The 14 day edit: 10 fun skills you can teach yourself with YouTube

  As COVID-19 has us all planning to stay in and keep to ourselves for the next few weeks, many people are wondering how to fill their time. Rather than looking at the two weeks from the perspective of what you can’t do, why not see it as an opportunity for what you can do? IS there a skill you’ve…

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Host an easy and festive Galentine’s Day brunch

My girlfriends and I have been throwing Galentine’s parties for six years now and we’ve run the gamut from super complicated, to going out to fancy brunch, to somewhere inbetween. Gone are the days of pulling out all the random stuff we’d received as wedding gifts but never used (chocolate fountain, anyone?) and complicated DIYs. Those parties were fun, but…

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5 Free Hand Lettering Tutorials

  Clearly I’m in need of a tutorial, because this handwriting isn’t cutting it. I’m not actually sure how I ended up searching Pinterest for hand lettering tutorials last night, but I guess that can be said for pretty much any search online, right?  As you can see from the picture above, I never realized there was a technique to…

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Free printable – Handspun With Love yarn label

Good news handspinners – I have a new free printable Handspun With Love label just for you! I printed out my label on kraft scrapbook paper (using the best quality option on my printer) and then backed it with a floral sheet of scrapbook paper that had a vintage vibe.  There are thick black borders on each side of the…

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DIY: 90’s inspired choker with fabric charms

  I found these two fabrics at JoAnn’s and just needed to find a way to use them STAT. That yellow plaid reminded me of Cher’s outfit in Clueless: and the brown floral made me think of a cute little sundress Winona would wear: So I decided to combine them with one of my other favorite trends from the 90’s – chokers. …

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Crocheted with love – free printable gift tag!

Crocheted with Love printable gift tags are finally available!  I just couldn’t decide between making them exactly the same as the Handknit gift tags, or giving them an update, so the file actually contains two different designs. As with the handknit tag, I printed the tags on brown kraft scrapbook paper (similar here) and added a coordinating scrapbook paper border.…

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DIY Valentine’s Day Felt Heart Garland

  Instead of traditional red and pink Valentine’s Day decorations, this year I wanted to decorate using materials that were more natural, textured, and well, subtle.  Inspired by the natural wool colors in my pom-pom wreath, I decided to make a felt heart garland for the fireplace.   It’s a super easy and inexpensive project (materials cost around $3 for…

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DIY Anthropologie inspired felt bow garland

A few weeks back, I found this Anthropologie felted bow garland and was instantly drawn to it.     The bright mix of colors was such an interesting and unexpected change from traditional holiday decorations.  Unfortunately, as you can see, they were already sold out.  So, of course, I had to make my own: It turned out to be a…

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Free Printable- Handknit with Love gift tag

Since today ended up being a snow day, I decided to settle in and create a cute and customizable hand knit with love gift tag for my handmade gifts:   I printed the tags on brown craft scrapbook paper, but you can play around with using a colored paper that will compliment your knitted item. Here is an example of…

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