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Woodworking Wed Aug 16 2017 22:45:08 GMT+0000 (UTC)
WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- A few days ago my finest waterstone shattered. I can’t complain; it had given me over ten years of service and was $30 well spent. This afternoon a replacement waterstone came in the mail and I took it out for a spin. I find honing an edge
Today, birds and birds. This first one in American sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) – is going to get painted on the outside, then carved through the paint. This tiny one, split out with the guidance of Dave Fisher, is birch – I f
Happy back to school season! What says back to school like a fresh box of crayons? This craft featuring each kid coloring their own crayon and making a big wall art out of all of them is beyond adorable! Pop … Read More...
Hey guys! It’s been a while since I shared a project here at A Beautiful Mess, because I’ve... Hey guys! It’s been a while since I shared a project here at A Beautiful Mess, because I’ve been up to some pretty
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It's hard enough to throw away scraps without having your partner go through your trash bin and remove what you've put in.  Joe regularly eyes my scraps, particularly those from bowl blanks, and removed two sets not long ago.He re-sawed each
Image courtesy of Lost Art PressWe're often asked if we'll ever offer a bench building video, or complete videos on how to install our vises. And the answer is, not anytime soon. You may be wondering if this is shortsightedness on our part, lack of i
If you’re still thinking about the sun and moon because of the upcoming solar eclipse, here’s a fun moon craft with a great technique that I’ve never tried before. This foil-printed moon from A Dab of Glue Will Do involv
Fruit is a fabulous motif for a summer party! Check out a round-up of projects and party suppliesfor the ultimate fruity party… DIY Fruit Wedge Bunting DIY Fruit Salad Mobile Watermelon Party Napkins April Fool’s Day Googly Eye Fr
Sometimes that’s the way of things, ain’t it? I finished sleeve number one on M’s Stripes! cardigan, but the entire time I was knitting it, I had a sinking feeling about the bottom hem on the body: See how it’s
I've been in a bit of a slump lately...so I decided today just to choose a random sketch challenge that I've never participated in before and go for it.  Well you know what - it worked!!  I found the sketch below at Tuesday Morning
Having grown up as a white male, I have had all the privileges that comes with that, but I also have many of the biases.Racist But Not a HaterI grew up learning an amazing amount of bigotry...as a white Catholic boy, I can't tell you how many times I
With a quick flip and fold and snap, this pencil pouch becomes a pencil stand so you can have your favorite pens or pencils at the ready for your next art project. I’ve got a tutorial and free pattern for … Read More...
It's a beautiful early-Autumn morning here! It was so cool last night that I needed my sweater...I can definitely feel fall coming. The hay meadows smell so fresh throughout the night and into the morning and the sunflowers are in... It's a b
If keeping your scrapbooking embellishments organized is making you tear your hair out, you need to read this comprehensive article by Jill, the founder of Scrapbook.com. She takes you thrugh everything you need to know to get your embeliishments org
Meet Lois.Several years ago, in 2011 I wrote during a past visit to Minnesota about where I went to elementary school through 2nd grade, where we lived when I was little, just walking down memory lane.Fast forward to the next summer and while I was d
I feel like a total pillow pusher right now because I’m itching for some new pillows at the studio and our apartment. Pillows are like a good pair of shoes. They can make or break the look and you can never have too many. I’ve als
My daughter goes back to school tomorrow, and we’re both pretty excited to see what second grade has in store for us. One thing that’s great about this age and this kid is that she is loving reading right now. … Read Mor
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Welcome to another Conie Fong Art and Design inspiration project! This month, I decided to color a sweet bride image, called Summer Bride. She comes in two other formats, Summer Dreams (wearing a hat and an apron) and Summer Blossom
I love Swarovski butterflies. They are ever so pretty.  Not many people use them probably because they can't think of something other than just using them as plain dangles.  But  Paola of Ricamar Gioielli, an Italian beader
Check out this awesome chart that helps determine the best glue and adhesive for your project:Glue Types and InformationWhen it comes to making jewelry, it's hard not to focus on all the gorgeous beads and charms. While not as pretty, you can't forge
Sew4Home shows how you can make these pretty apple and pear kitchen towels. They show the project made from scratch, starting with cotton ticking yardage to make the towel before adding the applique design. If you wanted to simplify the … R
 Creative Moving Day Tips for Artists The words creative, and artist, typically go hand-in- hand. Artists are known for their incredible ability to splash the world with color, express life in a unique way, and turn the mundane into a one-of
School is Cool kids Craft. Help banish those back to school butterflies with this easy craft. It's also a great keepsake for them to look back on. The post School is Cool Kids Craft appeared first on The Crafting Chicks.School is Cool Kids Craft Hey
In this project you'll see how to make a simple Minion Card. This tutorial it's step by step instructions, so it's very easy to understand it.
