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Tutorial: Super easy (& inexpensive) french door curtains

Tutorial: Super easy (& inexpensive) french door curtains

…or (almost) no-sew ‘two seams and you’re done’ curtains you can make in less than an hour.

We have a GREAT sunroom. It’s got a huge vaulted ceiling and french doors on both sides and lots of windows. But, we also have a computer at a desk in the corner, and the light from the windows can cause a glare on the screen. Hence the need to occasionally cover up these gorgeous windows with some sort of curtain.… [ KEEP READING ]

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Easter Idea Roundup

Easter Idea Roundup

Silk Tie Dyed Eggs

Cake Eggs!

Roundup: Easter Sweets

 

Easter Egg Coloring Ideas

Make your Own Peeps!

The Chicken Egg Family

Fabric Easter Basket Tutorial

Chocolate Filled Eggshells from not martha

More great egg ideas at Wisdom of the Moon

 

Click on the photo above for Cool Easter ideas from the past–
And here are some more resources:
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Pretty boiled eggs (so you can tell them apart from the raw ones in the fridge!)

Pretty boiled eggs (so you can tell them apart from the raw ones in the fridge!)

I hesitate to publish this right before Easter, as it’s really a year round egg hack, not an easter egg hack, but I suppose it is extra useful at Easter, where you might want some pretty brown eggs.

If you’re looking for fancier Easter egg ideas, you can find some here, here, .. and an Easter basket here.

So I usually buy a big thing of eggs, and boil a handful of them ahead of time to throw in lunchboxes or to make tuna salad with, or whatever, and I like to be able to tell them apart from the non-boiled at a glance.  … [ KEEP READING ]

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So Long spammers, and Goodbye to (some) comments

So Long spammers, and Goodbye to (some) comments

Hello all… Dot here. Yes, I still love you guys, but the eternal war with spammers has brought me to a crossroads. Dear spammers: No, none of my readers want to buy your essay, really–And the comments have always be ‘no-follow’, so Google doesn’t even notice your link. But telling them this has been in vain, so I’ve made the decision to get rid of WordPress comments, and have only Facebook comments.… [ KEEP READING ]

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How to make an adorable Needle Felted Alien

How to make an adorable Needle Felted Alien

We’re always looking for cute (and maybe a little silly or geeky) crafts here on Dabbled, so when Lark Crafts offered a tutorial to share with you guys from their new book Wee Felt Worlds, I said, “Yes, Please!”

The book has a bunch of really cute creatures and scenes you can create with needle felting – everything from a silly science lab, to a sweet shop, to a pirate island… with easy to follow instructions.  … [ KEEP READING ]

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Make your own Retro Inspired Canvas Print (Tutorial)

Make your own Retro Inspired Canvas Print (Tutorial)
How to transfer a photo to canvas for a neat, retro look!

This is a fun project if you’d like an inexpensive way to make your own “canvas print”, and you like a retro, old fashioned feel.  It makes a great gift, too (like the one used in the tutorial, a great wedding momento!)

I did this for my December post on FedEx’s Out of Office blog.  It is easy to do, but be warned it is a bit time consuming when you get to the final step of removing the paper from the canvas, so I wouldn’t go any larger than 8×10″ for this project.… [ KEEP READING ]

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