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Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea — Make Personalized Tote Bags!!

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It's Teacher Appreciation Week!!  I'd love to share what we are giving our wonderful teachers this year. I recently saw some cute pillows on Freshly Picked and thought they were so funny and whimsical. {Freshly Picked} I thought I would take that concept and make some tote bags for my kids’ teachers this year. … [Read more...]

Spring Project – make a Washi Tape Topiary Centerpiece {tutorial}!

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I am a little obsessed with Washi Tape.  Have you ever used it? Washi Tape is Japanese decorative tape -- Washi comes from wa meaning Japanese and shi meaning paper, and the term is used to describe paper made by hand in the traditional manner.  I love all of the different patterns and colors that are available in these tapes. I have seen some great ideas in packaging and gift cars, but … [Read more...]

Spring Project — Make Chevron Subway Art!! {Tutorial}

 I have been ooohing and aaaahing over all of the Chevron projects around blogland lately. It got me motivated to make some Chevron art for my home. And since the weather here has been so dreary and grey, I was aching for some happy, sunny art to lift my mood. And what better song than the Beatle’s “Here Comes The Sun”? … [Read more...]

30-minute Textured Embellishment Pillow

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 I made this little pillow the other night. I guess I didn't realize that St. Patrick's Day is so close!   But you could actually make this pillow for any occasion -- just change the word out to whatever you want to say.   This is a basic, envelope pillow which requires no zipper. Cheryl from A Pretty Cool Life has a great 10-minute Pillow Cover Tutorial that will show you how to make … [Read more...]

A Decorating Solution {project} and some Silhouette information!

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You might know that we turned our Dining Room into my Craft Room/Office, And I LOVE it. It was one of the best decisions that we ever made. In doing it, we filled in a big arch with drywall and installed big french doors. I love the french doors because they let in the light from both directions. The drawback is having your craft room visible from the front door -- eeeeek! {Dining Room … [Read more...]

Guest Project — Turn plastic bins into Cool Kitchen Utensil Holders {and free printable}

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Hi everyone!  My name is Amanda Formaro from Crafts by Amanda.  I just wanted to start by saying thank you to Jen for having me here today. :) We recently moved back into this home (long story) and I've been pretty busy creating projects to spruce up my kitchen. Aside from my craft blog, I'm also a food blogger over at Amanda's Cookin'. I love to cook and bake and have tons of different … [Read more...]

{{{Valentine Pillows}}}

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I never really decorated for Valentine's Day, until last year. And then it was like a big light bulb went off in my head!   Now I think Valentine's Day is in my top 3 favorite holidays to make projects for.    Here's a little project I made last week, using cute fabric, heat transfer material and my Silhouette. {{Valentine's Pillows}} … [Read more...]

My Mantels love a good Party! {Valentine’s Day ♥ Mantel Decorating}

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My Mantles love a good party. They look forward to Beth's Valentine Mantel Party all year. It's a great time for mantels to get together and socialize - lol. Seriously though, Beth's Mantel parties are really fun. Last year I went all romantic and flowery and loved it!! This year I wanted to do something a little different -- so I went a little more whimsical. I have always wanted to … [Read more...]

An Exciting Silhouette Deal!!

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I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!!!  Silhouette just contacted me with some exciting news for Tatertots and Jello readers!! I just had to let you know because I truly love my machine -- the possibilities are endless!! … [Read more...]

Christmas Subway Art Pillow Tutorial & a few winners!

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You know how much I love Subway Art. I just had to try my hand at a Subway Art Pillow. {Click on the Read More button for the full tutorial and to see the giveaway winners}  … [Read more...]