Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Painted Puzzle Free Tutorial by Alisa Burke

Alisa Burke always comes up with the most wonderful and colorful ideas.  If you LOVE puzzles and want to create a truly unique painted puzzle then you'll want to check out her Painted Puzzle Tutorial.  Have fun!

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke

Here's what Alisa had to say about her tutorial: Recently I gathered some fun things for a birthday package that I was putting together to send off to my friend's little girl. While doing my weekly browsing at Target's dollar bin, I came across a puzzle for $1 and suddenly had the idea to paint over it to make a brand new colorful kids puzzle to include in the package. This puzzle was super easy and would actually make a great project create with kids!

Please respect Alisa's TERMS OF USE:  I work really hard to come up with my art, tutorials, ideas, classes, inspiration and more. Please understand that everything I post on my blog is for your personal use only - not for resale or redistribution. Please contact me if you are interested in using anything that I share online-thank you!!!

For more information on Alisa's Terms of Use please CLICK HERE.

Alisa's Bio: Alisa Burke is a freelance painter and mixed media artist who studied fine art at Portland State University. With a background in painting and printmaking, a desire to explore and push materials, Alisa is always looking for new ways to break the rules and redefine art. She draws inspiration from street art, graffiti, art history and fashion and it is not uncommon to find her digging through the trash in hopes of recycling something unique use in her artwork.

Alisa’s paintings have been exhibited in a variety of galleries and her handmade, painted accessories are carried in a number of boutiques across the country. Her artwork has been featured in publications such as Cloth Paper Scissors, Quilting Arts, Where Women Create, Somerset Studios’ Haute Handbags, Art Doll Quarterly, and the University of San Diego Magazine. In addition to making art, Alisa teaches a variety of workshops nation wide. Alisa appeared as a guest artist on the DIY Network show Craft Lab and book Canvas Remix was released in spring 2008.

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke.

Please visit her Alisa Burke website at http://www.alisaburke.com and her Alisa Burke - Redefine Creativity blog at http://www.alisaburke.blogspot.com. Her Alisa Burke Etsy shop is at http://alisaburke.etsy.com.

Paper Cones Decoration Free Tutorial by Carina Envoldsen-Harris of Carina's Craftblog

I love ideas that can be used year round for any holiday - don't you?  If you do then you'll love the paper cones tutorial by Carina Envoldsen-Harris.  Have fun making your paper cones.

Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Carina Envoldsen-Harris of Carina's Craftblog blog.

Here's what Carina had to say about her tutorial: Maybe you remember I mentioned these in December? I thought I'd post the tutorial for them... before we get too far away from Christmas.. it's ok, isn't it? To talk about Christmas stuff in January? ;-)

In Denmark for Christmas these cones ('kræmmerhuse') are made to decorate the Christmas tree - or other places, but mostly the tree. They are traditionally hung on the tree and then filled with cookies or sweets.

They can be a bit fiddly to make at first, but I'm sure you'll soon get the hang of it! :-)


Please respect Carina's TERMS OF USE:BE NICE: DON'T STEAL - I spend hours thinking up projects, taking pictures, processing the pictures and writing tutorials and posts. So please respect the work that goes into this and don't steal my content. You are welcome to use the tutorials and patterns for your own personal crafting pleasure. And if you like them, feel free to share links to them. You can even borrow an image or two if you link back here. Sharing is nice, it's what makes the crafty blogosphere so great! But stealing other people's content and passing it off as your own is not nice at all. So don't be that guy. Or gal. Translating my tutorials or removing my copyright notice from images and posting the content as your own is not allowed. Thank you. Got a question about something? Want to know a bit about me? Need help with something? Check out the fancy pants FAQ page!

Carina's Bio: Carina is a Danish girl living in Essex, England with her husband. She's an artist and crafter who loves to crochet, draw, sew, paint, and embroider.

Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Carina Envoldsen-Harris of Carina's Craftblog blog. Please visit Carina's new Carina's Craftblog blog at http://carinascraftblog.wardi.dk ,  her Wardi.dk website, her Carina Wardi Etsy shop, and her Polka & Bloom Etsy shop .

Jam Jar Cozy Free Crochet Tutorial by Carina Envoldsen-Harris of Carina's Craftblog

One of these days I am going to learn how to crochet.  When I do I think I'll make Carina's Jam Jar Cozy in blue.  What an adorable way to decorate a jam jar cozy.  Enjoy.


Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Carina Envoldsen-Harris of Carina's Craftblog blog.

Here's what Carina had to say about her tutorial: As promised, the crochet jar cosy tutorial. You can use one or more colours to suit your taste. I think it is nice with atleast a couple of colours just because I like colour. ;-)

Please respect Carina's TERMS OF USE:BE NICE: DON'T STEAL - I spend hours thinking up projects, taking pictures, processing the pictures and writing tutorials and posts. So please respect the work that goes into this and don't steal my content. You are welcome to use the tutorials and patterns for your own personal crafting pleasure. And if you like them, feel free to share links to them. You can even borrow an image or two if you link back here. Sharing is nice, it's what makes the crafty blogosphere so great! But stealing other people's content and passing it off as your own is not nice at all. So don't be that guy. Or gal. Translating my tutorials or removing my copyright notice from images and posting the content as your own is not allowed. Thank you. Got a question about something? Want to know a bit about me? Need help with something? Check out the fancy pants FAQ page!

Carina's Bio: Carina is a Danish girl living in Essex, England with her husband. She's an artist and crafter who loves to crochet, draw, sew, paint, and embroider.

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Carina Envoldsen-Harris of Carina's Craftblog  blog. Please visit Carina's new Carina's Craftblog blog at http://carinascraftblog.wardi.dk ,  her Wardi.dk website, her Carina Wardi Etsy shop, and her Polka & Bloom Etsy shop .


Long Mitten Free Tutorial by Christie Hurst of A Lemon Squeezy Home

Looking for a quick and easy way to make Long Mittens for your kids?  If you are then you'll be happy to know that Christie Hurst has a wonderful tutorial showing you how make long mittens.

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Here's what Christie had to say about her tutorial:  This is likely my last tutorial for the rest of the month, just so’s you know. I wanted to get them up quickly so that you could use them this season!  And mittens would make a great gift!

Have you ever had your kid come in crying because they have snow down their sleeves?  I definitely have, and since my oldest son C was about 3 years old, I’ve just added a longer section onto gloves he had from the store.  That way snow stays off their arms, and their arms have an extra layer for warmth!

Then I realized how easy it would be to just make the mitten portion as well.  I’ve actually had this idea on my list since I started my blog in January!  So after nearly a year, I finally got around to it!

Please respect Christie's TERMS OF USE: Unless stated otherwise, you may use any of the items or tutorials I post for personal use. If you are wanting to sell items made from my tutorials, please ask me for permission!

