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Crafty tutorials and inspiration

Leaves & Acorns Fall Printable

Pinterest Photo for Fall Printables 2016

Hi friends. I'm still buried beneath boxes around here, but I wanted to pop in and share a free printable I designed. It went out to newsletter subscribers last year but I want to share it with everyone this year. It's a basic print (in 3 colors!) that will take you through the Fall months. Use it of gift giving, tags, scrapbooking, and card making. If you make something with it, will you let me know? I'd love to share it on my social media. I'm going to print some out and see what ideas I can come up with for them this year.

Get your printable PDF here: Fall Printables.

P.S. Please only use these for personal projects. If you want to use them to make something to sell, ask me about my affordable licensing fee. Thanks!





Felt Birthday Party Hats

DIY Felt Birthday Party Hats

So this happened over on the Kunin felt blog last month. Can you handle the cuteness? Get the tutorial to make your own party hats here. Darling child and stuffed unicorn not included. Disclaimer: I have a professional relationship with Kunin and received product and/or compensation in exchange for this post. The project and myContinue Reading

Paint a Monogram Paperweight

Paper Weight 1

My latest project for the Creating With Joy blog. A simple, fun paperweight. Pretty easy, right? Visit the Creating With Joy Blog for the full set of instructions if you need them.

Sew a Clothesline Bowl

Holding Bowl

Clothesline bowls have been trending for awhile now and, while I was intrigued by them, I was also a little scared of them. I thought they might be hard to make. Turns out I was so very wrong! They are really a snap to make and they are very much as addicting as people say.Continue Reading

Make a Vacation Memories Photo Frame

Frame Photo 1

Travel is a really important part of my life. Aside from the adventure it brings, I also feel that travel brings my family closer. There's something about being in a strange place, with only each other to really depend on, that reminds us why we love each other so much. I tend to keep vacationContinue Reading

Sewing Basics

LB July Needlecase Photo 2

Some say basic sewing knowledge is disappearing from the the general public. They say that people can't sew a button or make basic repairs to clothes and fabrics. It's disappearing right beside basic cooking skills. What do you think? I think that there are definitley fewer people who can cook from scratch or sew aContinue Reading

Summer Clutch with Faber Castell

Summer Clutch

Summer is speeding by this year for me. We are in the process of selling our home in Southern California and buying a new one in the Pacific Northwest. Needless to say, that means no vacation for us this year. But the years I do on vacation, I am always challenged about the number ofContinue Reading

Girls’ Craft Night

Deflecto Beauty Shot-Final

The designers at Designer Craft Connection are at it again! This month, Deflecto asked us to create a celebration using their 3 Tier Dessert Stand, Beveled Frame, and Versagrip Double Clip Sign Holder I was really excited about this challenge because I've been coveting the dessert stand since I saw it at CHA in January!Continue Reading

Hand Lettering (for cheaters)

Joy(ful) Wall Art 1

I have a confession to make. I love the hand lettering trend, but I am terrible at it. And yes, I know I could practice, but I don't want to. So instead I spend my time finding ways to get the same look by taking shortcuts. As many of you know, I am on theContinue Reading

Happy 4th of July

July 4th Bike Basket Beauty Shot

  Hope you have a safe and happy July 4th!