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MAKE THIS: Printed Pinwheels for Spring!

Photos + Tutorial by Bonnie Kaye Whitfield Ever since I was a kid, I’ve loved pinwheels.  This printed version of pinwheels is a perfect way to lift your spirits after months and months of winter.  Make as festive decor for … Continue reading

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Christie’s Paint Chip Wall Art DIY

Photos and Tutorial by Christie Sommers You will need: *paint samples from your local hardware/paint store *a circle punch (found in the scrap booking section of your nearest craft store). I used a 5/8” punch. *a glue stick (I prefer … Continue reading

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Bonnie’s Two Piece Tote Bag

Photos + Tutorial by Bonnie Kaye Whitfield You are not going to believe how quick and easy this tote bag is to make. I first discovered this tote bag design after getting one with a purchase from a major retailer. … Continue reading

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Christie’s Hand Stitched Bowl Tutorial

Photos + Tutorial by Christie Sommers You will need: -cotton clothesline -quilting needle (you can use a regular sewing needle with a thimble but a larger quilting needle is best for passing through the thick clothesline) -embroidery thread, yarn, or … Continue reading

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Bonnie’s Inspirational Wall Hanging

Photos + Tutorial by Bonnie Kaye Whitfield Sometimes everyone needs a little pick-me-up, especially in the studio or office, where it’s easy to get overwhelmed with projects and deadlines.  These simple inspirational wall hangings combine the magic of masking fluid … Continue reading

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Christie’s Herbal Conditioning Rinse Tutorial

Tutorial + Photos by Christie Sommers of West Oak Design Here is a miracle rinse to tame the driest of winter hair. Don’t be afraid of the vinegar… I promise you won’t smell it in your hair after your shower. … Continue reading

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Bonnie’s Insta-Notebook Tutorial

Photos + Tutorial by Bonnie Kaye Whitfield If you’re like me, you can never have too many notebooks.  Small notebooks are especially helpful for on-the-go notetaking or making quick grocery lists.  Here’s a quick Japanese-stab binding technique that will get … Continue reading

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Christie’s Spaghetti Scarf Tutorial

by Christie Sommers of West Oak Design This is a nice little project to use up scrap jersey knit fabric or an old t-shirt. You will need: *scissors OR (a rotary cutter, straight edge, & cutting mat) *A “tube” of … Continue reading

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Bonnie’s Pop Up Valentine Tutorial

  Photos + Tutorial by Bonnie Kaye Whitfield With Valentine’s Day just a couple weeks away, you might be itching to design some handmade cards for your special valentine(s).  This tutorial will show you how to create a pop-up text … Continue reading

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Christie’s Paper Garland Tutorial

Tutorial + Photos by Christie Sommers Try this inexpensive and easy tutorial to spruce up your place or decorate for a party. Paper garland is a great way to reuse old travel maps. You can also use colored or decorative … Continue reading

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