Archives for January 2018

How to Make a DIY Bum Bag: Pattern and Tutorial

How to Make a DIY Bum Bag: Pattern and Tutorial I have an abundance of fat quarters that I have collected over time so I thought I would make something useful out of them.  I decided to make a fanny pack that you can take anywhere.  You can create this entire pack with two fat quarters, some 1″ strapping, a zipper and a parachute clip.  If you don’t have fat quarters you can use remnants or any other fabric in {Read More}

How to Start a Basic Blog in 20 Minutes or Less

How to Start a Basic Blog in 20 Minutes or Less   If you have ever thought about starting a basic blog this post is for you.  You can start a basic blog in 20 minutes or less using GoDaddy. GoDaddy  is the world’s largest domain registrar and has award winning customer service that is perfect for the new blogger.  The hardest part of starting a blog with GoDaddy is choosing your domain name.  Otherwise there are four basic steps {Read More}

Try Craftsy Unlimited and get your 7 day Free Trial

Try Craftsy Unlimited and get your 7 day Free Trial   Craftsy has a new program that is perfect for those of us who like learning new crafts online at our own pace. The Craftsy Unlimited program gives you unlimited access to all of Craftsy’s online classes whenever and wherever you want on any device.  Craftsy Unlimited allows you to dive into thousands of hours of expert taught videos and bring your best ideas to life. Whether you love stitches, swatches, pasta {Read More}

Super Handy Hand Hanging Towels

Super Handy Hanging Hand Towels I love hand towels that hang easily from my oven and dishwasher without fear that they will fall off the minute I use them.  I also like the idea of adding a little pattern to otherwise plain dollar store hand towels. This tutorial solves both issues in an easy to sew pattern.  It will also take away the fear of adding button holes to your projects and allows you to use some of those scraps {Read More}

6 Blogging Tools to Grow and Monetize your Blog

6 Blogging Tools to Grow and Monetize your Blog   If you have ever wanted to start a blog or have one and you want it to grow and make money read on. There are many free and paid blogging tools available to the beginner blogger that all promise to help you succeed.  After due consideration I have narrowed the list of must haves to six that will help you to make money blogging even if you are new. If {Read More}

Real Cost of Starting a Blog

Real Cost of Starting a Blog Many of you are thinking about starting your own blog and are reluctant because you don’t really know the costs involved. Believe me the costs can range from a little to a lot and everything in between.  But, like anything else you get out what you put in and you get what you pay for. These are clichés but they definitely apply to the world of blogging.  If you really want to start your {Read More}

Top 10 Free Plugins that Every Blogger Needs

Top 10 Free Plugins that Every Blogger Needs   When I was starting out as a blogger I had no idea what plugins were let along which ones were the best.  Now that I have been blogging for several years I have, with trial and error, come up with the 10 plugins that every blogger needs.  Keep in mind that all of these plugins are free through WordPress though some of them have premium versions that you can pay for.  {Read More}

Best Basic Banana Muffin Recipe

Best Basic Banana Muffin Recipe As usual we didn’t eat all of our bananas this week so I set out to find the best basic banana muffin recipe I could find and came across this one from a Taste of Home.  Normally I would add chocolate chips or walnuts but I didn’t have any so I made them just plain and they are delicious.  You just need 3 ripe bananas and standard baking supplies to make these delicious muffins. Print {Read More}

Free Fabric.Com Giveaway

Free Fabric.Com Giveaway From February 16-25, 2018, Fabric.com will be giving away free fabric bundles to 50 lucky winners. This is the first Free Fabric.com Giveaway of the year so click the picture above and enter to win. The best part is you can submit an entry every day! 50 lucky winners will be selected to receive grab bags full of awesome fabrics. You can even choose from 3 grab bag options to make sure it meets your creative needs! {Read More}

DIY Gumball Machine

DIY Gumball Machine Here is a terrific holiday customizeable faux DIY Gumball Machine. This is a crafter’s favorite. So easy and inexpensive to make. What you Will Need: DIY Gumball Machine 1 Terracotta Flower pot — whatever size you want your machine to be 2 small Terracotta saucers — again depending on the size of your pot 1 medium terracotta saucer — again depending on the size of your pot 1 plain glass bowl — again depending on the size of your {Read More}