Mis-matched China Pin Cushion

Mis-matched China Pin Cushion

Want a super simple to make pin cushion that requires no sewing? This project is one of the fastest and easiest pin cushions I can think of and it is a great way to use those mismatched pieces of china you fall in love with at the thrift store. The little pop of color from the fabric you choose gives it character. What you will need: A scrap of fabric A little tea cup, ramekin,…

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Make a Heart Stamp From A Toilet Paper Roll

Make a Heart Stamp From A Toilet Paper Roll

Michelle shared this adorable and little kid-friendly craft idea on her blog, Rust and Sunshine. Use old toilet paper rolls to create perfect heart-shaped stamps! She shows how to shape the stamp and use tape to secure it. (As well as her completely adorable little guy using the stamps!) You can use these to keep a little kid busy with paint, make a sweet Valentine for the Grandparents, or even more grown up things like…

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Make Embellished Safety Pins

Make Embellished Safety Pins

This cute and easy craft idea from Consumer Crafts’ site Crafts Unleashed is straight out of my childhood. Seriously…Do you remember decorating your bookbag with all kinds of cute beaded and wrapped safety pins? Anywhoo…I totally do! Crafts Unleashed shares this super cute idea for making wrapped safety pins and shows just how to get them perfect. Use them to brighten up a sewing bag like they show or attach to any teen or tween’s…

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Pink and Red Valentine’s Day Popcorn

Pink and Red Valentine’s Day Popcorn

CIW fan Ashley Secor shared this super cute and EASY group gift idea for Valentine’s Day on our Facebook page. She writes, “Pre-popped popcorn and pink red m&ms… Something sweet & salty” Sweet and salty…Is there anything better?! This is a sweet little Valentine’s day gift that can be made in less than 30 min…just pop your popcorn, add Valentine’s Day colored M&M’s once it is cooled (so the chocolate doesn’t melt,) put into treat…

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Make a Quilted Mini Bag: Pattern Freebie!

Make a Quilted Mini Bag: Pattern Freebie!

Sometimes, I work on projects ahead of time and just cannot wait to share!! This is one of them… I created a super cute little mini bag pattern that is great for beginners learning how to sew and quilt. It is a simple little reversible tote that has a simple pieced quilt top and is bound together with bias tape. The tutorial and links cover English Paper Piecing, Making your own bias tape, and other…

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Resolution Mugs

Resolution Mugs

Do you make a resolution every New Years Eve (Maybe after a cocktail or two) only to find your resolve kind of fuzzy by Jan 3rd? Looking at your promise to yourself every day over your morning coffee might just help you achieve that goal of walking three times a week or eating your veggies. 🙂 Here’s how to do this… What you need: 1. A clean mug 2. A permanent marker ( I have…

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