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Sunday, 31 July 2011


this site is a must,please pay her a visit , you will LoVe her and Raymond
Helloooo!!!.....goodbye July!!

COOL FIND no sew scarf tutorial

Posted: 29 Jul 2011 06:28 AM PDT
Head over to Behind the Seams to find out how 1 yard of knit fabric can be turned into a versatile scarf vest, no sewing required.  In fact, it takes just two clever cuts and about 10 seconds.  See how it’s done, and also the different ways you can wear it.
[photo from Behind the Seams]
[via Grosgrain]

i LoVe this...sunnyday find

Posted: 30 Jul 2011 04:08 PM PDT
Ashley from Lil Blue Boo shares a how-to on her blog showing how she revamped a pair of plain white shorts by adding some lace trim to the hems and pockets.  It’s such a simple addition but it really ups the cute factor of the shorts!  Get the tute.
[photo from Lil Blue Boo]

go peek here.....happy crocheters getogether in Pretoria South Africa!!

Can you see how happy crocheting and knitting makes us?
Have a look at our album on Craft Share's Facebook page. 

Online crochet/knit Berroco Flipbook and much more... a great find!

To design Booklet #313 Berroco Comfort & Vintage, Cirilia and guest designer Cheryl Burke pulled together a bright, modern palette from the extensive color range. Classic sweater silhouettes for children and adults are updated with colorful stripes, contrasting hems, and even some fun embroidery. To hear Norah and Cirilia discuss the designs and view more photos of items from Booklet #313, watch the audio slideshow.
Flip Book - Booklet #313

Amazing Candle Tips

Tip 1 - Drawer

Is a chest or desk drawer sticking at your home or office? Pull it out and run a candle along the runners. Put the drawer back and it will run smoothly.

Tip 2 - Pincushion

Fat candles make useful pincushions. The wax also helps the pins and needles glide smoothly through the fabric and also discourages rust.

Tip 3 - Labels

Use a white candle to run over the labels on a parcel that have been written in felt pen or ink. No rain or snow or sleet will smudge and obscure the writing.

Source : Readers Digest. Extraordinary Uses For Ordinary Things.
What candles can do


numbers on a canvas? great low cost decor find

Anyone interested in a DIY Project 

What about a Pottery Barn-inspired project?

But for super cheap (like Dollar-store cheap) and SO easy (like ANYONE could do it)?
I (Shannon) wrote a step-by-step tutorial for this project this week, using dollar store canvases and NO special tools (as in, no vinyl numbers or Silhouette) for EverythingMom.com.
What are you waiting for? Go check it out!http://akadesign.ca/

Friday, 29 July 2011

Women over 50!

In case you missed it on 60 Minutes, this is what Andy Rooney thinks about women over 50.

60 Minutes Correspondent Andy Rooney (CBS)
As I grow in age, I value women over 50 most of all.
Here are just a few reasons why:

A woman over 50 will never wake you in the middle of the night & ask, 'What are you thinking?' She doesn't care what you think.

If a woman over 50 doesn't want to watch the game, she doesn't sit around whining about it. She goes and does something she wants to do,
& it's usually more interesting.

Women over 50 are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant.
Of course, if you deserve it, they won't hesitate to shoot you, if they think they can get away with it...

Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved.
They know what it's like to be unappreciated.

Women get psychic as they age.
You never have to confess your sins to a woman over 50.

Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over 50 is far sexier than her younger counterpart.

Older women are forthright and honest..
They'll tell you right off if you are a jerk or if you are acting like one.

You don't ever have to wonder where you stand with her.

Yes, we praise women over 50 for a multitude of reasons.

Unfortunately, it's not reciprocal.
For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed, hot woman over 50,
there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself

with some 22-year old waitress.
Ladies, I apologize.

For all those men who say,
'Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?

Here's an update for you.
Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage. Why?
Because women realize it's not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage!

Andy Rooney is a really smart guy!

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Into pallets - low cost decor watch this space will post weekly on pallet re use

White Washed Palette Coffee Table

JULY 22, 2011

It looks like Ana White fans are getting in on all this palette love too! This one was submitted to her site by Make It Lovely. You know I think it would be even neater if you went down to your local glass company and bought a custom cut sheet to put on top. If you were even more ambitious you could get glass drill bits and screw it into the wood but I don't think I'd have the courage. Perhaps you could use plexiglass?
This one is also from Ana White and it is made of palettes but I think you might need a little more skill as it is produced from one of her FREE table plans. But in all, the entire table was made for only $2!

Source: ana-white.com via Helen on Pinterest

Mentioned thank you Tania!

Hello Crafty People!
I've been making crochet baby goodies like crazy the last few days ... from headbands to hammocks and pixie hats to Mary Jane shoes! I have several photographic studios that are buying them for baby photo shoots. If you would like any of the goodies for your little angel, take a look here They make great stork tea and Christmas gifts.
See how to make a very easy, pretty, bag from a T-shirt, step-by-step quilt tutorial, and visit one of our Facebook Fans (Petro) own blog here for some creative ideas
Till next week! Have creative fun!!
Tania       www.craftystuff.co.za  

Please pay her a visit too.......great arti goodies for sale

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"One Skein Patterns: Crochet Made Simple eBook"

By: The Editors at AllFreeCrochet.com
Do you know you have plenty of yarn laying around the house but you don't know what to do with it? Take those skeins and turn them into something beautiful. All you need is one skein to crochet the free crochet patterns in this collection. Many patterns you will find that you need multiple skeins of yarn to complete the project from start to finish, but if you have leftover yarn or you bought yarn on sale you're going to love what's in this eBook. Did you know you can make scarves, hats, wraps and more with just one skein? Take a peak inside!

Included in this eBook:
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How to Crochet a Simple Centerpiece (pg.7) - Learn how to crochet a simple centerpiece with Michael Sellick of the Crochet Crowd. You can have a centerpiece for any occasion, even something simple like a regular dinner night at home.

Crocheted Scarflette (pg.15) - Scarflettes are great for the fall and winter months so be sure you check out this free crochet pattern in the eBook.

Kids Earflap Hat (pg.17) - Don't forget about the kids! This earflap hat is not only cute but it's practical too. Keep your child's ears nice and warm when the weather turns.

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