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Made With Code: Customized 3-D Printed Bracelet (freebie!)

My friend turned me onto this cool website called “Made With Code.”  It is a Google sponsored initiative aimed: “To inspire girls by celebrating women and girls who are using code to do great things; to engage girls to try coding through introductory projects and resources; and to sustain their interest by creating alliances and community around girls and coding.” One of their coding projects includes being able to create a customized 3-D printed bracelet for yourself!

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Lil’ Baby Buzz Lightyear (crocheted)

Right when I saw a photo online of this crocheted little guy, I knew I had to make it!  It’s a baby Buzz Lightyear!

"To infinity & beyond!"

“To Infinity & Beyond!”

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DIY Cookie Cutters (without metal)

I recently made fancy cupcakes that required me to cut dozens and dozens of shapes out of fondant.  I didn’t have cookie cutters of the right shape or size, so I decided to improvise…

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After searching “DIY cookie cutter” online, it turned up many results using some sort of metal, from folding aluminum foil to cutting up an aluminum pan.  None of these methods appealed to me or I didn’t have the necessary tools/materials.  However, my mom told me a coworker of hers suggested using photo paper!

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Top of the A-Line Skirt

Spring has sprung, the weather is warming, and summer is fast approaching!  Everything seems more colorful and vibrant!  Recently, I was perusing through a fabric shop when an interesting patterned fabric caught my eye.  I guess I would describe it as an Aztec or tribal print, which I don’t usually wear, but I thought it’d be nice for spring/summer.

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I decided to make an A-lined skirt.  This was a big time for firsts for me: the first time I made a skirt, made a lining, and sewn with a fabric that required matching the pattern at the seams.

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My “Project Life”-esque Photo Book

I’m big on taking photos of everything and anything.  However, I never usually develop my photos.  But then on Pinterest I saw so many people doing something called “Project Life” and was inspired.  It’s like a photo book/scrapbook that covers your everyday life.  I’ve tried scrapbooking before, but lost interest after having to buy all of the extra paper, stickers, and accessories to make it look nice.  This time, I decided to do more of a cross between a scrapbook and photo album.  Basically, a fully customized photo book.

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vacation cards

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My Mini Mascots

A while ago, I came across the cutest photos of tiny felt objects.  I looked up how to make them and discovered a whole new type of craft.  I should have known that something so adorable would be a Japanese creation.  They’re referred to as felt mascots.

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Canvas Creation

I’ve been in a crafting dry spell for a while now, but I wanted to get blogging again.  So I’m posting about something I made for my parents for Christmas.

I’ve seen so many pins in the “DIY & Crafts” section on Pinterest about DIY canvas prints.  I’ve always thought canvas prints were a cool alternative to regular photo frames.  Since getting a professional canvas print can be pretty expensive, I wanted to make my own.

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