Posts Tagged “tutorial”

Make Your Own: Chalk Paint

By | June 5, 2013

So, here’s the thing: there is absolutely no chalk in this chalk paint.  But whip up a batch of this cornstarch-based paint, and set your kids loose on the driveway – it will wash right off with the hose.  Chalk paint is easy to make, easy to clean up, inexpensive, and most of all, fun! […]

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Tutorial: How to fix frayed faux leather

By | March 1, 2013

The little girl got these boots for her birthday last fall, and since then, she’s worn them nonstop.  I wanted her to have a pair of boots to wear with thick tights and leggings during the winter, so we picked out this cute little pair for her. She’s only seven and she’s growing so fast […]

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Photo Tutorial: How To Crochet A Beverage Coozy

By | September 19, 2012

A couple years ago, I went on a camping trip up on Guanella Pass.  It was Labor Day weekend, and at over 10,000 feet, it was pretty chilly in the evenings.  I was crocheting next to the campfire, and my friend Mike asked me to make him a mitten. ”Just one?” I asked. ”Yeah. My […]

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Window lattice to scarf rack :: a tutorial

By | October 11, 2011

Scarf rack on the wall

When Bruce bought this house, it came with lattice on every single window (to, ya know, complement the shutters and porch balustrade with heart-shaped cut-outs).  He pulled down most of them years ago, and they resurfaced recently during the Great Shed Cleanout of 2011.  With a  little white spray paint and glue, I repurposed two […]

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Crochet aspen leaves :: a tutorial

By | September 28, 2011

It’s autumn!  Up here in the mountains, the leaves are already starting to turn and it’s cooler every day. Okay, I’m lying.  There’s been near record-breaking heat and it feels just like summer.  But the leaves really are quite pretty this time of year.         In honor of my second favorite season, […]

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