If you make and post anything that I came up with, please post a link to my blog. If you sell any items on my website that was my idea, then you must post a link giving me credit (after asking permission to sell first).

Just give credit where it is due! Happy crafting!

Copyright © 2012- All Rights Reserved - Christie of Lemon Squeezy Shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/lemonsqueezyshop. Please visit her A Lemon Squeezy Home blog at http://alemonsqueezyhome.blogspot.com/

Vintage Bike Basket Free Tutorial by Christie Hurst of A Lemon Squeezy Home

If you love adorable vintage bike baskets you'll want to check out the Vintage Bike Basket Tutorial by Christie Hurst.  Enjoy your bike ride.


Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Christie of A Lemon Squeezy Home

Here's what Christie had to say about her tutorial:   Remember my son's Bike Basket I made? You can see that version by clicking here: D's Bike Basket Tutorial.

I remember finishing his, and thinking how pretty it could be for a girl with a few changes. So I re-designed the entire thing to fit an adult vintage style bike. *This basket actually fits my son's child size bike, so it doesn't even have to be only for an adult bike!
Please respect Christie's TERMS OF USE: Unless stated otherwise, you may use any of the items or tutorials I post for personal use. If you are wanting to sell items made from my tutorials, please ask me for permission!

If you make and post anything that I came up with, please post a link to my blog. If you sell any items on my website that was my idea, then you must post a link giving me credit (after asking permission to sell first).

Just give credit where it is due! Happy crafting!

Copyright © 2012- All Rights Reserved - Christie of Lemon Squeezy Shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/lemonsqueezyshop. Please visit her A Lemon Squeezy Home blog at http://alemonsqueezyhome.blogspot.com/

Pantone Chip Magnets and Bow Tie Paper Clips From Fabric Strips Free How-To's by Jessica Jones

Do you love cute magnets and adorable paper clips.  If you do then you'll want to check out the DIY Pantone Chip Magnets and Bow Tie Paper Clips From Fabric Scraps how-to's by Jessica Jones.  Have fun!

Copyright © 2011- All Rights Reserved - Written By  Jessica Jones of Jessica Jones.

Here's what Jessica had to say about her how-to: I try to keep loose Pantone chips in an envelope for future projects, but these nice colors escaped and attached themselves to my file cabinet.

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Here's what Jessica had to say about her how-to: I had a couple little scraps left over from stiffened fabric projects, and after fiddling with them, I noticed they'd easily make tiny bows. Which I attached to paper clips because... I don't know why. These could work as bookmarks, on wedding invitations, Valentines, etc. Or attach the bows to hair clips for little girls or pencils for bridal shower games.

Please respect Jessica's TERMS OF USE:  You're welcome to link to my How About Orange blog or use a single image and brief description to link back to any post. Republishing posts in their entirety is prohibited without permission.

Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Jessica Jones of Jessica Jones. Jessica is a professional graphic and textile designer.

Please visit her Jessica Jones website @ http://www.jessicajonesdesign.com/ and her How About Orange blog @ http://howaboutorange.blogspot.com/.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Bunting Tutorial by Carina Envoldsen-Harris of Carina's Craftblog

Looking for a cute way to decorate? Why not try a bunting. I think they make great decorations for any season and any holiday. Or, even as a decoration year round. If you agree and want to try making a bunting check out the Bunting Tutorial by Carina Envoldsen-Harris. Have fun bunting.


Here's what Carina had to say about her tutorial: Supposed to be Christmas trees, but you know, kinda abstract-like. Isn't it fun how there's a bit of 'reflection' of the back of the trees on the wall?

Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Carina Envoldsen-Harris of Carina's Craftblog blog.

Please respect Carina's TERMS OF USE:BE NICE: DON'T STEAL - I spend hours thinking up projects, taking pictures, processing the pictures and writing tutorials and posts. So please respect the work that goes into this and don't steal my content. You are welcome to use the tutorials and patterns for your own personal crafting pleasure. And if you like them, feel free to share links to them. You can even borrow an image or two if you link back here. Sharing is nice, it's what makes the crafty blogosphere so great! But stealing other people's content and passing it off as your own is not nice at all. So don't be that guy. Or gal. Translating my tutorials or removing my copyright notice from images and posting the content as your own is not allowed. Thank you. Got a question about something? Want to know a bit about me? Need help with something? Check out the fancy pants FAQ page!

Carina's Bio: Carina is a Danish girl living in Essex, England with her husband. She's an artist and crafter who loves to crochet, draw, sew, paint, and embroider.

Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Carina Envoldsen-Harris of Carina's Craftblog  blog. Please visit Carina's new Carina's Craftblog blog at http://carinascraftblog.wardi.dk ,  her Wardi.dk website, her Carina Wardi Etsy shop, and her Polka & Bloom Etsy shop .


Embellished Socks and Whimsical Felt Slippers Free Tutorials by Alisa Burke

Have you ever wanted to just have a little fun with your clothing or be a little whimsical? I know that I have. Well, Alisa Burke has two adorable tutorials showing you how to embellish your socks and how to make whimsical felt slippers. Have fun!

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Here's what Alisa had to say about her tutorial: I have a bit of an obsession with boots- short, tall, vintage, black, brown- I just can't seem to get enough of them! And when you have a huge boot collection you gotta have cute socks to wear.


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Here's what Alisa had to say about her tutorial: Now that fall is here, I wake up every morning with cold toes- yes, even in Southern California. For a while I've been wanting to try making my own slippers with a fun and whimsical twist and my icy toes were the perfect excuse. This project could be altered and adapted in so many different ways and would be a great little handmade gift for the holidays.

Please respect Alisa's TERMS OF USE:  I work really hard to come up with my art, tutorials, ideas, classes, inspiration and more. Please understand that everything I post on my blog is for your personal use only - not for resale or redistribution. Please contact me if you are interested in using anything that I share online-thank you!!!

For more information on Alisa's Terms of Use please CLICK HERE.

Alisa's Bio: Alisa Burke is a freelance painter and mixed media artist who studied fine art at Portland State University. With a background in painting and printmaking, a desire to explore and push materials, Alisa is always looking for new ways to break the rules and redefine art. She draws inspiration from street art, graffiti, art history and fashion and it is not uncommon to find her digging through the trash in hopes of recycling something unique use in her artwork.

Alisa’s paintings have been exhibited in a variety of galleries and her handmade, painted accessories are carried in a number of boutiques across the country. Her artwork has been featured in publications such as Cloth Paper Scissors, Quilting Arts, Where Women Create, Somerset Studios’ Haute Handbags, Art Doll Quarterly, and the University of San Diego Magazine. In addition to making art, Alisa teaches a variety of workshops nation wide. Alisa appeared as a guest artist on the DIY Network show Craft Lab and book Canvas Remix was released in spring 2008.

