Lisa Leach

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How to raise successful kids -- without over-parenting

By loading kids with high expectations and micromanaging their lives at every turn, parents aren't actually helping. At least, that's how Julie …

The beauty of being a misfit

To those who feel like they don't belong: there is beauty in being a misfit. Author Lidia Yuknavitch shares her own wayward journey in an intimate …

DIY This Kate Spade Flamingo Tote Bag in Minutes

The flamingo trend is a must-have this season. Vibrant, fresh and playful, these colorful animals have found their way onto everything from home decor to clothes to flamingo-themed parties. And since we’re all about tropical prints this summer, we are more than ready to embrace this pretty-in-pink …

Bunny Bag Free Pattern

Crafting

Tutorial: Japanese Knock-Off Linen Tote

Tutorial: Japanese Knock-Off Linen Tote<p>Caroline from Sew Can She shares a tutorial for making her Japanese Knock-Off Linen Tote. This bag is all …

Sewing

Free pattern: Heart backpack

Free pattern: Heart backpack<p>Abby from Sew Much Ado shares a free pattern for making this adorable heart backpack. It’s kid-sized, perfect to carry to …

Sewing

Tutorial: Clear vinyl quote totes

Tutorial: Clear vinyl quote totes<p>These clear vinyl quote tote allow you to change your message whenever the mood strikes you. Just print a new quote …

Sewing

DIY BEAD CLUSTERS

Crafting

Tutorial: Easy rounded corner zip pouch

Tutorial: Easy rounded corner zip pouch<p>Zippered pouches are good to keep on hand in your gift stash. You can give them as stand alone gifts, or fill …

Sewing

Why some of us don't have one true calling

What do you want to be when you grow up? Well, if you're not sure you want to do just one thing for the rest of your life, you're not alone. In this …

How to find work you love

Scott Dinsmore quit a job that made him miserable, and spent the next four years wondering how to find work that was joyful and meaningful. He shares …

Daisy Necklace

Shares 0<p>This daisy necklace is so pretty and makes a wonderful gift for mom or a special teacher. This project is best for teens and preteens with …

Teens

One woman, five characters, and a sex lesson from the future

In this performance, Sarah Jones brings you to the front row of a classroom in the future, as a teacher plugs in different personas from the year …

Old Age

Free pattern: Fruit Slice Purses and Pouches

Free pattern: Fruit Slice Purses and Pouches<p>Crystal from Stitched by Crystal shares a free pattern for making these fun fruit slice purses and …

Sewing

Make a Mini Book Necklace

I love reading, so I made this mini book necklace to show my bookworm side. It turned out SO CUTE and is super easy to make, with an inexpensive pack …

Tutorial: Felt heart garland

Tutorial: Felt heart garland<p>Wendi from Shiny Happy World used felt scraps and one easy hand stitch to make the cutest Valentine’s heart garland. I …

Tutorials

Free pattern: Reversible hobo tote

Free pattern: Reversible hobo tote<p>Remona from The Stitching Scientist shares a free pattern for making this reversible hobo tote. It’s a simple bag – …

Sewing

Tutorial: Travel bag for your hand stitching projects

Tutorial: Travel bag for your hand stitching projects<p>Do you stitch on the go? Keep a project at the ready for times you’re stuck in a waiting room or …

Increase Your Home’s Value AND Save Money

Owning your own home can be a great investment. It can also be a little overwhelming and intimidating at times. However, did you know there are ways …

Savemoney

New Year’s Games, Ice Breakers, and Activities

If you’re searching for clever New Year’s party entertainment, Themed Party Ideas has several quick and easy games for you to try. My personal …

8 Crochet Patterns Of Character Hats For Kids

Do you have a little one in your life that loves any of the popular cartoon characters? If you have never tried making a character themed crochet hat …

Tutorial: Full coverage vinyl bib for older babies and toddlers

Tutorial: Full coverage vinyl bib for older babies and toddlers<p>Mealtime gets messier as baby learns to feed herself. Cute little baby bibs just don’t …

How-To: Make a Spoon Ring

If you’ve ever admired a spoon ring and wondered about making them yourself, you’re in luck! Caitlin from The Merrythought will walk you through the whole process—from pretty spoon to stylish piece of DIY jewelry—in her easy-to-follow spoon ring tutorial.<p>Like Caitlin, I too have a collection of …

Free Pattern – Flower Coasters

You are probably thinking these are not Christmas themed but guess what, Holiday time is the perfect time to create ready for next year. The colors …

The power of believing that you can improve

Carol Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain's capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes …

Self-improvement

Polished Washer Jewelry

Hi Everyone,<p>I have been having sooooo much fun with my new creations.<p>So extremely simple you will be whipping them out in no time.<p>I started with my …

What do food banks need the most?

It is that time of the year. Time for giving and caring! Most of us receive calls to donate to charity and to food banks to help out the needy and …

13 “Modern” Crochet Necklace Patterns

I came across this little gem of a round up whilst blogging for the jewelry blog. I thought it would be most suited to the crochet blog. The designs …

DIY Leather and Gold Bracelets

Making Polymer Clay Pendants

This falls more into the hints and tips and ideas pile than a straightforward tutorial. Some of the most effect pendants and charms I’ve seen use …