Hello! Today I'm introducing the final two patterns for The Front Porch fabric collection...these are the final two quilts that I received back from the quilter, the final two I did the binding on...and perhaps my two favorites (have I said t
Looking for something unique and creative to decorate your house this Halloween? How about this Halloween skull string art? Check out the tutorial, grab all the supplies and get started! Supplies: 1. White string 2. Wooden board or foam board&#82
There's something to be said about quiet hues. And this refurbished 19th century flat located in Stockholm, Sweden is a beautiful example. A completely renovated and stylish turn of the century apartment with beautiful time-sensitive details
Weaving can be viewed as a handcraft, an ethnic tradition, a global commodity, and a prototype for binary systems. It can also be viewed as embodied cognition, a term that came up frequently during a recent conference, Weaving: Cognition/Technology/C
Hi Everyone !!!Day 3 of the Jaded Blossom Release !I found this cute little Hedgehog Tooth Brush topper, so I knew what I needed to make !I used the Jaded BlossomNEW HedgehugsRic Rac Topper DieLabel Shape DiesGusset Bag Here is the cute stam
Today’s Block is Corn No Beans (don’t you just love that name? from MissCarrie Nelson, it can be found here on the Moda Blog. This was an easy block to make with my 1″ Triangle Papers…. I am heading to Dallas a
This Neapolitan Rice Crispy Treat Recipe is super cute with layers of strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate. Brittany Bay of PopShopHouston shows us how to make it. I love the colors and the fact that this will be a super treat … Read More...
Hi all and welcome to my blog today I am here with Delightful Wednesdayfor Digital Delightsby Louby LooChristine and myself will rotate posting every other ***Wednesday*** with a project
delta artist ultra fine mist water sprayer   marabu graphix pens   yasutomo hake brush   faber-castell trio sharpener   copic marker sketchbook   alibabette par
Today I’m sharing this Vintage Butterfly Fairy Lady Photo!!This is a lady wearing a Fairy...
Nothing says summer like pinwheels. This super fun interactive card has movable pinwheels shaped from textured plastic. Visit the Imagine Crafts blog for project directions. -Heather… Read More...
I will be teaching next week in Utah…come take one of my workshops!!!! These are the two projects…come hangout…stitch and learn lots about wool appliqu!!! See flyer below for details…Would love to have you in c
Hello everyone! I'm back from my Seattle trip and had a fabulous time teaching at Running with Scissors in Kent, Washington. I also spent time with fellow crafty friends, Ginger Ropp and Maggi Harding, visiting the Graphic 45 office in Portland, Oreg
Marc and Nicole collaborate on a replacement for their trusty wooden spatula. The post Nicole’s Wooden Spatula appeared first on The Wood Whisperer.Nicole’s favorite wooden spatula recently decided it had enough. The spoon was a l
Polly and I are back from a delightful trip to one of the loveliest places on earth. Nantucket.  I have some very meager photos, but it was kind of a working vacation and I missed some great pictures.This is just an average house on an avera
Anna from Tea and a Sewing Machine shows how you can sew a pillow with a pocket across the front. The pocket is the perfect place to stash a good book or maybe the remotes for the TV. For kids, … Read More...
I will be teaching next week in Utah…come take one of my workshops!!!! These are the two projects…come hangout…stitch and learn lots about wool appliqu!!! See flyer below for details…Would love to have you in c
It's a sketch challenge week on the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog.  For my card, I used a small "happy birthday" from the Short & Sweet stamp set along with new papers from the Basics Fundamentals kit, a perfectly coordinated ribbon,
Article continues below these Amazon Goodies My Favorite day of the month is Aurifil Designer Challenge day! Our theme this year is the rainbow of colors found in the color wheel. Each designer is assigned a color going around the wheel and August is
I've survived 84 days in this house with the children.  While everyone else has been going places or doing things, we've just been here, in the house. I cannot even wait for the bus to come tomorrow.I felt like we should do something today,
  Time is running out on our Free Shipping promotion!! Stock up on your Holiday Stamping needs while you can eliminate that pesky Shipping! Summer is the perfect time to start your holiday creations, or to hide inside in the air conditioning
Here’s a fun idea for using craft store and estate sale doilies. Add color to them! Jules Madden has a tutorial at Alisa Burke’s blog showing how to paint doilies. It’s a particularly good project for doilies that have g