Friday, March 27, 2015

Tutorial - How to Sew an Easter Bunny
Stuff lightly for a soft squeezable bunny

Tutorial at Coloured Buttons Blog

"Here's a simple Easter bunny project you can sew with your kids.  The first thing I ever remember about the Easter bunny is sitting in preschool in a big group of kids, we were all kind of sitting around the piano like they used to do, the teacher would play the piano and we would all sing. Can't remember what we were singing, but all of a sudden the teacher shouts out "Look the Easter bunny just ran by", and we all turned around to see him but I was too slow and missed him. It was very disappointing but very exciting".... Read more

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Tutorial - Geometric Terrarium from a Light Fixture
Easy, inexpensive, and it looks awesome

Tutorial at Shades of Tangerine Blog

"I am very quickly falling in love with geometric terrariums this Spring. Not only do I see them in high end catalogs and stores, but the inspiration is everywhere - even the thrift store!  This DIY is easy and very affordable! Every time time I strolled past the dusty hardware aisle, overflowing with dated glass and brass light fixtures, I would think, "Any one of these could make an amazing terrarium.  I should really buy one..." and then, I'd keep on walking".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make Primitive Paper Mache Eggs
Use for Easter decor, or left up for all spring decor

Tutorial at Live Randomly Simple Blog

"Start by ripping strips of paper. Then make your paste. I like mine to be a little thicker for this project because the eggs are so slippy to begin with. After you have your paste and paper ready start by dipping a strip in and then covering each egg with paper. I only covered the egg with one layer of paper. Just enough to cover all of the egg".... Read more

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Tutorial - Make Baby Foam Blocks with Pictures
For a bunch of blocks, buy foam in bulk

Tutorial at Southern Belle Seamstress Blog

"I made 4 for my cute little nephew! I cannot wait to give them to him next month.  Also, if you noticed the Easter fabric the blocks are sitting on, it is because I wanted to leave a sneak peek to the next project. I am really excited for the tutorial!  Did you notice the top block looks a lot bigger than the bottom 3?? I cut the fabric squares 6 x 6 inches and the foam block was a good inch smaller so the fabric is loose. Live and learn right".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Sew a Small Easter Basket
One fabric charm pack makes 7 tiny baskets

Tutorial at Sewing the Seasons Blog

" Last year I designed a simple Easter basket, you can find the tutorial here. With Easter approaching, I wanted to make some more this year. Here are the tips for using a charm pack to make your baskets, don't forget you can use any fabric choice you would like, this is just one option for constructing your baskets. These finished baskets will be 4 1/2" high".... Read more

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Tutorial - How to Make a Drawstring Bag
PDF tutorial describes each step

Tutorial at Frianki Blog

"I needed a project today for 7 year old Madison, who wanted to learn to sew while I was fiddling around in my sewing room during nap time… So we created a bag!  Short enough to keep up with a kids attention span, still easy but with just  enough detail to keep them happy, this is a project they can tote around with  them and put all their special odds and ends in".... Read more

Tutorial - No Bake Rice Cake Treats
Video shows two ways of simple decoration

Tutorial at Cute Simple Stuff

"If you have been reading my blog lately, you´ll probably be able to tell I have a thing for chocolate and because of that I´ve been trying to find out new ways to use it.  On the other hand, I tried some rice cakes the other day, for the first time, and I am now addicted to them. I eat them alone, or with avocado on top, of with chocolate too. Pretty much, any combination I can think off, I try it. Here goes try number one and two.  Ingredients, tools and how-to come in this following video".... Read more

Monday, March 23, 2015

Tutorial - Refresh an IPad Case with Lace
Easy refashion of an ipad cover

Tutorial at Crafty Blog

"Today I am gonna post a tutorial which will give you an idea to freshen up your old iPad case. It's very simple and easy and looks very classy. I had some spray-painted lace fabric and it was very stiff now. I just recycled it".... Read more

Tutorial - Drawstring Bags from Two Fat Quarters
Bags are fully lined which gives them body and makes them sturdy so they will last

Tutorial at Super Mom - No Cape Blog

"Back in July, I posted about sewing drawstring bags that I filled with toiletries to donate to the local women’s shelter.  As I was sewing them, I took lots and lots of photos so that I could share a tutorial for how I made them.  Last Saturday, I finally sat down and went through over 200 photos I had taken, picked out the best, resized them and wrote this tutorial".... Read more

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Tutorial - How to Make Torn Clay Bowls
Clay bowls that look like high end art porcelain

Tutorial at Makery Blog

"Staying with air dry clay for now, these bowls were actually the first thing I made, and the clay and copper magnets the last. While I smoothed and sanded the fridge magnets, there was also something that appealed to me about the texture of this clay in it’s unrefined state. I had planned on making simple circular bowls cut out with a knife, but I liked the uncut edge so much I thought I’d make it a feature".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Summer Jumpsuit
Pattern would work nicely with any knit, or a light-weight woven fabric

Tutorial at What's Mummy Up To Blog
"I bought some cute knits last winter like the ones I used here and here.  Then, over this summer I have seen a huge range of these knit rayon fabrics.  I may have bought up a fair bit in a recent sale in fact.  There are florals, and animal prints and other interesting designs, but by far my favourite has been the one I used for this Summer Jumpsuit project.  The fluro pinky-orange just grabbed my attention and I couldn't look away".... Read more

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Tutorial - How to Crochet a Pot Handle Cover
No more burns - cover up a hot skillet handle with a simple to crochet cover

Tutorial at Patchwork Posse Blog

"I have this skillet that burns me every time I use it.  I’m pretty sure it’s not the skillet’s fault, but I’d like to say it was.  To come up with a quick little fix, I decided to give a try at making a crochet pot handle cover– for the skillet!   The crochet thread is a little more giving than fabric and less bulky and you can really make it customized to the pot handle".... Read more

Friday, March 20, 2015

Tutorial - Make a Solar Panel Butterfly Light Jar
Could also fill jar with dinosaurs, bugs, hearts, sand with shells, etc.

Tutorial at Emma Owl Blog

"The little solar panel on the lid sucks up the daylight and makes use of little LED lights under the lid at night to light up the most beautiful looking little glass lantern.  This idea would make the most ideal table centre pieces or driveway/pathway lights for a party.  It also makes a great gift for little girls and boys.  This is our butterfly jar that is going to be hung up on a bracket next to “our” bed so we can look at the butterflies before we go to sleep".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Felt Food Toy
A zippered plate bag holds all the pieces

Tutorial at Friends Stitched Together Blog

"Start by cutting out the plate and zipper templates on the last two pages. Cut out one circle half first and tape it onto the other, then finish cutting out. Cut out the center of the zipper piece. Cut two plates and one zipper facing from the white canvas".... Read more

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Tutorial - How to Crochet a Rose
Dimensional flowers can be crocheted into an afghan

Tutorial at Little Treasures Blog

"Just as I promised  in my last granny how to post, here is a chart I found online with a protruding flower, courtesy of Kazuko Ryokai and this lovely granny is called Babouska Rose.  Here's the chart and below it I have written the pattern down. Sharpen up your hooks and let's start".... Read more