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke.

Please visit her Alisa Burke website at http://www.alisaburke.com and her Alisa Burke - Redefine Creativity blog at http://www.alisaburke.blogspot.com. Her Alisa Burke Etsy shop is at http://alisaburke.etsy.com.



Bike Basket Free Tutorial by Christie Hurst of A Lemon Squeezy Home

Looking for a cute way to decorate a bike basket? If you are then check out Christie Hurst's Bike Basket Tutorial. Enjoy.

Copyright © 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Christie Hurst of A Lemon Squeezy Home 

Here's what Christie had to say about her tutorial:  This was post I wrote for Kate’s Ruffle Series a few weeks ago.  I know I’ve done a couple variations of bike baskets (check the tutorial archives), but I’m kind of in love with bike baskets.  I love how they are so convenient and practical, but can be totally cute at the same time.  But having recently stopped by Walmart and seeing the price tags of bike baskets, you could easily make your own for much cheaper!  This time I wanted to keep it really simple—a project that can easily be done in an hour or less.  And since ruffles are such a beautiful compliment to so many items, I thought a ruffle would be perfect to liven up this bike basket.

Please respect Christie's TERMS OF USE: Unless stated otherwise, you may use any of the items or tutorials I post for personal use. If you are wanting to sell items made from my tutorials, please ask me for permission!

If you make and post anything that I came up with, please post a link to my blog. If you sell any items on my website that was my idea, then you must post a link giving me credit (after asking permission to sell first).

Just give credit where it is due! Happy crafting!

Copyright © 2012- All Rights Reserved - Christie Hurst of Lemon Squeezy Shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/lemonsqueezyshop. Please visit her A Lemon Squeezy Home blog at http://alemonsqueezyhome.blogspot.com/

DIY Fabric Wall Decals Free Tutorial by Jessica Jones

Have you ever wanted to do something a little different with you pictures? I know I have so I was pleased to find that Jessica Jones had a tutorial showing you how to make DIY Fabric Wall Decals. Cute idea.

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Here's what Jessica had to say about her tutorial: More fun with fabric stiffener. Here's how to make some easy fabric picture frames for your wall. Or cut out anything your heart desires: silhouettes of your family, animal shapes for the nursery, lettering, ornate designs, party decorations... the world is your oyster. Hey, maybe consider doing an oyster.

I'd heard of people ironing starched fabric to walls and wanted to try it out. Sure enough, I was able to stick my stiffened fabric to the wall with an iron and remove it without harming my paint job. This is super for renters, indecisive decorators, or easily bored people. Note that if your wall is really rough, you'll probably have a hard time making these stick. Also for what it's worth, my walls are painted with flat latex paint.

Please respect Jessica's TERMS OF USE:  You're welcome to link to my How About Orange blog or use a single image and brief description to link back to any post. Republishing posts in their entirety is prohibited without permission.

Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Jessica Jones of Jessica Jones. Jessica is a professional graphic and textile designer.

Please visit her Jessica Jones website @ http://www.jessicajonesdesign.com/ and her How About Orange blog @ http://howaboutorange.blogspot.com/.

Embroidery Paper Transfer How-To by Carina Envoldsen-Harris of Carina's Craftblog

If you've ever wondered how to embroider using transfer paper then you'll be happy to know that Carina Envoldsen-Harris has a wonderful how-to showing you how.  Enjoy!


Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Carina Envoldsen-Harris of Carina's Craftblog blog.

Here's what Carina had to say about her how-to: I meant to share this tutorial with you last year *ahem* and either forgot/got busy/or some other reason I can't remember now. I just came across the photos and thought it's now or never, because if I didn't do it now, the images might lay forgotten in their file for another year. Or more.

So. This is a way to 'transfer' a pattern to cloth when all you have is regular printer paper or similar and no fancy transfer tools or materials of any kind. Because it's not 100% ideal, but it will do in a pinch.


Please respect Carina's TERMS OF USE: BE NICE: DON'T STEAL - I spend hours thinking up projects, taking pictures, processing the pictures and writing tutorials and posts. So please respect the work that goes into this and don't steal my content. You are welcome to use the tutorials and patterns for your own personal crafting pleasure. And if you like them, feel free to share links to them. You can even borrow an image or two if you link back here. Sharing is nice, it's what makes the crafty blogosphere so great! But stealing other people's content and passing it off as your own is not nice at all. So don't be that guy. Or gal. Translating my tutorials or removing my copyright notice from images and posting the content as your own is not allowed. Thank you. Got a question about something? Want to know a bit about me? Need help with something? Check out the fancy pants FAQ page!

Carina's Bio: Carina is a Danish girl living in Essex, England with her husband. She's an artist and crafter who loves to crochet, draw, sew, paint, and embroider.

Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Carina Envoldsen-Harris of Carina's Craftblog blog. Please visit Carina's new Carina's Craftblog blog at http://carinascraftblog.wardi.dk ,  her Wardi.dk website, her Carina Wardi Etsy shop, and her Polka & Bloom Etsy shop .


Monday, May 21, 2012

Quick and Easy Throw Pillows From A Bedsheet Free Tutorial by Kelly Oribine of The Complete Guide To Imperfect Homemaking

As far as I'm concerned you can never have enough throw pillows. At least I can't. If you're like me then you'll want to check out Kelly Orbine's tutorial for quick and easy throw pillows from a bedsheet.

Copyright © 2011 All Rights Reserved - Written by Kelly Oribine of The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking

Here's what Kelly had to say about her tutorial: Before I start, I just want to say: this is not a sewing tutorial.  We are going to sew, but this is not a sewing tutorial.  I don't do those.

Sewing tutorials are best left to people who measure, and press and serge and know what all those doo-hickeys that came with their sewing machine are for.

We aren't going to do any measuring. Or pinning.  Or serging.

Please respect Kelly's TERMS OF USE: The content of my tutorials belongs to me. You may not use my images or text without crediting me. If you would like to share something you enjoyed on The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking on your own website, you may use one picture and /or a small selection of text, placed in quotation marks, credited and linked to me. I work hard to create my tutorials. Don't steal my work!

Copyright © 2011 All Rights Reserved - Kelly Oribine of The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking. Kelly is a homemaker and mother of five home-schooled children. She is passionate about keeping house, living simply, and painting things teal. Please visit Kelly's The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking blog at http://www.imperfecthomemaking.com .

How To Wallpaper Using Fabric Free Tutorial by Jessica Jones of How About Orange

Have you ever thought of wallpapering with fabric? I can hear you saying, "now that's different!" Well, if you have then you're going to love Jessica Jones "How-to Wallpaper Using Fabric." Have fun!

Copyright © 2011- All Rights Reserved - Written By  Jessica Jones of Jessica Jones.

