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Mother’s Day gift ideas


Mother’s Day is coming up soon, so if you don’t have a gift picked out, consider making one of the following fun crafts.

Herbal Bath Tea – She says they’re easy to make, and they certainly look like nice gifts.

Cute Bag – If you’re a sewer, this bag is awesome!

Rice heat therapy bag – Wonderful for pampering and soothing aches and pains.

Bookmark with vintage fabric – For the reader mom.

Glass Terrariums – A fun project you can make together with your kids.

Tin can pin cushion – Cute, and easy.

Bottle cap magnets – Super cute, and what mom doesn’t like fridge magnets? (Or is that just my mom?)

Paper frames – Make your own paper frames inspired from a Japanese book. Perfect for framing a photo for mom.

*Photo courtesy of Kanko

Just thought that I would let everyone know that Craft Tutorials has moved to


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Pin Cushion Roundup

Eyeball Pincushions

This eyeball pincushion tutorial from Jen made the rounds a few months ago but I didn’t see it listed here on CT so I wanted to make sure everyone knew about it. (Great idea to use Flickr to generate the tutorial!) Jen makes all sorts of beautiful pincushions and thankfully now has an Etsy store if you don’t think you have the time (or patience) for one of these.

Am I the last person on earth to hear about The Pincushion Challenge? Every month there’s a different theme and to participate you just make your pincushion and upload a photo to the flickr group. Lots of great inspiration to be found in the previous months’ photo sets too.

Here’s an awesome tutorial, with tons of great photos, for a square pincushion from paper. string. cloth.

Would you rather knit your pincushion? Wait until you see this wearable poppy pincushion from Sarah with an H.

And in one last bit of pincushion news I noticed that Betz White is working on some new flower pot pincushions and of course they’re adorable!

Question: What do you prefer to use for stuffing your pincushions? I notice lots of people are using poly-fill but I’m wondering what the pros and cons are of using sand or emery?



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St Patrick’s Day

Just wanted to wish you all a happy St Patrick’s Day!

Here is a tutorial on making a Crochet Shamrock Magnet to get you started!

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