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Crafting and DIY

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Knitwits

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Kids, Sewing
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String Spiderweb

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Fancy Eggs

Steps:7
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Toile Pillow

Steps:7
Toile -- the French word for cloth -- refers to a fabric, generally cotton, that has been printed with themed designs. Cotton toiles in elaborate patterns were popularized in France and England during the early 19th century as an affordable alternative to silks and brocades. Today, Martha uses an antique toile imprinted with traditional patterns to make an accent pillow. In order to make as many pillows as possible from the fabric, she covers only the front of the pillow with the toile and uses a neutral chintz for the back.
Materials
  • Antique toile
  • Solid chintz, for back of pillow
  • 22-inch pillow insert
  • Sewing machine with zipper foot
  • No. 16 cable cord
  • Fabric scissors
  • Fiskars acrylic ruler with grid (6 by 24 inches)
  • Pins
  • Needle
  • Tailor's chalk
  • Thread
  • Iron and ironing pad
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Denim Coverall Dress

Steps:8
Other Ideas:
Accessories, Sewing
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Holiday Centerpiece: Gilded Pear Basket

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Gold-painted pears look straight out of a fairy tale on your Christmas table. This gold dust, however, isn't magic -- it's available at baking supply stores. Magnolia leaves are also transformed with gold floral paint.
Materials
  • Nontoxic petal dust, in gold
  • Pears
  • Small paint brush
  • Bowl
  • Basket
  • Magnolia leaves
  • Floral spray, in gold
  • Cedar sprigs
  • Satin ribbon
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Customizing a Mouse Pad

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Ribbon Board

Steps:4
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Organizing
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