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Fabulous Handmade Bags and Totes Round Up

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One of my favorite things to make in the whole world is a new tote or purse! I am always looking for ideas and patterns that are unique and fun. So, this month I thought I’d share ten of my favorite DIY bag tutorials I love with you all!

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Retro Messenger Bag By The Stitching Scientist 

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For Pleat’s Sake Tote by U Handbag

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The Urban Jungle Bag by Sew Sweetness

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Reversible Patchwork Bag by Pink Penguin

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Little Betty Bag by The Mother Huddle

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Too Much Woman for Just a Purse Tutorial by Sew a Straight Line

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The Madeline Bag by Imagine Gnats

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The Grandview Bag by The Boy Trifecta 

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Denim and Leather Tote by Between the Lines

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Tohoku Tote by I am Mama Hear Me Roar

I want to make them all! It is my goal to make each one of them some day. Do you have a favorite? I hope you all enjoy browsing through these lovely blogs and websites as much as I did. There are so many beautiful things to be found! I’ll be back next month with another craft round up. Until then…

Happy Crafting!

Get Organized in 2015 Ten Free Printables!

This past year just flew by! I can’t believe we are already well into January of 2015! It’s the beginning of a new year, new goals, a fresh beginning. It’s time to get organized! There are so many amazing blogs and artists out there sharing their organizational tips! I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favorite printables I have found to help us get organized in 2015. Yay!

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Printable New Years Resolutions by Thirty Handmade Days

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Printable Budget Binder by Thirty Handmade Days

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Assorted Labels Printable by Salt and Paper

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Free Printable Grocery List by Hello, Cuteness!

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Free Organizing Printables from DIY Home Sweet Home

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Toy Label Organization by The Handmade Home

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Chore Charts by I Should Be Mopping the Floor

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Deep Cleaning Checklist by Cornerstone Confessions

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New Years Resolutions Printable by Live Laugh Rowe

Aren’t they awesome! I have been printing some of the planners and the goal list, and I know they are going to come in handy! I hope you all can find a few in here to help you out. Be sure to check out these wonderful blogs that they came from as well! I will be back next month with a Valentine’s round up. Can’t wait! Until then….

Happy 2015!

12 Fabulous DIY’s of Christmas Round Up

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Hey everybody! I know I am not the only one who like to start their holiday crafting early, so I thought I’d share some of the projects on the top of my crafting wish list. There are so many amazing DIY projects out there that are holiday themed, it’s hard to narrow them all down to just twelve! You can check out many more of the holiday projects on my Christmas DIY board on Pinterest that I love too. Here are my top favorites this year:

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Mid Century Modern Christmas Wreath at DIY Network

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Retro Fabric Christmas Light Tutorial by Our Family Four for Kojo Designs

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How to make a Christmas wreath out of vintage ornaments — Georgia Peachez’ secrets at Retro Renovation

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Home for the Holidays House Ornaments by Retro Mama

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Crochet Christmas Light Decorations by Wink at Tuts+

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Magazine Christmas Tree by Blog A La Carte

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Retro Felt Christmas Ornaments by Fantastic Toys

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Stripe Paper Straw Wreath by Tatertots and Jello

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Ribbon Candy Twist Ornament from Better Homes and Gardens

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Bambi Christmas Stocking by Polka Dot Daze

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Christmas Garland by Creative Breathing

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Tulle Christmas Tree from Fabric.com

Aren’t they all so cute and festive! I always have grand plans of making lots of fun crafts over the holidays. Life always seems to get in the way a bit, but I am starting early this year, so hopefully I’ll be able to sneak a few in! Do you all have anything you are super excited to make for the holidays this year? Anyone interested in doing a handmade ornament swap? I just love this time of year! I’ll be back next month with a fun round up of handmade gifts to DIY. Until then…

Happy Crafting!