Here's what Jessica had to say about her tutorial:  I couldn't stand our boring white door anymore. Something had to be done. So over the weekend, we wallpapered it with a big, fun piece of fabric. I love it. And it's useful, too. There are four white doors in this corner of the apartment—bedroom, bathroom, coat closet, and outer door—and sometimes departing guests get confused about which one they came through. Now we'll just tell them to exit through the village.

Please respect Jessica's TERMS OF USE:  You're welcome to link to my How About Orange blog or use a single image and brief description to link back to any post. Republishing posts in their entirety is prohibited without permission.

Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Jessica Jones of Jessica Jones. Jessica is a professional graphic and textile designer.

Please visit her Jessica Jones website @ http://www.jessicajonesdesign.com/ and her How About Orange blog @ http://howaboutorange.blogspot.com/.

Embellished Shoulders and Embellished Tank Top Free Tutorials by Alisa Burke

Do you like to embellish your clothing? If you do then you'll be happy to know that Alisa Burke has two wonderful tutorials showing you how to embellish two different tops. Have fun embellishing.


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Here's what Alisa had to say about her tutorial: I am loving the current fashion of trend of embellished shoulders. I am seeing it everywhere and I think it is a fun way to wear a little bling. And of course I had to come up with an easy way to create my own!


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Here's what Alisa had to say about her tutorial: I've got another last minute idea for everyone out there needing a little last minute holiday sparkle- transforming a simple tank into a pretty embellished top.

Please respect Alisa's TERMS OF USE:  I work really hard to come up with my art, tutorials, ideas, classes, inspiration and more. Please understand that everything I post on my blog is for your personal use only - not for resale or redistribution. Please contact me if you are interested in using anything that I share online-thank you!!!

For more information on Alisa's Terms of Use please CLICK HERE.

Alisa's Bio: Alisa Burke is a freelance painter and mixed media artist who studied fine art at Portland State University. With a background in painting and printmaking, a desire to explore and push materials, Alisa is always looking for new ways to break the rules and redefine art. She draws inspiration from street art, graffiti, art history and fashion and it is not uncommon to find her digging through the trash in hopes of recycling something unique use in her artwork.

Alisa’s paintings have been exhibited in a variety of galleries and her handmade, painted accessories are carried in a number of boutiques across the country. Her artwork has been featured in publications such as Cloth Paper Scissors, Quilting Arts, Where Women Create, Somerset Studios’ Haute Handbags, Art Doll Quarterly, and the University of San Diego Magazine. In addition to making art, Alisa teaches a variety of workshops nation wide. Alisa appeared as a guest artist on the DIY Network show Craft Lab and book Canvas Remix was released in spring 2008.

Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke.

Please visit her Alisa Burke website at http://www.alisaburke.com and her Alisa Burke - Redefine Creativity blog at http://www.alisaburke.blogspot.com. Her Alisa Burke Etsy shop is at http://alisaburke.etsy.com.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Simple, Thrifty DIY Art Free Tutorial by Kelly Oribine of The Complete Guide To Imperfect Homemaking

If you can't find something you want - make it!  If you agree and are looking for ways to decorate your walls then you might want to take a look at Kelly Orbine's "Simple, Thrifty DIY Art" tutorial.  Have fun decorating!

Copyright © 2012 All Rights Reserved - Written by Kelly Oribine of The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking

Here's what Kelly had to say about her tutorial: I like the idea of shopping for art. But finding art for a specific spot in a home is hard, isn't it? I want something that is the right size, incorporates the right colours and is affordable. Oh, and I want it to make my heart sing, if that's not too much trouble. 

So basically all my art shopping expeditions end up one of two ways:

a) I come home empty handed and disappointed. 

or

b) I come home with a mirror.

So when the local shops left me disappointed and toting a new mirror once again, I decided to make my own wall art for my master bedroom. 

I am very pleased with the results, and the price tag!

Please respect Kelly's TERMS OF USE: The content of my tutorials belongs to me. You may not use my images or text without crediting me. If you would like to share something you enjoyed on The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking on your own website, you may use one picture and /or a small selection of text, placed in quotation marks, credited and linked to me. I work hard to create my tutorials. Don't steal my work!

Copyright © 2012 All Rights Reserved - Kelly Oribine of The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking. Kelly is a homemaker and mother of five home-schooled children. She is passionate about keeping house, living simply, and painting things teal. Please visit Kelly's The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking blog at http://www.imperfecthomemaking.com

Crochet Granny Triangle Free Tutorial by Carina Envoldsen-Harris of Carina's Craftblog

I can remember my mother making granny squares for a colorful afghan she was making and wishing I could crochet. If you love granny squares and want to learn how to crochet a granny square you'll be happy to know that Carina Envoldsen-Harris has another wonderful tutorial showing you how. Have fun making your granny squares.

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Carina Envoldsen-Harris of Carina's Craftblog 

Here's what Carina had to say about her tutorial:  So! Here we go with the granny triangle tutorial. Did you master the magic circle yet? Ready to go? By the way, this is the yarn I use. If you don't fancy using the magic circle, you can make a ring by making 4 chain stitches and joining them into a ring. Please note, I am using the American crochet terms in this tutorial. :-)

Please respect Carina's TERMS OF USE:BE NICE: DON'T STEAL - I spend hours thinking up projects, taking pictures, processing the pictures and writing tutorials and posts. So please respect the work that goes into this and don't steal my content. You are welcome to use the tutorials and patterns for your own personal crafting pleasure. And if you like them, feel free to share links to them. You can even borrow an image or two if you link back here. Sharing is nice, it's what makes the crafty blogosphere so great! But stealing other people's content and passing it off as your own is not nice at all. So don't be that guy. Or gal. Translating my tutorials or removing my copyright notice from images and posting the content as your own is not allowed. Thank you. Got a question about something? Want to know a bit about me? Need help with something? Check out the fancy pants FAQ page!

Carina's Bio: Carina is a Danish girl living in Essex, England with her husband. She's an artist and crafter who loves to crochet, draw, sew, paint, and embroider.

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Carina Envoldsen-Harris of Carina's Craftblog  blog. Please visit Carina's new Carina's Craftblog blog at http://carinascraftblog.wardi.dk ,  her Wardi.dk website, her Carina Wardi Etsy shop, and her Polka & Bloom Etsy shop .


Snowflake Doilies Free Tutorial by Carina Envoldsen-Harris of Carina's Craftblog

Have you ever tried to make snowflakes from paper doilies? If you have you know how much fun it is. If you haven't and want to learn how check out Carina's Snowflake Doilies tutorial. Have fun!

Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Carina Envoldsen-Harris of Carina's Craftblog blog.

Here's what Carina had to say about her tutorial: Have you ever seen rectangular paper doilies? I hadn't, until earlier this year. Pretty cool. They are great for wrapping presents, but I had another idea too. Although, it's kind of ironic that my idea means cutting into the doilies so you can't actually tell that they are rectangular!

