Monday, April 27, 2015

Tutorial - How to Make Lacey Cropped Pants
Comfy versatile little pair of pants, great for playing

Tutorial at What's Mummy Up To Blog

"Don't you love it when abstract ideas meet inspiration?  Well that's how this project came about.  I'd been pondering about making a little pair of knicker-bocker-type pants for Hannah that were based on a little pair of gorgeous Sprout-brand pants both my girls wore when they were babies.  I loved them, and was so sad when I had to finally admit they were too small, and take them out of Hannah's draw.  They were lacey and girly and just plain cute!  I just knew I needed to make a pair in a bigger size, but I couldn't choose a fabric, and the design just hadn't come together in my mind".... Read more

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Tutorial - Downloadable Hand Drawn Arrow Designs
Have fun using these on cards, posts, pictures

Tutorial at Curly Made Blog

"Today I decided to share a new freebie. Sometimes simple elements like these arrows, really come in handy, especially for that "hand drawn look" kind of design.  The files are available in: transparent background png, eps vectors and editable pdf.  Have fun using these on your cards, posts, pictures".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make Mixed Media Canvas Art
Add cheerful art to your craft space

Tutorial at Smiling Colors Blog

"I’m making a one of a kind, unique, as colorful as can be piece of wall art today, and I will walk you through the steps of this #diy mixed media painting along the way. It’s time to get crafting! The beauty of a mixed media canvas is that you can use whatever supplies you have on hand and get creative with them. But for your reference, here is a list of things I am using".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Sewing Ruler Organizer
Customize organizer to meet your needs

Tutorial at On the Go Quilting Blog

"Let me say this is a prototype so it’s not perfect but I do have some basic information that should set you on the right path and plenty of photos of what I did to create the ruler organizer. The ruler organizer is meant to be personalized by the person making the organizer.  We each own various quilting rulers and some own more then others.   I have rulers split between two locations so I only had five or six to work with here.  If you decide to make one, you need to take my instructions and do some measurements to fit your own rulers".... Read more

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Tutorial - How to Refinish a Chest of Drawers
Click translation button for English

Tutorial at Mission Parenthood Blog

"First I would like to thank the unknown neighbor who threw and gave me the opportunity to transform. After cleaning sooner because he had caught bats and spiders, the spent with Chalky Finish , which I had taken for months and not something I had dothei the opportunity to use it. I let it dry thoroughly and then I printed and stuck with Gel Medium these roses to give a vintage style".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Felt Letter Board
Choosing the right felt is the first step

Tutorial at Apple Green Cottage Blog

"Since you've most probably already got some felt at home, you might just as well make felt letters, they will engage toddlers and especially preschoolers for quite a while! Let me give you an idea how to make a DIY felt board and SIMPLE felt letters for your kid. I've added a visual presentation of various felt materials towards the end of the post, hoping you get a better picture of what kind of felt to choose for the letters. Have a look".... Read more

Tutorial - Refresh Clothes with Stamps & Embroidery
Includes links for various decorating ideas

Tutorial at Green Issues by Agy Blog

"Sometimes many people think that enhancing clothing means a major reconstruction. Upcycling garments does not have to be drastic and painful; it can be very simple, and the results can be amazing!   Take this red top - it really is P-L-A-I-N, I decided to do some printing and embroidery".... Read more

Friday, April 24, 2015

Tutorial - Make a Centerpiece from a Tea Towel
Fill with slices of bread, nuts, sugared almonds, a candle, etc.

Tutorial at One O Blog

"Preparing a (cute) last minute table setting can be challenging if you, like me, have small supplies in table decor. Centerpieces are usually important aspects of the table, weather they’re just decorative or pretty and functional. So having a chance to make one up from things you have at home sounds like savour to me! With this easy tutorial we’re going to make a basket from just folding a tea towel. No cute ones like ours at home? Grab a square napkin instead and jump to point 2".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make Half Painted Frame Art
Bring attention to art with a simple detail

Tutorial at The Tender Garden Blog

"I bought this frame from a thrift shop for $4 and decided to change it into a minimal frame art. Pretty much I only spent $4 to create this home deco item so you don't need to spend a lot to make this! It's also a very easy and simple DIY tutorial so there aren't a lot of steps to follow".... Read more

Tutorial - Make a Jewelry Dish with Polymer Clay
Video tutorial on making a special dish for your jewelry

Tutorial at Cute Simple Stuff Blog

"Today I am sharing this idea of an item that comes on handy when you have a situation similar to mine. Every time I would go and take a shower, I would always take off my jewelry or accessories before taking a shower and then place them next to my shower. It was getting kind of frustrating because I didn´t have a “proper” place to place them while they were there and before I put them back on where I usually store them...First World Problems. I know, but is always the small things, and if there is something that could simplify and make like just a tad bit easier, I´ll take it".... Read more

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Tutorial - How to Crochet the Larksfoot or Icicle Stitch
This pattern is great for blankets and scarves

Tutorial at Little Treasures Blog

"Ever since I posted an image I found on the internet showing the larksfoot crochet pattern (or also known as the icicle stitch) the traffic I receive due to that image is mind-boggling and I've received so many mails from people asking for the pattern so I decided it is fair I post the pattern for it.  Since this post was prepared long before I started my travels, I forgot to note down the size of the sample block so I will update this once I return home. For the sample block I used sport acrylic yarn and 3mm hook. The pattern uses multiples of 4".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make an Art Journal
Upcycling a cardboard box to an Art Journal

Tutorial at Kalasirjana Blog

"A quick post to share the debris journal made by recycling a big sturdy card board box in which I received my DCWV blog hop prize pack.......the pics are self-explanatory........Hope you will like it.  The journal is constructed recycling the big cardboard box cut into 7"x7" and 6"x6" pieces. With two writers in the house, we frequently receive packages from our publishers wrapped in thick brown wrapping paper which was cut to size and recycled to attach the cardboard panels".... Read more

Tutorial - Refashion a Top into a Boho Bag
Turn an old sweater into a fun, slouchy bag fit for the beach this summer

Tutorial at Makery Blog

"Another take on a sweater to bag refashion! This time, instead of a tote style bag, a cross body slouch boho style bag; and considering the sun we’ve had today, (Summer….is it really you?!) I can see this heading down the beach with me this weekend. So easy and quick. Want to make your own? Read on".... Read more

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Tutorial - Make a Natural Air Freshener
Room will be smelling fresh and odor free

Tutorial at Natural Fit Foodie Blog

"If you suffer from allergies or you’re trying to avoid the chemicals and synthetics in commercial air fresheners then you need to make these DIY Air Fresheners! Aren’t they cute? I am not going to make any false claims here. These DIY Air Fresheners smell NOTHING like store – bought air fresheners, but do you know why? They’re all natural".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Serger Cover
Make it lined or unlined, and add your own design elements

Tutorial at So Sew Easy Blog

"Here in Cayman I live right on the sea and the air is always humid and salty.  Anything and everything in the house rusts and disintegrates in no time, and my serger is no exception.  It’s already going rusty, and I think my sewing machine is in bad shape too.  I’m not sure a cover will help, because the air all around it is what’s causing the rust, but I have to try to protect it better if I can. So I drafted up a simple pattern.  There are two options.  Either make a lining to cover up your inside seams, or leave it unlined – up to you.  My fabric stash is small and precious to me so I’m making mine without the lining, but instructions are included it you want to make yours pretty on the inside too".... Read more