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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 […]

I spotted these scary cute felt monsters from Just Short of Crazy at the Make and Takes Spotlight and think they’d make the perfect project for your budding sewer! More fun with sewing: Simple fabric bookmark Toddler approved stuffed football Bed sheet into shower curtain! *want to be featured on Make and Takes? Submit your […]

Since starting up crochet over the last few months, I’ve learned a thing or two. Things that come up as you’re learning and crocheting. And I’ve been crocheting a lot. In all my “spare” time I’ve got a crochet hook and yarn nearby. Watching TV, in the car, even when I just need some time […]

Don’t throw away those old sweaters just yet! Why not turn them into something cool like this crayon can cozy from Homework that I came across at the Make and Takes Spotlight? All of our crayons are currently hanging out in a plastic bag, I need to remedy that stat! More great recycled projects: Jelly Jar votives […]

Finishing Your Crochet Project

by Marie on February 19, 2013

Hopefully some of you have tried your hand at crochet over the last few days, picking yarn, choosing a hook, and learning some stitches. If so, you’re almost ready to finish up your project. There are a few things to know as you finish it up and make it look all pretty and perfect. Because […]

You’ve bought your yarn, maybe something turquoise and soft. And you chose the hook for a basic scarf or wash cloth project. Now it’s time to master these most basic stitches of crochet. Read on. The first set of stitches you’ll need to learn are a Slip Knot, Chain stitch (ch), and the Single Crochet stitch […]

My daughter has been just as interested in yarn arts as I have. It’s been so fun to have her sitting by my side watching what I do, keeping a close eye on my crochet projects. She’s so eager to learn that we’ve tried a couple of different times to put a crochet hook in […]

Getting “Hooked” on Crochet

by Marie on February 14, 2013

Now that you’ve chosen your yarn, it’s time to get a crochet hook. This can be a big deal. This hook is going to stay with you for a while. You’ll need to stick with the same hook throughout your whole project, so depending on the size of your project, it could be with you […]

Since starting my crochet journey, I honestly had NO idea there was so much yarn to choose from. And I’ve learned no two yarns are the same. Here’s a few things I’ve picked up about choosing the right yarn for your crochet projects. 1. Just staring out: First off, know that a skein is a […]

I’ve Caught the Crochet Bug

by Marie on February 12, 2013

I’m obsessed with crochet. I’ve caught the bug. If you’ve already been following my instagram feed, you know I’ve been posting all about my crochet journey! I first learned to crochet when I was young. But I could never get my edges even. I would try and try to make a simple scarf, but it […]

Quick Valentine Craft Ideas

by Marie on February 8, 2013

Whether you’re planning a Valentine classroom party or if you’re looking for some quick Valentine crafts, I’ve gathered all our ideas in one handy spot. Check them out here! What fun crafts are you planning for your Valentine’s parties? Share your ideas in the comments.

Valentine Pom Pom Flowers

by Danyelle on February 5, 2013

Valentine’s is a fun day to treat those special people in your life with love notes and secret surprises. I also personally LOVE the colors associated with Valentine’s Day. Red’s, pinks, and peaches are so happy and really brighten up my mood on these gray winter days. I decided this year to create some simple […]

Looking for an easy sewing project? These fabric bows from Simply Homemade I came across at the Make and Takes Spotlight look like a good place to start. They’d be cute on anyone or added to anything! More Simple Sewing Projects Below:  Drawstring Bags Embroidery Hoop Valentine Art Easy Hooded Bath Towel

I am dying with love for these sweet little Valentine’s Day friendship bracelets from Dandee Designs I found over at the M&T Spotlight! Don’t you think they’d be so much fun? More unique Valentine’s below: Cute and crafty little love birds Robot Valentine’s Valentine’s heart letter match game *Submit your project to the M&T Spotlight […]

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, can you feel the love? I can! And I’m planning to give a little love to a few of my friends for Valentines. I’ve been a little obsessed with crochet lately, if you haven’t seen on my instagram, and I’m gifting some of my scarf creations. Which there […]

I can’t think of a better way to repurpose those corks then by making a few of these awesome DIY stamps from Bespangled! I found this project while skimming the Make and Takes Spotlight and thought it looked like lots of fun! What stamps would you create from these cooky corks?

Coasters are one of those things you never think you need until you do…how about these cute braided ones I came across on the Make and Takes Spotlight page? Made from recycled t-shirts, these come together super easy! More fun t-shirt and fabric projects: Simple sewing t-shirt bags Freezer stencil pillowcase Painted T-Shirts With Acrylic […]

Hi there! This is Celeste from Few Blocks East filling in for Melissa Esplin while she gets ready for Alt Summit. I wanted to share one of my favorite ways to customize framing. Framing as a process is so expensive, and matting is no exception. So when I need something framed, I almost always look for […]

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