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Giving gifts to friends and neighbors is one of my very favorite things to do. What can I say, it’s one of my love languages. Can you think of a better gift to give or receive than a nice warm fresh loaf of homemade bread? Me either. That’s why I came up with this simple […]

One of the easiest projects for crochet has got to be my cute little chain stitch snake. You can’t mess it up. And it’s a great way to practice your chain stitching, helping you feel confident in your crocheting, producing something that resembles a real thing! Follow along with my pattern below. Sssssss… Supplies for Chain Stitch […]

Easter is in a few short days, can you believe it? Expand your egg dying skills with this cool tutorial from Homework for dyed and speckled eggs I spotted at the Make and Takes Spotlight. More Easter excitement below: Little Q-Tip bunny Easter chalkboard cards Neon puffy paint Easter eggs *Submit your projects to the […]

After working on the gallery wall for my bedroom, I had an idea. An idea that I’ve used in some of my work in the past and that I’ve seen in the work of my friend, Annie. It’s like a peek-a-boo for abstract art – for your own or your child’s creations. It’s so easy! Let’s […]

I saw this DIY fabric tape from Bee-Inspired at the Make and Takes Spotlight and think it would be such a genius way to use up all those awesome bits of fabric too big to throw away and too small to do anything else with. What do you think? More fun with fabric scraps: Embroidery […]

I have finally mastered the ever popular crochet pattern, The Granny Square! But these days, there are so many fabulous patterns, colors, and tutorials… these are not your granny’s squares! This style of crochet is my new obsession. It’s addicting to keep crocheting in a round. Your edges always come out straight, or circle if […]

Easter is around the corner, and spring too hopefully! Get in the spirit by making this pretty adorable yarn egg wreath from the Sweet Survival I found over at the Make and Takes Spotlight.   More great Easter links below: Q-tip bunny for Easter Neon puffy paint Easter eggs Easter bunting with plastic eggs Plastic […]

Easter Egg Yarn Art

by Marie on March 19, 2013

As you may already know, we’re big fans of yarn! Today we’re sharing something fun for Easter and making some art to display. We’ve done this style of art before for a Christmas yarn art piece, now we’re crafting with eggs for Easter. You can get really creative with your colors and shapes for your […]

Streamers make a party right? So take that business up a notch by making them ruffled, yeah, RUFFLED STREAMERS. I found this tutorial from Pizzazzerie at the Make and Takes Spotlight and I’m feeling like I ought to give this a try! More party decor links below: Rainbow birthday party ideas Milestone birthday countdown Butterfly […]

You’ve crocheted a new scarf and now you need to wear it with pride. There are loads of ways to wear a scarf, but here are a few simple ways I’m sharing below. You’re going to look fabulous in your fancy new scarf! 1. Pull Through: fold your scarf in half, place it around your […]

I am happy to be partnering up with The Croods, the upcoming family movie from DreamWorks Animation, an M&T sponsor, for today’s post. I’m sharing how to put together a fun and crafty family photo album. We take so many family pictures and this was a great way to organize some of them together into a […]

We’re having fun with rainbow crafts this month to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. My kids go gaga for all things rainbow, anything that will lead them to a leprechaun. So here’s a fun rainbow wheel of awesome as we threaded an embroidery hoop to hang! Supplies for Rainbow Thread Embroidery Hoop: embroidery thread in rainbow […]

Have you ever made your own bath bombs? I’m dying to give it a go. I think I’ll give this tutorial from Idlewife I found at the Make and Take Spotlight a try, looks pretty easy to me! Pamper yourself with more of these DIY bath time goodies: Fizzy bath bomb cupcakes Homemade bath salts, […]

Now that I’ve mastered the simple crochet scarf, I’m trying a few new things, broadening my yarn horizons! It’s so fun to have a ball of yarn and a hook, whip a few stitches together, and you have something completely new. The possibilities are endless, there’s so much great stuff to crochet! First, for a simple way […]

Citrus is in season so I guess that means lemon bars, right? This recipe from Pip & Ebby jumped out at me over at the Make and Takes Spotlight and I can’t wait to give it a try! More fun with citrus below: Meyer Lemon Curd How to create a really great green salad Citrus […]

Washi Tape Push Pins

by Danyelle on March 5, 2013

There’s only a few more weeks until Spring officially arrives and I’m already getting the itch to clean and organize everything. First up was my bulletin board. It feels nice to pull everything off it every now and then and start fresh. To make this task a little more fun I created these cute and […]

These shamrock rice krispie pops from Hungry Happenings are hilariously adorable (and probably pretty tasty too). I found them over at the Make and Takes Spotlight and think they’d make the perfect St. Patty’s Day treat! More St. Patty’s Day links below: St. Patrick’s Day and Spring Coloring Pages St. Patrick’s Day Fresh Herb Dip […]

Yes, I keep talking about crochet. But, you know… the addiction. So today I’m happy to share my simple scarf crochet pattern with you. It’s something I made up, although I’m sure there’s something similar already out there. It’s the perfect project for beginners! I’ve put together a little video showing my step by step […]

Guest post by Lisette of Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary Do you ever tire of passing out treats to your neighbors on paper plates or presenting gifts to friends in gift bags with tissue paper? Here is an easy way to dress up treats, party favors, or to create last minute gift wrapping. Supplies for […]

Easy Color Block Frame

by Melissa on February 26, 2013

I’m loving finding new ways to color block things. I feel like it’s the minimalist’s approach to jazzing things up without creating a whole lot of visual clutter. I’m excited to share with you a simple, fast and temporary way to color block your photo frames without using paint. I love paint, but sometimes it’s […]

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