Please respect Carina's TERMS OF USE: BE NICE: DON'T STEAL - I spend hours thinking up projects, taking pictures, processing the pictures and writing tutorials and posts. So please respect the work that goes into this and don't steal my content. You are welcome to use the tutorials and patterns for your own personal crafting pleasure. And if you like them, feel free to share links to them. You can even borrow an image or two if you link back here. Sharing is nice, it's what makes the crafty blogosphere so great! But stealing other people's content and passing it off as your own is not nice at all. So don't be that guy. Or gal. Translating my tutorials or removing my copyright notice from images and posting the content as your own is not allowed. Thank you. Got a question about something? Want to know a bit about me? Need help with something? Check out the fancy pants FAQ page!

Carina's Bio: Carina is a Danish girl living in Essex, England with her husband. She's an artist and crafter who loves to crochet, draw, sew, paint, and embroider.

Copyright © 2006-2012 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Carina Envoldsen-Harris of Carina's Craftblog  blog. Please visit Carina's new Carina's Craftblog blog at http://carinascraftblog.wardi.dk ,  her Wardi.dk website, her Carina Wardi Etsy shop, and her Polka & Bloom Etsy shop .

Sketching 101 Free Tutorial by Alisa Burke

If you love to sketch and want to learn from a master then you'll be happy to know that Alisa Burke has put together a sketching101 tutorial.  Have fun sketching.

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke

Here's what Alisa had to say about her tutorial: Since sharing the pages of my sketchbook in a variety of posts, I have received lots of inquiries about my sketching process, my supplies and techniques. I thought I would put a post together to answer some questions and give a little tutorial on sketching (my style).

Drawing and sketching is not an easy daily task but creatively I believe it is such an important part of the process when making art or craft projects. I strongly believe that learning the basics of drawing, finding your own style and taking time to develop it is so rewarding!



Please respect Alisa's TERMS OF USE:  I work really hard to come up with my art, tutorials, ideas, classes, inspiration and more. Please understand that everything I post on my blog is for your personal use only - not for resale or redistribution. Please contact me if you are interested in using anything that I share online-thank you!!!

For more information on Alisa's Terms of Use please CLICK HERE.

Alisa's Bio: Alisa Burke is a freelance painter and mixed media artist who studied fine art at Portland State University. With a background in painting and printmaking, a desire to explore and push materials, Alisa is always looking for new ways to break the rules and redefine art. She draws inspiration from street art, graffiti, art history and fashion and it is not uncommon to find her digging through the trash in hopes of recycling something unique use in her artwork.

Alisa’s paintings have been exhibited in a variety of galleries and her handmade, painted accessories are carried in a number of boutiques across the country. Her artwork has been featured in publications such as Cloth Paper Scissors, Quilting Arts, Where Women Create, Somerset Studios’ Haute Handbags, Art Doll Quarterly, and the University of San Diego Magazine. In addition to making art, Alisa teaches a variety of workshops nation wide. Alisa appeared as a guest artist on the DIY Network show Craft Lab and book Canvas Remix was released in spring 2008.

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke.

Please visit her Alisa Burke website at http://www.alisaburke.com and her Alisa Burke - Redefine Creativity blog at http://www.alisaburke.blogspot.com. Her Alisa Burke Etsy shop is at http://alisaburke.etsy.com.

Upcycled Fiber Coasters Free Tutorial by Alisa Burke

If you have a bunch of denim and ribbon scraps laying around that you want to recycle you'll want to check out Alisa Burke's Upcycled Fiber Coasters tutorial.  Enjoy!

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Here's what Alisa had to say about her tutorial:  Recently I met up for a day full of fun with my friend and fellow artist Jane LaFazio. We met at Liberty Station; n San Diego and visited Visions Art Museum, took lots of photos, ate a fabulous lunch and exchanged materials to create with. I gave Jane a bag full of painted canvas scraps and Jane gave me a whole bunch of denim and ribbon scraps. I knew right away I would put these scraps to use for a holiday gift tutorial- a set of fiber coasters.

Please respect Alisa's TERMS OF USE:  I work really hard to come up with my art, tutorials, ideas, classes, inspiration and more. Please understand that everything I post on my blog is for your personal use only - not for resale or redistribution. Please contact me if you are interested in using anything that I share online-thank you!!!

For more information on Alisa's Terms of Use please CLICK HERE.

Alisa's Bio: Alisa Burke is a freelance painter and mixed media artist who studied fine art at Portland State University. With a background in painting and printmaking, a desire to explore and push materials, Alisa is always looking for new ways to break the rules and redefine art. She draws inspiration from street art, graffiti, art history and fashion and it is not uncommon to find her digging through the trash in hopes of recycling something unique use in her artwork.

Alisa’s paintings have been exhibited in a variety of galleries and her handmade, painted accessories are carried in a number of boutiques across the country. Her artwork has been featured in publications such as Cloth Paper Scissors, Quilting Arts, Where Women Create, Somerset Studios’ Haute Handbags, Art Doll Quarterly, and the University of San Diego Magazine. In addition to making art, Alisa teaches a variety of workshops nation wide. Alisa appeared as a guest artist on the DIY Network show Craft Lab and book Canvas Remix was released in spring 2008.

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke.

Please visit her Alisa Burke website at http://www.alisaburke.com and her Alisa Burke - Redefine Creativity blog at http://www.alisaburke.blogspot.com. Her Alisa Burke Etsy shop is at http://alisaburke.etsy.com.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

How To Make Easy Paint Chip Wall Art and How To Make Boxes From Paint Swatches Free Tutorials by Jessica Jones

If you love crafting with paint chips you'll be happy to know that Jessica Jones has two wonderful tutorials showing you how to make Easy Paint Chip Art and how to make Boxes From Paint Chip Swatches.  Enjoy!

Copyright © 2011- All Rights Reserved - Written By  Jessica Jones of Jessica Jones.

Here's what Jessica had to say about her tutorial:  If your apartment needs some decorating, you can't draw, and you're broke, consider chopping up paint chips. (Yep, I'm still on the paint chip kick.) These are Glidden swatches from Home Depot made into a simple triangle pattern. I put it inside a mat and frame I already had, and it looks fairly respectable. Put anything inside a mat and frame and it will look respectable. Heck, you could frame a crumpled-up Kleenex and somebody will assume it's a very special piece of modern art.

Copyright © 2011- All Rights Reserved - Written By  Jessica Jones of Jessica Jones.

Here's what Jessica had to say about her tutorial:  If you've got paint chips sitting around begging to be made into something, try folding them into boxes for paperclips, thumbtacks, party favor candies, or tiny gifts. I made these from Behr swatches, available at Home Depot.

