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So excited to have our Belgian friend Ama here today sharing her cat pillow template. Ama has a gorgeous blog called OhOh Blog filled with many projects and beautiful photos! You can grab black fabric and turn your cat into a throw pi...
So excited to have our Belgian friend Ama here today sharing her cat pillow template. Ama has a gorgeous blog called OhOh Blog filled with many projects and beautiful photos! You can grab black fabric and turn your cat into a throw pillow with this 10-minute throw pillow cover tutorial in no time! Are you a cat lover? Pick your favorite color and leave it up all year round! Download your template today! Cat Pattern Template HUGE thank you for Ama for sharing her creativity with us! Let me show you what you’ll find over at OhOh Blog… DIY Trio Zipped Bag DIY Recycled Felt BasketDIY Bracelet Do you want to be our creative guest on UCreate? Get the details HERE. We would love to share your creativity!
about 2 hours ago
This was the other runner I made for DIL's birthday. She loved it. It is all wool. Used wool from wool clothing , washed and dried to felt. Not a wide runner but looks wonderful on narrow tables. Susan has such a table. Candle in center ...
This was the other runner I made for DIL's birthday. She loved it. It is all wool. Used wool from wool clothing , washed and dried to felt. Not a wide runner but looks wonderful on narrow tables. Susan has such a table. Candle in center and all set for Winter decor. I did not make them as Christmas decor so they can hang around for the Jan and Feb snow! All finishing was by hand. Only machine
about 9 hours ago
I wanted to share another yummy recipe with you...Balsamic Roast Beef for your crockpot. My biggest challenge in the kitchen is finding different recipes that everyone will like and that are easy to prepare. Not to mention the challenge ...
I wanted to share another yummy recipe with you...Balsamic Roast Beef for your crockpot. My biggest challenge in the kitchen is finding different recipes that everyone will like and that are easy to prepare. Not to mention the challenge of the price of meat these days. Seems like we eat a lot of chicken in a thousand different ways.I haven't bought a roast beef in forever for 2 reasons...one is price and the other is they usually come out too dry. I hate spending money on expensive beef and then have it come dry and grainy.Well, I came up with a new family favorite. It's a sweeter recipe, just to let you know.The roast cooks up whole, but shred apart easily. So delicious!!PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ MORE OF THIS POST!! »
about 15 hours ago
Did finish the runners in time. I did not try any fancy quilting just stuck to the simple straight line. Susan seemed to really like them. Sadly I did not get a pic of her with them as planned!  Even had new batteries in camera! I really...
Did finish the runners in time. I did not try any fancy quilting just stuck to the simple straight line. Susan seemed to really like them. Sadly I did not get a pic of her with them as planned!  Even had new batteries in camera! I really think I must turn over the family picture taking to some one who can actually remember to do it! Will get pics, I hope, when we go over one day soon.
1 day ago
We reached a huge goal last night thanks to our amazing followers. We love you!! We hit the 100K mark on our Facebook page and to celebrate I’m sharing 100 reasons why I love to create. I thought it would be tough to come up with a huge ...
We reached a huge goal last night thanks to our amazing followers. We love you!! We hit the 100K mark on our Facebook page and to celebrate I’m sharing 100 reasons why I love to create. I thought it would be tough to come up with a huge list like this but it was easy! Also, share a favorite reason to why YOU love to create and you can win $100 to your favorite craft or home improvement store! Here we go (in no particular order)… 1. helping others - sewing a button on a busted shirt, hemming pants that are too long, etc. 2. the laughter when i fail big-time at a project 3. saving money on hair bows for my three girls by making them myself 4. the challenge to turn something old into something new 5. the feeling of accomplishment i get when i finish a project 6. the look on the face of the person when i give a special handmade gift 7. an excuse to craft with creative friends 8. watching tv in a whole new light and noticing creativity (home decor, clothing, crafts, etc.) 9. learning a new craft 10. the thrill of a new craft idea that pops into my head and wanting to share it 11. quilting with my mom brings me joy 12. boutiques make me happy - seeing their creativity 13. sharing some of the same creative passions with my sister 14. the joy of trying a new recipe and the family loves it 15. the way creativity gives me that “one of a kind” option 16. teachers others to create and seeing the happiness it brings 17. that I might be able to “inspire” others to create 18. Can I say washi tape? so many things you can create with it! 19. the feedback, kind words, and genuine compliments others give 20. I get to do what I love as a stay-at-home job 21. creating is my outlet 22. creating is my therapy 23. to see the way so many others create with their personal style 24. it keeps me learning and trying new techniques 25. I love walking around craft stores to see the newest products and what I can create next 26. I love reading crafty magazines 27. I love meeting new crafty people 28. I love a challenge 29. to share my talents 30. when the UPS man stops by the a box full of crafty items 31. creating teaches me about myself - my flaws, my strengths 32. designing my daughters bedroom with her - spending time together 33. I get to choose the quality in my home décor, craft projects 34. doing a monotonous craft while watching a favorite tv show or movie 35. being invited to teach and share how to projects 36. creating with my kids and hanging their proud pictures on the fridge 37. people craft all over the world and its fun to see the different creative cultures 38. have that alone time I need once in awhile 39. compete against myself - how many of something can I create in a certain amount of time 40. painting rocks in nature is a tradition we have every time we go camping 41. the brand new look of a newly painted room 42. the smell of spray paint - lol I know that might seem weird 43. the feeling I get when I finally get the thread in that stitching needle! 44. how I can use mod podge on just about anything on this planet. 45. giving a handmade card for no special reason, just to send a kind note 46. I can make anything sparkly with the touch of glitter 47. the simplicity of adding sleeves or length to a skirt to make it a modest style 48. adding personal touches to my home using photography and using creative ways to display them 49. learning to knit with grandma - even though I am horrible at it! 50. family girls nights with the ladies and we all bring a craft project we’re working on 51. how pretty my fabric looks all folded up and stacked! 52. displaying a wreath on my front door for each season 53. pinning crafty projects on my to do list on Pinterest 54. using vinyl to personalize just about anything 55. making a creative dessert at a potluck and have people ask you for the recipe 56. practicing a hobby and getting better at it 57. giving a present to somebody and knowing they don’t already have it because you made it 58. creating a thou
1 day ago
Hi everyone! Welcome to another Tool Time Tuesday. This time we are in the paint section of the hardware store...for sandpaper!!I start thinking about Christmas and decorating the house for the holidays in the summer. I have lots of proj...
