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tutorial – lantern terrarium, by persia lou …

[lantern terrarium, by persia lou] Aren’t these lanterns lovely, filled with (faux) succulents that even I could ‘grow’ … I have a fondness for lanterns, and can see one of these in scandi white, filled with succulents, turning a corner of my home into an interesting space. You can find instructions and photos at persia […]

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tutorial – woven cane baskets, by design*sponge …

[design*sponge] You can never have enough storage … can you? I love these little baskets I found on design*sponge. Of course, I have no great expectation that my attempts would end up looking this beautiful, but oh my, I think I’d like to try. You can find a tutorial plus more lovely images at design*sponge.

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tutorial – advent calendar, by sarah & bendrix …

[sarah & bendrix] I’m loving this minimalist, easy-to-make, and elegant advent calendar, assembled by sarah & bendrix … I found this on Houzz. What makes is special is the touch of pink, don’t you think? You could tuck little cards into the envelopes or tiny, flat chocolates … I would glue the envelopes to white […]

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tutorial – a little sugar, by craftberry bush …

[craftberry bush] I’m all about the white Christmas decorations this year!!! Of course we don’t have a cold, white winter Christmas in our part of the world … it is a full-on, hot hot HOT summer for us on Christmas Day. That said, I’m loving this little christmas tree decoration … you can find more […]

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tutorial – geometric heart, by my sister’s suitcase …

[My Sister’s Suitcase] Need to add a pop of color to your wall? Check out this tutorial for a colorful Geometric Heart guaranteed to brighten up any room! Visit My Sister’s Suitcase for instructions and more beautiful photos that illustrate the process of creating this piece of wall art. LOVE it!!!

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tutorial – *smiles*, a hexagon quilt …

I have mentioned how addictive making a hexagon quilt is, haven’t I? I get about 4/5’s of the way through a quilt, and the next one pops into my head!!! My latest finished hexagon adventure is called *smiles* … because it makes me smile when I look at it. Here are the ‘vital statistics’ of […]

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tutorial – designing a hexagon quilt …

Gentle readers, it’s that time again … time to design and begin a new hexagon quilt. It goes without saying that it takes time to hand-sew a hexagon quilt. I really enjoy the process that spreads over months, but I also enjoy the planning and designing of a new hexagon quilt. I’ve enjoyed making different […]

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tutorial – dia ring cones, by for the makers …

[For the Makers] I want to share a link today to a tutorial to make these lovely minimalist ring cones. They are made from some materials you may have lying around the house, and I can see them living quite happily at my house! For the instructions and more images, go to For the Makers, […]

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tutorial – journal cover, by bloom …

[Bloom] Today, I’m sharing a link to a tutorial to make these very pretty journal covers. You will find instructions and images for the tutorial here, at Bloom. You can choose one of two closures for the journals, and also a link to Bloom’s very popular original journal cover on her website. I just adore […]

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tutorial – big stitch coaster, by sew mama sew …

You can never have too many coasters, right? Here’s a tutorial with photos to make some lovely little quilted coasters with bias tape around the edges … love these, and what a perfect way to use up fabric scraps!!! You can find the tutorial at Sew Mama Sew …

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tutorial – diy mini notebook …

[A Joyful Riot] A girl can’t have too many notebooks … can she??? You can find a tutorial with clear instuctions and photos at A Joyful Riot. I love that the spine is sewn with a sewing machine, then covered in washi tape. What a great way to use all that washi tape that is […]

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tutorial – hexagon travel kit, by the zen of making …

[the zen of making] This really couldn’t get any cuter, could it? A little sewing travel kit made with hexagons … I’m smiling as I type this. You will find clear instructions with great photos here, at the zen of making. It goes without saying that I want one. And I want it now!!!

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tutorial – diy gold chevron box, by krafty kath …

[krafty kath] Here’s a tutorial by Krafty Kath … make this lovely chevron box with scissors, tape and spray paint! You can find instructions and images on the Krafty Kath blog. [Krafty Kath]

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tutorial – ikea hack bar cart, by sugar and cloth …

[sugar and cloth] Here’s a link to a very pretty bar cart … you can find more images and the ‘how to’ at sugar and cloth. It would make a lovely addition to the corner of a room, and even if you don’t want a bar cart, how cool as an extra storage option would […]

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tutorial – diy gold mouse pad, by homey oh my …

[homey oh my] Sharing a link today to a tutorial to make this smart gold mouse pad, found on homey oh my … more images and instructions at the website.

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tutorial – ceramic coasters, by iMake …

[iMake] Here’s a link to a tutorial to make these beautiful drink coasters. I accidentally push my glass coasters off our coffee table, usually when I am sliding my laptop onto it, and it doesn’t end happily, folks! I would love to make a set of these, which use scrapbooking paper as the design feature. You […]

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tutorial – how to sew a hexagon quilt by hand …

I love sewing hexagon quilts … I have a pretty little zippered bag that contains the basic ingredients for sewing hexagons while I am out and about, and in this one bag is enough to keep me busy for three to four hours. It is a craft that is very portable and relaxing, as you […]

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tutorial – homemade whipped body butter, by lia griffith …

[Lia Griffith] With Mothers’ Day just around the corner, I thought I would share a link to a DIY tutorial for luscious homemade whipped body butter. You can find a tutorial to make the body butter and printable labels on Lia Griffith’s blog here. The body butter looks good enough to eat, though I would suggest […]

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tutorial – double-sided vinyl case, by haberdashery fun …

Here’s a link to a tutorial to make this cute double-sided vinyl case, which you can find on haberdashery fun. You can find more photos and ‘how to’ instructions here …

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tutorial – reversible fabric storage bin, by haberdashery fun …

[Haberdashery Fun] I’m sharing a link to a great tutorial to make this super cute reversible fabric storage bin, which you can find at Haberdashery Fun. You can pick up a PDF pattern on the website … doesn’t it look great?

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