Time to tell Mom what you think of her

  Let Mom know she’s the greatest!   What can be a better gift than a personal handcrafted design? Look for ideas on this site to get your creative juices going. Make an appliqué with a message to attach to a notebook, tote, or send as a greeting. Have you...
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Design a tote

This week’s basic design project is an open tote. This fashion accessory can be a design classic or created to make a statement. A beautiful fabric can be the beginning inspiration for any tote, and there are many cool trims that can be considered for a tote strap. To further...
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Freezer paper stencil, an experiment

Sometimes us crafters, just have to whip up an inspired experiment. This is a little experiment written by my niece Stephanie when she first discovered freezer paper for stenciling: I used to take a lot of photos of nature. And now these photos are sitting in a box without much...
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Taking Trends to the Max!

Its so fun to express our character with the latest trend. Here Grandma Heigl and her buddies are fans of the hat and hair trends of their day. In the 60’s, I had to have the shortest skirts. In the 70’s, had to have the widest bell bottoms and the...
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Dinosaur

My son’s obsession with cars and trucks is (thankfully) waning. Sure I developed an appreciation for trucks; they are pretty diverse and amazing. And I learned that road construction can be a source of entertainment during long car rides. And ok, fire trucks are awesome. But despite all that, I...
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