• Gluten Free Paper Mache Paste & Making a Pinata, Part 1

    March 19, 2013 admin

    I grew up in West Texas where there was a piñata at just about every kid’s party. I don’t remember ever actually taking a swing at one, though, which seems pretty odd. Some years ago my sister and I decided that her boys needed to experience a piñata in all of its violent, candy filled…

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  • Make Cut Files Out of GIF & JPEG Files in Silhouette Studio

    March 11, 2013 admin

    When I found out that a plain ol’ every day shamrock was $0.99 in the Silhouette online store I scoffed at the price. A buck for a simple shape? I could get some insanely creative cut files for that buck. So instead of handing over my dollar I decided to spend a few hours trying…

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  • Faux Hammered Metal Tutorial

    January 31, 2013 admin

    Today we’re going to use a craft store staple to knock out some cheap and impressive faux hammered metal letters! Right now I’m knees deep in redoing my main bathroom. It is the only bathroom with a shower or tub so, as far as I’m concerned it is the only bathroom that counts (since it…

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  • How to Perfectly Cut Acrylic Felt – Tutorial

    January 17, 2013 admin

    Today we’re going to address how to perfectly cut acrylic felt. Cutting nice smooth shapes out of felt can sometimes prove difficult. Smaller bits are often even more difficult to work with than larger shapes. Either way it can be all around frustrating. I mean felt is cheap and all, but who wants to waste…

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  • Tool Tips for Crafty Chicks

    October 25, 2012 admin

    My dad is a veritable wealth of handyman knowledge. His dad, my Pop, was a builder. Since kids are always free labor my dad got to spend a lot of his free time helping Pop build houses. His formative years were filled with saws and hammers and he’s got mad handy skills coming out of…

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  • Dyeing Suede with Excellent Results

    October 23, 2012 admin

    First of all, so sorry for the delayed Shoesday. I’ve had some fellas on my roof this morning and if I feel weird taking pictures of my feet in front of the neighbors it is ten times worse in front of total strangers looking down on me. Literally. So, I had to wait until they…

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  • 30 Hardware Helpers for Crafters

    August 22, 2012 admin

    Not so long ago I was one of those crafters who tried to make something work like it was the tool I needed. I wasn’t comfortable going into the hardware store and I didn’t know how to ask for what it was I needed. Imagine every time you needed to unscrew something you had to…

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  • Ideas, Tips & Tricks for Crafty Crafters

    July 31, 2012 admin

    Crafting is my thing. You may have noticed that I do a LOT of it. Along the way I’ve picked up a few tips and tricks. I never really thought much of it, until I was purchasing a new can of spray adhesive. A lady nearby flatly told me not to buy it. “You won’t…

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  • Wrap It Up + FREE Tie Dye Embroidery Pattern

    May 30, 2012 admin

    Okay – so you’ve dyed your string and now you need to get it back into shape for your projects. Welcome back! I am assuming a big ol’ messy blob of floss isn’t going to work out  for you, so follow the next set of steps for skeins that look almost professional! Plus, stick around…

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  • Variegate Your Own Floss. Tie Dye, Monotone You Choose!

    May 28, 2012 admin

    Do you ever have one of those ideas that make you feel like a genius? For me the opportunity is rare but I LOVE when it happens! You see I had it in my head that I needed, wanted, had to have some tie dyed embroidery floss. But guess what – I could only find…

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