Welcome to this week’s Eat Make Grow Blog Hop where you share what you have been eating with your family, growing in your garden or making with all your creative impulses. Eat Make Grow is a collective link party that is shared across three blogs and runs every Thursday-Tuesday. Whichever blog that you choose to […]
Here is a second, simpler set from the turtle necklace. Nothing fancy, but I love all of these colors together.
Today I have a guest post up on Felt-o-rama! I did a detailed tutorial on my felted ring bowls (you may recall that I made one as a wedding gift a couple of weeks back). Now you can make one of your very own! Felt-o-rama is a great blog for anyone into fiber arts. Check […]
Now that you’ll be wearing pretty dresses and skirts all summer long, you’re going to want to keep them looking fresh and tidy! Hearts & Home is here to help by offering this adorable bib apron in this fabulous giveaway. This ladies bib apron is perfect cooking, cleaning, and adding the finishing touch to a […]
Good morning, No-Pantsers! Welcome to Day 2 of The Summer of No Pants! I hope you all had a lovely Memorial Day weekend! My first guest is Sarah E. White. Sarah is a is a professional crafter, writing mostly in the knitting genre for sites at About.com and CraftGossip.com. She also writes on her personal blog, Our Daily […]
>>>UPDATE! The positions have been filled! Thank you to everyone who has applied. I saw so many great applications, that I’ve decided to take on submissions for guest contributors. Please see Submit a Tutorial for details.<<< CRAFT BLOGGER: MONTHLY TUTORIAL CONTRIBUTOR I am looking for up to four regular monthly contributors to Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky! […]
Okay, first I want to promise that this isn’t going to turn into a blog about blogging! I have some really fun projects lined up to share with you, if only the sun would come out and I could take a few photos! In the meantime, I just had a great experience at Alt for Everyone, […]
Today’s contributor post is from Stephanie! She’s sharing the complete instructions for this amazing Little Red Riding Hood play set in two parts: here and on The Crafty Kitty. Make sure you read it all the way to the end, because she stays true to the original Grimm tale, and it is awesome! Here’s Stephanie: This […]
Alright, alight! I’ve got a couple of Big Winners for you!For the DIRT Cosmetics giveaway, congratulations to Lucky No. 7, Elizabeth of Simply Made Creations. And for the PlanetGear.com and PACT underwear, congrats to Sara Jensen!I will be contacting both of you ladies soon to work out the details of your sending out your prizes.Thanks […]
One Perfect Day is offering this lovely Champagne Ruffle Cuff wrist/armband accessory to one of you lucky ducks.This cuff is made almost entirely of vintage materials, the exception being the ribbon used to tie it around your wrist and even that has a vintage feel to it.The base of this cuff is made of pleated […]
Happy Thanksgiving, my friends! I hope that as your read this, your bellies are stuffed with pie. Caila returns today with another basic sewing tutorial that can have so many uses over the holidays. The drawstring bag! I love her suggestion to make a bunch of them to hold Advent treats. And I also love […]
paper mache, acrylic paint, sequins
Today’s Summer of No Pants guest is the incomparable Ari of Max California. Her geeky, unconventional style somehow always manages to look incredible. Together with the equally funky Sew Chibi, she hosts Sew Geeky, which is the best handmade series of geeky themed stuff for kids and grown ups out there! I couldn’t wait to see what she’s […]
Now that you’re going to be wearing skirts all summer, we need to make sure you have something pretty on under there (under where?) just in case you have a Marilyn moment.PlanetGear.com and PACT would like to give one of my readers a fresh pair of organic knickers. Yes, I am giving away underwear! When […]
My second dress is from a pattern I drafted from taking Paul Gallo’s Fashion Draping Class on Craftsy. I was really excited to take this class because I have had a dress form for a long time, but I’ve never used it to it’s full potential because I just had no clue how to drape. […]
Today on Spoonful, I shared instructions on how to make this fun cardboard pirate ship inspired by Disney Infinity. After the ship was complete, there were a few left over cardboard pieces that we transformed into extra play accessories. For the first accessory, we took the extra cardboard piece that we cut out in Step 3: […]
These items are currently available in my Etsy shop. 100% of profits from these sales will be donated to the effort to repeal California’s Proposition 8. Please visit this post on my personal blog, Hot Air, to read about my decision to be a “craftivist” for this cause.If you wish to purchase an item that […]
Today my guest is Naomi from One Avian Daemon. Naomi designs and makes incredibly beautiful, figure flattering and totally wearable clothes that she sells on Etsy. Today we are lucky to have her show us how to make this bouncy a-line skirt that doesn’t involve any hemming! Jump over to One Avian Daemon for the […]
Have you ever tried using a pencil eraser as a stamp? It’s easy to make super cute, polkadotty little illustrations. Check out my post on Pencil Eraser Stamping on Spoonful.I also compiled 8 Creative Crafts Using Pencil Erasers that other folks made ranging from greeting cards to trendy jeans. Check out the round-up here.
Here are my latest tutorials on Spoonful! I guess I have been in the mood for bright colors! Super Comic Folders Make these action packed folders using our free printables and some decoupage glue! Trash Bot 3000 Upcycle trash to make this cute robot rubbish bin! Polymer Clay Pinch Pots with Neon Accents Hold tiny […]
Happy Black Friday. WooHOO! It’s time to stock up on your INdiscreet tampon cozies. Use the code BF5OFF to get $5 off your purchase. I’m also having InstaSales all weekend with pouches going for $15 + free shipping, so follow me on Instagram to get in on those.
Holy Smokes, you guys! I can’t believe there were so many entries for my lil’ old Crayon Monster Art Tote. I’m humbled and flattered by your participation. And it totally makes me want to giveaway more of my own stuff, so keep an eye out! Our BIG WINNER is …Lenetta @ Nettacow!Congratulations, Lenetta! I will […]
You didn’t think I’d really let it slip before noon did you?Okay, are you really ready now? Big congratulations toEMILY SIMMONS!Emily Simmons of One Prince, One Princess, COME ON DOWN! You’ve just won a fabulous Rainbow Doll! I will be contacting you very soon and handing you off to Megan of Rainbow Dolls to work […]
Last weekend I had the fun opportunity to teach a needlefelting workshop at the Craft Happy one-day crafting retreat. My students said the same thing time and time again. First, that they were intimidated to try it. Then, about halfway into the class, that they were amazed at how easy it was! On Spoonful today I […]
I mentioned before that I’m going to be in a wedding in a couple of weeks. I found a great steal at Kohl’s for a pair of super pointy black heels, but the black combined with the pointiness felt a little severe with my dress. So I decided to make some shoe clips to brighten […]
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This is a maternity wrap top that I made. I have never worked with stretchy knit material or made a shirt before, so I’m very proud of how it turned out. Especially since I did this without a pattern. I, um, borrowed, the idea from Isabella Oliver’s maternity wrap tops, which retail for $130. My […]