Jeanne Montgomery

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How to build a foldable lightbox

If you are one of the peeps that share what you make online and want it to look a bit better a lightbox can really come in handy. Well, you can build …

A Ridiculously Easy Way to Make Custom Canvas Wall Art

Let’s get real. Painting is not for everyone. Canvases, however, are. If you’re not a Frida Kahlo, you can still create some awesome wall art using canvases. Today we’re decorating our walls with fabric-covered canvases. These are incredibly easy yet they look professional and classy.<p><b>Materials:</b> – …

How to Block Print Pretty Much Anything

Block printing is kind of one of those skills that you can use in almost any DIY situation, once you get the hang of it. You can embellish pillows, …

Make It: 7 DIY Desktop Organizers

What do cereal boxes, soup cans, cardboard, LEGO, and an old picture frame have in common? We can used them to tidy up our desktops by turning them …

DIY Nesting Rope Bowls in Under 10 Minutes

Got keys, loose change, and other odds and ends in desperate need of a stylish handmade home? We thought so. That’s why we took it upon ourselves to hack our own set of nesting bowls or baskets… using nothing but rope and hot glue!<p><b>Materials:</b> – rope<p>– hot glue<p><b>Tools:</b> – scissors<p>– hot glue gun<p>We found …

Christmas Gifts: 20+ Cute and Clever Ideas to Try

Do you have wine at you holiday parties? If the answer is yes; then try these cool “Wineglass Slip-On Coasters” from BH&G! How about these sweet …

Tutorial: Get rid of that annoying jeans waistband gap!

Tutorial: Get rid of that annoying jeans waistband gap!<p>One of my jeans pet peeves is that annoying gap that shows up at the back of the waistband. It …

Tutorial: Neck tie coffee cozy

Tutorial: Neck tie coffee cozy<p>As the weather turns cooler, I’m replacing my iced lattes with actual warm coffees. Sadie Seasongoods shares a tutorial …

Tutorial: Remake your old jeans into a crossbody bag

Tutorial: Remake your old jeans into a crossbody bag<p>Minki from Minkii’s Work Table shows how you can remake an old pair of jeans into a cute …

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Tutorial: Resize a sewing pattern to make it bigger or smaller<p>Sometimes the perfect sewing pattern is perfect in every way – except the size. If the …

Easy Sewing Projects for Beginners

Coasters with contrasting stitching pop when placed on a smaller-check gray gingham tablecloth, turned into oilcloth with iron-on vinyl.

Free Sewing Projects for Learning to Sew

01 of 23<p>All straight sewing creates a great safe way to hide money when a woman is traveling.<p>02 of 23<p>This simple to sew project ​works like a slip …

4 Newsletter Basics for Authors

At ITW’s ThrillerFest Thursday afternoon, M. J. Rose, Meryl Moss and Elizabeth Berry held a Buzz Your Book session. As with all great panels, some of …

The Psychology of Writing and the Cognitive Science of the Perfect Daily Routine

Reflecting on the ritualization of creativity, Bukowski famously scoffed that “air and light and time and space have nothing to do with.” Samuel Johnson similarly contended that “a man may write at any time, if he will set himself doggedly to it.” And yet some of history’s most successful and …

Story Structure: The Inciting Event

<b>By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy</b><p>The inciting event is probably one of the easier things to write (because it's usually a lot of fun), and also one of …

How to Find Your Character’s Breaking Point

<b>By K.M. Weiland, @KMWeiland <br>Part of the How They Do It Series</b><p>There are few things in writing more enjoyable than the moment you strip everything away …

22 Lessons From Stephen King On How To Be A Great Writer

In his memoir, "On Writing," King shares valuable insights into how to be a better writer. And he doesn't sugarcoat it. He writes, "I can't lie and say there are no bad writers. Sorry, but there are lots of bad writers."<p>Don't want to be one of them? Here are 22 great pieces of advice from King's …

Creative Writing

Give Plastic Bins a Fancy Makeover

We love a quick and easy makeover. Take, for example, these adorable storage bins by Katie at <b>Little House of Four</b>. Would you believe that they …

DIY Horse Bookends

Granny Sweet Heart Pattern

February is almost here. So I've been working on a crocheted heart that can be used for coasters or attached on a tie for cute wall buntings. After …

All Buttoned Up

Do you have a stash of cool buttons? If so, you might not have enough of any one button to finish off a garment. But, with this cool idea from …

10 Photos of Your Daily Recommended Fruits & Veggies

What's the most important part of a nutritious diet? Most of us can automatically recite the answer: fruits and vegetables. And yet it can be tough …

Shea Butter Soap Tutorial

I know looks are not everything, BUT when you see an amazing photo like this it just draws you in. I want to make soap right now! I had purchased all …

Citrus Honey Lip Gloss