How-To: Fabric Flower Guest Book


This craft ran last year on but I thought you all might like to see it here on CTD. Get your fabric scrap ready, and make a guest book/open house/autograph book that will be a treasured keepsake! Yesterday I showed you how to use recycled fabric to make shabby-chic flowers. Today, I’m going to show you how a few of  these blooms and some pearly accents can transform a standard guest book into a personalized centerpiece. You’ll need: Victoria […]

Craft Product Review: Martha Stewart Crafts Embroidery Kits

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When I was first given the opportunity to review the Martha Stewart Crafts Embroidery Kits, I was a bit nervous. While I’m certainly not an expert stitcher, I’m not new to embroidery, so I wasn’t sure that I would be able to objectively judge the quality of the directions and the ease of use of the kits. But, as it turned out, my previous knowledge was a good thing—it forced me to really slow down and follow each step just […]

Baby Shower and Gift Ideas

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It’s been a busy week for me over on CraftsUnleashed– I came up with three baby- themed ideas for their “Baby Week.” I thought I’d show you what I made over here, too. If you want the step-by-step ideas, just click the links and it’ll take you to the full post. Rebel against “cute” and make a vintage-look Baby Card using a Cricut machine and the New Arrivals cartridge. I also used K & Co.’s “Cut-n-Paste” paper stack. Make some […]

Crafty Baby Gifts: Dyed Onesies/Snapsuits with Attitude

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There is a small baby boom in my corner of the world, and this week I’m going to share the gifts I make to bestow on all the new little princes and princesses! Cathie Filian wrote a whole book (101 Snappy Fashions) on upcycling baby Onesies/snapsuits- but this version wasn’t in the book. (go figure!) So today I’m sharing MY version of Tie-Dye Onesies/Snapsuits. Except that it’s not really tie-dye, it’s much neater and easier– it’s Simply Spray! (Review coming […]

Crafty Baby Gifts: Personalized Snap-Suits with Shiva Paintstiks

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There has been a small baby boom in my world, and I’ve got lots of little princes and princesses to make baby gifts for. This week I’m going to share some of my favorite baby gift crafts with you. First up: Shiva Paintstik baby snap-suits (onsies!) So…..I love Shiva Paintstiks! I’ve had my set for years now, and I pull them out again and again when working with fabric. They are SO easy to apply, are low on the mess-ometer, […]

Baby Onesies for the Cure

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It’s October and time for breast cancer awarenss month. This year I’m crafting for the cure by making baby onsies that sport a super-cute and blingy pink ribbon. This is also a super-easy craft to do, with few simple items. I made mine using the Memory Makers’ “Slice” to cut out my template, but you could do that by hand. So here’s what I used and how I did it: Materials: Baby snap-suit (Onesies is TM’d by Gerber, BTW) or […]

Baby Crafts Bonanza at Tipnut!

Once again, TipNut rocks! They’ve compiled a gi-normous list of baby crafts, including diaper covers, wipe cases, diaper stackers, burpclothes and bibs, blankies and booties too! If you’ve got a new baby or are getting ready for baby showers, this post will point you in the right direction. I especially liked the burp cloth ideas…they make great gifts. Anyway, just wanted to share the love!