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The Eyelet & Lace category contains some of the most beautiful knitting stitches in our collection. Here you'll find not only variety but also …

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How-To: Lace Crowns

Make fancy crowns and tiaras that are perfect for kids parties and playing dress-up with this lace crown tutorial from Morena’s Corner!<p><b>More:</b><p>Glitzy Birthday Crowns<br>• How-To: Wire Crown<br>• Gold Paper Crown

5 Stretches for Knitting Pain and Stiffness

After a rather lengthy break from knitting, I’m now back into it, and I’m currently in the middle of knitting a 3-dimensional creature. I’ve noticed more tightness in my hands and arms as a result of all this knitting, so these stretches posted on Knit Freedom feel especially great right now. …

Extremely Detailed Close-Ups of Van Gogh’s Masterpieces

The Google Art Project is a collaboration with museums large and small, classic and modern, world-renowned and community-based from over 40 …

Mysterious Dancing Lights In Afghanistan

This isn't a painting. It's not from a movie. It's not a strange astronomical event. This is real — what you can see when certain helicopters in Afghanistan touch down on sandy ground, raising dust, causing mysterious arcs of light to loop and dance through the air.<p>This doesn't always happen. "The …

How-To: 30 Minute Stretchy Tube Skirt

Send your little lady back to school in style with this 30 minute stretchy tube skirt tutorial from Ashley at Make It & Love It!<p>Ready to start sewing? Head over to Make It & Love It to see the full how-to.


Get Whiter, Brighter Teeth At Home

White teeth. Everybody wants them. A sign of health and beauty for centuries, a dazzling smile has always been either up to genetics or an eccentric …

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Biz Ladies: 5 Tips to Email Big Names

Today’s Biz Ladies post comes to us from Erin Giles, previous Biz Ladies contributor, founder of End Sex Trafficking Day and a Business Philanthropy …

Readers' Best Potty Training Advice & Tips

<i>I Potty Trained My Son and All I Got was This Lousy T-Shirt</i>. Just kidding - I got a toilet-trained son! Two summers ago my then 3-year-old was …

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Upside-Down Shower: Ground-Up Design for Decks & Yards

For in-house and off-grid use alike, a traditional top-down shower still probably makes the most sense – in the first case, there is no reason not …

Add Some Rustic Charm To Your Kitchen With Stone Walls

Exposed brick walls or stone walls are a very nice way of adding rustic charm to an interior as well as of simply playing with texture and materials. …

Décor Projects that Make Use of Household Items

Updating your home doesn’t have to result in a lot of expense. Here are some great things you can do with items that are lying around the house.<p>Hang …

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How-To: No Sew Rope Rugs

Brighten up your home for spring, and add a splash of color while you’re at it, with this rope rug tutorial from Allison at Dream A Little Bigger—no sewing involved!<p>It must have something to do with spring cleaning that makes me want all new rugs. I’ve noticed that around this time EVERY YEAR I …

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How-To: Magnetic Cork Planters

Display your succulents for all to see—and secure that A+ math test to the refrigerator—with this magnetic cork planter tutorial from Upcycle That!<p><b>Note:</b> You’ll definitely want to choose your plants wisely here. Hearty succulents that require relatively little water, soil, and drainage are probably …


DIY Necklace Length Guide

Stop guessing and start making with this fantastically useful necklace length guide infographic that Jonelle from Design Thrift shared as part of her DIY Basics series.<p>[Via Sulia]<p><b>More:</b><p>Sewing Machine Needle Anatomy Lesson<br>• Manual Photography Cheatsheet

27 Washi Tape Storage Ideas

Is washi tape taking over your craft space? Have no fear! This roundup of 27 washi tape storage and organization ideas from Craftaholics Anonymous has you covered.<p><b>More:</b><p>100 Dollar Store Organization Ideas for Craft Rooms and Beyond<br>• Crafting on the Go: Craft Space Organization #1<br>• Crafting on the Go: …

How-To: Cross-Stitch Basics

In the market for a new crafty skill? Get your cross-stitch on with Becky Stern in Adafruit’s Wearable Wednesday series!<p>To learn the basics, check out Becky’s cross-stitch video tutorial, then refresh your memory as you work with her photo tutorial and written instructions.

How-To: Hanging Craft Project Drying Rack

Keep your drying projects out of harm’s way—and prevent them from sticking to themselves and eachother—with this handy hanging project drying rack tutorial from Allison at Dream A Little Bigger.<p>Such a great idea! Head over to Dream A Little Bigger to see the full how-to.

How-To: Modern Embroidery Hoop Hanging Planter

Make your own simple, elegant hanging planter with this modern embroidery hoop hanging planter tutorial from Alex at Northstory.<p>Ready to start crafting? Head over to Northstory to see the full how-to!

How-To: DIY Twine Stand

Keep your craft space <i>and</i> your twine collection organized with this DIY twine stand tutorial that Mandy Pellegrin from Fabric Paper Glue shared on WhimseyBox.<p>Ready to make your own? Head over to WhimseyBox to see the full how-to!