craft interests: crochet, jewelry making, memory making, paper crafts, quilting, sewing

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How to Make a T-Shirt Quilt

With my summer project complete, I've created a tutorial to help you make a T-Shirt quilt of your own.

Calling All Crafters...

Submit your best holiday tip and you could be featured in CraftStylish magazine and receive $25.

Convertible Dresses

Check out this awesome tutorial for a dress that can be worn four different ways!

Pocket Potholder and Oven Mitt

Use the back pocket on a pair of pants to make this great kitchen accessory.

To tie or not to tie

Is tying a quilt just the easy way out or a sensible solution?

Three Easy Variations on the Outdoor Lantern

There’s nothing like a simple DIY lantern to light up those summer nights.

Wrapper bags make a comeback

It’s a little late in the game, but I’d love to see a wrapper bag in our Tote-ally Crafty Bag Challenge!

Paint Chip Projects

Painting this summer? Hold on to those extra paint chips to make these crafty creations!

Embroider a Photo

This video tutorial shows you how to create your own embroidery design using a treasured photograph.

Crafty Happenings

Another gorgeous summer weekend means plenty more crafty events not to miss!

Around the House Charms

Why spend all that money on charms when you have everything you need for a personalized charm bracelet right at home?

Shrink Plastic Magic

Not just for the kids anymore: shrinkable plastic has enormous potential!

Tissues that Travel

Whip up this traveling tissue-holder for a cute and practical accessory.

T-shirt Transformations Galore

If you’re cleaning out your closet, don't throw away those old t-shirts...

Skater Creators

2ReVert makes one-of-a-kind jewelry using recycled skateboards!

An Ode to Jelly Yarn

This springy, 80’s-inspired string is beach ready!

To the only bead curtains I have ever loved

Warning: This post is sappy, sentimental, and might even make use of the phrase "end of an era"

Wish Upon a Paper Star is a dream come true for anyone looking for fun origami patterns or paper-crafting ideas!

Spoonflower Power!

A new website lets crafters purchase custom-designed fabric.

Take me out to the bag-game!

It’s that time of year again -- the time for grass stains, hot dogs, the 7th inning stretch and maybe time for a bag that the boys won’t mind carrying?

A Rose, By Any Other Name

For those who loved Tanya Wheelan’s first set of patterns for Free Spirit Fabric, Barefoot Rose, good news abounds. Her new set of patterns, Ava Rose, should be available at a store near you any day and she has two more patterns in the works for this year!

Let there be light!

In honor of the summer solstice, a round-up of cool ways to lighten up your life.

recent comments

Re: An Alarming Day of Celebration at CHA

The booth looks great - it's exciting to see the awesome results of all that folding! :)

Re: Convertible Dress Attempt One

I'm so glad you liked the pattern - great job with the dress, I can't wait to see the next one! :)

Re: Redeemed! -Kaleidoscope Frames

Wow - I absolutely love these!

Re: To tie or not to tie

I did interface all of the t-shirts before sewing them to cut back on stretching but I think you're still right that stretch could be a concern. I love the idea of using fleece too, I think I'll be making a trip to fabric store tonight to check out my options.

Re: How to Weave on a Cardboard Loom

Great tutorial! I did a weaving project like this in grade school and became obsessed with cardboard loom weaving for a few months - it's so fun and easy to do! If you loop all the way around the cardboard and weave on both sides it is easy to make purse/pouch shape using these techniques as well.