The holiday season is a great time to reflect back on all those great memories you had as a kid, and sometimes, you probably wish you could go back to a period when times were much simpler and the hustle-bustle of the holidays wasn’t quite as overwhelming as it is now. Well, this year, give […]
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Avid quilters know that their love for quilting can become expensive after buying so much fabric over the years. Not to fear! The Thrifty Quilter: 13 Quilts from Recycled Materials will help you out with this problem. With budget-friendly quilts from materials you have around the house, you can continue your love for quilting while […]
Kaleidoscopes have been around for hundreds of years since their invention in the early 1800s, but I remember getting my first toy kaleidoscope as a kid and being totally mesmerized by what I saw inside. The designs are so gorgeous due to the mirrors reflecting the shapes inside, but, unfortunately, the designs never seemed to […]
Why shouldn’t a quilt be the decorative centerpiece of a room? If you like your quilts to catch everyone’s gaze, then you’re guaranteed to love bargello quilt patterns. These arresting designs, all from the incomparable FaveQuilts, are made by sewing strips of fabric together in a way that mimics moving shapes. In other words, like […]
We asked our Facebook fans what beginner sewists are most afraid to learn. Our fans shared what their biggest sewing fears were when they started. We weren’t surprised to find that most of our respondents seemed to be afraid of the same basic sewing techniques. To rid our fearful friends of these worrisome woes, we’ve […]
After moving to Chicago this summer, I’ve been looking forward to attending all of the upcoming events and creating some quick crafts. However, lately, I’ve been experiencing the problem of having a lot of stuff. Since I’ve been exploring the museums like the Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum, I usually have my hands full of maps […]
If there is one accessory that you can never have enough of, it is the scarf. Adding a scarf to an outfit instantly takes you from simple to sophisticated. Scarves are practical for keeping you warm in the winter, but also add a trendy touch to a fall, spring, or summer outfit. Buying new scarves […]