Saturday, May 30, 2015

Tutorial - How to Make a Magnetic Chore Board
Cute chore chart begins with a cookie sheet

Tutorial at Partially Perfection Blog

"Now that my girls are getting a little older I’ve been thinking it’s time for them to be more involved in the day to day chores around the house.  They’re still at that age where they actually think it’s semi-enjoyable, so I might as well milk that for all it’s worth!  I liked the idea of magnets since they’re easily moved around and I can always add some or take some away as needed. To make these I used".... Read more

Friday, May 29, 2015

Tutorial - How to Recycle Champagne Bottles
Eco-friendly craft with empty bottles

Tutorial at Lately with Katie Blog

"So excited for my first post entry! Thank you for stopping by! I have redesigned my last blog formally known as “bowtiquetoyou” to what it is currently “Lately with Katie”. I wanted a more broad spectrum where I can write about anything! Thank you for being patient!  Onto my first post. I tend to save a lot of bottles. I personally think they are beautiful. If you took a gander in my condo you would quickly make a mental note of this fact. I had a champagne testing get together (mmm..:) ) and had several of those mini champagne bottles left over".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Sew a Microwave Potato Bag
Bags can also be used for rolls or corn

Tutorial at Patchwork Posse Blog

"I’m a big potato fan. My favorite. But seriously waiting for that little round ball to cook in the oven for 45 minutes is way to long in my book.  So the fix is the microwave potato cooking bag.  I’m a big potato fan. My favorite. But seriously waiting for that little round ball to cook in the oven for 45 minutes is way to long in my book".... Read more

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Tutorial - How to Make a Bent Wire Bracelet
Design yours with a heart, star, name or anything you want

Tutorial at Life & Lisa Blog

"I've started learning Spanish this week and as you can see my skills are awe-inspiring. The summer months are approaching which means FESTIVALS, SUN and FRIENDS. I can feel the rays already! My search has thus begun for my preferred festival. It's currently between Wireless, Reading and Wildlife. As well as planning music outings I often conduct a wardrobe audit. I'll usually come up with themes for my seasonal dress sense. This summer is Boho hippy meets Parisian chic. (Is this weird? Please tell me I'm not the only one!) To accompany the desired look this season, I've made this bracelet/arm cuff".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Square Up Half Square Triangles
Perfectly square without using a specialty ruler

Tutorial at Busy Hands Quilts Blog

"Here's a method of squaring or trimming HSTs that doesn't require specialty rulers.  A rotating mat is very helpful but also not required.  You just need a cutting mat, rotary cutter, and a ruler. Note:  This HST is being squared to 9.5" square. Step 1:  Line up the diagonal line of the HST with the diagonal line on the cutting mat.  Place the bottom left corner near an inch line.  Make sure that there will be fabric to cut off of each side, remembering that the left and bottom sides will be cut on an inch line, and the top and right sides will be cut on the half-inch line".... Read more

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Tutorial - Make a Macrame Glass Connector Bracelet
Make macrame friendship bracelets using beautiful glass connectors

Tutorial at Happy Girly Crafty Blog

"I just love macrame bracelets! And what I love more is making them! There is something about tying knots that is so relaxing! If you haven't try it please do! Τhis time I've added some glass connectors in bright colours and they look so classy! Here are my step-by-step instructions for making them with 2 different ways".... Read More

Tutorial - Make a Vintage Embroidery Pin Cushion
Turn a needlework project or embroidery into a cute pin cushion

Tutorial at Patchwork Posse Blog

"At some point along the way in my growing up years I was given a purple velvet and small squared needle point or embroidered pin cushion.  I was told it was my great grandma Price’s.  That she had made some for the grandkids and I was one of the lucky recipients. This pin cushion has always been with me since.  It has crushed corners.  It is a little more worn.  But, I love it.  And occasionally I use it".... Read more

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tutorial - How to Crochet a Dish Scrubber
Ready to get to work scrubbing dishes

