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Madame Butterfly Costume

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Potato Stamping

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Kids
With a few good-size potatoes and assorted miniature cookie cutters, you and your kids can make personalized wrapping paper, cards, T-shirts, place mats, and napkins.
Materials
  • Large potatoes 
  • Knife
  • Cookie cutter
  • Melon baller
  • Paper towel
  • Ink
  • Felt
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Map Textile Roller Shade

Steps:4
Made of sturdy cotton or linen, map-printed tablecloths can endure all manner of crafting. We transformed a Florida design into a roller shade by fusing the fabric to linen and then stapling it to the roller of a store-bought shade.
Materials
  • Store-bought roller shade to fit your window
  • Tablecloth
  • Linen
  • Fusible webbing
  • Chalk or disappearing-ink pen
  • Iron
  • Sewing supplies
  • Staple gun
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Leather Desk Blotter

Steps:8
Other Ideas:
Leather, Organizing, Painting
Give your workspace a professional look with this distinctive leather desk blotter from Gillian Stevens of Dewdrop Designs.
Materials
  • Stack (about 25 sheets) of blotter paper in chosen size (we used 25 1/2-by-17 1/2-inch paper for large blotter)
  • 110-point (1/8-inch thick) chipboard
  • Bookcloth
  • Craft knife
  • Scissors
  • Kraft paper or newspaper
  • White craft glue
  • Small paint roller
  • Heavy weights (such as cans, books, etc.)
  • Thin leather
  • Piece of 1/4-inch plywood or 1/4-inch thick board, cut to dimensions of paper
  • Colored base sheet of paper in same size as blotter paper
  • Double-sided tape
  • Stamps and stamp pad; silk screening supplies (optional)
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Easter Eggs by the Dozen: Egg Tree

Steps:3
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Framing Fabric

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Crocheted Snowflakes

Steps:5
One of nature's best decorating ideas is the snowflake: It adds sparkle to upturned eyelashes, embellishment to bare tree branches. With crocheted versions of this seasonal icon, you can bring its frosty filigree indoors.
Materials
  • Size 10 crochet cotton
  • Crochet hook
  • Snowflake templateDownload the PDF
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Cardboard
  • Clear packing tape
  • Fabric stiffener
  • Bowl
  • Tweezers
  • Paper towels
  • Pins
  • Blocking board
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