A Groovy Dishcloth Crochet Pattern

I love how fast crochet can be - especially with worsted weight yarn. This groovy crochet dishcloth pattern sports a fun wavy pattern that looks difficult, but isn't at all! Materials: Worsted Weight Cotton in at least two colors: outline color and inner groove color(s) Crochet Hook, 5.0 mm (size H) Abbreviations: ch = chain sc = single ...read more

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Simply Basics: Creating and Finishing Binding for a Quilt

If you are creating a Reversible Table Runner, thank you for joining me in part 2 where I show you how to create your binding and finish your table runner. If you are making a quilted project and want to use the backing as your binding, you will want to follow this Simply Basics Binding a Quilt tutorial instead. I encourage you to create a custom ...read more

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Reversible Holiday Table Runner Tutorial

Have your tried out our Scrappy Mug Rug pattern yet? If so, I challenge you to make a larger version into a reversible table runner. This table runner is no more difficult than the mug rugs. By making it reversible, you will be able to use the same table runner for several months a year. I made a Fall/Halloween version but you could easily make one ...read more

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Noodlehead Sewing Pattern Review & Giveaway

If you are a seamstress, chances are you've heard of, seen, or sewn a Noodlehead pattern. If you haven't, I'm pleased to be the one who enlightened you! Anna is an incredibly talented pattern designer. Her designs are not only cute and trendy, the patterns themselves make sense and are easy to follow. She offers loads of free tutorials and her ...read more

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Scrappy Sock Ingenuity

My ongoing affection for scrappy projects was recently rekindled when I spied these fabulous Scrappy Happy socks from Andrea of the A Sunny Day for Bluej blog. She shared her project in our Ravelry group and sent me down the best kind of scrappy sock wormhole, searching for more information and how-to's. Andrea used a basic sock pattern and ...read more

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Laminated Cotton Gift Roundup

A recent reupholster job of my son's craft table left me wondering what other projects I could make with laminated cotton. I've been playing around with the material for the last few weeks, making a few of Carli's reusable snack baggies and some wet bags for cloth diapers. There are a lot of great Sew and No-Sew ideas on Pinterest for using laminated ...read more

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Yard Sale Desk UPCYCLED with Chalk Paint!

I don't always brake for yard sales, however this one was right around the corner from my house and the desk in the driveway caught my eye.  My oldest child is starting Kindergarten this fall and I am in the process of moving him into his own room.  I figured a desk would be the perfect thing for his bedroom, with all the stacks of homework he will ...read more

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Free Online Mini Craft Classes with Craftsy!

Have you seen all of the great free online mini craft classes Craftsy is offering right now? Our long time readers know that mom and I love Craftsy. We've blogged about them and have given away free classes to our readers in the past. If you've visted before, you know that Craftsy offers free classes on a variety of creative subjects. Their expert ...read more

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Mini Almost Lost Washcloth Knitting Pattern

I've discovered a very resourceful knitter who modified the Almost Lost Washcloth pattern into the most clever little makeup removal cloths. If you make washcloths or dishcloths, I'll bet you have plenty of cotton yarn leftovers that are just waiting to be transformed into these. I also think her modifications are written in such a way as to ...read more

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Got Sheet Bags? Got Coasters!

You know those cute little drawstring or Velcro fabric bags that sheets come in? You know - the ones that will never ever hold the sheets again because you have to be a magician to be able to fold them that precisely again? I have scoured Pinterest for clever uses for my small stock pile but I came up empty handed. Since I consistently have ...read more

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