Tutorial at Patchwork Posse Blog

"I saw a dish scrubber the other day that had little floppy bumps all over one side so it could scrub a little bit better than a flat surface.  After looking and thinking for a bit I decided to give the crochet hook and design a little bit of work and came up with this crochet dish scrubber".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Flower Pincushion
Choose two cute buttons and pretty fabric for your pincushion

Tutorial at Schimalto - Just Handmade Blog

"Cut a circle out of the paper with a diameter of 13 cm/5 inches. Now you can copy the circle onto your fabrics and cut them out. Lay the fabrics right sides together, so the nicer sides face each other. Use some pins to fix it.  Place the presser foot onto your fabrics, so the right sides end together with the presser foot. Stitch around the edge and leave an opening of 3-4cm/5-6 inches, so that you can turn your cusion inside-out".... Read more

Monday, May 25, 2015

Tutorial - Refashion Work Shirts into a Summer Dress
Experiment with tie dying to get this ombre effect

Tutorial at Upcycled Design Lab Blog

"I found myself with some of my clean but completely stained white work shirts.  They were yellowed from too many bleach washes and there were other stains that the bleach just couldn't remove.   If you know anything about my crafting you know I like a challenge and the more trashy an item is the more rewarding it is if you can actually make something out of it.  Well these are heavy weight oxford shirts so the fabric itself is still in good condition and since I still had the dye bath from last weeks project sitting in a pot I set out to re-fashion my unsightly old work shirts".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make Custom Facebook Tabs
Personalize to match your blog's design

Tutorial at Curly Made Blog

"Recently I decided to give a bit more of attention to my Facebook page and sharing other blogs brilliant ideas on a daily basis as well as updates on new posts. With this care I decided to add some apps linking my social media and after installing, the thumbnails did not match each other at all, so I did some googling and discovered how easy it actually is to personalize, all you need is a photo editing software, internet and 10 minutes of your time".... Read more

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Tutorial - How to Make a Recycled Coin Can
Quick project made using leftover supplies laying around the house

Tutorial at Borei Design Blog

"Having a loose change jar in my house is an absolute necessity.  It manages to somewhat cut down on all the loose change taken out of pockets and left here there and everywhere all over the house.  It is also really surprising to see how much those stray pennies amount up to after a while if you start to throw them all in one place.  When it's full, I usually just take it and dump it into a coinstar machine at my neighborhood grocery store when going to shop.  By keeping a change jar I end up with a little less mess around the house and a bonus savings off my grocery bill".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Girl's Bolero Jacket
To resize, use any basic T-shirt pattern

Tutorial at Sovanisa Blog

"So,  the other day I showed you the little knit bolero that I made, and now I want to show you how I made it.  I made this bolero jacket in about a size 6.  (It is slightly too big for my 5 1/2 year old, as are most things in a size 6 for her).  The one I will show you in this tutorial will also be the same size".... Read more

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Tutorial - How to Update an Old Chalkboard
Refinish and embellish a chalkboard for a fresh design

Tutorial at Borei Design Blog

"I bought this chalkboard about a dozen years ago....seriously.  It was in such sad shape it couldn't even be written on anymore.  There was lots of chalk built up on an almost nonexistent surface.  It was downright hideous.  Always loving the challenge, I decided to see if I could fix and redesign it in lieu of finally sending it to the garbage.  Here's the overall "before" pic of it, complete with a previously failed attempt at lettering by hand".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Baseball Onesie
Basting before doing the zigzag stitching makes the entire project simpler

Tutorial at Southern Belle Seamstress Blog

"I made an embroidered baseball pillow for a mommy-to-be and had some leftover baseball fabric and I just knew I had to make something with it. I came up with the idea to make a onesie with the letter ‘M’ on it (his first name is Michael) and went to Pinterest to see what other sewers had come up with. I found the baseball stitching idea and I had the perfect gift".... Read more