hand carved stamps

May 12, 2009 - Filed under How-to

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Picture from CraftPudding

Martina turned me on to this cute little video of hand carving a stamp, so I thought I’d put together a post with some links and tips on carving your own. There are lots of great resources out there, but here just a few of my favs.

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Posted by: kelly

quilted potholder tutorial

May 7, 2009 - Filed under Fabric, How-to, Sewing

quilted_potholder

Interested in quilting, but not sure where to start? Why not try this super simple tutorial from Craftzine for a quilted potholder. It’ll give you a taste of quilting without having to commit to making an entire quilt.

And if you’re looking for some kitchen inspired fabric be sure to check out the great Lizzy Dish collection.

lizzy_dish

Posted by: kelly

cute spring top

April 30, 2009 - Filed under How-to, Patterns, Sewing

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There’s a great tutorial for a cute spring top from Made by Rae, over at Sew Mama Sew. There are step by step pictures and instructions which can be tailored to any size.

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Worldwide Pinhole Camera Day

April 24, 2009 - Filed under How-to, Patterns

downloadable pinhole camera

Sunday, April 26 is Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day. Why not head over to Corbis and download one of their free pinhole camera patterns. Simply print it out and follow the instructions and you be snapping away in no time. Check out the Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day Website for resources, links, and info on how to upload the photos you take on Sunday.

Get inspiration from all the amazing photos from last year
More info on pinhole photography from Photojojo

Posted by: kelly

happy easter!

April 12, 2009 - Filed under How-to

bunny_napkins

Hope everyone is having a lovely holiday, and that you’ve gotten your fill of chocolate! For those of you having family or friends over this evening I thought I’d share a simple idea for folding bunny napkins to add a little festive charm to your holiday table.

Martha Stewart’s Step-by-step

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easter craft week day 7: lambkin plushy

April 4, 2009 - Filed under Fabric, Holidays, How-to, Patterns, Sewing

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Pattern Bee has a a free printable pattern for this cute little lamb plushy. He can be made in whatever fabric inspires you, and there’s even instructions on how to make a felt version.

Check out the Flickr Pool for more inspiration.

Lambkin Pattern

I hope you enjoyed this week’s round up of adorable Easter crafts. Now go and get busy creating, you’ve only got a week left!

Posted by: kelly

easter craft week day 6: naturally dyed eggs

April 3, 2009 - Filed under Easter, Holidays, How-to

easter6_natural_dye

Ever wondered how to dye your eggs without one of those store bought kits? Here’s a fantastic video tutorial on dyeing eggs with simple produce found at your grocery store. I love the earthy colors and organic patterns, plus it’s a nice change from all that pastel that this holiday inspires.

How-to Dye Eggs with Veggies

Tomorrow: A cute little Easter plushy

Posted by: kelly

easter craft week day 5: hollow easter eggs

April 2, 2009 - Filed under Easter, Holidays, How-to

easter5_hollow_eggs

Keep your eggs from spoiling by hollowing them out first. If you’re new to this technique you might want yo buy some extra eggs to practice with as it can a bit tricky to master.

How-to Hollow Eggs

Tomorrow: We’ll learn how to dye eggs the natural way – with vegetables!

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easter craft week day 4: knitted eggs

April 1, 2009 - Filed under Easter, Holidays, How-to, Kniting, Patterns

easter4_knitted_eggs

More eggs! I know everyone is partial to the chocolate variety, but these knitted ones are pretty sweet. Why not mix it up a bit in this year’s Easter egg hunt, and throw in a couple knitted eggs to ease everyone’s sugar high. Or hang them from a couple of branches and make your very own Easter Tree.

Knitted Egg Instructions

Tomorrow: We get messy with some real eggs.

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easter craft week day 3: fabric eggs

March 31, 2009 - Filed under Easter, Fabric, Holidays, How-to, Patterns, Sewing

easter3_fabric_eggs

What better way to use up all your fabric scraps than by making your own basket of fabric eggs. Download the pattern and follow the step-by-step instructions over at Retro-Mama, and you’ll have yourself a carton full in no time.

Fabric Egg Instructions

Tomorrow: Knitted Eggs

Posted by: kelly