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Crafty tutorials and inspiration

DIY Modern Abstract Place Cards

Placecards Beauty Shot

Happy Thanksgiving! Want to make some modern, abstract, table place cards for your holiday table? Watch my video and see how easy it is!

I created this project for the Design Memory Craft blog. I hope you like it. It's my first try at a video tutorial and, while I need to improve, I'm proud of myself for just doing it. I don't know about you, but I have a tendency to put things off because I can't do them "perfectly" (aka comfortably!) and that's not really working for me. So, I'm swallowing my pride, stepping away from the excuses, and getting outside of my comfort zone on a regular basis from now on. I know, as I practice, I will get better. And I know you are all there routing for me. Which makes me feel very thankful. As this year approaches it's end and a new one begins, what are you going to do that scares you? Leave a comment here so I can cheer you on.

P.S. If you are still getting ready for Thanksgiving, did you sign-up for my newsletter and get your free Thanksgiving printables? I'll be offering a new gift pretty soon and you won't be able to download these anymore, so grab 'em while I can. (And yes, as a newsletter subscriber, you will get the new gift when it becomes available. Because I love on my subscribers like that.)

 

Thanksgiving Hostess Gift Idea

Thanks Gift Bag with Wine

Where are you going for Thanksgiving? Do you need a hostess gift? How about a sweet, reusable wine gift bag? Made from felt, it looks warm, cozy, and festive. And the gift gets better if you slip in a great bottle of wine or hard cider because HELLO! the host is cooking for a millionContinue Reading

Halloween Treat Bags

Halloween Treat Bags by LauraBrayDesigns.com

  Here's a last minute craft for Halloween. Cute Trick or Treat Bags! I created these for the Creating with Joy blog. I think they would be cute to pass out to your family-based on whether they were naughty nice. I'm thinking of handing them out at breakfast on Halloween morning. The big question is,Continue Reading

Rain, Fabric, and Doll Aprons

Falling for Fall fabric with teapot

This week has been strange for me. I've alternated between being focused and then lazy daily. One minute I'm totally focused on my business goals, developing fabric to release for Thanksgiving, unpacking rooms, and cooking meals. The next minute, I'm watching yet another episode of Gray's Anatomy on Netflix or spending far too long InstagramContinue Reading

DIY Felt Halloween Costume Ideas

Frida II with watermark

When I was a little girl, my mom made our Halloween costumes. They usually involved clothes from her closet or paper bags. That woman was amazing with paper bags! I especially remember a  musketeer costume that she made for my brother. There were also gypsy costumes (probably not PC anymore, but man I loved theContinue Reading

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. To get it, just sign-up for my newsletter today. It's a basic print (in 3 colors!) that will take you through the Fall months. Use it for gift giving, tags, scrapbooking, and cardContinue Reading

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