gail wood

75 Flips | 3 Magazines | 2 Following | @gailswood | Keep up with gail wood on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “gail wood”

Recycled Christmas Card Basket -with yoyomax12

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream - with yoyomax12

Simple Springtime Dishes

How-To: Silk Flower Applique Pillows

Give your home decor a pretty spring makeover with this silk flower appliqué pillow tutorial from Homelife!

How-To: Paper Butterfly Specimen Pendants

Crafting meets science class with this tutorial for cute paper butterfly specimen pendants that Shaunte shared on Crafts Unleashed!<p><b>More:</b><p>How-To: Framed Paper Cut Butterfly<br>• Free Butterfly Cross-Stitch Pendant Pattern<br>• How-To: Steel Butterfly Pendant<br>• Crocheted Butterfly Specimens

Binder Clip Bag

Seattle designer Peter Bristol’s Clip Bag translates those ubiquitous binder clips you find in offices into a funny and useful accessory that could almost be elegant, if it weren’t so silly. It’s one of those form translations that makes me say, “Of course!” The bag is made out of wool felt and …

How-To: Crocheted Hexagon Market Bag

Hit the farmer’s market in style this summer with this cute crocheted hexagon market bag pattern from Lion Brand Yarn!<p><b>More:</b><p>How-To: Farmer’s Market Carpet Bag<br>• How-To: Simple Knit Tote Bag<br>• How-To: Burlap Sack Apple Picking Tote

How-To: Sew a Swing Shirt

Make a cute and flattering custom summer top with this swing shirt sewing tutorial that Erin from E.C.B. (Especially Creative Broad) shared on Sew, Mama, Sew!<p><b>More:</b><p>How-To: Knit T-Shirt<br>• Arrow Stamped T-Shirt<br>• How-To: Add an Exposed Zipper to a T-Shirt

Crocheted Daisy Afghan

I have a really huge yarn crafting crush on this gorgeous crocheted daisy afghan by Joleen Kraft. The colors are so vibrant, and I especially love the giant flower motif!<p>The pattern was somewhat inspired by Spanish tile work, and is made up of octagon and square pieces that are then crocheted …

Papier-Mâché Dogs by Lorraine Corrigan

Dog love meets paper craft with these gorgeous papier-mâché dogs by UK-based artist Lorraine Corrigan in Hounds of Bath.<p>I adore sighthounds… Their sleek lines, grace and elegance are a sculptor’s dream and for many years have held a firm place in the Art World.I began sculpting dogs with paper …

How-To: Wallpaper Your Fridge

Aunt Peaches is always coming up with interesting and colorful DIYs, but this refrigerator wallpapering tutorial just might be my favorite yet!<p>Now, that’s definitely my kind of DIY kitchen makeover!<p>Ready to give your fridge a new look? Head over to Aunt Peaches to see the full how-to.

How-To: Make a String of Mini Fabric Lamps

Bust that fabric stash while adding colorful handmade details to your decorative lighting with this mini fabric lamps tutorial from Taylor Made!<p>Head over to Taylor Made to see the full how-to!

How-To: Colorful Rope Coil Vessels

Make a set of eye-catching containers with this cool rope coil vessels tutorial from Lisa at The Red Thread!<p>[Via CraftGawker]

CRAFT Flickr Pool Weekly Roundup

How-To: Real Flower Necklace

Make your own beautiful, wearable spray rose jewelry with this flower necklace tutorial from The Green Dandelion!<p>So pretty!<p>Head on over to The Green Dandelion to see the full how-to.<p>[Via CraftGawker]

How-To: Fish-Shaped Tablecloth Weights

Make a set of cute fish-shaped tablecloth weights with this tutorial from Kalinka Handmade!<p>Fair warning: The tutorial is in Russian, but the photos are pretty easy to follow. If you’d like to see the whole thing in English, you can always run it through Google Translate.<p>[Via CraftGossip]

