Category Archives: Tutorials, how to

Throwback Thursday – CK top 20 posts

In the early days, I made  a lot of tutorials.  Some were big hits and others didn’t get much attention at all, which is fascinating to me. I never knew which ones would be liked and was/still am often surprised at … Continue reading

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transfer images onto rocks

I know there are a ton of tutorials online for image transfer, but when I was making these, I couldn’t find a good technique that worked on rocks, or that had a perfect transfer.  I also have a fondness for … Continue reading

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Shrink Plastic Fun

The boys wanted to make things with the shrink plastic, or rather, they wanted ME to draw them things on shrink plastic. So, I did. Monsters and swords, of course. I’m always up for a monster drawing challenge and I’m … Continue reading

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Needle Felted Flowers::Part Two

Here is part two of this needle felting flower tutorial. We will be making the flowers below. You will need to watch part one to see more in depth, how to do the felting, leaves and supplies. I had meant … Continue reading

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Needle Felted Flower::Part One

It’s been a while since I’ve done a tutorial or video. I had made my own version of a felted flower a few weeks ago and thought it would be fun to share how I made it. The flowers above … Continue reading

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hand painted thrift store purse

My niece Ruby had her 4th birthday recently, and I wanted to get her a purse and fill it with tape and sticky notes because she likes to stick things on the wall.  Like a good aunt, I thought I’d … Continue reading

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beaded crocheted bracelet video tutorial

I love the look of these bracelets. The turquoise & brown is my favorite, of course. I really love the mixture of color and bead shapes and sizes. All of them feel like summer to me. Maybe because of the … Continue reading

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DIY: Little owls

owl always love you Owls are a big favorite in our house. I told my little guys I would make them owl ornaments for Christmas, but never had the time.  They still asked about them after Christmas then finally gave … Continue reading

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the Katie poncho

My friend Katie was over recently wearing this fab little jersey knit poncho.  I complimented her on it several times, then bravely asked if if could take a closer look. She finally ended up taking it off so that I … Continue reading

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snow globe ornaments

I’ve been seeing the cutest little snow globes all over the web and thought I’d try my hand at it.  I wanted to make them as gifts for a few of my friends at work. It was so much more … Continue reading

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