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[6 Apr 2015 | One Comment | 1,493 views]
Make Mommy-and-Me DIY Aprons

Do you have a little helper who loves to be in the kitchen?  Then this is the DIY for you!  Over at the Little House on the Prairie blog, Heather shares how to turn a few dollar store items into a matching set of mommy-and-me aprons.  Based on a passage from the book “By the Shores of Silver Lake”, this idea will get you on the …

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[26 Jun 2011 | Comments Off on Make a Patriotic Dish Towel Apron | 1,962 views]
Make a Patriotic Dish Towel Apron

Sometimes the best ideas are the really simple ones.  I especially feel this way about holiday projects because holidays are sneaky.  They always creep up on me when I’m not looking and it never feels like I’m prepared for them!  If you find yourself caught off guard by the Fourth of July this year (it’s in its way!) and need something festive to wear at …

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[14 Nov 2010 | 7 Comments | 11,260 views]
Printable Tea Towel Calendar – 2011 Edition

>>Update: Click here for the 2014 Printable Calendar<<

Last year, I collaborated with Cathe Holden of Just Something I Made to design a printable tea towel calendar. She provided the printable, and I designed the project and wrote the tutorial. I loved last year’s design, so I updated the calendar part so we could use it again for 2011. This is a simple project idea, great …

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[27 Oct 2010 | 4 Comments | 4,539 views]
Make Colorful Silhouette Tea Towels

Anna from Bumble Baybees made these adorable silhouette tea towels for pretty and colorful grandparent gifts. I love them – so happy and fun! These were her submission to Sew Dang Cute’s Crafting with the Stars, and one of my favorite project submissions! I LOVE this because it is on-trend but it’s a new/innovative take on silhouettes, plus it’s useful and it’s a grandparent gift. …

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[14 Aug 2010 | 17 Comments | 18,844 views]
Paint Your Clothes

Awhile back, I stamped shirts with stamps and acrylic paints, noting that you can set the acrylic paint with vinegar and make it permanent (no fabric paint medium needed!). Since then, I’ve learned you can even skip the vinegar step. Have you ever gotten acrylic paint on your clothes while you were painting? I bet the paint’s still there! Acrylic doesn’t go anywhere once it …

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[6 Jul 2010 | 10 Comments | 7,618 views]
Toddler Bathrobe from Dishtowels!

I found THE most ADORABLE dish towels at the dollar store last week, and knew immediately what they were destined to become…  A little pint-sized bathrobe for JellyBean!  The bright colors and fun bold print are just perfect for the job!  Best of all, it only took two dish towels, some twill tape, and less than thirty minutes to make it!  [Come see how!]
Project Estimate:

two dish towels, …

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[24 Jun 2010 | 8 Comments | 14,112 views]
Make an Upholstery Sample Backpack

What do you do when you have spare upholstery samples, a couple of hours to kill, and no sewing machine? You hand-sew a backpack out of upholstery samples, that’s what you do! I could have finished this in fifteen minutes with a sewing machine, but there was no sewing machine.* The good news? If you are afraid of sewing machines, you can make this backpack …

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[1 Jun 2010 | One Comment | 3,084 views]
Dish Towel Superhero Cape

Whenever my nieces come over, they raid my dish towel drawer for “dress-ups.”  Yes, they use dish towels for everything from dresses to capes.  It’s very fun, and very cute — but it makes for a lot of laundry!  :o)
Last week at the dollar store I spotted some dish towels — flour sack style, but a bit smaller and in fun, bright colors.  It was meant …

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[22 May 2010 | 2 Comments | 5,136 views]
Weekend Inspiration: Toddler Dresses

Have you seen these ribbony dishtowels at Dollar Tree? They really are as cute in person as they look in the picture. Reader Ash at Bandy Canyon made this adorable dress for her toddler out of just TWO dish towels! She doesn’t provide a pattern, but I have listed some tutorials below for you. [see Ash’s dress here]

Sunny Day Dress and Top Tutorial at House …

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[9 May 2010 | One Comment | 15,853 views]
Adorable Applique Clothesline Dish Towel

Dollar Store crafting friend Xine made this adorable clothesline dish towel inspired by an Anthropologie towel she admired. Such a cute motif, and Xine tells us exactly how to make it at her blog, Jane Avion. You can use a dollar store flour sack towel and your fabric and ribbon scraps to whip one (or several) of these up. This would be a very fun …