MaryBeth Jeffers-Jester

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Clever Tape Measure Tricks Every Craftsman Should Know

From helping with math to drawing straight lines, the humble tape measure has plenty of hidden talents.<p>A tape measure's purpose is obvious. Just pull out the blade and it will tell you just how long something is. It'll even adjust for the width of its own hook. But in the hands of an experience …

The 10 Best iPhone Apps of 2016, According to Apple

Apple has unveiled its traditional list of the best iPhone apps of the year, whittling down the 2 million applications that currently inhabit the App …

You’ve Been Shopping for Foundation All Wrong—Here's What You Should Do

We’ve all been there: You go out and buy a new foundation only to get home and realize the shade you thought was a perfect match is so <i>not</i>. Whether …

how to crochet a rag rug with fabric yarn

If you've been reading this blog for awhile, you probably already know that I LOVE to make rugs for my home. I have KNIT several of them over the …

Edna Hart's Modern Mini Poncho is a quick knit with an interesting increase method - you change the needle size instead of the stitch count! She used Berroco Flicker to give the sample a hint of sparkle. Get the pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/modern-mini-poncho Find the yarn: http://ow.ly/EqA11

How To Get Started Quilting Part 1 – Basic Supplies

Good morning everyone! I’ve been so excited about how many of you are interested in quilting. I’m trying not to overwhelm my blog with pictures, so …

How-To: Copper Wire Heart Earrings

Whether it’s Valentine’s Day or just any old Wednesday, these pretty and delicate handmade heart-shaped earrings are sure to be a hit! Want to try your hand at beginner-friendly jewelry making? You’ll definitely want to check out this tutorial for making your own copper wire heart earrings from …

Monogram Photo Collage

In honor of the Family Day holiday coming up this Monday here in Ontario, Canada, I wanted to share a fun little project that will get you to bust out the old family albums and take a walk down memory lane.<p>Gather up your favorite photos, and make black and white photocopies with a laser copier (not …

How-To: DIY Coral-Inspired Paper Lamp

With so many low-temperature lightbulbs on the market right now, paper lamps are definitely on the rise in practicality and popularity. And, with a little folding, twisting, and cutting, you can make some really fantastically organic shapes that produce really interesting interactions between light …

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Knitting and Crocheting Projects

The braided, ropelike cable is much easier to stitch than it appears. Basically, you knit as usual but hold a few stitches in reserve on a cable needle until you need them.<p>How to Knit Cabled Mittens<br>How to Knit a Cabled Headband

Tunisian Crochet Basics

Tunisian crochet (also called afghan stitch) is my newest yarn crafting obsession, and I love the luxuriously thick and beautifully textured fabric it produces. Because it’s an old technique that’s a fairly new crafting trend, there aren’t a ton of modern resources out there for beginners, so I’m …

34 Adorable Things To Do With Leftover Bits Of Yarn

Busting stashes, taking names.

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How-To: Crocheted Rag Rug

Fabric scraps getting out of control? Use them up in a way that’s both beautiful and useful with this fantastic crocheted rag rug tutorial that Diane from CraftyPod shared on Ehow!<p>Making rag rugs dates back to the 1800s, when thrifty homemakers would reuse old clothes and fabric scraps as floor …