Halloween DIY Round Up- October 2014

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There are many reasons why October is one of my most favorite months of the year! Halloween is definitely at the top! At least Halloween decorating, that is. So, I thought I’d share a little round up of my favorite DIY Halloween projects from around the web. Check em’ out:

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Daisy Eyes Sugar Skull Pots by Plaid Crafts

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Skeleton Feet Slip Ons by Dream a Little Bigger

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Spider Screen Door Panel from Country Living

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Halloween Flashlight Projections by Stuffed Suitcase

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Barbie Zombies by Crafts by Amanda

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Pumpkinhead by The Ghostess

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2011 Pumpkin Halloween Arch Construction by Don Morin

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Cannibal Cutie Pumpkin from Woman’s Day

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Terra Cotta Pumpkin by Seven Thirty Three

I just love them all! These fantastic DIY’s are all on my crafty wish list of things I want to make this season! Do you have a favorite? Definitely be sure to check out the links for the how to and browse around these wonderful blogs! I’ll be back next month with a fun holiday round up. Until then…

Happy Crafting!

Awesome DIY Projects for Fall

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Hey everyone! Can you believe it is already September! I swear this whole year is just flying by so fast! Fall is just around the corner.And although I am a little sad to see summer go, I am looking forward to sweater weather! So, since fall is fastly approaching, I thought I’d share some of my favorite fall diy projects from around the web with you all. There are always so many beautiful projects on my crafty wish list from the many talented bloggers out there! Here are my top ten picks for fall:

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DIY Twig Push Pins from Design Sponge

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Fabric Pumpkins from Thompson Family Life 

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Paper Bag Fall Wreath from Pop Sugar

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DIY Falling Leaves Garland from 6th Street Design School

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DIY Canning Jar Ring Pumpkin from Yellow Bliss Road

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Scrap Buster Fall Pillow from Cluck Cluck Sew

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Fall Decor Ideas from Home and Garden Design Ideas

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DIY Book Page Pumpkin from Craftberry Bush

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DIY Fabric Acorns from Zemphira Scatter Art

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DIY Glittered Acorn Wreath from That’s My Letter

Aren’t they all so lovely! I love all the pumpkins! They all look like so much fun to make too! I hope you all have found a few to add to your fall crafting! Definitely be sure to check out these fabulous blogs they come from as well, you’ll love them! I’ll be back next month with some Halloween fun! Until then…

Happy Crafting!

Summertime Free Printables Round Up

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We are in the midst of summer here, and before it flies by I thought I would share some fantastic summer printables with you. There are so many creative and cool printables to be found out there on fabulous blogs, and of course on Etsy too!  You can find everything from art prints to party favors, to intricate paper figures and gift wrapping. Today I am going to share some of my absolute favorite free printables from my Printables board on Pinterest. Check em’ out:

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Summer Crafts Paper Fan by Mr. Printables

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Free Summer Printable by The Crafted Sparrow

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Hello Summer Printable by Kraft & Mint

Free Printable Strawberry Icecream Cone Wrappers. Perfect for summer or fruit themed parties Summertime Free Printables Round Up

Strawberry Printable Ice Cream Cone Wrappers by Design Eat Repeat

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Summer Party Favors Popsicle Printables by My Fabuless Life 

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Summer Inspired Sewing Cards by Molly Moo Crafts for Kids Activities Blog

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Free Keep it Simple Printables by The 36th Avenue

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Summertime Chalkboard Free Printable by I Should Be Mopping The Floor

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Summer Bingo Printables by Our Thrifty Ideas

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 Under The Sea Mobile by Petite Lemon Blog

Aren’t they all wonderful! I love them all, but I am especially diggin’ the fans! I hope you all enjoy the printables and definitely check out the awesome blogs that they come from, they’re fantastic! I’ll be back next month with another round up.

Hope you all enjoy the rest of your summer!

Fantastic DIY’s to Try This Summer!

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Can you believe that we are half way into 2014 already! This year has flown by so far! Summer is officially here, and it is hot in NC. I have been working on a couple of projects for my screened porch. I love a good summer project almost as much as I love holiday DIY’s. So, I thought I would share a little round up of some of the fantastic DIY’s I’d like to try this summer. You can find all kinds of fun projects on my DIY board on Pinterest! Here are some of my absolute favorites this month:

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DIY A-Frame Tent by Cakies

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DIY Brightly Lined Lace Mini Skirt by A Pair and A Spare

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Perler Bead Toppers by Vida Nullvier (Norwegian)

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Ice Cream Cone Bunting by Ing Things (Deutsch?)

