Category Archives: Pretty Things

Jar Toppers for Homemade Gifts in a Jar – Mini Tutorial

Jar Toppers can really top off a homemade gift in a jar (pun totally intended). I’ve been thinking on how to really show off this year’s batch of Christmas baking – while keeping my hard work fresh ‘n tasty. Last … Continue reading

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Cross Stitch Sampler Progress

A cross stitch sampler is a big project. Really big. I knew this before I started, but I still went ahead and designed a sampler anyway. Yes, I made my own cross stitch sampler design. Surprisingly, it was easier than … Continue reading

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Origami Box – How To Make a Gift Box

An origami box is a pretty and simple way to dress up a gift. I’ve searched the internet high and low for how to make a gift box, but couldn’t find a better design than this simple origami box I … Continue reading

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Christmas Cross Stitch – With a Difference!

Christmas cross stitch can be a little – how can I put this – sappy. Don’t get me wrong: I love Christmas, but cross stitched choirs of angels and doe-eyed children are a little much-y if you know what I … Continue reading

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Christmas Paper Bunting

Christmas paper bunting not only adds a festive touch… it’s a great way to display your Christmas cards. Plus, it distracts from the decoratively questionable pelmet. To make paper bunting like mine, save all the scraps from your gift wrapping. … Continue reading

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How To Make a Hair Bow – Craft Tutorial Update

How to make a hair bow was high on my list of things to find out when I started crafting. I did post on that very subject – but it my little ‘craft tutorial’ was obviously lacking somewhat. So here’s … Continue reading

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Flower Bomb

Have you ever seen such a pretty flower bomb? The recycled glass vase comes courtesy of my local cafĂ©. It used to hold a drink called Bombe. An energy drink. That shape? It’s a grenade. I love the combination of … Continue reading

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