• How to Make Molds for Resin

    June 18, 2014 admin

    It wasn’t all that long ago that I tried my hand at making a custom mold for clay. It was such a success that I decided to go even further. Could I make a good mold for resin? And when I found a rose cabochon that I could buy one of when I wanted 6…

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  • How to Read Friendship Bracelet Patterns

    June 6, 2014 admin

    I love making friendship bracelets. In fact I took a handful of printed off patterns and a bag of embroidery floss onto a plane yesterday and zoned out making forward and backward knots and making some wonderfully intricate patterns. There’s no way in the world I could have ever made these suckers without some very…

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  • Make Molds for Polymer Clay

    May 29, 2014 admin

    So I’ve had this project in my mind but I haven’t quite known how to complete it. Plus, I need 6 of the exact same thing which with DIY can be daunting because no two things are ever EXACTLY the same when you make something by hand. And then I thought if I could make…

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  • How to Stitch Plastic Canvas

    January 23, 2014 admin

    Stitching plastic canvas is fun, it’s easy and it’s inexpensive. And you know how I dig the inexpensive crafts which is why I’m showing you how to stitch plastic canvas. The canvas comes in rectangular sheets that you can cut down as needed plus there is a fun variety of shaped canvases like hearts, circles and…

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  • I got a Silhouette. Now what? Cameo Help, Tips, Tricks, Project Ideas

    January 10, 2014 admin

    So, are you one of the lucky Lous who got a new Silhouette for Christmas? If so, congratulations! It took me a good, long while before I really warmed up to my machine. You see I don’t scrapbook and couldn’t really see the point of having a cutting machine with that one missing bit of…

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  • Using a Too Short Kumihimo Braid

    November 5, 2013 admin

    I’m not exactly sure what happened… I had started working up a braid with the very last of my favorite purple sparkle fiber and I hoped that I had just enough to eke out one last bracelet. In fact, I felt pretty confident that things would work out pretty well. But somewhere along the line…

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  • Using Kumihimo Bobbins

    October 21, 2013 admin

    I am so cheap that for a good long time I didn’t use Kumihimo bobbins. No sirree, I used paperclips because it was so easy. Not really. It was okay but it often wound up being frustrating. Especially when, say, some cat decided to try to walk off with my Kumi project and the clips…

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  • Basic Kumihimo Tips and Tricks

    October 4, 2013 admin

    Today I’m sharing a handful of basic Kumihimo tips and tricks. These are pretty simple things that I’ve encountered while braiding my heart out. I hope at least one or two prove useful you on your exploration of this fun and incredibly addictive craft! 1. The foam discs used for Kumihimo are really convenient, but…

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  • Make a Cross Stitch Chart From Photos for Free

    September 16, 2013 admin

    Today we’re going to make a  cross stitch chart from photos for free! I’ve long wanted to start a gigantic counted cross stitch and I’ve been keeping my eye out for a kit that I liked to get after it. But unfortunately I never saw anything that A. struck my fancy B. was in my…

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