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DIY Painted Beach Ball Makeover by Studio DIY

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DIY Freezer Paper Stencil Shirt by Pretty Providence

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DIY Camera Strap from a Scarf by The House that Lars Built

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DIY Tree Swing by Design Love Fest

Aren’t they just awesome! I so wish I had a tree that I could hang a swing in! I would love to make one! Definitely be sure to check out the many projects you can find on all of these fabulous blogs! They are awesome! I’ll be back next month with another round up of favorites. Until then…

Happy Crafting!

Father’s Day Handmade Gift Diy Round Up

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I cannot believe that it is June already! Where did the time go? I know I say this just about every month, but this year feels like it is flying by so fast! Before you know it will be Father’s Day. We have a little less than two weeks until then. My family loves to make gifts for holidays and birthdays. Receiving a gift someone has made makes you feel extra special! After all, some of the best and most wonderful things in life are handmade! So, I thought I’d share some of my favorite handmade Father’s Day gift ideas for all my DIY-ers out there! Here are a few of my favorite gift ideas for dad:

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Comic Book DIY Coasters by Mod Podge Rocks

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Alien Abduction Lamp by Dollar Store Crafts

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Camp Inspired Leather Crafts by Martha Stewart

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Hand Stamped Belts by Craftarholics Anonymous

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DIY Cord Roll by Britt & Co.

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Retooled Tools by Martha Stewart

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DIY Father’s Day Tie by Style Me Pretty

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DIY Shrinky Dink Father’s Day Gifts

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Necktie Sunburst Clock by Dear Emmeline

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Simple Summer Hammock by Design Sponge

Aren’t they just fantastic! I wish I had time to make all of them! I especially love the alien lamp! I think my dads would love any of these awesome gifts! I hope you all have been inspired to give one or two a try this year! I’ll be back next month with another craft round up. Until then…

Happy Crafting!

DIY Mother’s Day Gifts Round Up

Mother’s Day is less than a week away, it kinda snuck up on me. Handmade gifts have always beena big hit with my mom, and I’ve been making her things since I can remember. If you are looking for a last minute DIY gift idea for your mom, check out this little round up of some of my favorite handmade gift ideas I found on Pinterest.

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Blooming Monograms by Urbanic Paper

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DIY One Hour Tote by Elm Street Life

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Lavender and Rose Sachets from Tuts Plus

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Zipper Book Clutch by See Kate Sew

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Quick and Easy Embroidered Coin Purse by Flamingo Toes

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DIY Beaded Candle Holders and Vase by Homey Oh My

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DIY Patchwork Photo Pillow by Polka Dot Chair

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Shrinky Dink Bracelet from Country Living

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Paper Embroidery Hoop Gift Card Holder by The Casual Craftlete

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DIY Tea Towel Tutorial from Lil’ Luna

Aren’t they all fantastic! Now I just have to figure out which one I want to try this year. I hope you guys have been inspired to make a gift for your mom this year, she’ll love it! I’ll be back next month with another fun project round up. Until then…

Happy Crafting!

Fantastic Spring and Easter DIY Round Up

We had such a beautiful day here in NC today! I am very excited that spring is finally starting to arrive! Since we all need a good dose of spring inspiration, I thought today I would share a collection of some awesome spring projects from around the web with you. Check em’ out:

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Floral Easter Eggs with Printable Decals from How About Orange

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Fabric Easter Basket at Moda Bake Shop

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DIY Peeps Bunny Garland by The Sweetest Occasion

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Easter Bunny Garland from Talia Audenart

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Doily Basket from Martha Stewart

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Decoupage Easter Eggs from Smile and Style

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Easter Egg Candles from CB&J

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DIY Geometric Washi Tape Easter Eggs from Lovely Indeed

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Easter Egg Mix and Match Sculptures by Mr. Printables

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Felt Carrot Garland from Positively Splendid 

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Fabric Easter Eggs by Retro Mama

Aren’t they all so cute! These are definitely on the top of my list of DIY’s I’d like to do this spring. I hope you guys will be inspired to try a few yourselves. I’ll be back again next month with another fun round up. Until then…

Happy Crafting!