10 Romantic Valentine’s Day Table Settings

  You've gone to all the trouble of cooking and crafting the perfect Valentine's meal for your sweetheart or family.  Now serve it like you mean it -- presentation is everything! Here are 10 Romantic Valentine's Day Table Settings to kick your imagination into full gear.  1. Here's a sweet & charming setting by Between Naps on the Porch. Take a closer look at that Ice Cream Candy-Car Sundae centerpiece. This is one table setting that will shoot straight to your Valentine's heart via their sweet tooth!  2.Between Naps on the Porch is on a roll with this country-elegant setting complete with ruby ring napkin holders. My favorite thing about this design is that a whole host of otherwise unrelated plates were used to pull off the theme. The designer didn't worry one bit … [Read more...]

14 DIY Heart Crafts That Say Love

January is nearly over. Can you believe that? If you haven't already, it's time to decorate the house for LOVE! Valentine's Day is just a few short weeks away. I've gathered fourteen heart crafts that will get you started, for sure!/1/ Heart String Art - Make a heart OR your initial!/2/ Crochet Heart Pillow - Do you crochet? Here's a simple tutorial on how to make a pillow./3/ Heart Mobile  - This mobile will be fun in any color scheme you choose. Hang it in the kitchen or in the baby's room. It's perfect for year 'round. [sc:adsense ]/4/ Paper Heart Garland - This is a great craft to get the kids involved in. I mean, it involves glue sticks. They'll LOVE it!/5/ "That's Amore" Heart Napkins - Send the kids to a babysitter and have a romantic dinner for two with your … [Read more...]

How to Make Felt Coffee Cup Sleeves

If you're anything like me, you're indulging in a lot of hot beverages during these winter months. Instead of using disposable paper sleeves for your to-go cups, why not make a Felt Coffee Cup Sleeve to use again and again? It's a quick, easy, and useful craft that allows your creativity to run wild! I'll share the basics and then suggest some fun alternatives. DIY Materials: Felt (available in many colors for about 25 cents a sheet) Hot glue gun Scissors Pen or marker Disposable coffee cupDIY Instructions:1. Remove the paper sleeve from your cup. Place onto the felt you want to use, and trace around it.2. Cut out the felt sleeve. Then, if you want to use more than one layer or color of felt and want the first layer to show behind it, cut another sleeve slightly … [Read more...]

3 Upcycle Sewing Projects That Are Great For Beginners

When I got started sewing in my teens, my grandma encouraged me to work with old t-shirts and pillowcases. Let me tell you – I thought she was being silly, but it was so smart! I made a mess of so many projects back then and I’m very happy that I wasn’t using my babysitting money to buy fabric! For those of you who aren’t familiar with upcycling, it’s simply the process of reusing old things to make better new things. Upcycling is great, especially if you’re new to sewing.You’ll be able to make neat, useful things while spending little or no money on materials. The other great thing is that if you make mistakes, it’s no big deal since you didn’t have to invest in the materials.  Today, we’ve collected a few simple upcycle sewing ideas to get you started. You'll need a few old … [Read more...]

Six Best Free Patterns For Fingerless Gloves

The season of cold weather is upon us, which means it's time to pull out the knitting needles and yarn and prepare to warm your hands this fall and winter with a cozy fingerless gloves. Knitted mitts keep wrists and palms warm, keeping fingers free for typing, texting... or knitting! We've gathered six of the most beautiful patterns for fingerless gloves and cozy mitts, whether you're knitting for your best friend, favorite guy or yourself./1/ Fetching Beauty Fingerless Gloves - Knitty Light cabling and a scalloped edge give these mitts a simple elegance./2/ Ethnic Explorations Fingerless Mitts - Independent Stitch This lovely Fair Isle pattern offers a simple chart as well as written instructions. Perfect for your first foray into Fair Isle, or a quick and easy project for … [Read more...]

Easy Printables: Thank You Card Templates

I love my machines (computers) and I love mail, BUT nothing beats receiving a handwritten letter, note or card. Most of them are easy to store and are great mementos. When I receive cards I like to write the date or just the year (in the case of birthday or Christmas cards). They are really lovely to look back on. Download Thank You Bells On Cards Because I like to design things, it is interesting to see each card with different illustration and typography styles. Download Thanks So Much Cards A cost effective and inexpensive way to show your appreciation to someone is to give them a card. These ‘Thank You’ card downloads give you the opportunity to do just that.These cards feature simple design, festive colors and are easy to make; just print, cut and fold along the middle … [Read more...]