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Black Bean & Quinoa Soup | Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Preheat a 4 quart pot over medium heat. Saute onion in olive oil with a pinch of salt for about 5 minutes, until translucent. Add garlic and saute …

Big Fringe Party Wall

How-To: Makeup Brush Pouch

Getting ready for a trip just got a lot easier, thanks to this handy tutorial. Jessie of Simple Dimples shows you how to make a makeup brush pouch to store all of your brushes while on the go.

Fabric Label Tutorial

When giving a handmade gift, how often do add some sort of identification so the recipient knows who made it? Caitlin of Salty Oat shows you how to make your very own quilt labels by way of Spoonflower. While her labels are for her quilts, these fabric labels could be added to a variety of projects.


Quick-Sew Pencil Pouch

Need an impromptu gift? Check out Birch Fabrics’ blog for a tutorial from Christina McKinney, the quick-sew pencil pouch. The pouch looks great thanks to some extra fun robot fabric.


Seven Ways to Make a Ruffle

If you’re looking for a few new ways to add personality to your next sewing project, try some new takes on ruffles. Check out See Kate Sew for seven different ways to make ruffles.


How-To: Mastering Zipper Techniques

The mere mention of zipper installation can strike fear into the hearts of many sewers, experienced or not. Sound familiar? You’ll definitely want to check out this free Mastering Zipper Techniques online sewing class that’s taught by Sunni Standing on Craftsy!<p>Don’t fear the zipper, my crafty …


corn, buttermilk and chive popovers

I hope you didn’t think I forgot about you this week, or actually hopped on a plane to Mexico, as repeatedly threatened during last week’s taco fest. …

carrot cake pancakes

If I could have a breakfast rallying cry, a breakfast mantra, if you will, it would be, <i>It’s not cake! It’s breakfast!</i> It would be rather dull, …

classic ice cream sandwiches

Look, guys, you’re never going to see my living room on a design blog. As lovely as the walls in landlord-chosen sallow yellow-beige are, as handsome …

chocolate swirl buns

A few years ago, I conquered one of what has to be one of the seven wonders of my culinary world, chocolate babka. Babka, if you’re new to it, poor …

triple berry summer buttermilk bundt

Our toddler left us. Or, at least until Friday. Over the last 2 3/4 years, we’ve occasionally been blessed with the chance to go away for a few days</i> …

homemade wheat thins

So, the problem, if there could be one, with having a slight obsession with making homemade version of snack-aisle favorites — goldfish crackers, …

pumpkin cinnamon rolls

Something kind of terrifying is going on around here, and it started in the back of the closet. I found shoes there, <i>old shoes</i>, shoes that did not …