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My Tutorials:

How to Set Reachable Goals
Make a felt pizza.
Make felt tomatoes.
Make a very easy Baby Blanket.
DIY phonics readers, based on the Ordinary Parents' Guide to Teaching Reading (scroll down a bit).
DIY Folksong songbooks - like the phonics readers, but with pictures this time.
Simple DIY Book Binding - uses a file folder for the cover.
Make a plaster crown based on the one William the Conqueror wore.

Sewing Tutorials
How to do shirring; that is, sew with elastic thread. It's cute.

Make some fabric grocery bags. Here's one I made and some thoughts on using them.

Here are some reusable veggie bags to replace the plastic ones you put your tomatoes and peppers and things in.

And while you're at it, you could try some adorable reusable snack bags too.

And in case you don't like the other bag pattern, here are 35 more!

Adjust the size of a too big thrifted t-shirts.

Make a field bag to carry your supplies and treasures the next time you do Nature Study.

You could make a newer, cuter, more personalized cover for your ironing board.

Sew, Mama, Sew has a great set of instructions for a full-bust pattern adjustment.

And Burda Style has instructions for increasing or decreasing a pattern's size.

Turn a too-small skirt into a cute apron in less than an hour.

Other Tutorials I Like:

Make some felt graham crackers.

Cocoa shows how to customize your blog.

Feathered Nest has some adorable mitten ornaments.

Shrinky-dink Ornament instructions are here.

Make a crown for your prince or princess.

Use a yard of fabric to make a puppet show stage.

Crafts and Toys

Turn Scrabble tiles into cute pendants for necklaces or bracelets.

Here are some simple instructions for beaded ribbon bookmarks.

Dye noodles fun colors. Mom says that you can also put them on heavy tin foil in the oven.

Repaint tins to make canisters.

This one is a whole blog, No Time to Stamp?, full of papercraft tutorials.


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