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Lovely Liberty Coin Purses

From picking the perfect print to trimming the last stray threads, making a gift by hand is such a deeply satisfying experience, infused with love …

SJP Knock-Off Wool Cape Tutorial

A couple of months ago I stumbled across a photo of Sarah Jessica Parker walking her kids to school in this great, casual, blanket-like wool cape. Of …

DIY Paper Gift Bows | Mom Spark - Mom Blogger

DIY<p><i>posted by</i> Allison <i>on</i> August 12, 2014 // 24 <i>comments »</i><p>I’m frugal. And by frugal I really mean ridiculously cheap. Because my work requires it, I buy …

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Free Pattern

Vintage crochet patterns can sometimes be hard to follow but getting back in touch with the “old style” of crochet is a learning curve that just one …

Cooking Melangery

My kids love waffles – making them in a <b>cast iron waffle-maker</b> on the stove is very unique experience. Waffles come out very crispy outside and nice …

Recipe Testers Wanted: World's Best Carrot Cake

This carrot cake recipe was so incredibly delicious, it's hard for me to find the words to describe it. I mean, my MS Word synonym tool only has nine …

Free pattern: Womens peasant top

Free pattern: Womens peasant top<p>Melissa from Melly Sews and Blank Slate Patterns shares a free pattern for a womens peasant top. It’s an easy style …

The Torte

Make this cake.<p>In case Deb, Amelia (whose enthusiasm inspired me), or the scores of others who have written about this cake did not convince you, I …

Tutorial: Circle wrap skirt

Tutorial: Circle wrap skirt<p>Jane from Buzzmills shows how you can make a circle wrap skirt. She uses a basic circle skirt pattern drafted with a …

How-To: DIY Paper Gift Bows

Make your own cool custom gift toppers with your favorite decorative wrapping paper and this easy-to-follow DIY paper gift bow tutorial that Allison from Dream a Little Bigger shared on Mom Spark!<p>Ready to give it a try? Click here to see how it’s done.

Fun Tops to Knit for Summer and Fall

Even though I’m starting to get in a fall mood, the weather is hardly cooperating with that feeling. We’re actually having the hottest week we’ve had …

DIY Open Knit Sweater with T-Shirt Yarn

After seeing a new Richard Nicoll sweater, Donatella of inspiration & realization set out to make her own version of the open knit garment using yarn made from T-shirts.<p>This sweater has no seams to avoid un-necessary bulkiness on the sides.<br>It’s all knitted in the round: front and back from the …

Hand-stitched Stuffed Animals - A Golden Afternoon: Simplified Home Living

Last year, Faith wanted to make something special for my Mom. Faith picked the shape, color, and whole project itself. There’s no stopping her …

NEON & FELT VASE DIY

Things have been really busy here lately (or maybe just busy in my head:). I’ve managed to finish a few sewing projects, including my mother-in-law’s …

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Stir-Fried Chicken With Mushrooms and Oyster Sauce Recipe

This quick and simple stir-fry features both fresh and dried mushrooms for maximum flavor and texture, and chicken that's been water-velveted—an easy technique that guarantees tender, silky meat.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Marinating the chicken strips in a mixture of cornstarch, egg white, wine, and …

Free Craftsy Class: Modern Buttercream

A few months ago, I made a batch of the most amazing, addictive Nutella Buttercream that you can imagine. Fortunately, you don’t need to imagine it …

Stir-Fried Beef With Snap Peas and Oyster Sauce Recipe

Intensely beefy and buttery skirt steak is the star of this quick stir-fry, featuring sweet snap peas tossed in oyster sauce.<p><b>Why this Recipe Works:</b><p>Skirt steak has a loose grain and intense flavor that makes it ideal for stir-fries.<br>• A marinade formulated with soy sauce, wine, cornstarch, and baking …

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Tutorial: Boxy Pete Pan collar blouse

Liz from Cotton & Curls shows how you can make this boxy blouse with a Peter Pan collar. There’s a exposed zipper at the back for a closure. Use a …

Free pattern: Modern Curves Tote Bag

Free pattern: Modern Curves Tote Bag<p>The Modern Curves Tote Bag is a free pattern from Remona from The Stitching Scientist. The front of the bag is …

Knit a Simple Silk Scarf Using Dropped Stitches

Kara over at Petals to Picots had been holding on to a ball of Lion Brand Collection Silk Yarn, waiting for the prefect project to come around. When …

PLA DIY: Fox Cardigan tutorial

Sam lives in Utah and her sister Liz lives in Pennsylvania and they co-host “The Pretty Life Anonymous”! Liz has a very cute and fun tutorial their …

Free Craftsy Recipe: Homemade Lemon Curd

Sweet, tart and silky smooth lemon curd is a wonderful treat to make at home when you have a few extra lemons sitting around. It’s good enough to eat …

How-To: Amigurumi Monkeys

If you’re looking for a new crochet project to monkey around with while you hang out this summer, then this amigurumi monkey pattern from Knits For Life might just be an appropriate choice.<p>This amigurumi monkey crochet pattern was just too cute not to share, so we worked her up in two sizes: like a …

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sticky sesame chicken wings

On the very long list of things that I am convinced that other people do effortlessly while I typical flail and fail in the face of — dancing, …

Melt in your mouth Nutella Brownies

If I could, I would lick the screen. Actually scratch that. I did lick the screen and all I got was dirt.<p>Oh well! These recipe is easier than you …

Tutorial: Alice panel skirt with a shirred waistband

Tutorial: Alice panel skirt with a shirred waistband<p>Daniela from On The Cutting Floor shares a tutorial for making this lovely panel skirt with a …