Jane Phares

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Prince Albert: The death that rocked the monarchy

The demise of Queen Victoria's beloved husband, Prince Albert, dealt Britain's royal family a hammer blow from which it almost never recovered. Helen …

30 Slow Cooker Recipes That Are Made Totally From Scratch

All of them deliciously easy, too.<p>The slow cooker has saved so many of our lives. We’re eternally grateful to know that dinner is waiting for us, ready to eat, when we get home from work thanks to this magical appliance. But often times making a slow cooker meal feels a lot more like a science …


Sleeping Bat Knitting Pattern

Anne-Catherine Lüke of Knits and Things created this endearing knitting pattern for a sleeping bat who seems to be having a very pleasant dream.


How-To: Painted Acorns

Combine natural beauty with a pop of eye-catching color with this fun tutorial for making decorative painted acorns from Home Stories A to Z!<p>Ready to dress up your autumn tablescape? Head on over to Home Stories A to Z to see how it’s done.<p>[Via Apartment Therapy]

How-To: Falling Stars Garland

I love the simplicity of this wooden falling stars garland from Jessica at Scrumdillydilly. It would be great for parties, weddings, or everyday home decor!<p>Check out even more garland ideas in Jessica’s Ten Garlands in Ten Days series!

Flashback: Make a Potluck Dish Cozy from an Old Sweater

<b>By Diane Gilleland</b><p>I got this idea from my Mom—when she brings a hot dish to a potluck, she usually wraps it in old towels so it stays warm in transit. So I decided to refashion a felted wool sweater into a kind of padded envelope to carry potluck dishes in. The food will stay warm, and when you get …

How-To: Mario-Inspired Rainbow Road Coffee Cuff

Mollie from Wild Olive is currently wrapping up a week of Mario-inspired crafts over on her blog, and one of my favorite projects from the series is this awesome rainbow road coffee cuff.<p>Head over to Wild Olive to learn how to make a coffee cuff of your own. And, while you’re there, don’t forget to …

How-To: Tiny Hats

Sometimes, life just calls for a tiny top hat. Luckily, Mark Montano’s new tiny hat bobby pins video tutorial will show you how to make a dapper mini hat set of your own!

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How-To: Basic Knitted Sweatshirt Sweater

As a knitter, I don’t think there’s anything more useful than patterns for perfect basics. Once you’ve got the perfect hat, the perfect sweater, or the perfect pair of socks, the opportunities for creativity and customization are limitless. So, when The Purl Bee tweeted a link to their sweatshirt …

How-To: Modern Cat Condo

Make your own modern kitty-approved furniture with this cat condo tutorial from Lowe’s Creative Ideas!<p>A concrete form tube and a modest budget translate into a heavenly home for your feline friends. Carpeting wrapped around the form exteriors is ideal for claw sharpening. Loose carpet pieces inside …

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How-To: No Sew Rope Rugs

Brighten up your home for spring, and add a splash of color while you’re at it, with this rope rug tutorial from Allison at Dream A Little Bigger—no sewing involved!<p>It must have something to do with spring cleaning that makes me want all new rugs. I’ve noticed that around this time EVERY YEAR I …


How-To: Glass Bead Mosaic Ring

Make a gorgeous piece of crafty custom jewelry with this glass bead mosaic ring tutorial from Karen at I Always Pick the Thimble.<p>Ready to make your own? Head over to I Always Pick the Thimble to see the full how-to!

DIY Needle Book

Tumblr user yukonakamura posted an ingenious way to keep your sewing machine needles organized with this homemade needle book.<p>[via thread party]


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: 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]


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!


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: Miniature Novelty Rings

Caroline Burke of Burkatron posted this super easy tutorial for making miniature novelty rings.<p><b>More:</b><p>MAKE | How-To: Wire Knot Stud Earrings<br>• MAKE | How-To: Add LEDs to an Engagement Ring<br>• MAKE | How-To: Rose Rings


How-To: Guitar Candy Arrangement

Lana Glass over at Edible Crafts posted a clever tutorial for making these quirky guitar-shaped candy arrangements!


How-To: Hexagon Lemonade Coaster

Protect your table from chilled summer drinks with this cute and practical hexagon lemonade coaster from Mollie at Wild Olive!<p>Ready to make your own? Head over to Wild Olive to see the full tutorial!


How-To: Upcycled Grocery Bag Fruit Basket

Make your own baskets for fruit-picking or storing your farmer’s market finds with this upcycled grocery bag fruit basket tutorial from Lia Griffith!<p>Ready to make your own? Head over to Lia Griffith to see the full how-to!


Flashback: Baked Cumin Lime Tortilla Chips

<b>By Katie Goodman</b><p>I have a weakness for chips and salsa. Not so much the chips, because they’re just a medium to get to the salsa. That is, until I started making my own tortilla chips. Now I enjoy the chips just as much as the salsa. Of course there are times when store bought is more convenient …

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