Please respect Jessica's TERMS OF USE:  You're welcome to link to my How About Orange blog or use a single image and brief description to link back to any post. Republishing posts in their entirety is prohibited without permission.

Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Jessica Jones of Jessica Jones. Jessica is a professional graphic and textile designer.

Please visit her Jessica Jones website @ http://www.jessicajonesdesign.com/ and her How About Orange blog @ http://howaboutorange.blogspot.com/.

Crochet Magic Ring Free Tutorial by Carina Envoldsen-Harris of Carina's Craftblog

I've probably told you before that I have never been able to master the art of crocheting.  I tried it as a teenager and just could never get it.   Perhaps I should try again.  If I decide to perhaps I'll start with Carina Envoldsen-Harris's Crochet Magic Ring Tutorial.  Enjoy!

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Carina Envoldsen-Harris of Carina's Craftblog blog.

Here's what Carina had to say about her tutorial: Mmm... happy colours! Ok, so there's a granny triangle tutorial in the works, but first I'm going to show you how to make a magic ring. This is a very handy thing to know how to make. Not just for granny triangles! Why is it handy? Because it can make centres of your work look a lot better. You're basically crocheting over an adjustable ring which you can pull tight. By the way, this is the yarn I use.

And despite its name, there is actually no magic involved whatsoever. I am sorry to disappoint you!


Please respect Carina's TERMS OF USE: BE NICE: DON'T STEAL - I spend hours thinking up projects, taking pictures, processing the pictures and writing tutorials and posts. So please respect the work that goes into this and don't steal my content. You are welcome to use the tutorials and patterns for your own personal crafting pleasure. And if you like them, feel free to share links to them. You can even borrow an image or two if you link back here. Sharing is nice, it's what makes the crafty blogosphere so great! But stealing other people's content and passing it off as your own is not nice at all. So don't be that guy. Or gal. Translating my tutorials or removing my copyright notice from images and posting the content as your own is not allowed. Thank you. Got a question about something? Want to know a bit about me? Need help with something? Check out the fancy pants FAQ page!

Carina's Bio: Carina is a Danish girl living in Essex, England with her husband. She's an artist and crafter who loves to crochet, draw, sew, paint, and embroider.

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Carina Envoldsen-Harris of Carina's Craftblog blog. Please visit Carina's new Carina's Craftblog blog at http://carinascraftblog.wardi.dk ,  her Wardi.dk website, her Carina Wardi Etsy shop, and her Polka & Bloom Etsy shop .

Lunch Bag Free Tutorial by Ayumi of Pink Penquin

I know I've mentioned a few times that I LOVE totes and can never get enough of them.  Ayumi of Pink Penguin's Lunch Bag tote is definitely one I'm going to make as it has a drawstring cover that can be pulled to hide whatever it is you have in your tote. What a great idea!

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Ayumi of Pink Penguin blog.

Here's what Ayumi had to say about her tutorial: Thank you for encouraging me to write up a tute on this lunch (bento box) bag! I really like this bag pattern because this bag, measuring approximately 9"(width) x 7 1/2"(hight w/o handles) x 5 1/2" (depth), can be used not only for bento boxes of any kind but also for carrying little crafty projects like yarn + needles. It has a cover inside that can give nice privacy for whatever in there and the cover can also prevent it from getting dusty in a windy day. It is much sturdier and larger than the fabric basket, so if you found that your fabric basket was too small or too floppy as a gift bag, this might be a good alternative..?!

Please respect Ayumi's TERMS OF USE:  My tutorials are for personal use only.  Commercial use of my tutorials and pictures in my tutorials or the creation of similar tutorials is prohibited without my permission.  Products made from my tutorials are intended for personal use only.   Commercial use of products made from my tutorials are prohibited without my permission.

For more of Ayumi's terms of use please visit the "Frequently Asked Questions" page of her Pink Penguin blog.

Ayumi's Bio - Since childhood, my life has been filled with fascination of creating things from scratch.My interests in crafts are broad: I have enjoyed making soap and cosmetics, sewing, creating miniature foods, cooking, digital-scrapbooking and so forth.

I grew up in Japan and moved to the U.S. in 2003. I take advantage of being bilingual in terms of acquiring materials from both Japanese and American shops and snatching nice ideas from craft books in both languages.

I love it when my handmade crafts are enjoyed by others.  I hope my crafts on my blog can find someone who enjoys and finds use of them.

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Ayumi of Pink Penguin blog.   Please visit Ayumi's Pink Penguin blog at http://ayumills.blogspot.com/ and her Ayumills Etsy Shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/ayumills . Her Ayumills Flickr Photostream is at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ayumills/.

Hand Sanitizer Holder Free Tutorial by Christie Hurst of A Lemon Squeezy Home

My hand sanitizer is always in my purse and goes everywhere I go.  So, I was really intrigued when I saw Christie Hurst's Hand Sanitizer Holder Tutorial.  What a fabulous idea.  A great way to carry your sanitizer.  I know I'll be making a few of these.

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Here's what Christie had to say about her tutorial: This would make a wonderful gift—especially teacher gifts!  Attach it to your purse, diaper bag, loop over a door handle, hang it in the kitchen or bathroom—there are many uses for it, and the fact that the cap is always exposed means you can quickly use it when you need to.  Attaching it to your purse also means you won’t be digging for it anymore:).

Please respect Christie's TERMS OF USE: Unless stated otherwise, you may use any of the items or tutorials I post for personal use. If you are wanting to sell items made from my tutorials, please ask me for permission!

If you make and post anything that I came up with, please post a link to my blog. If you sell any items on my website that was my idea, then you must post a link giving me credit (after asking permission to sell first).

Just give credit where it is due! Happy crafting!

Copyright © 2012- All Rights Reserved - Christie Hurst of Lemon Squeezy Shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/lemonsqueezyshop. Please visit her A Lemon Squeezy Home blog at http://alemonsqueezyhome.blogspot.com/

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Wetbag Free Tutorial by Christie Hurst of A Lemon Squeezy Home

Why carry wet cloth diapers and kids bathing suits around in a grocery bag when you can carry them around in an adorable wetbag? If you're intrigued then check out Christie Hurst's Wetbag Tutorial. Have fun makes lots of them.

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Christie Hurst of A Lemon Squeezy Home 

Here's what Christie had to say about her tutorial: In case you missed me on my friend Sabra's blog Sew a Straight Line, I was a guest blogger a while back and did a tutorial on how to make a wetbag.


I like wetbags because you can use them for more than just cloth diapering.  Take them to the pool for wet clothing and towels.  Maybe you have a little one who is potty training.  This would be a handy thing to have in the diaper bag for any accidents.  Much cuter than a plastic grocery bag, don’t you think?  This wetbag ends up being 9” x 12” and will fit about 3 large cloth diapers, but you can certainly adjust the sizes to make a larger bag.

