Sewing Tutorial: Log Cabin Potholders Made From Fabric Scraps

This is a great little sewing project for using up some fabric scraps. Pretty easy to sew together, the most time consuming part is going through the scrap pile and trimming each piece of fabric to size.
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How to Make Continuous Bias Binding Tape

This is much easier and quicker to make than it looks and once you get the hang of it, you will never need to buy bias tape or dread making binding again!
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Needle Felting Cuteness

My stepdaughter, Miss A, and I tried out needle felting for the first time and, oh my, what a whole lot of cuteness in a small package!
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Origami Easter Bunny

Hands up if you like origami – I certainly do! Here is an easy to follow youtube video on how to make these cute little bunnies out of paper.
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A Scrappy Patchwork Rug for the Kitchen – Another Easy Sewing Project

The floor near our kitchen sink is always getting little drops and splashes of water on it while we are washing up, so this was my solution. A scrappy patchwork rug! This is another easy sewing project to do and a great way to use up any fabric scraps you may have, especially if you have a mixture of different kinds of fabric. Read more

An Easy and Simple Way to Make a Baby Rag Blanket

For a while now I have been admiring the raggy and fluffy edges of rag quilts, but most rag quilts I have seen on the internet are made with squares and the bulky, chunky look of them put a damper on my admiration.

And then I stumbled on a rag quilt that was made with strips which fired me up again. Read more

Recycle a Magazine into a Flower Globe

Not only is this a great way to use up any magazines you have lying around, it’s also an easy summer craft project to do with the kids AND the results are pretty awesome!
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How to Make Paper Snowflakes

I spent yesterday morning cutting out paper snowflakes to go with some Christmas decorations the kids and I made last year (Christmas Banners: A Fun Craft Project for the Kids). Really love how each one turns out unique, just like the real snowflakes. It is such a simple thing to do and the results are so satisfying.
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Embroidery Tips Presented by Mr Fox

I’m a big fan of Sublime Stitching and the work of Ryan Berkley, so when I recently discovered that I could combine the two, it was something I HAD to have. And to top it off, I also had the satisfaction and pleasure of making it myself and you can too! Read more

Our Weekend of Making Duck Tape Flowers

With the kids visiting for the weekend and Mother’s Day coming up, we had a really fun time making a bunch of flowers made out of duck tape! So easy and simple too! Read more

Christmas Banners: A Fun Craft Project For the Kids

With Christmas just around the corner, the kids (5 and 7) and I spent an afternoon making some colorful Christmas banners to decorate the house with. As soon as we finished one, they would say, “Let’s do another one!”, so we would come up with another phrase and I kept cutting out more and more colored squares. Not only was it fun, it was a great way to get the kids to practice their spelling and writing out letters.
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Fabric Coasters: A Quick and Easy Sewing Project

Always one to be on the look out for bargains, I had bought some cork coasters from IKEA. They were cheap and looked good, but after only a few uses, they started to warp and tear. Since I have been doing more sewing, my fabric scrap pile has been growing quite high. One night while making some cotton backed wash cloths, I thought to myself, “why not make coasters out of my fabric scraps!” I’m sure I’m not the first to come up with this idea, but I thought I would share it anyway.
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Crochet Basics – How to Do A Slip Knot and Chain Stitch

This is where all crochet begins, doing a slip knot and then a chain stitch.
Basic stuff, but essential.
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Panda Bear Amigurumi Crochet Pattern – Free!

This amigurumi pattern designed by me gives instructions on how to crochet Pablo the Playful Panda. It is very easy to crochet and only requires knowledge of 3 crochet stitches – single crochet, increase and decrease. Pablo means small and humble in Spanish and his finished size is about 5″ (12 cm) high. He is certainly small and humble like his name suggests, but he is oh so playful!
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How to Stitch a Triple French Knot


The Triple French Knot is an embroidery stitch, but can also be used when making Amigurumi Crochet Animals.
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The Deconstruction of Super Bear

Contrary to popular belief, there really is nothing that complicated about becoming a Super Bear, not when it’s just a matter of sewing the parts together.
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How To Make a Pom Pom

It’s pretty easy to make a pom pom out of yarn. I often include them in my amigurumi crochet dolls as ears or a tail for an animal. They also look good on top of a hat, like the one I made for this pink crochet bunny.
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