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    DIY: Crochet Pouf

    My pouf, my lovely new footrest. Don’t mind my plate rest – it’s just my baby belly getting into the frame. I must confess: this is not my pouf pattern. I followed the Red Heart Pouf pattern found here. They do a great job explaining it and it works up really fast. Now that I’ve got that off my chest, let’s dive in to why I have to post a tutorial. The pouf comes out to roughly 27″ in diameter. And I say roughly because mine is about 32″ in diameter, I used a larger needle than it called for and *gasp* I used a heavier weight yarn – only…

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    How to build a frame and stretch canvas

    As luck would have it, or maybe it was karma, my canvas showed up yesterday – right after I posted the blog! So, of course I had to whip up a frame to mount it on. Then, I had to write another blog to build up some more blogging karma…come on lucky lotto numbers 😉 Mike can center it/hang it up when he gets home. Read on to find out how to do it yourself. This is what it looks like when you get it in the mail. I ordered ours from www.stickersbanners.com. It’s not real canvas, it’s polyester and was 1/3 the cost of canvas. Once it’s on the…

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    DIY: Make your own vinyl polka dot decals

    This was probably one of the easiest DIY crafts I have ever done. Mike can attest to that – since he’s had to deal with me sewing ruffles for two months straight when I was making the girls duvets. This craft took me MAYBE an hour cumulatively if you don’t count drying time/shopping time. I can’t wait to re-purpose it and make lots of other vinyl decals! I’m thinking vase decor, milk jug numbers, framed silhouette…the possibilities are endless. The contact paper is vinyl so you don’t have to worry about water damage to the sticker. The sticker side won’t damage your walls yet it sticks really well since its made…