Please respect Christie's TERMS OF USE: Unless stated otherwise, you may use any of the items or tutorials I post for personal use. If you are wanting to sell items made from my tutorials, please ask me for permission!

If you make and post anything that I came up with, please post a link to my blog. If you sell any items on my website that was my idea, then you must post a link giving me credit (after asking permission to sell first).

Just give credit where it is due! Happy crafting!

Copyright © 2012- All Rights Reserved - Christie Hurst of Lemon Squeezy Shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/lemonsqueezyshop. Please visit her A Lemon Squeezy Home blog at http://alemonsqueezyhome.blogspot.com/

Easy Embellished Tote Free Tutorial by Christie Hurst of A Lemon Squeezy Home

I've probably mentioned a thousand times that you can never have enough totes. At least I can't. I use them for everything. If you're like me you'll want to check out Christie Hurst's Easy Embellished Tote Tutorial. Have fun!

Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Christie Hurst of A Lemon Squeezy Home 

Here's what Christie had to say about her tutorial:  First off, let’s just get it out of the way and mention that yes, the paint totally spread on the names.  Super bummed about that, but it was really late and although I pressed down the vinyl hard enough, I applied too much paint and it made the vinyl bubble.  My paint was way thin, so I don’t think that helped, either.  So yah, the names look crappy.  Someday I’ll make more and post better pictures of the finished product.  The first one I made looked much better, but I gifted it before taking pictures.  Such is life!

Anyways, excuses, excuses, right?  Sorry.  Moving right along.  You just need paint, a glue gun, about a 2” x 40” strip of knit (or other fabric—I chose knit so it won’t fray), and a canvas tote bag.  That three pack there is about $6.00 at my Walmart.

Please respect Christie's TERMS OF USE: Unless stated otherwise, you may use any of the items or tutorials I post for personal use. If you are wanting to sell items made from my tutorials, please ask me for permission!

If you make and post anything that I came up with, please post a link to my blog. If you sell any items on my website that was my idea, then you must post a link giving me credit (after asking permission to sell first).

Just give credit where it is due! Happy crafting!

Copyright © 2012- All Rights Reserved - Christie Hurst of Lemon Squeezy Shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/lemonsqueezyshop. Please visit her A Lemon Squeezy Home blog at http://alemonsqueezyhome.blogspot.com/

Rolling Pin Stamps Free Tutorial by Alisa Burke

If you love finding unique ways to add patterns to your designs then you'll want to check out Alisa Burke's Rolling Pin Stamps tutorial. Have fun rolling!!

Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke

Here's what Alisa had to say about her tutorial: I am always trying to find easy ways to incorporate layers of pattern into my surface design when I am making hand painted paper and fabric.

Please respect Alisa's TERMS OF USE:  I work really hard to come up with my art, tutorials, ideas, classes, inspiration and more. Please understand that everything I post on my blog is for your personal use only - not for resale or redistribution. Please contact me if you are interested in using anything that I share online-thank you!!!

For more information on Alisa's Terms of Use please CLICK HERE.

Alisa's Bio: Alisa Burke is a freelance painter and mixed media artist who studied fine art at Portland State University. With a background in painting and printmaking, a desire to explore and push materials, Alisa is always looking for new ways to break the rules and redefine art. She draws inspiration from street art, graffiti, art history and fashion and it is not uncommon to find her digging through the trash in hopes of recycling something unique use in her artwork.

Alisa’s paintings have been exhibited in a variety of galleries and her handmade, painted accessories are carried in a number of boutiques across the country. Her artwork has been featured in publications such as Cloth Paper Scissors, Quilting Arts, Where Women Create, Somerset Studios’ Haute Handbags, Art Doll Quarterly, and the University of San Diego Magazine. In addition to making art, Alisa teaches a variety of workshops nation wide. Alisa appeared as a guest artist on the DIY Network show Craft Lab and book Canvas Remix was released in spring 2008.

Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke.

Please visit her Alisa Burke website at http://www.alisaburke.com and her Alisa Burke - Redefine Creativity blog at http://www.alisaburke.blogspot.com. Her Alisa Burke Etsy shop is at http://alisaburke.etsy.com.

Make A White Board From A Picture Frame Free Tutorial by Carina Envoldsen-Harris of Carina's Craftblog

Looking for a quick and easy whiteboard to write day to day reminders on? &Things you don't want to forget.  If you are then you'll be happy to know that Carina Envoldsen-Harris has a quick and easy Make A Whiteboard From A Picture Frame Tutorial on her Carina's Craftblog. Enjoy!



Copyright © 2012- All Rights Reserved - Written by Carina Envoldsen-Harris of Carina's Craftblog blog.

Here's what Carina had to say about her tutorial: Use a picture frame to make a small (or large!) a whiteboard type surface that you can write on, or draw on. Yoda quote optional! This would be really great as a notice board or use it to write your weekly meal plan!

Please respect Carina's TERMS OF USE: BE NICE: DON'T STEAL - I spend hours thinking up projects, taking pictures, processing the pictures and writing tutorials and posts. So please respect the work that goes into this and don't steal my content. You are welcome to use the tutorials and patterns for your own personal crafting pleasure. And if you like them, feel free to share links to them. You can even borrow an image or two if you link back here. Sharing is nice, it's what makes the crafty blogosphere so great! But stealing other people's content and passing it off as your own is not nice at all. So don't be that guy. Or gal. Translating my tutorials or removing my copyright notice from images and posting the content as your own is not allowed. Thank you. Got a question about something? Want to know a bit about me? Need help with something? Check out the fancy pants FAQ page!

Carina's Bio: Carina is a Danish girl living in Essex, England with her husband. She's an artist and crafter who loves to crochet, draw, sew, paint, and embroider.

Copyright © 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Carina Envoldsen-Harris of Carina's Craftblog blog. Please visit Carina's new Carina's Craftblog blog at http://carinascraftblog.wardi.dk ,  her Wardi.dk website, her Carina Wardi Etsy shop, and her Polka & Bloom Etsy shop .

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Easy Black and White Wall Art Free Tutorial by Alisa Burke

I just love decorating with color themes.  If you do too and you're looking for some wall art you can make for your black and white themed room then  you'll be happy to know that Alisa Burke has a wonderful tutorial showing you how to create Easy Black and White Wall Art.  Enjoy?

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Here's what Alisa had to say about her tutorial: Recently I decided to do a little updating in our black and white bathroom. The walls had been a little neglected and were ready for a little update with art. So I set out to create some easy and simple BUT graphic black and white canvases.

Please respect Alisa's TERMS OF USE:  I work really hard to come up with my art, tutorials, ideas, classes, inspiration and more. Please understand that everything I post on my blog is for your personal use only - not for resale or redistribution. Please contact me if you are interested in using anything that I share online-thank you!!!

