Melissa Byma

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A New Bathroom With Vintage Charm

The room is new, but it feels lived-in.<p>The room is new, but it feels as if it's been there forever — in the best way.Produced by Samantha Emmerling and Carisha Swanson

How-To: Bound Buttonholes

Sewing for winter? Finish your new cozy coats and clothes with beautiful bound buttonholes using this helpful tutorial that Pauline Alice shared on Craftsy!<p>This tutorial uses the patch technique to create bound buttonholes that look neat and professional.<p>Ready to give it a try? Click here to see …

How-To: Turn Any Photo into a Quilt Pattern

Hold onto your crafting hats, because this may just blow you away! I recently discovered this fantastic and free pattern generator from the good people at the Victoria and Albert Museum.<p>Input any image into the generator, and in seconds it will give you a pixelated version of your image. It will …

How-To: Turn a Photo into a Fabric Appliqué Pattern

Turn just about any photo into a pattern for beautiful fabric appliqué art with this easy-to-follow tutorial from Little Button Diaries!<p>So cute, and surprisingly easy to do.<p>Ready to give it a try? Click here to see how it’s done.

Sewing

Recipe: Bloomin’ Baked Caramel Apples

Rejoice in the bounty of farmers’ market apple season with this recipe for gooey, sweet, and juicy bloomin’ baked caramel apples from Tonia at The Gunny Sack!<p>Um, is it dessert o’clock yet?<p>Whip up some apple-related magic tonight! Click here to get the recipe.

Baked Pear and Apple Fries Recipe

Whether you don’t happen to have the proper ingredients to make crust, or just aren’t a big fan of pies, you can get you fill of sweet seasoned fruit with this simple and satisfying baked pear and apple fries recipe from a zesty bite!<p>[via foodffs]

How-To: Pinecone Owls

Whooooo’s got crafty kids? Keep little hands occupied this holiday season with this fun and adorable tutorial and free printable pinecone owls template from Lia Griffith!<p>I just love those little felt faces! Predictably, the especially cranky-looking one is my favorite.

How-To: Wooden Spool and Cork Ornaments

Looking for a cheap and cheerful craft for the holidays? These DIY ornaments are a great way to use your collection of beads, charms and jewelry findings. They also make great little gifts for your friends.<p>I love this combo of wooden spool and recycled sheet music from My Salvaged Treasures. …

Crafting

How-To: Turn a Sweater into a Pet Bed

If I’ve learned anything from having a cat in the house, it’s that they love to sit in your pile of freshly laundered clothes. So this super soft sweater hack may be a good alternative to keep your kitty from sittin’ on your knickers!<p>Have an old saggy sweater you’d like to repurpose? Check out this …

Peppermint Mocha Fudge Recipe

If you’re looking for festive fudge recipes this holiday season, then Trish of Mom On Timeout certainly has you covered, with everything from her maple nut fudge recipe to her white chocolate cranberry fudge, not to mention this peppermint mocha fudge recipe.<p>According to Trish, this recipe is …

Nativity Finger Puppets

Follow the simple tutorial to make a complete set of Nativity Finger Puppets, including Joseph, Mary, Baby Jesus, the angel and the wise men. These …

Beautiful Christmas Centerpieces

The Christmas season is by far one of my favorite holidays to celebrate, and decorate for. I love the lights, the colors, the music, and the smells. …

Tutorial: 3 fabric tote bag in 10 easy steps

Tutorial: 3 fabric tote bag in 10 easy steps<p>You can make a beautiful tote like this, with just 3 fabrics and 10 easy steps. Ren Murphy from The …

Pretty Elephant Toy Sewing Pattern

Making stuffed animals for little ones is lots of fun and this cute and colourful elephant by Denise Mutton is perfect!<p>466<p>1999

8 Felt Christmas Ornaments

Do you like the look of having a handmade Christmas? These 8 felt ornaments will add that extra special touch to your tree this year. They would also …

Tutorial: Scrap fabric ornaments

Tutorial: Scrap fabric ornaments<p>These scrappy fabric ornaments will make pretty use of some of your smallest fabric pieces. Mary from Sew to Speak …

Festive Christmas Wreaths

If you haven’t started to decorate for the Christmas season, you probably will be soon enough. Find the perfect wreath to tie into the rest of your …

Wreaths

Spray Painted Rain Boots

Button Lampshade • Recyclart

Attaching colorful buttons transformed this old lampshade into a new beautiful object which will add character and warmth to your …

Tutorial: Fabric covered books

Tutorial: Fabric covered books<p>Chelsea from Two Twenty One shares a tutorial showing how you can make fabric covered books. Start with thrift store …

Paper Cup Angel Luminaries

Tutorial: Jungle Jalopy toy animal zippered pouch

Tutorial: Jungle Jalopy toy animal zippered pouch<p>Bonnie from Fishsticks Designs shares a tutorial at Skip To My Lou showing how to make her Jungle …

Embedded Suede Cord Bracelet

This cool bracelet is so easy to make and looks fantastic. All you need are acrylic beads, suede cord, and copper wires.<p>Get the instructions for ––> …

Jewelry

How-To: Thanksgiving EPP Turkey Towel

Just in time for Thanksgiving, this cute little English paper pieced turkey towel tutorial with free printable template from Mollie at Wild Olive will be the perfect decorative addition to your holiday kitchen.<p>If dinner isn’t at your house this year, this charming tea towel would also make a …

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All kids deserve a snuggly spot to call their own. Whether it’s for lounging, movie nights or just curling up with a good book, a pint-sized bean bag …

Make Your Own Rope Rug

Soooo, remember when I shared this woven rag rug tutorial with you and I gave my solemn vow to hunt down other good rug projects? Well, I can hold my …