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Free pattern: Fun Summer Tee

Free pattern: Fun Summer Tee Jen from iCandy Handmade shares a free pattern for her Fun Summer Tee.  I love this shirt!  The shoulder seam is dropped down a few inches on the front, makin...


Treat Guests to Fruit Filled Jars of Summer Sun Tea

My husband and I have been trying to kick the soda habit, which means we’ve upped our tea consumption considerably. The next time we have guests over, I want to try the summertime ...


Tutorial: Painted canvas floor pouf

Heather at Dragonfly Designs shows how you can make a canvas floor pouf with a hand painted arrow design.  I think I might need one (or two, or three) of these for my own living rom!  The...


Silver Pockets Full

So this email arrived: Sub: Good Luck Aug   I am sending this because I could use a little silver in my pockets. Lots of luck to you, too!  This is the only time you will see this ph...


Freebie | Painted Fruit Cards

Anna Maria Wolniak is sharing this set of printable painted fruity cards. Use them for Project Life, on layouts and in minis. super cute and perfect for summer! …


Easy Tutorial To Build A Beautiful Deck-Top Pond

If you love the look of having a water feature in your yard, but just don’t have the space for one in your flower beds, or just don’t want to give up your open space you do h...


Join Very Shannon’s Summer Sweater Knitalong

I love a good knitalong (though I’m notoriously bad at finishing things for knitalongs), and Very Shannon’s Summer Sweater Knitalong is a good one. It encourages people who...


Tutorial: DIY modern leather sandals

Caitlin from Merrythought shows how you can make these leather sandals.  They look so modern and sophisticated, it’s hard to believe that they’re made with inexpensive flip fl...


Watermelon Sticks

The idea is for an easy way for little kids to eat watermelon, but I like it as an adult too. I usually cute the slice in half, but from now on, it will be this way. Sarah at A Thrifty ...


Soap Review and Giveaway

Simplelifemom.com is giving you the chance to win some of Grandma’s soap. Read her product review over on her blog and then enter for your chance to win some of your very own soap....


Ten On Tuesday

Topic today is 10 things I would knit again, easy 1. Baby Shrug I have already knit this 10 times, so obviously I like it. 2. Chevron Blanket Getting ready to start the 2nd one. 3. Poor R...


Alligator Affirmation Box

This craft project would have caught my eye simply because it is made by recycling several different household trash items (and I love recycling crafts), but the fact that it can be used...


See Who Rocks The Crochet Look

    The crochet news is that crochet is rocking the fashion world – all over the world.  This article is from India where the picture here originates.  So, it isn’t...


Project: Sewn Paper Embroidery Hoop

Doesn’t this lovely hoop look like quilted fabric? Well, it’s actually made of paper! Popper and Mini will show you how to stitch pattern paper together and add some die cut ...


Tutorial: Polymer Clay Rose Cane

Rose canes are one of those canes I make absolute scads of. I usually use a slight variation on the tru-leigh rose and it works well for me. This one is a more tightly wound rose that wo...


Day 2: Hantsuki Shawl Knit Along

Day 1 RecapAt the conclusion of Day 1 we mastered the pattern stitches, worked on completing our swatch of Lace Panel 1, and moved on to knitting the actual project.Here's my progressI've...


Free pattern: Simple baby bib

Free pattern: Simple baby bib Barbara from Zakrpica made all of these bibs for her baby daughter, and she shares the pattern and tutorial on her blog.  They’re simple baby bibs, but...



Learning to swim

Recently, I enrolled my daughter into an eight session private lesson swimming class. Today was her second day and she started swimming! A few years ago, I tried to teach her but she was ...


Tutorial: Make a new bag for a folding camp chair

Tutorial: Make a new bag for a folding camp chair The bags that hold folding camp chairs get a lot of wear.  If you use your chair very  much at all, it won’t be long before the bag...


Mason Jar Lid Blueberry Pies

Blueberries are in season here in New England! I was fortunate to get out picking yesterday before the rainstorms came in. Lots of highbush blueberries for this cute recipe, if my fami...


Felt iPad / tablet case

  Alice is the creative mind behind “Whisketeers” and blogs out of Ljubljana, Slovenia.  Follow her directions on creating this hold it all “Felt iPad / tablet case...


Tutorial: How to fix a twisted elastic waistband

One thing I don’t like about elastic casing waistbands is the tendency for the elastic to twist.  Grrr…. Preethi from WIDI shares a fix for the ever annoying twisted elastic. ...


Inspiration: Shakespeare Banner

Andrea from the Snapping Monsters blog is a girl after my own heart. I love incorporating literary quotes and images in my art work, she stamped out quotes from Shakespeare onto inked, s...


Tutorial: Hanging hand towel

Tutorial: Hanging hand towel Fat Quarter Shop shares a tutorial on their blog, The Jolly Jabber, showing how you can make this hanging hand towel for your kitchen.  The towel has a topper...