For more information on Alisa's Terms of Use please CLICK HERE.

Alisa's Bio: Alisa Burke is a freelance painter and mixed media artist who studied fine art at Portland State University. With a background in painting and printmaking, a desire to explore and push materials, Alisa is always looking for new ways to break the rules and redefine art. She draws inspiration from street art, graffiti, art history and fashion and it is not uncommon to find her digging through the trash in hopes of recycling something unique use in her artwork.

Alisa’s paintings have been exhibited in a variety of galleries and her handmade, painted accessories are carried in a number of boutiques across the country. Her artwork has been featured in publications such as Cloth Paper Scissors, Quilting Arts, Where Women Create, Somerset Studios’ Haute Handbags, Art Doll Quarterly, and the University of San Diego Magazine. In addition to making art, Alisa teaches a variety of workshops nation wide. Alisa appeared as a guest artist on the DIY Network show Craft Lab and book Canvas Remix was released in spring 2008.

Copyright © 2012- All Rights Reserved - Alisa Burke of Alisa Burke.

Please visit her Alisa Burke website at http://www.alisaburke.com and her Alisa Burke - Redefine Creativity blog at http://www.alisaburke.blogspot.com. Her Alisa Burke Etsy shop is at http://alisaburke.etsy.com.

Diaper Clutch Free Tutorial by Christie of A Lemon Squeezy Home

Looking for a great handmade baby shower gift?  If you are then you'll be happy to know that Christie of A Lemon Squeezy Home has a wonderful tutorial showing you how to make a diaper clutch. Enjoy!

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Here's what Christie had to say about her tutorial:  I know there are tutorials for diaper clutches that have been around everywhere for a few years.  I’ve been making mine for three years now, and it’s always a great go-to baby shower gift.  Out of everything my friends or family order for me to make, this would be the top one.  So I just thought I’d share how I make mine, complete with a pattern download.

Please respect Christie's TERMS OF USE: Unless stated otherwise, you may use any of the items or tutorials I post for personal use. If you are wanting to sell items made from my tutorials, please ask me for permission!

If you make and post anything that I came up with, please post a link to my blog. If you sell any items on my website that was my idea, then you must post a link giving me credit (after asking permission to sell first).

Just give credit where it is due! Happy crafting!

Copyright © 2012- All Rights Reserved - Christie of Lemon Squeezy Shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/lemonsqueezyshop. Please visit her A Lemon Squeezy Home blog at http://alemonsqueezyhome.blogspot.com/

Faux Bois Shoebox Free Tutorial by Carina Envoldsen-Harris of Carina's Craftblog

I love storing items in shoe boxes but don't always like the looks of the box.  Well, Carina Envoldsen-Harris has a solution for that.  I hope you enjoy her Faux Bois Shoebox tutorial.


Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Carina Envoldsen-Harris of Carina's Craftblog blog.

Here's what Carina had to say about her tutorial: You can turn a regular old shoebox into something much more stylish with some self-adhesive foil and a pair of scissors. It's really easy to do, but it turns out there are a few places where it can go wrong. Luckily for you, I did do those very mistakes which you can now avoid.

Please respect Carina's TERMS OF USE: BE NICE: DON'T STEAL - I spend hours thinking up projects, taking pictures, processing the pictures and writing tutorials and posts. So please respect the work that goes into this and don't steal my content. You are welcome to use the tutorials and patterns for your own personal crafting pleasure. And if you like them, feel free to share links to them. You can even borrow an image or two if you link back here. Sharing is nice, it's what makes the crafty blogosphere so great! But stealing other people's content and passing it off as your own is not nice at all. So don't be that guy. Or gal. Translating my tutorials or removing my copyright notice from images and posting the content as your own is not allowed. Thank you. Got a question about something? Want to know a bit about me? Need help with something? Check out the fancy pants FAQ page!

Carina's Bio: Carina is a Danish girl living in Essex, England with her husband. She's an artist and crafter who loves to crochet, draw, sew, paint, and embroider.

Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Carina Envoldsen-Harris of Carina's Craftblog blog. Please visit Carina's new Carina's Craftblog blog at http://carinascraftblog.wardi.dk ,  her Wardi.dk website, her Carina Wardi Etsy shop, and her Polka & Bloom Etsy shop .


Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Fabric Origami Box Free Tutorial by Jessica Jones

Ever wonder how to make a fabric origami box?  If you have Jessica Jones has a wonderful tutorial showing you how. Enjoy.

Copyright © 2011- All Rights Reserved - Written By  Jessica Jones of Jessica Jones.

Here's what Jessica had to say about her tutorial: An origami box seemed like an easy project for testing yesterday's stiffened fabric. The material folded nicely, and pressing the creases with an iron as I went along made even sharper edges. In case elementary school was eons ago and you've forgotten how to make a simple origami box, here's a refresher.

Please respect Jessica's TERMS OF USE:  You're welcome to link to my How About Orange blog or use a single image and brief description to link back to any post. Republishing posts in their entirety is prohibited without permission.

Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Jessica Jones of Jessica Jones. Jessica is a professional graphic and textile designer.

Please visit her Jessica Jones website @ http://www.jessicajonesdesign.com/ and her How About Orange blog @ http://howaboutorange.blogspot.com/.

Make Flowers From Crepe Paper, How To Make A Fabric Rose, and Fabric Flower Free Tutorials by Jessica Jones

I just LOVE adding flower decorations to all my gifts. If you do, too, then you'll be happy to know that Jessica Jones has three wonderful tutorials showing you how to make flowers from crepe paper, how to make a fabric rose, and how to make a fabric flower. Enjoy!


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Here's what Jessica had to say about her tutorial: Ages ago I bought a package of crepe paper (like this—the folded sheets, not streamers). An impulse purchase simply because... it was orange? The other day I finally made some flowers with it while watching way too much HGTV. These will be nice gift toppers, or maybe I'll do more and make a wreath.

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Here's what Jessica had to say about her tutorial: It's the last stiffened fabric project and then I'm moving on! I wanted to try an oversized, realistic fabric rose just for fun.

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Here's what Jessica had to say about her tutorial: A few people asked how to make the flower on yesterday's fabric origami box. This is an easy craft project that's a good way to use up scraps. Use these flowers to make hair pins and boutonnieres, top gifts, decorate napkin rings, tote bags, wedding aisles, you name it.

Please respect Jessica's TERMS OF USE:  You're welcome to link to my How About Orange blog or use a single image and brief description to link back to any post. Republishing posts in their entirety is prohibited without permission.

Copyright © 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Jessica Jones of Jessica Jones. Jessica is a professional graphic and textile designer.

Please visit her Jessica Jones website @ http://www.jessicajonesdesign.com/ and her How About Orange blog @ http://howaboutorange.blogspot.com/.