Cindy Miller

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Want Someone to Change? You Go First.

Does this sound familiar? You really want someone to make a change in their life or leadership and you see the need for change so clearly, it’s …

Why Incentives Don't Actually Motivate People to Do Better Work

As it turns out, workplace incentives don't necessarily create harder working employees.<p>You would think that rewarding people for being good at their jobs would make them better at them.<p>But social science shows that it doesn't, for a number of reasons.<p>Why money isn't the ultimate motivator<p>The go-to …

Employee Engagement

Are You a Boss or a Leader?

The distinction between being a boss and being a leader may seem small, but it means the world to the people who work for you.<p>Being the boss does not necessarily mean you are leading. Here is a list of 10 characteristics that will help you determine if you are having a positive impact on your …

Leadership

Heart Shaped Pouch Mini-Tutorial

I know a lot of you have asked for this heart pouch tutorial and I finally finished it! First, I want to let everyone know that I’ve finished and …

Re-imagine & Renovate: Structured Fabric Task Baskets

The fabric basket. I think we could post a tutorial for one of these every day and people would <i>still</i> clamor for more. They can be used in any room in …

Double Potholder Tutorial

If you aren't completely sick of potholders by now, you might want to make this useful 2-handed version. Like I said, I am no genius for figuring …

Pot Holder Pattern - A Spoonful of Sugar

We have had heaps of requests over the past couple of years for the Pot Holder Pattern (in a tutorial format) for our Heart Pot Holder. We finally …

Feature Friday - magnetic pin dish

Yesterday I was taking a little look through Pinterest and I came upon this Magnetic Pin Plate from the Mother Huddle. I thought it was quite …

Five Free Embroidery Designs to Celebrate National Embroidery Month

As listed above, click HERE to download the <i>Tulip Garden Embroidery Collection</i> in the format for your machine embroidery model. You should also …

Tutorials | Urban Threads: Unique and Awesome Embroidery Designs

Apothecary Handwarmers<p>The season is getting colder, the nights darker. It’s nice to carry a little warmth in our pocket, especially when it still has …

Coin Purse with Pretty Pleated Front

If we must say so ourselves (and sometimes we must), these little coin purses are about as adorable as they come! Not only do they get five stars on …

Beach-Bound Tote Bag with Blend Fabric

Sew the pieces together using 1/4″ seams and press away from the canvas.<p>Cut the Fusible Fleece (2) 19″x 20″ and fuse to the WRONG side of both the …

2 Sided Zips

Ruffles and Romance Neckroll Pillow

The inspiration for today's pillow came from a beautiful blouse in Alicia's closet. Taking ideas from garment construction is a fun way to …

Stackable Scrap Bucket Pattern - The Sewing Loft

Print out pattern pieces and tape together to create the base of bucket. Following manufactures instructions, adhere fusible to wrong side of main …

Cathedral window pin cushion {tutorial}

I found a great way to try a cathedral window with one simple useful square! I wanted to make a gift for a sewing friend, a master seamstress you all …

Ellie Travel Case Tutorial

When I shared my new travel cases last month, I received a lot of requests for a pattern, so I decided to write up a free tutorial for all of you to …

Seed Packet Decoupage Clay Pots

I was at the Dollar General one day and saw that they had a big display of flower and vegetable seeds. I grabbed several, but then the “must recycle …

DIY Giant Closed Crepe Paper Peony

Using a paper mache base, make the most showstopping giant paper peony you can imagine! Perfect for spring and summer weddings, even Easter!<p>602<p>4613

Make a Graduation Cap Gift Jar

I am sure you will all remember Amanda of “Crafts By Amanda” was an editor for Craft Gossip a couple of years ago. I found this charming idea on her …

Tutorial: Sculpting A Baby

I recently took a sculpting class which the end result makes me appreciate how much talent and patience it takes to sculpt anything remotely …

Old Book Wreaths • Recyclart

Creating old book wreaths came about as I was helping out with a demonstration of Christmas wreaths at my WI …

How-To: Floating PVC Window Planter

This weekend, I’m hanging out in California for the Craftcation conference, and the warm and sunny weather really has me longing to get started on this year’s fire escape garden. And, while it might still be a bit too early to start plants outside when I get back to Brooklyn, this floating PVC …

Where to set-jet Game of Thrones

Been missing out on your dose of warring armies, unruly dragons and cunning courtiers? Fans of hit TV show Game of Thrones can rest easy - Series Four of HBO’s adaptation of George RR Martin’s fantasy epic begins in the US on 6 April (and on 7 April in the UK).<p>The story follows the fortunes of …

TV Series

30 Brilliant Test Answers From Smartass Kids

When a child’s answer to a question on a quiz or test is incorrect but clever, should they get credit for it? Here are 30 clever test answers that …

Death in 'Game of Thrones' Never Looked So Beautiful

You could say that the deaths in <i>Game of Thrones</i> are pretty important — many would call them central to the plot. They're shocking and gruesome, but …