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A year of reading the world

This book was a recommendation from two visitors to this blog. Suroor said it was ‘about the events leading up to Trotsky’s assasination’ and ‘about …

Books

Thai Crunch Salad with Peanut Dressing

Ingredients<p>For the Thai Peanut Dressing<p>1/4 cup creamy peanut butter<br>• 2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar<br>• 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, from one …

Rainbow EPP

Portly Pizzas

There are almost as many recipes for pizza dough as there are toppings but this is my favourite. Home-made pizza tastes so much better than the ones …

Chicken Tikka Masala

6 Servings<p>Active Time: 1 min<p>Total Time: 5 min<p>For this chicken tikka masala recipe, the yogurt helps tenderize the chicken; the garlic, ginger, and spices in the marinade infuse it with lots of flavor. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>April 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>6 …

Sewing Tips: Get Sharp Points in Triangle Piecing

Piecing triangles can be a bit fussy, especially if, like me, you’re picky about points being actually pointed. Luckily, there are a few simple tricks that you can use to ensure sharp points and aligned seams, and this helpful sharp triangle points sewing guide from Kate at See Kate Sew will walk …

Sewing

How-To: Folded Paper Bangle Bracelets

Looking for a fun, kid-friendly weekend craft? Make some pretty folded paper bangle bracelets with this step-by-step tutorial from Kate Picklebums!<p>We love our water colour paint sets. I mean, we <i>really</i> love them.I don’t think a week ever goes by when someone doesn’t get out the water colours for a …

How to make Peanut Butter Fudge - Video Recipe

How-To: Giant Hexie Flower Lap Quilt

If you haven’t already fallen in love with hexies, you just might with this oversized hexie lap quilt project. I have to admit I have been wanting to make a quilt for many years now. I have ogled many beautiful designs on Pinterest and built up my fabric stash, longing for the day when I will …

Quilting

Printable Happy Hexagon EPP Templates

What’s better than settling in for an evening of stitching with a giant stack of hexagons? Having a giant stack of <i>happy</i> hexagons, of course! Add a little joy to your next English paper piecing project with this printable sheet of fun 1-inch happy hexagon templates from Mollie at Wild Olive.<p>Now, who …

Crafting

How-To: Sew a Pair of Boxer Shorts

Turn a favorite pair of comfy boxers into a pattern that you can use for years to come with this boxer shorts tutorial that Gia from One Perfect Day shared on Sew Mama Sew!<p>The tutorial walks you through the process of making a pair of boys’ boxers, but the same technique can be used to make an …

Sewing

How-To: Half Hexie Star Table Runner

Hexies are great on their own, but they also make fantastic foundation shapes for tons of other English paper piecing projects. Take your hexie love to a whole new place with this lovely half hexie star table runner tutorial from Diane at CraftyPod!<p>The bold, large shapes are perfect for adding some …

Design

Crochet Tips: Locking Mattress Stitch

Looking for a sturdy way to join pieces in seamed crochet projects? When slip stitch or whip stitches just won’t do, check out this locking mattress stitch tutorial from Shibaguyz Designz to create nearly invisible seams on your next project!

Crocheted Sun Coasters

Get a little sun year-round with this classically crafty crocheted sun coasters pattern from makes and takes. If you’re between projects, or just working on some new crochet skills, making a set of of these coasters one piece at a time seems like a great way to keep your creative momentum …

How-To: Fabric Storage Bins with Handles

Organize closets, craft rooms, and play areas with this tutorial for making your own simple and handy fabric storage bins with handles from Minki’s Work Table.<p>I’m loving the contrast fabric and bold top-stitching around the edge.<p>Whip up a few for your home! Click here to see the full how-to.

Sewing Tip: 5 Ways to Hand-Stitch a Hem

While machine sewing is almost always faster, some fabrics or garment styles call for a hand-sewn finish. Give your next sewing project a touch of beautiful old-school elegance with this photo-filled guide from The Coletterie that will walk you through 5 ways to hand-stitch a hem!<p>Think you’re too …

Railroad Tote

I recently had a run of bad bag luck. I had a leather purse that I loved, but it was destroyed when a bottle of water opened up inside of it. Then …

Quilting Inspiration: Machine-Stitched Hexagons

From the color choices to the nearly 3D texture provided by the smart, simple applique technique, there’s nothing about this gorgeous machine-stitched hexagons mini quilt from Nicole at Modern Handcraft that I don’t absolutely love.<p>Feeling inspired? (Yeah, me too!) You can see more photos of the …

Crochet Basics: How to Crochet Stripes

Crochet multi-colored stripes like a pro, even if you’re just starting out! Check out this simple stripes tutorial that Andrea Sanchez shared on Craftsy!<p>Ready to give it a try? Head over to Craftsy to see the full how-to.

Shadows: Weekly Photography Challenge

Earlier today we published our post – 25 Images with Shadows – which we hope gave you a little inspiration. Now it is your turn. We’d love you to to …

How-To: Embroidered Notebook Tote Bag

Hit the books in style with this fun embroidered notebook tote bag tutorial from Liz at Say Yes to Hoboken!<p>Ready to stitch a tote of your own? Head over to Say Yes to Hoboken to see how it’s done.

Handbags

Fat Quarter Project ~ Project Bag Tutorial

Heather from quilt.cook.keep. designed this little Project Bag to help you take your knitting, paper piecing, embroidery or more on the go! We think …

Summer Reading Library Book Bag

<i>Weekly trips to the library are a highlight of the summer in our house! Mo Bedell from lime gardenias joins us today with this cute Summer Reading</i> …

Grandma's Favorite, a Pinwheel Quilt Block Pattern

01 of 03<p>Sew Grandma's Favorite Quilt Blocks<p>Grandma's Favorite is a popular, traditional five-patch quilt block pattern with a pinwheel in each of its …

Easy Ways to Square Up Quilt Blocks

Quilters sometimes tend to toss quilt blocks into their scrap bins if they think the blocks aren't absolutely perfect. And yes, maybe some of those …

How-To: Origami Market Bag

This summer, hit the farmer’s market in style with this simple and lovely origami market bag tutorial that Alexandra Smith of Lola Nova shared on Whipup.net!

Sprouting 101 & Homemade Sprouting Jars {tutorial} BoulderLocavore.com

Shares 14K<p><i>Growing sprouts at home is easier than you’d guess. With this easy Sprouting 101 guide and Homemade Sprouting Jars tutorial you can be</i> …

How-To: Hexagon Coin Pouches

Make your own sweet little hexagon coin pouches with this simple tutorial that Kate from See Kate Sew shared on Delia Creates!<p>Head over to Delia Creates to learn how to make your own.