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Sew Fun Scan Bunny Tutorial

Sew Fun Scan Bunny Tutorial

Maybe it was my trip to IKEA last night, but lately I am so inspired by Scandinavian design! I love the idea of using red thread with other bright colors, and I hope you enjoy making this 'Scan' bunny as much as I enjoyed designing it. Materials you will need: Yellow...

Art of Crafts Interview: Lechlade Craft Barn

Art of Crafts Interview: Lechlade Craft Barn

For our interview today we meet with Jennie Rainsford and Karen Holland who run the Lechlade Craft Barn. 1. Welcome Jennie and Karen. Firstly, please introduce yourself and tell us a little about where you are based? Lechlade Craft Barn is situated in the picturesque...

Secret Stones Rock Art Tutorial

Secret Stones Rock Art Tutorial

Now that the weather is finally getting warmer, everyone I know is looking for cute ideas to make their garden and patios look more decorative this summer. While planting outside the other day, I came across these lovely stones, and thought they would make a great...

Tips for Getting the Most Out of Art Shows

Tips for Getting the Most Out of Art Shows

I have been an artist my whole life, as I suspect most artists and craftspeople are. Both of my parents are fine artists, so the influence of the arts in my life has been a constant since I was just a little one. As I grew up and started to find my voice as a creative...

Needle Felted Rabbit Eggs Tutorial

Needle Felted Rabbit Eggs Tutorial

I have had a real passion for crafting with felt over the past two years, and have noticed my little creations really appeal to crafters in particular. I hope you enjoy this simple needle felted rabbit for Easter! Materials you will need: Felt Roving {light brown,...

Vegging Out Valentines Tutorial

Vegging Out Valentines Tutorial

These cute little valentines are the perfect way to send something a little different to friends and family this February. Get as creative as you can with the sayings on the back and the recipient will be tickled! Materials you will need: heart cookie cutter(s)...

Basket Weaving Supplies

Basket Weaving Supplies

Basket weaving is a traditional art that has gained popularity over the last few years with crafters looking to expand their horizons and take on new crafting projects. Basket weaving is an incredibly rewarding craft because once you finish the weaving, you are left...

Seashell Angels Tutorial

Seashell Angels Tutorial

Getting to live in a warm, beachy climate has been a new experience for me this holiday. One of my favorite things to do each morning is to collect seashells, so I thought this craft might bring a little Florida breeze to your holiday decorating! Materials you will...

Halloween Cat Shelf Sitters Tutorial

Halloween Cat Shelf Sitters Tutorial

These adorable miniature paper cats are sure to add something special to your Halloween display this fall. I've been visiting my family in Pennsylvania this fall, and am quite taken with primitive and 'folk' artwork; which are the styles that inspired these cute...

Fish Plushie Tutorial

Fish Plushie Tutorial

On my art table sits an aquarium with two adorable fish named 'Doodle & Sketch'. They inspire me every day, and were the inspiration for this particular sewing project. This cute plush fish is a great little gift for shelf nursery decor, or works great as a...

Sweet Spool Dolls Tutorial

Sweet Spool Dolls Tutorial

Here's a fun winter day project that is perfect for children ages 5+. These cute little spool people are the perfect happy addition to your January and February decor. Children in my private art classes loved making them this month and I hope you do too! Materials you...

How to Reupholster a Wood-Frame Chair

How to Reupholster a Wood-Frame Chair

So you’ve found a nice wooden chair with a sturdy frame at a thrift store or a garage sale, but the cushion is ripped, stained or just plain ugly. How are you going to fit it into your home décor? Why, you’ll reupholster it, of course! Sure, that sounds easy enough,...

Artful Welding and How You Can Get Started

Artful Welding and How You Can Get Started

Once a craft practiced only in factories, welding has become a respected form of art, thanks to artists like Alexander Calder. Welding is now taught as a class is many high school, college and graduate-level art programs. Even outside of schools, community classes are...

Gingerbread Ornaments Tutorial

Gingerbread Ornaments Tutorial

These adorable gingerbread ornaments aren't real food, they're paper - making them super easy and fun for young children! Decorate your tree with a dozen of these cute cut outs, or use them as clever gift tags for your holiday packages. You Will Need: thin cardboard...

Thanksgiving Turkey Table Cards Tutorial

Thanksgiving Turkey Table Cards Tutorial

This craft is a fun way to engage kids for a couple of days this November 😉 Have them collect about two dozen pretty leaves from the yard and press them in a heavy book for at least 24 hours. When the leaves are nice and dry, they can be made into these adorable...

Choosing the Right Brushes for an Art Project

Choosing the Right Brushes for an Art Project

Painting with watercolors is enjoyable and relaxing. Look around and you will find plenty of art stores that sell cheap art supplies. You can purchase art materials online and many online art suppliers stock discount art materials. If you are a seasoned artist then...

Halloween Friends Tutorial

Halloween Friends Tutorial

Here's the perfect way to get ready for fall and the upcoming Halloween holiday! An easy and fun craft for kids and adults, Halloween Friends are the perfect decoration for your home or outfit! You will need: *   assorted chenille and regular pipe cleaners, colored...

The History of Crochet

The History of Crochet

Crochet is a type of craft where a special crochet hook is used to pull loops of thread through other loops of thread to create a wide range of items such as rugs, cushion covers, wall hangings and even garments such as gloves and scarves. While this skill has been...

Paper Punch Nursery Art Tutorial

Paper Punch Nursery Art Tutorial

One of my clients is having a little baby soon and I wanted to make her something extra special. I thought it came out pretty cute so I wanted to share it with you! Enjoy 😉 For this craft you will need: *   various paper shape punches *   colored card stock *  ...

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