How to Recover a Lampshade – Slipcover Tutorial

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Wouldn’t you love to be able to change the fabric on your lampshades at a whim? I’ll show you how to recover a lampshade with a slipcover so you can do just that!

But first, a warm welcome to the Creative Craft Blog Hop. If you are coming over from my friend Jenna at The Painted Apron, I’m thrilled to have you join us! At the bottom of this post, I’ll be directing you to the next stop on this venture. But don’t forget to check out the other stops too. There’s a creative group of 16 other bloggers with inspiring Summer ideas: be sure to drop back in throughout the week to visit them all!

Now, let’s get to it!

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Webcam Cozy: Shaughnessy Turtle Peeper

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A webcam cozy is a must these days with so many kids schooling at home!

Turtles have one of the best natural defence systems in the animal world: they can pull their bodies into their shells to protect themselves from predators. But this turtle can protect you too – from prying eyes!

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Crochet Easter Bunny Pattern

A crochet Easter bunny is just the thing to welcome Spring. But even though it’s officially Spring, our weather here is still cold and blustery. Until the weather warms up, I’m keeping my hands and mind busy indoors by reacquainting myself with crochet. And since Easter is less than a week away, I’m squeezing in one more crocheted project with this sleeping crochet Easter bunny pattern! This one is tiny so it’s quick. Continue reading

Crochet i Cord – Bunny Photo Display

Crochet i-cord is so fun! There’s still two weeks until Easter. And just like real bunnies, my Easter bunnies seem to be multiplying exponentially 🙂 Today I have not one, but two more adorable bunny ideas for you! But they don’t have to be for just Easter; they’d be great to adorn a nursery too. Continue reading

Needle Felted Elf: A Coastal Christmas

This needle felted elf will make a cute addition to your Christmas decor!

I recently took a course on needle felting; something I’ve alway wanted to learn! When I discovered that I could get wool roving online, I was excited to practice what I had learned and design my own project. Amazon has a great selection of colours of wool roving and tools by Clover. Continue reading

Free Crochet Frog Pattern – Gabriola Frog

This free crochet frog pattern came about one night while watching The Orville.  I couldn’t help but notice the Frog leaned up against the desk light on captain Ed Mercer’s desk because he always steals the scene! I love Kermit the Frog so the next day I was inspired to make Kermit’s counterpart to adorn wherever I choose to place her.

Only problem was, I couldn’t find a free frog pattern I liked so I had to make my own. You know what they say about necessity being the mother of invention, don’t you?  If you love frogs as much as I do, you’ll be thrilled to get your free crochet frog pattern for Gabriola at the end of this post. Continue reading

Window Dressing Dilemma – An Easy Fix

Have you ever had a window dressing dilemma? We’ve had several – and all with the same window! This is how the window coverings looked in the bay window at the back of the house when I first moved in; tattered and worn. The house needed so much work that window dressings fell to the bottom of the priority list. Continue reading

Ugly Christmas Socks: a Twist on X-mas Sweaters!

Whenever my brother-and-sister-in-law host a Christmas party, it’s always a hoot. They go out of their way to make it interesting with games and competitions – for the little kids and big ones (aka the adults) alike. This year, my B-I-L and S-I-L introduced an ‘ugly Christmas socks contest’ to the festivities – a twist on ugly Christmas sweaters. How they ever came up with the idea I don’t know, but I’m always up to a fun challenge so was eager to get started. Continue reading

DIY Wine Bag – Wine Gift Bag

A DIY wine bag is always a welcome gift at Christmas. We always seem to have more reusable shopping bags than we know what to do with. So today I’m showing you how to upcycle them into a wine gift bag. With the holidays right around the corner, it’s handy to have a wine tote to carry some spirits to get into the spirit. Of course, it goes without saying that it could also carry a non-alcoholic drink instead; don’t forget about those designated drivers!
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