How-To: Knitter’s Necklace

Need a gift idea for that yarn-loving knitter in your life? This teeny tiny knitting charm that Stephanie from A Geek In Glasses shared on Think Crafts should do the trick!<p>In love? Head over to Think Crafts to see the full tutorial.<p>[Via Dollar Store Crafts]

Guide to Sewing Machine Feet for Quilting

If you’re new to quilting—or new to sewing machines in general—sewing machine feet can be one big, frustrating mystery. Luckily, Sherri on Craftsy created this handy intro guide for quilting-related sewing machine feet so you can start stitching with confidence!<p><b>More:</b><p>How-To: Rolled Hem Sewing …

Recipe: Lemon Blueberry Muffin Bread

When my pal—and former CRAFT writer—Rachel shared this lemon blueberry muffin bread recipe that Jenna Weber posted on the PBS website, it took every ounce of strength I had not to abandon my work and immediately run out to buy blueberries.<p>Hello, springtime breakfast!<p>Ready to whip up a batch of your …

How-To: Wire Knot Stud Earrings

Got jewelry wire? Make your own pretty wire knot stud earrings with this tutorial from Allison at Dream a Little Bigger.<p>Head over to Dream a Little Bigger to see the full how-to!

Watermelon Slice Socks

Ravelry user Wendy Gaal created a pattern for these surprisingly realistic-looking watermelon slice socks. I mean, this has got to be about as close to wearing actual watermelon slices on your feet as you can get.<p>[via Laughing Squid]

How-To: Install Magnetic Snaps

Add magnetic snaps to your projects like a pro with this simple tutorial for installing magnetic stamps from Anna at Noodlehead!<p>Ready to get snappy? Head over to Noodlehead to see the full how-to.

Automotive Fluid Bracelet

Jewelry collective AKA Jewelry creates striking jewelry from unusual materials, like this silver bracelet featuring vials of machine oil, antifreeze, brake fluid, transmission fluid, and gasoline.<p>If you happen to be around NYC this weekend you can see more of AKA Jewelry’s work at the Bushwick Open …

Flashback: Crochet 101: Chain Stitch, Single, and Double Crochet

<b>By Haley Pierson-Cox</b><p>Welcome to Crochet 101! In this post, I’ll introduce you to the basics of crochet and give you all of the information that you’ll need to select your tools and get started. In the video above, I’ll show you how to attach the yarn to the hook and make your foundation chain, then …

How-To: Fix a Zipper

Instructables user marcellahella posted this handy tutorial illustrating a simple way to fix a troublesome zipper!<p><b>More:</b><p>MAKE | How-To: Mend a Fabric Tear Near a Zipper<br>• MAKE | How-To: Repair an Old Backpack<br>• MAKE | How-To: Shorten Metal Zippers

Beach Souvenir Terrarium

I have an ocean getaway on my mind and this beach souvenir terrarium in the Make It blog might just tide me over until I reach the actual tide.

How-To: Stella and Dot-Inspired Feather Necklace

Make your own Stella and Dot-inspired statement necklace with this eye-catching feather necklace tutorial from Stacie at Stars for Streetlights!<p>Ready to give it a try? Head over to Stars for Streetlights to see the full how-to.

Sewing Tip: Clipping vs. Notching

When moving beyond sewing in straight lines, knowing when to clip and when to notch can definitely confuse new sewers. Luckily, Megan Neilsen shared this handy guide to clipping and notching—with plenty of tips and photos—to help keep novice stitchers on track!

How-To: Needlepoint Union Jack Pillow

Tip your hat to the recent flurry of creative awesomeness hitting the US from across the pond (<i>Doctor Who</i> and <i>The Great British Sewing Bee</i>, anyone?) with this bold Union Jack pillow project from needlepoint designer Jenny Henry!<p>Ready to get stitching? Head over to Jenny Henry’s blog to see the full …