Sunday, November 23, 2014

Tutorial - How to Make Fabric Coasters
Machine quilt for an attractive finish

Tutorial at Painting it Purple Blog

"If you are looking for something easy but unique for a Christmas gift this year, these coasters are perfect. They don’t take much time and you can make them to match anyones taste! Just find the right fabric and get to work. You will need: Fabric, Batting, Rotary Cutter, Straight Edge,Thread, Sewing Machine".... Read more

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Tutorial - How to Dye Yarn with Madder
Pot and tools should be used exclusively for dyeing

Tutorial at Solene Knits Blog

"I just received a case of big natural wool and decided to start again experimenting with natural dyeing. I dyed a skein with a mixture of plants called "henné noir" but there is no henna nor indigo in it. Well, I got a beautiful brown with it. I dyed another skein with madder. Last time I tried dyeing with madder, I got a very light pink so I was really not satisfied. But this time, I obtained the perfect madder red. Let me show you how I did".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Read a Crochet Chart
Free flower pattern is included with tutorial

Tutorial at Little Treasures Blog

"I get a lot of comments and questions from my customers about my photo tutorials and one thing I've learned so far is that people's feelings towards crochet charts vary from mild fear to utter aversion. Let me tell you one thing. The minute I learned how to follow a crochet chart I didn't turn to written patterns ever again. I mean like never! So I thought it might be fun and a bit educational if I show you how to read the charts - understandably that you are familiar with the basic crochet stitches.  Today I am showing you how to read patterns in the rounds. Next time I will show you how to read a square".... Read more

Friday, November 21, 2014

Tutorial Exchange Opportunity - Bowdabra

Red kit is pictured.  Winners will receive eBook versions of the instructions

Bowdabra Bow Maker

If you enjoy designing and creating original craft projects this is an exciting opportunity.  Up to three  designers will be chosen to receive a Bowdabra Bow maker kit (value $50).  The kit comes with a Bowdabra bow maker, an instructional video, ribbon (color choices - red, gold, or burgundy), and Bowdabra bow wire.  In return the chosen designers will create two original projects for Bowdabra, which will be posted on Totally Tutorials Blog and

If you would like to make and share tutorials using this kit, apply for this opportunity by leaving a comment under this post, along with the URL to your blog or website.  The ideal candidates will be comfortable working with these materials, have a blog or website, and the ability to take clear photos.   This opportunity is open to bloggers within the U.S. only. 

Applications will be accepted through Sunday, November 30th.  I will contact the winners of the exchange by December 1st.  They will then have until January 1st, 2015 to complete their tutorials. 

Thank you to for this amazing opportunity.  Check out their website for project ideas, and tutorials for further inspiration.  Don’t miss your chance to work with the best and easiest to use Bowmaker around,  apply today!

Tutorial - Recycled Glass Window Mosaic
Vintage plates, beach glass, and glass beads sparkle in this recycled project

Tutorial at Serendipitini Blog

"Pictured is glass window art I made from and old window, vintage plates,  recycled bottle bottoms, and recycled glass pieces. I just sold this piece and shipped it to someone in Canada. I love making these and thought I would share my process with you. The finished piece with the packing weighed in at 25 lbs".... Read more

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tutorial - How to Crochet a Holiday Plant Cover
Make a 4" house-plant special for the holidays

Tutorial at The Inspired Wren Blog

"It's almost time to deck the halls with red and green! (I know last week I was all "Halloween, YAY!," and now I'm all "Christmas, WooHoo!," and you're all "I'm getting whiplash over here and what about Thanksgiving anyway?" Welcome to my brain.) The end of November means it's time to change out the crochet planter covers in my kitchen. This month while watch-listening to TV I crocheted up a few Santa-inspired sleeves so my plants can spread the Christmas cheer, and I've written it down so you can, too".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Love Pendant
Make one pendant to keep, and one to gift

Tutorial at Creative Mind Khadija Blog

"In my recent article I shared the sneak peek of my upcoming DIY Love Pendant. Today I will be sharing how I made this pendant, its making is very easy & fun! No need to get lots of supplies and stuff. So have a look & enjoy! As I am in LOVE with my life, so I thought to make a Love pendant which I can wear as well..Not bad idea? okay!! there we go. You will need to have pendant metal base, podgable papers & Mod podge can see all supplies I got from Plaid".... Read more

