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Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 tips on how to write a good short story

From Kurt Vonnegut’s introduction to his short story anthology, Bagombo Snuff Box, 8 tips on how to write a good short story.<p>Use the time of a total …

Creative Writing

Everyone is under surveillance now, says whistleblower Edward Snowden

The US intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden has warned that entire populations, rather than just individuals, now live under constant surveillance.<p>“It's no longer based on the traditional practice of targeted taps based on some individual suspicion of wrongdoing,” he said. “It covers phone …

Painting Roses with Celery

Pancake Bunny

Shares 0<p>Turn an ordinary breakfast into something special with this pancake bunny. Fun for Easter or year-round when you and the kids need a dose of …

Cute

A DIY Sharpie Plate For Valentine's Day

Okay, I know we’re only two days away from Valentine’s Day and all of the other bloggers got their valentine’s day crafts posted about <i>weeks</i> ago… …

Mr. Hedgehog

The snow is melting. The sun is shining. The birds are singing. Spring has finally arrived in these parts and I couldn’t be happier! This warm …

Mother's Day Promo | Beautiful Family Trees from Eva Juliet

5 Comments<p>Mother's Day is coming up and family trees are particularly appreciated by mothers. That's why Eva of Eva Juliet thought Poppytalk readers …

DIY Project: Chain of Heart Napkins

Class up some ordinary cloth dinner napkins with a charming chain of hearts for Valentine’s Day. Based on the chain stitch, this simple embroidery …

Make Personalized Party Napkins

Personalized napkins are usually reserved for super fancy events like weddings and proms mostly due to the cost of custom ordering. Did you know that …

Finishing Workshop: Mattress Stitch

I think when so many people said they were interested in information on finishing, what they really wanted to know, at least in part, was how to seam …

Desperate House Wives QAL - Woven Chevron Block Tutorial

I was really excited to have the opportunity to design a block for Jane's Desperate House Wives quilt. And then I got stressed (I've never designed a …

Ladle Candle Holder • Recyclart

In our series “Simplest ideas are always the best !” we present you the ladle candle holder, everyone could do …

DIY Headband Tutorial (Super Easy!)

Check out my new blog: Sugar Spice and Sparkle!<p>Follow me on Instagram<p>I've seen several cute headbands, like these I am about to show, on Pinterest. …

Reese's Peanut Butter Bars {No Bake!}

Thanks to everyone who entered our recent giveaway, congrats to the winners! For the rest of you, if you can’t win the toy, you can at least eat …

Free Pattern: Pampering Massage Soap Saver

Massage soap with the bumps and nubs on one side is lovely stuff. But what happens when you use soap? Within a few showers, those bumps are gone. …

Knitting

Christmas Elf Felt Wine Bottle Covers instructions

This is the first of its kind I have seen; too cute from HGTV 🙂 Before you bring a bare bottle of wine to your next holiday soiree, dress it up like …

Learn How to Hand Quilt

<i>Sarah from Hip to Piece Squares is a fabulous quilter, and loves to hand quilt her work. We asked Sarah to share her expertise with us today. Enjoy</i> …

Make Snowman Treat Jars

• Round jars, $1 and up<br>• Socks, on hand or $1<br>• Paint, on hand or $1 and up<br>• Twine or string, on hand or $1 and up<br>• Gift tags, on hand or $1<br>• White candy or …

DIY Homemade Heating Pad - Handmade Gift Series

As winter is in full swing (that means snow in Crested Butte and rain in San Francisco) we thought it was about time to make some handmade goods that …

Gypsy Kisses Quilt

Hello! It has been such a long, long time since I've written a blog post, but I've been quilting again so I thought I'd share one that I just …

How-To: Determine the Weight of Your Yarn

Perhaps you lost the label, or it never had a label to begin with. Or, maybe it’s a specialty material or a skein of your neighbor’s homespun? Whatever the reason, once in a while, every knitter and crocheter needs a little help determining the weight of that mystery ball of yarn. Luckily, my pal …

How to make CROCHET SNOWFLAKE CORALITA Christmas

DIY | bachelorette temporary tattoos

OMG. How much fun are these!?! It’s really not a party until someone puts on a temporary tattoo! With the four free design downloads below, tattoo …

DIY: felt tissue pouch

This is a kid-friendly project I came up with, when trying to figure out what to craft with a bunch of 4th graders. Where I have opted to use tacky …

Imaginings from Imaginesque

Here’s another great embroidery pattern from Imaginesque that could also be used for applique or quilting. Their patterns are always so versatile. As …

Tutorial: Add lace cuffs to a plain sweater

Cooler temps are settling in and I found myself pulling out sweaters to wear this past week. Tamara from Etcetorize shows an easy way to update a …