Trend Alert: Stretched Denim Canvas

Trend Alert: Stretched Denim Canvas

Denim is trending again! That means all kinds of new ways to work with it. Check out this very cool pre-stretched denim canvas. You can find these in the craft store or make your own with an old pair of jeans! For mixed media and home decor projects, this means you can paint and distress in all new ways including techniques you might use for jeans like strategic ripping and sandpapering.

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Make Your Own Sewing Labels

Make Your Own Sewing Labels

Sarah from Sew Me Happy shares this awesome idea on her blog. Did you know you can make your very own sewing labels? You can and it is as simple as printing something (with a few extra steps of course!) First she lays out a simple text design using a photo program and sets it up to print a bunch on a page. Then she takes a piece of fabric and irons a backing to…

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Crafty Quick Tip – Re-Use Yogurt Containers

Crafty Quick Tip – Re-Use Yogurt Containers

Like a  lot of people, I make a habit of saving plastic and glass containers…partly because it just seems wasteful to think about all of these things I used for a week or two piling up in a landfill, and partly because they are usually well-built little items that really DO come in handy eventually. Some  of my very favorite re-usable things are yogurt, cottage cheese, and sour cream containers – especially the two-part ones….

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What’s a smash book?

Ever wish you had something that could instantly inspire your crafty side? A way to keep track of all of your design ideas and creative thoughts? Call them inspiration binders,  vision journals,  or just a way to collect all the things that you think are beautiful…whatever you want to call them, Smash Books are a pretty cool idea you should definitely try… You can use a binder and your favorite scrapbook cardstock and background pages…

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