Hi everyone! Welcome to another Tool Time Tuesday. This time we are in the paint section of the hardware store...for sandpaper!!I start thinking about Christmas and decorating the house for the holidays in the summer. I have lots of projects, decorations and fun things I make for the Christmas, so I need to start early. I have a theme tree with gingerbread men that I haven't used in a few years, because I need more things to decorate it. I would rather make a lot of the items than buy them, so that's where today's tutorial comes in.Sandpaper Gingerbread People...I wanted a fast and easy way to make "gingerbread" and this was it...no recipe or baking required! LolPLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ MORE OF THIS POST!! »
1 day ago
It is that time of year again when I really start reflecting on the many BLESSINGS I have in my life. It is so easy to fall into the mindset of "I wish...", "I want...", "If only... ", "When I have more...". Being truly THANKFUL and GRA...
It is that time of year again when I really start reflecting on the many BLESSINGS I have in my life. It is so easy to fall into the mindset of "I wish...", "I want...", "If only... ", "When I have more...". Being truly THANKFUL and GRATEFUL for where you are and what you have is so important and it is something we try very hard to teach our kids. We may not have the biggest house or the fanciest cars, but we do have our health, meals on our table, each other, a roof over our heads and vehicles that can take us where we need to go. The things that we take for granted are the things we need to be GRATEFUL for. This THANKFUL season, I wanted to come up with something to hang in our house that expresses gratitude and that will remind us of our many BLESSINGS when we get in an "If only..." or "I wish..." mindset. With some left over wood we had in our garage, I asked my husband to frame out some different sized wood pieces so they looked like "slats". I didn't want a full piece of wood, but rather, many pieces of wood that were slightly spread apart (see below).   Click here to read more >>>
2 days ago
Hi everyone! Here is block number 6 in the block of the month club...Kitchen Woodbox. I'm the worst BOM host. This is block 6 in month 10, but I've sewn some more and will share them this month to catch up.The steps to making thi...
Hi everyone! Here is block number 6 in the block of the month club...Kitchen Woodbox. I'm the worst BOM host. This is block 6 in month 10, but I've sewn some more and will share them this month to catch up.The steps to making this block are my own. I used a rotary cutter to cut all the pieces...no templates.The blocks in the Block of the Month Club are all 12 1/2 inches unfinished. I use a 1/4 inch seam allowance on everything. If you want to see all the other blocks and tips and tricks for sewing the blocks...Click HERE.Here's today's block...Kitchen WoodboxPLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ MORE OF THIS POST!! »
3 days ago
Hi everyone! Welcome to the second linky party for the October theme week. October is all about pumpkins recipes, Halloween projects and costumes, fall projects/decor or anything you can think of that has to do with autumn.You can still ...
Hi everyone! Welcome to the second linky party for the October theme week. October is all about pumpkins recipes, Halloween projects and costumes, fall projects/decor or anything you can think of that has to do with autumn.You can still add any projects you'd like though. We're not strict here at all! Lol If you have any older blog posts in these themes, you can add those too. They don't have to be new posts on your blog.I've listed the other months below if you'd like to do your posts in advance for the weeks ahead.Here are the upcoming themes...if you have any suggestions, let me know!!October...pumpkin recipes, Halloween projects, fall or autumn decoratingNovember...soup recipes, Thanksgiving recipes, handmade gift ideas (we need to make gifts in November, not Christmas eve. Been there, done that! Lol)December...Christmas decorating, Christmas cookie recipes, Hanukkah projectsSo let's start another great week of "Sew Darn Crafty"...a linky party filled with your wonderful projects, crafts, ideas, tutorials, recipes and so much more.Come on in and join the fun!!!PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ MORE OF THIS POST!! »
4 days ago
Wait until you see what we did with Mod Podge and aluminum foil! Today we are over at Poppy Seed Projects showing you how to give a wooden monogram letter a metallic look in a couple of easy steps! DIY Metallic Monogram
Wait until you see what we did with Mod Podge and aluminum foil! Today we are over at Poppy Seed Projects showing you how to give a wooden monogram letter a metallic look in a couple of easy steps! DIY Metallic Monogram
4 days ago