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2014 Christmas Ornament

We decided not to decorate for the holidays this year. This was the first time I’ve not decorated a bit for Christmas in my life, but we both just didn’t feel like putting the time in to do that. One … Continue reading

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How to: sewing mini journal covers

I’ve been making small lately. One of the fun things has been sewing mini journal covers. They cover mini composition notebooks, just perfect for your pocket or purse. The first one I made when figuring out the measurements turned out … Continue reading

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Mounting a fabric print

I am really trying to make something of the fabric I create. Just like the journal covers I posted about on Saturday, it’s hard for me to cut into my fabric, but I’m pushing through that. Here is my finished … Continue reading

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Homemade Permanent Gelatin Plate

First of all, I want to say I absolutely love my Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate and I use it a lot. However, last year when I saw this video by The Frugal Crafter on how to make a permanent … Continue reading

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Dyeing fabric with ink

I was looking through my pictures getting ready to write a post today, when I ran across photos I had taken several months ago for a tutorial on dyeing fabric with ink. I dyed the fabric for The Printed Fabric … Continue reading

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Preserving Botanicals

I really love to sun print, but I don’t like waiting for the ferns to be ready for my projects. I’ll be prepared next Spring and even now when I want to print and don’t want to take the time … Continue reading

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How to: Making Stencil Masks From Stamped Images

I was on a stencil making frenzy the other day. I wanted to make stencils with my Silhouette Portrait out of some of my wood printing block and potato masher images. Since I love thoseĀ  images, making stencils out of … Continue reading

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How to: Triple Fabric Bracelet

I love playing with fabric and today I’ll show you how to make this bracelet. For this Triple Fabric Bracelet I used some of my sun printed fabric from this post. If you make one of these I’d love to … Continue reading

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How to: Easy Ribbon Bound Journal

Looking for an easy journal to make? Here’s fast one – a ribbon bound journal.   Here is what you will need: Paper for the cover. I used some beautiful handmade paper I had purchased a while back, but you … Continue reading

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Christmas Idea #1 – Kitty toys

Last year I made cat toys for my friends with kitties. Our cats loved them so much that I thought I’d again make some for gifts. Before I start the tutorial I want to show you the quality control inspector. … Continue reading

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