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Mesh Beach Bag: Fun & Functional with Dritz Lettering & Hardware

Yes, the stores are <i>already</i> filled with back-to-school supplies, but I refuse to let go of summer. There are plenty of days left for fun in the sun! …

Beaches

How to Make a DIY Cross Body Bag for Under $10

Placemats! I bought some thick, colorful placemats a while back from Anthro, on sale for $4.95 each. And until last week they sat folded up in my …

Sewing

10 Awesome DIY Dish Towel Patterns

You know that ugly dish towel in the kitchen we always reach for? Well, I always seem to tell myself that I’m going to replace it for something …

Crafting

12 Yarn Ball Types and How to Knit with Them

This week, I set out to write about types of yarn balls and put-ups, but things were not as simple I’d expected. The thing I’ve called a skein my …

Knitting

Kawaii Fox Wristlet Clutch - wallet - phone case pattern by Hello Happy

Learn how to make this kawaii fox wristlet with this pattern! This would make a great gift for children, teens or the young at heart. :)<p>You’ll need 3 …

Chasing Rainbows Cowl – February – Scarf of the Month Club

February<p>#SCARFOFTHEMONTHCLUB2017<p>Welcome! I’m so happy you decided to participate in our <b>Scarf of the Month Club</b> this year! I have included how you can …

Yarn

How To Crochet An I Pad Case

If you’ve dropped your tablet, raise your hand! I haven’t dropped mine yet, but my husband has done it. Our poor I Pad is cracked thanks to a swift …

iPad

Sew BIG Fold Up Baskets... free sewing tutorial!

The Fat Quarter Sized Fold Up Baskets that I showed you how to make last month are helping me keep my sewing room organized by holding patterns, …

Sewing

Jewelry Catchers – Crochet Baskets Pattern

Several months ago, I shared this crochet pattern for some simple baskets for Stitch & Unwind’s Blog that make for an easy summer project. Right now, …

Soft Granite Blanket

Okay, so you need a blanket, but you’ve only got one weekend to make it. Or, maybe you’ve got plenty of time, but you are new at crochet. Or, it’s …

Crochet

At Last, a Cookie You Can Eat for Breakfast

You already know the nutritional benefits of oats, from lowering bad cholesterol to controlling your appetite, and I'm guessing you've got your go-to …

Breakfast

That's My Letter

Chicken Salad

Ingredients<p>1 rotisserie chicken, skinned and shredded<br>• 3/4 cup mayo<br>• 1/2 cup celery, diced (about 3 stalks)<br>• 1/4 cup dried cranberries, chopped<br>• 1 (8 oz) can …

Recipes

20 Clever DIY Projects That Will Make Your Purse Organized AF

If you are a person who carries around a large handbag, <b>chances are good that it’s a total mess.</b> I mean, sure, I guess it’s possible that you’re one …

Crafting

This DIY moon garland is the perfect way to turn your bedroom into a celestial haven

We love all the moons. Quarter, new, full. We can’t get enough of following the phases and reading everything we can about how it effects our …

Cross My Heart Treat Bag

I love giving little Valentine’s Day treats to friends and family, and the Cross My Heart Treat Bag is fun and fast enough I can make a whole bunch! …

Crochet

Cornmeal Biscotti

91<p>9<p>2<p>Shares 102<p>The other day I was looking for a cookie to make to pair alongside a compote of summer fruits and a batch of white nectarine sorbet I …

Dessert

Magic Bagels: They Stay Fresh for Days

Forget space: As far as I'm concerned, homemade bagels are the final frontier. From the mythos surrounding New York water to the fact that my boss is the guy who wrote a 2,500 word bagel manifesto with a comments thread some 200 entries deep, there are times I've felt a jaunt to the rings of Saturn …

Breakfast

Fried Pizza Dough is So Delightful, You'll Need No Toppings

Pizza crust is undervalued. I know it because I pass not one, not two, but three dollar-slice establishments on my way to work, wading through frowns of dough morning and night.<p><b>But the crust, when done well, is the best part</b>. I save it for last, not to kick it to the curb, but to eat it slowly, end …

Recipes

10 Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes That Make Us Want To Stay In

Cooking poultry <i>can</i> be boring. And when you've reached your limit on baked chicken breasts and breaded thighs, where's a jaded chicken chef to turn? …

Fast Fridays: Therapy Neck Wrap with Scented Rice/Flax Filler

We’re only about a month into 2017, but perhaps it’s already time for a little something to relieve the stress of the new year. Sew4Home has created …

Design

Catnip Heart Mice

We're cautious about toys for our cats, and so like to make our own catnip toys. This way, we can choose organic catnip and use up scraps of 100% …

Feline

Makers Month: Make it: Cable Cosy + free PDF download

Being Makers Month here on our blog I wanted to create a tutorial for you that used home grown fabric. I love American fabric designers like Robert …

Sewing

Make a Quick & Easy RAIN CLOUD COSTUME…for all ages!

<i>Today’s contributor is Crystal from Stitched By Crystal. All posts written by Crystal for Make It and Love It can be found HERE.</i><b>. . . . .</b>Hello Make …

Yarn

Set the Mood With a DIY Map Votive

Create just the right subtle glow with the help of dollar-store votives and an old atlas. And what's fun about this DIY is you can select sections from your old atlas to feature, such as your favorite destinations or ones that mean something special. For just a few dollars, you'll have something …

Easy Peasy Crochet Scrubby Pattern

Updated August 16, 2017<p>Easy Peasy Crochet Scrubby Pattern<p>This image courtesy of redheart.com<p>The Easy Peasy Crochet Scrubby Pattern is the perfect …

30-Minute Neck Pillows: Go Back-to-School in Style

These little bow-tie shaped neck pillows are super for proppin' up your noggin as you watch TV or read in bed... or finish a last minute term paper …

Bow Ties

4 Energy Bars You Can Make In Your Slow Cooker

It's no secret that homemade energy and snack bars are superior to their store-bought counterparts. You get to control the ingredients (we're looking at you, sugar) and pick whatever flavor combo you want. Plus, you don't have to cough up $3 for one measly bar. (Lose up to 15 pounds WITHOUT dieting …