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DIY: Record Jacket Gift Tags

One of the crafts I love to make each year at Christmas time is gift tags. Now there are so many different things that can easily be made into gift tags, but my favorite is (of course) record jackets! Christmas albums are plentiful at thrift stores and local record stores for cheap, and this is [...]

DIY Clip On Earrings to Post Earrings

Last weekend my sister-in-law gave me a box full of vintage costume jewelry (Thanks again, Kris!!!). Some of it I loved and kept, some of it went in the shop, and some of it I will be giving to a friend who will use it for reconstructed pieces. I really loved these earrings here, aren’t [...]

Make a Ruffled Fabric Corsage

For Craft Revival tomorrow, the ladies of Handmade Detroit made corsages for the first 50 mom shoppers! There are four different kinds, each from different materials and using unique techniques. These are the corsages I made, from vintage fabric and buttons of course! For those of you who can’t make it to the fair, here’s [...]

Homemade French Toast

Like Ron Swanson, we’re big on breakfast foods here in our home. Bacon, eggs, cinnamon rolls, hash browns, muffins….mmmm. One of my favorites is french toast, and it’s so easy to make – even better! Homemade French Toast (serves 2-3) 6 slices of bread (I like wheat bread, but any bread will do) 3 eggs [...]

Tutorial: Easy Pants for Kids

Roy is growing like crazy right now, and it is hard for me to keep pants in his dresser that actually fit him sometimes – they fit him for a few weeks, then suddenly it looks like he is wearing pedal pushers. If you’ve got a kid growing like a weed in your house too, [...]

DIY Butcher’s Twine Bracelet Guest Post!

I’ve got a guest post over at the Wattlebird blog today on DIYing a braided sailor’s bracelet using butcher’s twine and vintage wooden beads. Check it out here, and thanks to Annie for inspiring me to write my very first guest post!

How to make a Skirt from Vintage Linens

Hi everyone! My name is Stephanie and I’m the guest blogger for today. I design a line of women’s clothing (Always the Forest), and I write for my own blog, which is a behind-the-scenes look at designing/making a clothing line. I live about about 30 miles north of Detroit in an old house with my [...]