19 Sweet Christmas Sewing Projects

August 25, 2014

Get a jump start on your holiday sewing and crafting with this collection of Christmas-inspired projects. You will find sewn ornaments, patterns, tree skirts, cute little doll patterns and so much more in this post! Enjoy! 1.Easy felt Christmas tree ornaments pack – So Sew Easy To accompany the Felt Christmas Tree I shared with […]

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Inspiration and Creative Business Building With Nicole Shariat Farb of Darby Smart

July 16, 2014

Recently, I had the pleasure of chatting with Nicole Shariat Farb, CEO & Co-founder of Darby Smart, an amazing new site that features cool kits and “tested approved” craft supplies for people who like to make things. Thank you so much for talking with me, Nicole and sending me the super cute pendant kit! 1. […]

Just Beachy!

June 17, 2014

I’m ready for a little beach fun! Are you? Here are lots of ideas for DIY ‘s you can make to take on your next seaside getaway. Striped beach tote DIY {Guest post by Britni at Paper & Stitch … Striped beach tote DIY {Guest post by Britni at Paper & Stitch}. Posted on Tuesday, […]

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Make Kids Art Glasses

April 14, 2014

My son loves to draw. He also loves to use drinking glasses, one after another. Honestly, sometimes I think he takes a sip out of each glass in the house before proclaiming it dirty and putting it into the sink. To celebrate his love of art and our need to give him one glass that […]

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22 Darling DIY Pillow Projects

April 8, 2014

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DIY Wine Glass Charms

March 10, 2014

At a party recently, our lovely hostess whipped out the cutest beaded wine glass charms to help make sure everyone could keep track of their cocktails. By the end of the night, we were all thankful for them and were calling each other by our charm names. “Hey Butterfly, the Cricket found your drink!” Here […]

DIY Sharpie Stencil Mug

March 8, 2014

How cute is this? My son and I worked on a fun little project this evening…we made a Sharpie Mug, but instead of freehand drawing, we used a stencil! Here’s what we did: First we Googled “moustache” and found a cute graphic. Then we brought it in to my Silhouette Studio software. I showed him […]

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Wah! Pinterest Fail!

March 4, 2014

Tomorow, I will be on My Carolina Today with a few fun Pinterest projects…and this one: my biggest Pinterest crafts fail ever! The MYCT team asked me to make and bring some of the most popular Pinterest crafts. I did. And you know what was funny? The popular one I picked, Which was this photo […]

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13 Cute & Clever DIY Journal Ideas

February 28, 2014

There are tons of great ways to construct a journal that inspires creativity. These are some incredibly cute DIY journal ideas and tutorials you will love! 1. Mini Cereal Box Journals How cute is this? You know those tiny cereal boxes you get for the kids when a bunch of friends sleep over? Yes, those…made […]

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Q-Tip Art

February 20, 2014

There is serious art…and then there is art that just makes you feel good. Certain kinds of arts and crafts exist not to be perfect, but to loosen up your creativity and get you thinking outside of your self. This kind of art expands creativity and helps you develop new styles and skills. Q-Tip art […]

DIY Glitter Champagne Glasses

February 13, 2014

Charlotte wrote to us with a question…she asked, ” I am looking to make some glitter wine glasses and bottles. I am aware the glue has to be Food safe and Non-toxic (as well as permanent).. can anyone make recommendations on glue to use?” You guys suggested some great techniques…the one mentioned by most of […]

The First Thing I Ever Made

January 21, 2014

When I was a little girl, I had a TON of energy. What do you do with a high-energy kid who’s driving you crazy? My Mom found a smart solution: She put me in sewing lessons. First, Mom dropped me off at a sewing 101 class in a local shop. The class was more of […]

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Make A Plush Fabric Covered Cereal Box Journal

January 21, 2014

This is one of my favorite DIY projects using recycled materials…first start with this: a cereal or other empty, clean paper board box. Collapse it and cut off any rough edges. Next score the paperboard so there is a 1/4 inch panel down the center as shown. Next, cut a piece of fabric you like […]

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Ridin’ Cozy

January 10, 2014

When I was asked recently to review a “onesie” I thought, “Well, Sure!” I mean, I just had a baby and he loves his little Onesie outfits. Figured maybe we’d get a few in the mail for him, right? When I opened the package from the OnePiece company,  I found something I wasn’t exactly expecting. […]

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Lovely Little Lights

December 21, 2013

It happens just about every night around Christmas time. The kids are all snuggled in their beds, the house is quiet, and I’m shutting everything down. I pause for a minute in the quiet and stare at all the pretty lights on the Christmas tree. I reflect on how much has changed since last Christmas. […]