Posts in category "Easy to make gift"

How to create a deconstructed table runner

Remember my post on how to deconstruct a Kansas Star block? No? Go read it now then, I shall wait. Memory refreshed? Great! Now you are thinking, “What do we do with these 7 blocks?” And today, I have the answer for you! I am going to explain how to create a deconstructed table runner.... Read more »

DIY How to make a unique tablet cover tutorial

My youngest daughter asked me to create something for her new HP Surface Pro. I ended up with quite a bit of time to make it so I documented every step. I am finally finished and want to show you how to make a unique tablet cover. You can be creative and make a fancy... Read more »

10 Exciting and easy Kids' T-shirt crafts - a fun guest post.

Today’s post was super easy for me – I didn’t write it! It’s a fun guest post by Joe Hughes about 10 exciting and easy kids’ tee shirt crafts. Enjoy! T-shirts fill our kid’s closets and sit there until they’re donated or thrown away. But, there are plenty of crafty ways you can reuse these... Read more »
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Create greeting cards for an ugly fabric challenge

I am slowly getting back to sewing and small projects really appeal to me in this process. I decided to create greeting cards for an ugly fabric challenge in my guild. I got the idea from the success of making my own Valentines. The process is step by step in the Valentine post but you... Read more »

How to embellish a pieced project with paint and markers

I decided to make a party dish towel. First I cut out squares and rectangles which created the cake image I wanted. I sewed the edges, sewed them into tubes and placed them where I wanted them on the dish towel.
Last month a member of my guild demonstrated how to embellish a pieced project with paint and markers. Our challenge was to then try out this new skill and bring in our results. I decided to start small and embellish a PARTY dish towel. I figured if I messed it up too badly I would... Read more »

10 DIY Easy gifts to make for young kids for the holidays

I really appreciate a handmade gift and try to have one for important events in my grandchildren’s lives. I am always looking for easy gifts to make for young kids for the holidays and suppose you are also. Here are some of the tutorials I have published and you might like to whip up this... Read more »
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12 Clever and Easy Gifts to make for the Holidays

During the holidays it is always meaningful to get a gift that has been made for you. Handmade gifts mean a lot to me and the very best people on earth love them also. I have gone through some posts I have published in the last two years and gathered all the links in one... Read more »

DIY How to make a Tea Bag Wallet tutorial

I love coffee and I love tea. But I am a bit picky about my tea. I like the water boiling hot and I just don’t like herbal teas. I have found that it is best to just bring my own tea bags sometimes. What do I bring them in? Well, I am not only... Read more »

Binge watching Gilmore Girls while sewing Tooth Fairy pillows

Thanksgiving weekend is one of eating, seeing family, eating leftovers and decorating for Christmas in our Family. This year however, I added a new wrinkle to the mixture. Years ago our whole family used to watch Gilmore Girls and Netflix dropped 4 new reunion episodes on Friday morning. Inbetween the leftovers and decorating I was... Read more »
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DIY How to make a tooth fairy pillow tutorial

My granddaughter is in preschool and in late September she was clutching a goodie bag when we picked her up. In the bag were stickers, pumpkin bubbles and small toy. This was to celebrate a little boy’s birthday, I think his name was Salamander or at least that’s what Z told us. Oh boy, we... Read more »
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