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Blog: U-handblog
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Hello! I hope you all had a wunnerful weekend. I had an incredible weekend (more about it in my next post) and then I got knocked over sideways by food poisoning. Hey ho. Here it finally is, the pleaty bag... Continue »
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Last week, my husband and I took a little drive through downtown Indianapolis so I could work on my next project. I wanted to create a night time GIF of us driving through the city with some bold color added. For this one, I had my video camera sitting on... Continue »
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Ten Journals, Ten Women, tons of creative fun. I was asked to participate in a group of artful women to create journals that would travel from artist to artist to share our creativity. The journals could have any theme we... Continue »
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I took a ride to Barnes and Noble to wander around for a bit, hoping for some inspiration to strike or motivation to accomplish something. I ended up coming home and baking the Chomeur Cakes that I had on my... Continue »
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Like many of you, I LOVE loose leaf tea. However, I'm always looking for cute and creative solutions to use my tea. These D.I.Y. tea bags are super cute. I think they would make amazing gifts! Here's how you can make your own... Supplies needed: Coffee filters, Scissors, Sewing machine, Loose tea leaves, Stapler, Embroidery thread, Paper for tags (construction paper, old book pages, etc.), Optional: Spices (pumpkin pie spice,... Continue »
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Do you have any coffee lovers on your holiday gift list this year? (If not, feel free to go ahead and put me on your list!) This is a cute little idea for making your own flavored coffee syrups that you can use at home to take your morning cup of joe to the next level. If you are making these as a gift I highly recommend making 2-3 flavors.... Continue »
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Blog: pamgarrison
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One of my all time favorite, can't live without, art journaling supplies are Copic pens. Copic Sketch markers to be exact. I often get asked what I'm using to get the colors I do, like in the postcards in post... Continue »
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Blog: Elsa Mora
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STEP 1: Trace your design on paper. The paper I use is Strathmore Bristol smooth 260 g/m2, 300 series. You can buy the same paper in tiny size if you're not planning to use lots of it. If you're in... Continue »
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Courtesy of the Alameda Point Antique Fair, let me present to you one of *the* toys of my childhood: Tomy's Fashion Plates from 1978. I saw this complete set all the way in the back of the fair (think row DD) and when the seller told me they were $10, I didn't hesitate for a moment. To say that I loved this toy as a child would be an understatement. I played with this thing so much that by the end of my childhood, the box had taken even a worse beating than the one I bought. For those unfamiliar... Continue »
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Blog: Kirsty Neale
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She's a clued-up kind of a gal, that caped super-crusader. I have a handful of new things to add to my Etsy shop this week, starting with a downloadable tutorial which shows you how to make Supergirl and her pals,... Continue »
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I love design blogs. But whenever I see a house tour of someone with young children I smile, knowingly. Where is the cereal on the floor? Where is the toy clutter? I'm an insider, you see. I have a house with young children. Their house doesn't really look like that.... Continue »
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a little valentine for you from me in the form of a free pattern. i’ve been making and selling these asymmetric wrist cuffs for a few years now and must admit, i never tire of them - i love the simplicity, the soft feel, and that pretty little shape. there are so many ways you can personalize these beyond the vintage patchwork + linen recipe i follow, so go on and make one (or oodles) for yourself and all the ones you love. the pattern is a freebie, too. Click HERE for my Mama Chic Wrist Cuff Pattern enjoy and... Continue »
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Blog: nanaCompany
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This little fabric basket could be useful and charming year-round, but it's perfect at Easter and is happiest when filled with candy. Disclaimer: While sewing this, my second basket, I realized that I should never be telling anyone how to sew anything. Seriously! But go ahead ~ give it a... Continue »
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Ah, what an unusual suggestion! A soup made of nuts? You must be nuts! Just had to try this out and I must say it works astonishingly well. At first I thought that it's just a catchy name and it... Continue »
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I came across a really great blog and I just had to share it. Jean, otherwise known as, The Artful Parent, is full of inspiring and creative ways to encourage imagination and artistic expression in your child's life. I think my jaw litterally dropped when I saw this ingenious playhouse... Continue »
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Blog: Calamity Kim
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The days are flying. Each week is coming and going, quickly, like a runaway train. I stand at the platform and look back on the last seven days and wonder what happened. I think of things I want to write... Continue »