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Hostess Gift Idea: Lap Duvets

With holiday party season right around the corner, it’s nice to have a few tried and true host/hostess gift ideas in your crafty toolbox. And, When choosing my own hostess gift projects, I always find myself asking two questions: Is it useful? Would I want to receive it? (If I’m going to take the …

How-To: Cross-Stitch E.T. iPhone Case

What do you need when it’s time to phone home? This cross-stitch E.T. iPhone case tutorial that Hero Images photographer Leah Brandt shared on the Fair Goods blog, of course!<p>Inspired? Grab your embroidery floss and head on over to the Fair Goods blog to see how it’s done.<p>[Via CraftGawker]

Last-Minute Halloween: Felt Owl Mask

Kids heading to a super last-minute Halloween party tonight? Whip up a wonderful felt owl mask with this pattern and tutorial from Allison at Dream a Little Bigger!<p>Get your little ones ready to hit the neighborhood in true DIY style: head on over to Dream a Little Bigger to get the owl mask pattern …

How-To: Embroidered Cat Pillow

Stitch up your own cute, cranky kitty decor with this embroidered cat throw pillow tutorial with free downloadable embroidery pattern that Ama from Ohoh Blog shared on U Create!<p>Ready to get stitching? Head on over to U Create to see the full how-to.

How-To: Knit Brioche Scarf

Knit up a simple, elegant cool-weather accessory with this brioche scarf pattern from Laura’s Loop on the Purl Bee!<p>If you ask me, this is minimalist luxury at its finest.<p>Head on over to the Purl Bee to see the full how-to.

How-To: Halloween Pom Poms

Dip into your yarn stash for some impressive and relatively quick results from this adorable Halloween Pom Poms tutorial by Mr. Printables.<p>[via My Alterknits]

Small Space Inspiration: A Loft Bed Suspended In the Air

When it comes to maximizing a small space, many people tend to think traditional: installing a murphy bed, sleeping on a futon, or building a loft …

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How-To: Simple Wooden Rings

Create your own beautiful wooden jewelry with this simple wooden ring tutorial from Caitlin at The Merrythought.<p>Ready to make rings of your own? Break out the power tools and head over to The Merrythought to see the full how-to!

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]