How to make Pillow Wraps – Kentucky Derby Craft Ideas

How to use ribbon and burlap to make Pillow Wraps

I have a set of pillows on my couch that I love to swap out each season. I’ve got a set for Christmas, Halloween and the 4th of July.  With Derby coming up I decided it was high time that I made a new set of pillows for the occasion.  I’ve used my Derby Style… 

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DIY Kentucky Derby Wreath & Video Tutorial

DIY Kentucky Derby Wreath- cute decoration for Derby Day!

Okay, first up we need to chat…. the Kentucky Derby is May 2nd.  That’s about 2 weeks away. It’s a HUGE deal here.  The stores are all stocked with Derby Day party items, you find hats and fascinations all over the mall, and Derby talk pretty much dominates every tv broadcast.  The next couple of… 

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How to make a Paper Prize Ribbon

How to make Paper Prize Ribbons and Rosettes on polkadotchair.com

  The Kentucky Derby is coming up in just a couple of weeks.  Yesterday I pulled out my Derby Prize Ribbon decorations from last year and thought I’d share with you a tutorial on how to make the paper prize ribbons. Today is 10 minute Tuesday and this is definitely a “do-able” 10 minute project! Sometimes… 

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Kids Journal Ideas & Free Printable

DIY Summer Journal and Free "Adventure is Out There" Printable on polkadotchair.com

Today I’ve got another “10 minute Tuesday” project for you.  Many of you may recall that last year I wrote an article on how I encourage my kids to keep journals during the summer. I then shared with you a quick DIY project, how to cover a simple composition notebook with an old map to make a… 

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How to Sew: Easter Napkins

How to Sew Easter Napkins, a free sewing pattern.

There has been a lot of “behind the scenes” busy-ness here lately.  One of the projects I have been working on was these Easter Napkins for BERNINA’s WeAllSew.com blog. The napkins are made from linen and quilting cotton fabric and feature an adorable little bunny rabbit appliquéd to the front. They are self binding so you can… 

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Easter Basket Liner Pattern

How to sew a custom Easter Basket Liner

This post is sponsored by ShabbyFabrics.com.  All work and opinions are 100% mine. Today I’m going to share with you how to make this custom Easter Basket Liner.  There are always so many cute Easter baskets in the stores during the Spring, but many of them don’t have a fabric liner.  I love the look of… 

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DIY Coke® Can Succulent Planter

DIY Coke Can Succulent Planter- a clever way to recycle those cute mini coke cans

Today it was 77 degrees and sunny outside. Two weeks ago it was 5 degrees and there was a foot of snow on the ground.  Am I allowed to think that Spring may have finally decided to make an appearance? The presence of 4 or 5 days with temperatures above 60 degrees has led me to believe… 

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The Villains Crafternoon; A Disney Side Party

Party Ideas for a Disney Villain Themed Crafternoon with links to free printable Disney Side party supplies

Disclosure: This post is NOT sponsored, but I did receive a big box of goodies from Disney so that I could host my own #DisneySide @Home Celebration.  It was a long winter. I know you’ve heard me bellyache about that before, but it was. I’m a person that needs to go outside and get some… 

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Big Hero 6 Printable for Family Movie Night

Big Hero 6 Movie Night Printables

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions, work and hair brained crazy ideas are mine alone. #BigHero6MovieNight #CollectiveBias A few years ago I had one of those “Mother of the Year” moments.  My son wanted to join an after school robotics club, I agreed and didn’t think much of it after… 

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How to make a Pom Pom

How to make a pom pom with yarn.

Hey there!! Today is 10 Minute Tuesday!!   Todays project is pretty simple but is something that can so easily be used as the perfect finishing touch for a project. I’m sharing a tutorial to make this Pom Pom pillow over at Tatertots and Jello today and thought that some of you might be interested… 

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How to Print Two Photos on 4×6

How to print two photos on one 4x6 print using Lightroom

  Today I was getting ready to share with you how I quickly scrapbooked all of our photos from our Spring Break trip last year.  While I was writing the tutorial I realized that I had a few “tricks” that I could share with you when it comes to printing out photos for a scrapbook…. 

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Dressed like a Daydream – DIY Tote Bag

DIY Applique Tote Bag with "Dressed Like a Daydream" Quote- how cute!

  All I can say after you read this post is that you can tell I’ve got teenagers in the house with Taylor Swift on consistent repeat.  To tell you the truth I kinda like it… I spend the entire month of January walking around the house singing “Baby I’m a nightmare dressed like a… 

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Derby Style Fabric is Now Available

Derby Style Fabric by Melissa Mortenson for Riley Blake Designs- Cute Fabric for your next sewing project

  Last Friday I got home from running errands to find a very nice surprise waiting for me.  My Derby Style fabric yardage had arrived! If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed that it was hitting stores last week. I was so excited to share the good news with everyone yet fighting back… 

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