

Embroidery cabochon tutorial We will learn from the example of a dichroic glass cabochon This would require this: GlueBikonusy 3 mmBeads number 11Beads number 15Delica number 11CabochonOval or teardrop-shaped beadsThreadsNeedleFelt or leather Cabochon glue the piece of felt and begin to sew in a row in a circle Next, begin to braid cabochon round way brick At the end of the braid using beads number 15 to get the screed and to cabochon not dropped out of the rim. Cut away excess skin or felt as close to the stitches of embroidery Derive a needle and thread up Glue another layer of felt or leather, the thickness of the layer of felt coincided with the diameter of beads, and cut it. Begin to embroider the side felt, to close it. Glue another layer of leather or felt, and circumcised him as close to the edges of the embroidery. Now sew the fringe. Fringe only do the bottom, the rest of the perimeter decorate bikonusami. At the top of the pendant are doing a loop for hanging. End of thread hiding, threading it through a few beads

Easy iPhone Sleeve Tutorial | Dog Under My Desk **UPDATE 10/31/12 – Welcome to all the new visitors finding their way here from some of the holiday tutorial roundups! When you are making this, please keep in mind that if you or your intended gift recipient has an iPhone 5, this sleeve won’t fit. The iPhone 5 is .37″ taller than the iPhone 4/4s. Adding .75″ to the total length of the fabric piece that you cut out should compensate nicely. One of these days I will redesign it with a front pocket and a strap closure, but right now I need to focus on my patterns. I’ve been using my wristlet for my phone, which I love! Download here: Easy iPhone Sleeve Tutorial PDF Please feel free to ask any questions or leave me comments in this post! This sleeve will fit the iPhone 4 with a lightweight case like the Incipio Feather or the Incase Snap Case. This sleeve is supposed to fit very snugly so the phone does not fall out.

Cake postcard tutorial Supplies Materials needed to make two cake postcards: 1 large sponge (yellow paints the best)Serrated knifeX-Acto or utility knifeSpray paint (brown, yellow, pink or white)1 tube acrylic latex caulk (brown, cream or white)Spray adhesive (3M Super 77 works great!) Instructions Cut sponge into wedge shape With a serrated knife, using a sawing motion, cut a sponge into two, cake wedge shapes. Cut a center groove into sponge Using an X-Acto or utility knife, cut a section of foam from the center of the sponge. Paint the sponge wedges in desired color. Trace the slice of cake When the sponge wedges are dry, trace around them on a piece of cardboard, kraft paper or colorful scrapbook paper. Spray glue the postcards to the solid, flat sides of the sponge wedges. Using a caulking gun and your desired caulk, fill a plastic disposable piping bag with half of the caulk. Pipe the center of the cake Pipe the icing on the top Allow your cake postcards to dry for three to five days. Note from the editor

Clear Toy Storage Bags (with drawstring closure) Why do kids like toys with so many itty bitty little pieces? I guess it increases the fun factor. Tiny brushes. Tiny shoes. So that’s what I did. I made a clear vinyl cinched-up pouch……that she can easily tote around with her little rubber-clothed dolls inside. No more anxiety, wondering where all the little pieces of your children’s toys will go. Just bag it up and make it fun for them to put all their pieces back into their special bag. See? Now, just imagine a whole collection of these……filled with all sorts of things. A perfect way to keep things organized. Would you like to customize your own clear toy storage bags? Supplies: Main Fabric (The amount you need will depend on the size bag you make…….make your calculations below to decide how much you’ll need)Thicker Clear Vinyl (At Joann’s, I bought 17 gauge vinyl I think. First, choose what size bag you want. (Just as a mini math refresher course, the circumference of a circle is the measurement all the way around a circle.

Zip-Itself Coin Purse | Free Pattern &Tutorial at CraftPassion.com This zip-itself coin purse is truly an amazing and creative handmade design… zip-up to a tetrahedron shaped coin purse, unzip to a long ribbon. This zip-itself coin purse is made from 2 simple materials that you can get from the shop easily – ribbon and zipper. Get the tutorial on how to sew zip-itself coin purse with lining after this jump. I accidentally saw this zip-itself coin purse when I did a search for the tetrahedron coin purse and I love the idea. On a relax weekend in June while shopping at a flea market in Straits Quay, I walked towards the only stall that sells handmade materials and finished handmade. July 30, 2011 August 27, 2011 September 24, 2011 October 29, 2011 Time: 10 am to 10 pm If you are not able to make it to meet them personally, then visit their online shop. {CLICK HERE to get pattern & tutorial of Zip-Itself Coin Purse.} Pages: 1 2 Get all updates via email: Highlights from Our Partners

Anthro Trimmed Necklace Knockoff Have you entered the Black Friday Giveaways?? You have a couple more days to enter!Click here for links to all 18 Giveaways! How are you doing on your handmade Christmas presents? Need any quick, easy, super cute, jewelry ideas?? I thought you might. ;) I was browsing around and found the perfect thing. And here’s the original – with a $38 Price Tag: (photo credit: Anthropologie) I love the simplicity of this one. Ready to get crafting? 2 Colors of small beads (if you want to do the two color bow) I bought two tiny strands from Michael’s17″ of 26 gauge wire3 crimp beads18″ chain3 small/medium Jump rings1 large Jump ring1 lobster clasp1 Head Pin (optional)wire cutters, round and flat nosed pliers Begin by adding a crimp bead to one end of your wire piece. Add beads onto your wire until the row of beads measures 11 1/2″. If you are doing the two color bow, add the beads in these measurements. White: 1 1/2″…Pink: 1 5/8″…White: 1 3/4″…Pink: 1 5/8″…White: 1 3/4″…Pink: 1 5/8″…White: 1 1/2″ Comments

DIY Picture Tiles - You Will Never Buy a Photo Frame Again Lately I’ve been having this huge urge to decorate the house. This is big news. I do not decorate. Arguably, one of the reasons why is because I. absolutely. hate. to. buy. mass. produced. decor. Anyway, this extends to photo frames. Nope. Long story short, I discovered this method of transferring my photos cheaply, quickly, and beautifully to something uncommon and unique. Tiles. The only thing that’s not particularly crunchy about this is that it uses Modge Podge or similar (and I’m not sure what’s in Modge Podge). It’s just grainy and doesn’t dry clearly. Boo. BUT, if you can overlook that one minor issue, I think you’ll love this. And it will be glorious. Here’s how you do it. First, you need to go to Home Depot, Lowes, or something like it. (FYI, I found that Lowes prices on tiles were cheaper than Home Depot. I like the stone tiles, because they have texture. So you pick out your tiles in the sizes you want. And then you get home and gather what you need. Cut them out. Go go go! Love me?

how to sew a circular skirt My apple green bedsheet dress had a circular bottom. This is how you make one. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. The final product would be worth all the trouble. And please please let me know if the instructions are clear.

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