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Project Update: Super Bulky Crocheted Cat Bed with Bernat Blanket Big Yarn

Project Update: Super Bulky Crocheted Cat Bed with Bernat Blanket Big Yarn

Remember when I made that super bulky crocheted cat bed ...
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Pussyhat Upgrade: March for Science Duplicate Stitching

Pussyhat Upgrade: March for Science Duplicate Stitching

Tomorrow is Earth Day, which means that nearly everyone I ...
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Tutorial: Basic Pussyhat Knitting Pattern

Know what the world probably doesn't need? Another pussyhat knitting ...
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Get Your Geek On: Doctor Who-Inspired Cross-Stitch Valentines

Get Your Geek On: Doctor Who-Inspired Cross-Stitch Valentines

Having an "Oh @#$%, it's Valentine's Day tomorrow!" moment? If ...
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Pattern: Nevertheless, She Persisted Cross-Stitch Sampler

Pattern: Nevertheless, She Persisted Cross-Stitch Sampler

As a professional crafter and cross-stitch pattern designer, I was ...
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Pattern: Doctor Who-Inspired Time Lord Cross-Stitch Valentine

Pattern: Doctor Who-Inspired Time Lord Cross-Stitch Valentine

Looking for the perfect DIY card for that special Time ...
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Tutorial: Beer Bottle Watering Globe for Houseplants and Container Gardens

Tutorial: Beer Bottle Watering Globe for Houseplants and Container Gardens

Going on a weekend trip? Want to prevent wilting during ...
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Ode to Thread Heaven: Savior of My Hands and My Sanity

Ode to Thread Heaven: Savior of My Hands and My Sanity

Today, I'm going to tell you a little story. A ...
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Tutorial: Goldfish Bowl Poodle Skirt with AccuQuilt GO! Big | The Zen of Making

Tutorial: Goldfish Bowl Poodle Skirt with AccuQuilt GO! Big

Disclosure: AccuQuilt kindly provided the GO! Big electric fabric cutter ...
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Tools: How to Use Thread Snips | The Zen of Making

Tools: How to Use Thread Snips

Thread snips—also called thread nippers, thread clippers, and thread cutters—are ...
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Last-Minute Gift Idea: Half Square Triangle Hand Warmers | The Zen of Making

Last-Minute Gift Idea: Half Square Triangle Hand Warmers

Looking for a last-minute handmade holiday gift? Give your loved ...
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Tutorial: Resin Thread Spool Bracelet | The Zen of Making

Tutorial: Resin Thread Spool Bracelet

On my desk sat a jar of mini wooden thread ...
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A-Line Skirts: 5 Tips for a Flattering Fit | The Zen of Making

A-Line Skirts: 5 Tips for a Flattering Fit

After spending the summer living in my perfect summer skirt, ...
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Tutorial: Simple Fabric Armrest Covers | The Zen of Making

Tutorial: Simple Fabric Armrest Covers

Fabric armrest covers: the dirty little secret of confirmed cat ...
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Tutorial: Resin Sewing Thread and Embroidery Floss Pendants | The Zen of Making

Tutorial: Resin Sewing Thread and Embroidery Floss Pendants

I am a deeply practical woman in most areas of ...
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Tutorial Update: Plus Size Fit Guide for the Perfect Summer Skirt! | The Zen of Making

Tutorial Update: Plus Size Fit Guide for the Perfect Summer Skirt!

I've added a fancy new plus size fit guide to ...
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Tutorial: Giant Hexie Flower Lap Quilt - 12 Hexies (or Less) Blog Hop | The Zen of Making

Tutorial: Giant Hexie Flower Lap Quilt – 12 Hexies (or Less) Blog Hop

Hello, hexie lovers! I'd like to introduce you to my ...
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Tutorial: Pincushion for English Paper Piecing Travel Kit | The Zen of Making

Tutorial: Pincushion for English Paper Piecing Travel Kit

Love your English Paper Piecing Travel Kit? Enhance your on-the-go ...
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Tutorial: Perfect Summer Skirt (with Pockets!) | The Zen of Making

Tutorial: Perfect Summer Skirt (with Pockets!)

I have three requirements for a perfect summer skirt: it ...
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Craft Tip: Keep Balls of Yarn Tidy with a Pair of Old Tights | The Zen of Making

Craft Tip: Keep Balls of Yarn Tidy with a Pair of Old Tights

I'm working on a Color Affection shawl right now, and, ...
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Knitting with a Plan | The Zen of Making

Knitting and Crocheting with a Plan

When you're knitting or crocheting in the real world (read: ...
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Video Tutorial: Crocheted Metal Washer Pattern Weights | The Zen of Making

Video Tutorial: Crocheted Metal Washer Pattern Weights

As an especially neurotic sewer, when it comes to my ...
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