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tutorial - How to Make a Shibori Dyed Shirt
Shibori dyed look using household bleach

Tutorial at Miss P Blog

"I've been wanting to have a dabble with Shibori for a while. I particularly love all the indigo Shibori projects that are popping up all over. But I'm also a fan of using everyday household materials/supplies for creative projects. I guess I just love the idea that if the creative mood strikes, I can just have a rummage in my cupboards and whip something up from what's there. Rather than having to drive 40mins to my nearest craft store or order supplies online and wait with baited breath for them to arrive. This is one such project. Bleach, string, and a cotton kaftan top I had languishing in my stash, and hey presto....bleach Shibori".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Pillow from a Sweatshirt
Recycle favorite sweatshirts into pillows in under an hour

Tutorial at Joyful Daisy Blog

"This is such a fun and super simple project!  It makes a wonderful gift for kids and teens in can be done in an hour!!!  You can buy a new sweatshirt for your pillow or better yet recycle a favorite sweatshirt once the kids out grow it.  This would be a great graduation gift made out of the graduate’s school team sweatshirt"... Read more

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tutorial - How to Make Chocolate Cookies
Half recipe typically makes 35 cookies

Tutorial at Cute Simple Stuff Blog

"Ever since I made my go-to sugar cookie dough recipe for cut-out cookies, I´ve been wanting to have as well a go-to chocolate version of it, and I think I found it! I found this delicious and super easy (only few ingredients) here. However, I wanted to make half of it, because I just wanted to try it out and most of the times I prefer to make just few cookies at a time. It is honestly delicious. And I am not the only one who says that. My boyfriend, who has a sweeter tooth than I do, but who is pretty picky for good flavors, loved it. It tastes like brownies to me because it is still moist on the inside. He (boyfriend) just asked me to make more. Good sign, right".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make Turkey Cookies
Quick and easy edible turkey craft using store-bought items

Tutorial at Sugartown Sweets Blog

"We're only two weeks out from Thanksgiving, and I have so much to thank God for! My family (including our sweet fifteen week old addition!), my salvation, a wonderful home church and so much more. There is no doubt God is better to me than I deserve. My prayer is that you all have a wonderfully blessed and Happy Thanksgiving! This sweet and easy turkey craft would make a fun table favor for your holiday get-togethers. A simple cello bag tied up with festive ribbon will do the trick. Your guests will gobble them up! " Read more

Monday, November 17, 2014

Tutorial - How to Make a Cathedral Window Pillow
Feature some beautiful fabrics, make it in bright stained glass colors

Tutorial at So Sew Easy Blog

"Very occasionally I’ve come up with something for my husband, but it has to be very unique or geeky for him to love! Sewing is my creative outlet since I’ve been staying home with my littles - I’ve learned so much in the past few years from all the wonderful creative blogs out there! Now it’s my turn to share! This Cathedral Window cushion is perfect for a classy addition to any living area. I like quilting and piecing but sometimes patchwork seems a bit less formal, so this cushion fits the ticket".... Read more

Tutorial - Zebra from Recycled TP Rolls
Fun craft for children

Tutorial at Life's Little Treasures Blog

"Sharing with you a very simple and cute craft today which me and my little one did recently. As you may be aware of our love for tp rolls, we brought them to life again by making a zebra out of them. You will need: 3 Toilet paper rolls,1 kitchen roll,Glue gun/ PVA glue, White and black acrylic paints, white paper, black pen".... Read more

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Tutorial - How to Make a Granny Square Necklace
Necklace made with mini granny squares makes a perfect last minute gift

Tutorial at Little Treasures Blog

"Hi everyone! With the holidays slowly and inevitably nearing by, it is always a good idea to have some gifts ready. This is one of those last minute gifts you can make in a jiffy. So, gather your supplies and let's start! Use this tutorial to make the mini granny squares or use any grannies you like as long as they are tiny. For tinier grannies use delicate (fine) or sport yarn or embroidery floss".... Read more

Tutorial - French Knitting Project Bag
Perfect size for a small crafty project

Tutorial at Threading my Way Blog

"Looking for an inexpensive crafty gift for a little someone. How about a French Knitting Kit? Don't just stop at the kit, add a skein of wool and whip up a drawstring bag to keep everything together. Today's tutorial will show you how to make a lined drawstring bag with boxed corners, that's just the right size for one large skein of wool and a French Knitting Kit".... Read more