Cindy Matthews

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17 Cheat Sheets Every Home Cook Should Know About

From baking hacks, to perfect pastas, to slow cooker shortcuts.

Cooking

15+ Artists Whose Sketchbooks Double as Handheld Art Galleries

The sketchbook has a special place in an artist’s practice. It’s a visual playground, in which creatives can experiment with new ideas and imagery—without the pressure that comes from creating a finished piece. Rather, these books are an extension of one’s wildest imagination. The ideas contained …

Art

Our Most Pinned Chocolate Desserts

Our Pinterest users agree: of all life's pleasures, few are more indulgent than a good chocolate dessert recipe. Decadent, gooey, and melty, there's …

How-To: Recycled Magazine Snowflake Ornaments

Have a stack of old magazines gathering dust in the corner? Transform that pile of paper into pretty pieces of holiday decor with this fun video tutorial for making your own recycled magazine snowflake ornaments from Mark Montano!

How-To: Pine Cone Fairy Ornament

These pine cone fairies are so incredibly adorable, they will make a great addition to any tree. You could even use them in a doll house so they can be played with year round.<p>This project comes from the Willodel Blog which is chop full of miniature fairy and elf play set ideas. Be sure to spend …

DIY Striped Marshmallow Recipe

Photo: Paul Ferney<p>Customize your hot cocoa by whipping up a batch of DIY striped marshmallows with this delightful recipe from Oh Happy Day! Recipe author Andrea Pimental even demonstrates a clever way to serve your marshmallows to guests by putting together a hot cocoa bar where everyone can make …

How-To: Crochet Broomstick Lace

Broomstick lace has the kind of luxurious antique look that, probably like many of you, I’ve always filed it away in my mind in the maybe-someday-when-I-have-more-time slot, right next to beautiful bobbin lace. Oh, how wrong I was! As it turns out, crocheted broomstick lace isn’t hard at all—the …

Meredith Woolnough’s Unique Machine Embroidered Art Process

Artist Meredith Woolnough creates unbelievable pieces of embroidery based on specimens from the natural world. Her work is so unique that you might not even be able to tell that it’s actually embroidered unless you look really closely. So, I was delighted to see that that she’s shared the process …

New South Wales

How-To: Felt Scrap Heart Garland

Turn pretty felt scraps into charming Valentine’s Day decor with this felt scrap heart garland project with free downloadable pattern from Wendi at Shiny Happy World!

Home Tip: Keeping Indoor Plants Alive

Winter can be rough on houseplants, especially if your thumb isn’t exactly the brightest shade of green. Luckily, Rubyellen from Cakies has shared a great collection of helpful tips for keeping indoor plants alive over on A Beautiful Mess!<p>Trying indoor growing for the first time? You’ve come to the …

Today’s Craft Social: The Nuts and Bolts of Setting Up a Blog

Today’s Craft Social: The Nuts and Bolts of Setting Up a Blog | The Zen of Making<b>Attention crafters: Join us TODAY for the Craft Social Twitter …

Handy

Top 16 Books of 2016

December is a month for making lists, and my favorite annual list to make is top books of the year. I check this list more than twice, however — …

Wonderfully Illuminated Cut Paper Dioramas by Hari & Deepti

I'm always in shock an awe from artists who are able to transport you to a different world, or dimension for that matter, with their work. Artist duo …

Storytelling

20 Crochet Sweater / Cardigan DIY Video Tutorials

As we all know that crochet is a pretty sensitive and to a large extent a complicated art. Mostly the ladies tend to learn this art but there are …

Yarn

continuous bias binding – a tutorial

I’ve been meaning to share how I make my bias binding for a while, but always forget. then I tried to explain it to monet this weekend, which …

Free Printable Download - Christmas Kraft II Gift Tags

It’s the most wonderful time of the year….As you can see with today’s freebie, to begin December’s set of freebies and blog posts, I have created yet …

50 Craft Business Ideas - Small Business Trends

If you have any artistic skills or crafty hobbies, you might just have one of the essential building blocks of a successful business. There are so …

Small Business

15+ Incredibly Realistic Artworks That Are Hard to Believe Are Not Photographs

Since the ancient Greeks, realism has been aspired by Western art lovers, but during the late 1960s and '70s the popularity of highly-realistic …

Ideal Patterns for Crochet Cardigans

Honestly speaking before getting started I was super excited to offer this article that contains that some of the most stylish knitted cardigans …

Remembering my World War Two fiance

<b>Jenny Nater met Eric Cornish in Dover in 1941 when she was 21 and he was 26. War was raging and neither wanted to fall in love. But their romance flourished by letter - and Nater, now 96, carried on writing after Cornish went missing at sea.</b><p>I was invited to have a drink with some young officer, I …

London School of Economics

Ancient Egyptian Causeway Discovered in Aswan

Rapa Nui Is Remote. And Then There’s Its Isolated North Coast

“It’s like time travel, how the island looked decades ago before the restorations began.” That’s how my guide, Beno Atan, described our trek as we carefully picked our way through a vast stretch of basketball-size lava rocks on the isolated north coast of Rapa Nui, or Easter Island as it was named …

South America

American Outlaws & Criminals: 14 Notorious Female Gangsters in History You Wouldn't Want To Mess With

The world has been always been a scary place and the women on this list did nothing to make it better. These women are robbers, gang queens, …

19 Gifts For People Who Can't Stop Crafting

Can't stop, won't stop.

Crafting

Russian Artist Creates Fantasy Animal Sculptures From Velvet Clay (15+ Pics)

Demiurgus Dreams is a studio, founded by Evgeny Hontor, where amazing fantasy animal sculptures are born.<p>Evgeny Hontor started sculpting in 2006 and …

Cat Odor Removal In The Home

Cat ownership can be a rich and rewarding experience filled with many opportunities to expand personal knowledge of feline behavior, but knowing a …

Pets

DIY Felt Leaf Trivets

Be the hostess with the mostest with these exclusive felt leaf trivets pattern from Lumpy Button. I am super excited to be sharing this DIY and it's …