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Guitar Bag

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There are countless ways to show your personality through crafts. It’s easy to create beyond the traditional and come up with something truly unique. Instead of sewing a bag that can simply carry your stuff, you can come up with something that reflects who you are. This guitar bag does... Read more »

Country Gent Tweed Coat

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This project is excerpted from Canine Couture by Lilly Shahravesh (St. Martin’s Griffin). My dogs love this traditional tweed coat for weekends in the country when the weather is crisp. Short-haired breeds and older dogs, in particular, benefit from an extra layer to keep them warm in winter. This coat’s... Read more »

Kitty Twitty Cat Toy

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About 2 months ago, after years of begging and pleading from my family, I reluctantly agreed to get another cat from the local shelter. We already have a menagerie of beasts that share our home, but for some reason they felt we needed another. I admit, I do like our... Read more »

Golden Star Origami

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Historical legend tells us that seamstress Betsy Ross was visited in 1776 by George Washington, Robert Morris, and George Ross, who asked her to make an American flag conforming to a resolution of the Continental Congress. Washington’s design had 13 alternating stripes of white and red, and 13 six-pointed stars... Read more »

Faux Stained Glass

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I certainly appreciate the craftsmanship of stained glass, but I’ve come up with something that gives a similar effect without the prerequisite labor. Though it may not look exactly like stained glass, it’s a quick and easy rendition that easily jazzes up my windows. Read more »

Polaroid Transfer-mations

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For those who still long for a tangible connection with film photographs, Polaroid transfers can transform ordinary photos into Impressionist masterpieces. With a Daylab slide printer or old Polaroid Land camera, you can easily turn your favorite old slide images into framable pieces of art. The process is fairly simple:... Read more »