DIY End of the Year Teacher Gift

How to Make a Very Simple, Inexpensive and Sweet End of the Year Teacher Gift //

Well hey guuuuuuuys…….   Been a while huh?  So sorry about that!  But I have a really really good reason for my 3 month hiatus.  Like really good.  I have a new baby girl!!!  She was born on March 26th and is the most beautiful, most amazing thing that has happened to me since getting married and having my first baby girl.

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Valentine Pasta Necklaces - Perfect for Toddlers and Kids

Here we go again people.  Valentine's Day.  I know a lot of you out there like to poo poo this holiday claiming that it makes single people feel bad or that it's just a holiday dreamed up by Hallmark, and that may be true.  But, I actually like this holiday, like a lot.  Not really much of a surprise to most of you though I'm sure.  What DIY crafty lady out there doesn't love the chance to get out a bunch of glitter, frilly shit, pink and purple and throw together some cute, mushy, lovey dovey card's for their friends.

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Pillowcase with Piping Tutorial

This tutorial is a bit advanced, but not that hard to master.  This was only my second attempt at making a pillow with piped edges and I think it came out really well.  I'm in the process (or should I say, I'm constantly in the process) of redecorating my apartment living room....

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The Ruby Rose Dress Tutorial

Tutorial for the Ruby Red Dress with FREE Patterns

What do you think?  Should I market it or what?!? Well, in case I never get around to making a few to sell because I'm too busy breathing through temper tantrums and drinking, I've made this tutorial so you can make your own if it strikes your fancy.

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DIY Lipstick Pouch

How to Make this Super Cute Lipstick Pouch

It's that time of year again in my life where I need to start cranking out birthday gifts for all of my sisters and sister in laws. I don't know why there are so many birthdays at the end of August and September? Are there a lot of people who like to give little holiday gift to their spouse (if you know what I mean, bow chika bow bow...)? Or maybe it's just that time of year when it's cold outside and people get extra snuggly and then, well, you know the rest.

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Make an Embroidered Wall Hanging Wedding Present

How to Make an Embroidered Wall Hanging Wedding Present

Wedding season is upon us and I've been kicking it into gift making high gear lately.  I've been whipping up embroidered wedding gifts like the Embroidered Pillow I made for my friend's wedding this past spring and the Embroidered Tea Towel I made last summer.  This wedding gift is for two of my closest friends who sadly live too far away from me.  I couldn't make it to their beautiful wedding in Colorado, but I still wanted them to know how much I love them so I created this one of a kind wall hanging to commemorate their special day.  Check out my instructions below and make your own wall hanging as a gift for someone else or to decorate your own home.   

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Sew a Button Back Tank Dress

How to Sew a Tank Dress that Buttons in the Back

We are getting closer and closer to hot summer days spent frolicking in light airy dresses and sandals and I couldn't be happier about it.  I've been spending my entire winter dreaming up fun little dresses to make for my daughter and now I'm deep into production mode.  This latest dress is a variation on the tank blouse that I blogged about in my last post.  

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Make a Tank Dress

How to Make a Cotton Knit Tank Dress for your Child

Summer clothes are so easy to sew that even a novice can jam out a couple of dresses for yourself or mini-person in a couple of hours.  Here is a tutorial for making a SUPER EASY cotton tank dress.

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DIY Easter Gifts -- Free Printable Stickers

How to Make this Simple Easter Gift -- With Free Printable Stickers

This is a super easy craft project for all of you tentative crafters out there.  Just spray paint the cartons, print out the stickers and fill them with plastic eggs.  Easy peasy.  Make these cute little Easter gifts for you students, kids, nieces and nephews or for your hunny bunny.  If you want to crank up the crafting dial just a little higher, you can take a crack at my two other crafting projects for Easter:  How to Make a Simple Stuffed Easter Bunny and Easter Bunny Tutorial.  

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How to Make a Root Vegetable Storage Cabinet

Posted by Emily Tisdale

My husband got the idea for this project from a root vegetable cabinet his mom bought down in North Carolina.  We took measurements and recreated the cabinet in a weekend’s time.  This kind of cabinet is great for storing root vegetables because it keeps them cool and dry with good air circulation.  

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How to Dry Fresh Herbs with an Herb Drying Rack

Posted by Emily Tisdale

Herbs are probably some of the easiest things to grow.  Many herbs, like mint and oregano are perennials.  This means they come back year after year and become more established each year.  I use cedar window boxes to grow my herbs.  Those that I grow include: mint, rosemary, sage, oregano and chives.  I also like to grow thyme and basil.  

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