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Sewing Tips: What to Do When Your Hand-Sewing Thread Knots Up

When my sewing thread or embroidery floss develops a knot right when I’m in the middle of a project, my first reaction is generally END OF THE WORLD. But, luckily, there are calmer heads than mine out there to help you trouble shoot the problem and salvage your stitches. The next time your thread …

Sewing

Homemade Pumpkin Butter Recipe

It’s the time of year when many of us seem to take part in an informal competition to see who can ingest the largest volume of pumpkin in the greatest variety of ways, and this homemade pumpkin butter recipe from Gina Michele looks like a tasty way to get a healthy dose of pumpkin! Seriously, …

Breakfast

Recipe: Make Homemade Cookie Butter with Any Kind of Cookie

Make all of your custom cookie butter dreams come true with this recipe and tutorial for making your own homemade cookie butter with any kind of cookie from Laura at A Beautiful Mess!<p>Are you obsessed? Because, I’m kind of obsessed.<p>Whip up a batch of delicious DIY cookie butter today! Click here to …

Dessert

Sewing Tips: Basic Darning and Mending

In today’s culture of disposable fashion, the simple art of basic darning and mending has been all but forgotten. But, thanks to a recent question from my BFF about fixing a hole in a garment, I stumbled upon this neat post on The Coletterie that features a few instructive pages on darning and …

Sewing

Knitting Tips: How to Work Short Rows

Whether you’re knitting socks, sweaters, or holiday stockings, short rows are really fantastic way to add shape and dimension to knitted items. (If you don’t know what a short row does, picture the curve in the heel of the sock.) If you haven’t tried short rows—or if you’ve been feeling intimidated …

Tutorial: Quilted Wrap-and-Go Casserole Carrier

Sew4Home shares a tutorial for making their Quilted Wrap-and-Go Casserole Carrier. The insulated carrier wraps around a casserole dish to keep it …

Tutorial: Two headbands from one neck tie

Tutorial: Two headbands from one neck tie<p>Jen from Sea Lo Que Sea shows how you can make headbands out of old neck ties. In fact, you can make two …

How-To: Simple Gathered Half Apron

A good apron is definitely the unsung hero in both my craft studio and kitchen, quietly spending its day preventing messes and stains while I go on about my life. For most of my projects, I’ve found that a half apron is just about the right size, and this simple gathered half apron tutorial from …

Sewing

Really creative upgrade ideas for your home

Tired of your home’s “normal” decor and functions? Want to swap them for some functional, crazy and creative upgrade ideas? Then look no further than …

Learn the Screen Printing with Silk-Screening 101

Print your designs on anything you can hang, wear, or tote.<p>Silk-screening (or screen printing) is a great way to personalize your gear. It’s a very basic process that has unlimited outcomes. One of the easiest ways to get a design on almost any surface is to use the photo emulsion process. Once …

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Backyard Vegetable Garden: Enjoying the Bounty<p>How to reduce the work while increasing your harvest by adding a few simple tricks to your gardening …

Plant a Medicinal Garden, Part 1: Immune-Boosting Herbs - Natural Health

While arctic temperatures hover over New York state like a stubborn fog and the weather forecast announces another fresh snow blanket covering the …

9 People Who Just Did It Anyway

This week’s mental_floss video entitled 18 Famous People Who Are Missing Body Parts reminded me that April is Limb Loss Awareness Month. You may be …

Middle School

30 Brilliant Test Answers From Smartass Kids

When a child’s answer to a question on a quiz or test is incorrect but clever, should they get credit for it? Here are 30 clever test answers that …

Education

T-Shirt Cup Cozy

19-Year-Old Artist Draws Unbelievably Realistic Eyes Using Just Colored Pencils

Jose Vergara (a.k.a. Redosking), a 19-year-old artist from Texas, is drawing close-ups of the human eye with the sort of hyper-realistic level of …

Miniature Marble Easter Eggs

How to make a Felt Flower Pillow (NO SEW)

Mallory and Savannah are the brains behind “Classy Clutter” and they have some awesome crafts for us. Mallory saw a pillow at Z-Gallerie and decided …

How to Make a Chair from Pallets - the WOmadeOD way

Tutorial: Hand towel bib smock

Autie from iCandy Handmade shows how to make a hand towel bib smock. It’s a baby bib that has the absorbency of a towel and the fit of a smock. It …

Lego Decorations

Shares 0<p>Turn 2×4’s and old lids into cool decorations that any Lego fan would love. Use them as paper weights, as bookends, or to decorate a room for …

Crafting

Faux Leather Phone Case With Pocket

Hot pink faux leather phone case with brass stud closers and handy pocket for notes and cards. Inspired by Mulberry version!<p>730<p>4216

Duct Tape Mardi Gras Beads

Duct Tape Mardi Gras Beads<p>Here's a fun fact: The colors of Mardi Gras have meaning and were chosen way back in 1892! Purple represents justice, green …

Easy DIY Winter Headband Tutorial

Knit an easy braided winter headband to keep your ears toasty warm. Simple enough for beginners. This cute style is perfect for spring!<p>366<p>1246

HOW TO fuse plastic bags

I like to use fused plastic, because the material is easily available and versatile. I use in quite a few of my projects.<p>I made a cardboard tray and …

Savory Coconut Rice Recipe

Do you like curry? I love curry of all sorts, served of course with a side of long grain basmati rice. Usually we pay more attention to the curry …

11-Year-Old “Mini-Monet” Sells His Paintings For Almost $2.5m (QUIZ: Monet or 11-Year Old Boy?)

Kieron Williamson, an 11-year-old artist in the U.K., has been named the “Mini-Monet” for the quality of his beautiful impressionist paintings. …

Spicy Mini Meatball Grilled Cheese

Spicy Mini Meatball Grilled Cheese.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> February 7, 2014 91<p>It’s Friday and we’re eating cheese.<p>And balls of meat. !!! What does that sound so …

How-To: Cut Fabric While Leaving the Pattern Intact

To get the right proportions for my body, I often need to combine characteristics from multiple sizes of the same sewing pattern, so cutting out one size and destroying the rest of the sizes in the process is never a good option for me. (It also seems like such a waste!) Sound familiar? Luckily, …

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