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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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Pattern: Geometric Color Block Cross-Stitch iPhone Case | The Zen of Making

Pattern: Geometric Color Block Cross-Stitch iPhone Case

When it comes to cross-stitch and embroidery, I've always been ...
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TZoM on Threadbanger: Crochet Basics with Twinkie Chan + Haley | The Zen of Making

TZoM on Threadbanger: Crochet Basics with Twinkie Chan + Haley

What happens when the Threadbanger crew comes over to play? ...
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Printable: Watercolor Crochet Stitch Wall Art | The Zen of Making

Printable: Watercolor Crochet Stitch Wall Art

I've always loved the look of DIY-related illustrations, especially the ...
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Crafting 101: How to Clean and Oil Your Scissors | The Zen of Making

Crafting 101: How to Clean and Oil Your Scissors

How long has it been since you've shown your scissors ...
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Knitting Pattern: Easy Grownup Pixie Hat | The Zen of Making

Knitting Pattern: Easy Grownup Pixie Hat

Fact: I am a grown woman, and I wear an ...
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Tutorial: Simple Lavender Sachets with the AccuQuilt GO! Baby | The Zen of Making

Tutorial: Simple Lavender Sachets with the AccuQuilt GO! Baby

Protect your closet, fabric totes, and yarn stash from pesky ...
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Brooklyn-based DIY from a gal in granny glasses