• 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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  • Printable Iron On Transfers Tutorial

    September 9, 2013 admin

    Today we’re going to save big bucks by making a printable iron on transfer using our ink jet printers! It seems that lately I’m doing an awful lot of projects with my favorite paintings by my favorite artists. I guess I’ve just been in an art loving mood here lately. If you follow my Tumblr…

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  • How to Finish a Latch Hook Rug

    August 19, 2013 admin

    So I started this whole  latch hook rug project a few weeks ago and spent about 4 hours a night hooking my new rug. You see, I’ve always loved Neo-Plasticism of Piet Mondrian and recently decided that I wanted to make my kitchen into a cubist’s dream. I started with knocking off my own Mondrian…

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  • How to Latch Hook

    July 26, 2013 admin

    Today we’re going to learn how to latch hook. An easy and rewarding craft project! My love of scatter rugs has been well documented on this blog here, here and here. In fact, this has been a thing with me for as long as I can remember… When I was a kid, we had these…

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  • Build Hanging Drying Racks for Your Crafty Projects

    May 2, 2013 admin

    Build drying racks for less than $8 in less than 25 minutes. Last week I was working on a project where I had tons of little bitty things that I needed to leave out to dry. While I was in another room Liddy came up and sat on my lap. I felt something was wrong…

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  • Ideas, Tips & Tricks for Crafty Crafters #2

    April 5, 2013 admin

    Last summer I put together a list of 10 crafty tips to help you out in your DIY adventures. Well guess what? Here are 10 more little bits and bobs of advice I have compiled and I’m sharing them today! Basically I carry a notebook with me at all times and it sits next to…

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