Making a Tage Frid-Style Stool: Time to Drill Holes for the Legs

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Woodworking |

With the seat, seat extension and their joinery ready to go, it’s time to focus on drilling holes for the legs of our Tage Frid-style three-legged stool. There are two major tasks to accomplish when making the seat: cutting 1” holes to join the legs and shaping the curve of the seat.

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NYC-Style Treats: Making Italian Rainbow Cookies

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Food & Cooking | Comments

If you have spent time in the New York metro area, these New York rainbow cookies (also called Italian flag cookies) will certainly be a familiar sight. But you don't have to travel all the way to the Big Apple to savor these colorful confections. Keep reading to discover the secret to enjoying NYC rainbow cookies, without ever having to ride the subway.

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The Triangle Maxi Dress: A Quick & Easy Sewing Tutorial!

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Sewing |

Maxi dresses are showing up everywhere this summer. And, because now is the time when you'd rather be outside wearing a dress instead of being inside sewing one, I came up with a simple maxi dress pattern that's as easy to make as a summer breeze!

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Capture a Memory: Landscape Art Quilting Tips

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Quilting |

Landscape art quilting is a very popular technique. From abstract to realistic, a landscape art quilt is a great way to capture a memory from a favorite place in fabric. Learn three ways to get started here!

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How to Use a Plow Plane for Making Grooves

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 in Woodworking |

A plow plane is one of the lesser known woodworking tools, which is a shame, because it is one of the most useful tools a woodworker can have. In this post, we'll show you how a plow plane works, and how you can use it to make grooves and rabbets for your woodworking project.

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Mixed Media Monday: Paint a Waterfall With This Fun Step-By-Step Tutorial

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 in Drawing, Painting |

Rendering water, in any form, is a difficult skill to master. Waterfalls are no exception. But you can learn to create these beautiful, cascading streams. I'm going to show you how to use mixed media for a wonderful waterfall work in a fun, illustrative style! Follow along this tutorial to paint a set of waterfalls with mixed media, using graphite pencil, ink pen and watercolors.

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Merry Christmas Ornament: AccuQuilt & Sizzix Meet Machine Embroidery

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 in Embroidery |

You have stitched out a lovely holiday sentiment on felt, but how do you make a Christmas tree ornament even more spectacular? Cut it out in the shape of a Christmas tree. And there is no easier way than by using a die cutting machine. Read on to celebrate Christmas in July with this fun embroidery project!

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