Jessica Beagan Archer

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Value and low volume explained

I’ve wondered for years how to describe the distinctively modern style of quilts made by Rita at Red Pepper Quilts. Well, Rebecca nails it in her …

How To Paint Your Nails: The Infographic

Have you ever perused the many blogs and listicles of failed attempts at Pinterest-worthy crafts? We've all been there — you see a gorgeous DIY …

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Knitting Tip: 8 Ways to Weave in Your Ends

I’m one of those rare crafters who’s equally comfortable with both knitting and crochet—I’ve been doing both for years, and I’m constantly switching back and forth between them. Even so, there are certain skills that always seem so much easier in one than in the other, and, for me, weaving in ends …


Tutorial: 18-inch doll clothes from newborn onesies

Rachel from Nest Full of Eggs shows how you can turn newborn onesies into clothes for an American Girl Doll or other 18-inch doll. It’s fairly easy …

Project: Tiny Paper Album

Turn a 12″x12″ pieces of pattern paper into a tiny album or fold out card. The Echo Park Paper blog has directions.<p>-Heather

Fingerless Gloves for Mom and More

Around Christmastime last year I published a little roundup of fingerless glove knitting patterns, but of course at that time of year I was focused …

Mother’s Day Gifts clothespin refrigerator magnets clips

These are the cutest gifts for mom created by preschooler. You get complete instructions and a supply list. I love the clothespin holding the little …

The Easiest Ever Cheesy Asparagus Risotto

Photographed by Erin Phraner.<p>We’re no strangers to dinner à la microwave (zap-able burritos, boxed macaroni and cheese, the occasional healthy find). …

How-To: Weave a Paper Easter Basket

<b>How-To: Weave a Paper Easter Basket</b> <b><br>by Diane Gilleland</b><br>This design is based on the traditional Danish Woven Heart you see at Christmas and Valentine’s Day. Here, it’s updated for Easter, and a lovely way to present small gifts of candy.<p>Materials:<p>12"×12" sheets of coordinating paper (2)<br>Scraps of a …


Tutorial: Reversible horse blanket for an American Girl horse

Over at Arts and Crafts for your American Girl Doll, you can get a free pattern for making a reversible horse blanket for an American Girl horse. …

Learning The Calligraphy Alphabet

Day 2 of learning the calligraphy alphabet includes getting comfortable with lower and upper case letters. Relax & have fun while you do it!<p>672<p>2407

Amethyst Mirror | Design Love Fest

The other day I was thinking about what my ‘design style’ is. And it’s funny because honestly, my taste in design is all over the place (kind of like my taste in music!). I love Danish Modern, kitschy 50’s, glitzy glam, sleek modern, vintage, hippie and country! So I love pieces that fit into many different slots like this mirror. The design is pretty simple - a plain circle encrusted with amethysts - but could fit into so many different interiors. If you’re not keen on amethysts, you could try …

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Spring Cleaning: Organize Your Spice Drawer with Mason Jars

Is your spice drawer, shelf, or rack getting out of control? Bestow some order—and see exactly what you have on hand—with this handy tutorial for organizing your spice drawer with mason jars that Angie from The Country Chic Cottage shared on Live Craft Love, the Darice blog.


Learn Calligraphy In 5 Days: The Alphabet | Julie Blanner

<b>Learn Calligraphy In 5 Days: The Alphabet</b> | <i>Julie Blanner</i><p>It’s the second part of the calligraphy course and this time we’re learning the alphabet! Click through to get started and make sure you subscribe so that you can receive the download for the uppercase letters of the alphabet!

Project Repat: Transforming Well-Loved T-Shirts into Quilts

Picture it: Kenya, in the middle of a big traffic jam. On the side of the road, there’s fruit and vegetable vendor wearing a shirt that reads: “I danced my ass off at Josh’s bar mitzvah.” This is the scene Ross Lohr took in as he sat in that traffic jam, and it gave him an idea. He was surprised by …

How-To: Pom Pom Fruit

The yarn geniuses over at Mr. Printables shared this mind-boggling tutorial for making pom poms that look like individual pieces of fruit.


Tutorial: No butts mitered corners

Sure, butting works, but Candace of Saltwater Quilts knows how to create a better look for the corners on quilt-y projects. Shown here, is her I Spy …

How-To: Washi Tape Lettering

Create your own lovely words for cards and paper crafts with this fun washi tape lettering tutorial from Omiyage Blogs!<p>Ready to give it a try? Grab your washi tape collection, then head on over to Omiyage Blogs to see how it’s done.

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How-To: Homemade Dryer Sheet Replacement

If you’re at loose ends about what to do with some leftover wool yarn, then you might consider putting it to good use by making some DIY Dryer Balls with this tutorial from Instructables user Paige Russell Design.


Tutorial | Hardcover Handbound Envelope Book

Make a completely customized hard cover book from scratch with this detailed tutorial at Instructables. donovanbeeson shows you exactly what you will …

50 Disney’s Frozen Party Ideas

This Amazing round-up of over 50 Frozen Party ideas comes via our Pinterest board. We have created an exclusive board just for Frozen Fans and …

Tutorial: Child’s matching game from fabric scraps

Heather from Feather’s Flights shows how you can make a child’s matching game out of your fabric scraps. What’s neat about this project is that you …

14 Paper Flower DIY Projects for Spring

This past weekend was like one giant smile. I slept in for the first time in I don’t know how long and the weather finally tipped above 50 degrees, …

Mother And 4-Year-Old Daughter Craft Increasingly Elaborate Paper Dresses

The Huffington Post recently shared an adorable interview with Angie of Fashion By Mayhem, who has been crafting increasingly elaborate dresses from paper with her 4-year-old daughter. This story is a great example of the value of crafting for ourselves and with others, because not only does this …


Finishing Workshop: Adding Knit Edgings to Projects

Yesterday I mentioned that the easiest way to add an edging onto a knitting project — if it’s not knit as you work the rest of the project, anyway — …

Hand Quilted Lavender Sachets

Try out a little hand quilting on the tops of these lavender filled sachet pillows. A great use for fabric scraps or charm packs.<p>326<p>787

My Marimekko iPad case with a dense foam padding

A while back I showed you the Side Panel Skirt I made that featured a graphic Marimekko tree print. I cut the skirt pieces so I’d have a scrap left …

Tutorial: Collapsible fabric bowls

Marni from Haberdashery Fun shares a tutorial showing how to make collapsible fabric bowls. You can make them from any cotton print. Velcro in the …