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How To Make Your Own Dog Paw and Nose Balms at Home

If you notice that your dog’s nose and paws have been a little rougher lately, you’re not alone! As the weather gets warmer, your pup’s sensitive skin may start to dry out. And while there are plenty of manufacturers that make healing balms, you want to be sure you know exactly what’s going on your dog’s skin. Some sellers use less than the best materials. So if you want to… Read More »How To Make Your Own Dog Paw and Nose Balms at Home

Essential Supplies You Need To Start Quilting Description : All hobbies require specific supplies, especially quilting! Let’s look at some essential supplies you need to start quilting so you can start off strong. Content : Quilting is a fun pastime for many people, especially those who enjoy working with their hands and creating beautiful works of art. Quilting refers to combining three layers of fabric manually with a needle and thread or a sewing machine. Many quilts contain lovely designs that are inspiring and often make us want to create even more! So if you’re interested in becoming a novice quilter, let’s discuss some of the essential supplies you need to start quilting. Rotary Cutter The rotary cutter is a funky little tool that looks similar to a pizza cutter and is an essential item you’ll need to start your quilting journey. A rotary cutter can help you cut fabric accurately and quickly, making the process easier and more efficient for you. Many people confuse rotary cutters with standard scissors, but there are some significant differences! Rotary cutters specialize in cutting long, straight lines on the fabric. You can still use scissors, but they work best for projects that require fine and curvy details. High-Quality Thread This one may be a given, but you’ll need a thread that consists of high-quality material to ensure you don’t waste your efforts! You can start with any color you’d like, but try to aim for a 50wt cotton thread (this will vary with each brand). Keep in mind that different thread weights suit different stages of the quilting process, so be sure to choose carefully. Ruler/Pins/Seam Ripper The ruler, pins, and seam ripper should also be on your shopping list. These basic items are great for any fabric project, so be sure to pick them up! You’ll want to purchase an acrylic quilting ruler for this hobby because they’re clear (perfect for different-colored fabrics) and don’t slip on the material. As for your pins, you’ll want to find a good keeping place for them in your hobby area to ensure they don’t get lost. You’ll need them to hold the different layers together to quilt them in place properly. And, of course, any quilter from beginner-expert needs a seam ripper because everybody makes mistakes! Cutting Mat Most cutting mats will contain specific markings that enable you to measure your fabric accurately, so you have to cut only once. Having a cutting mat in place will also protect your table from cuts! A self-healing cutting mat will even “absorb” different cuts and keep the blade sharp. Marking Tool Be sure to find a quality marking pen/marker that will help you write on different fabrics for measurement without leaving a permanent stain. Marking tools are among the most basic equipment all quilters need in their area. Once you make your first masterpiece, you’ll want to ensure your quilt lasts for years, so be sure to take good care of it! Purchase the above essential supplies you need to start quilting to ensure your first project is as excellent as it can be!

Essential Supplies You Need To Start Quilting

Quilting is a fun pastime for many people, especially those who enjoy working with their hands and creating beautiful works of art. Quilting refers to combining three layers of fabric manually with a needle and thread or a sewing machine. Many quilts contain lovely designs that are inspiring and often make us want to create even more! So if you’re interested in becoming a novice quilter, let’s discuss some of… Read More »Essential Supplies You Need To Start Quilting

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Cozying Up With Comfort Foods And Warm Winter Fun

Winter has returned! Over the last couple of weeks, snow has drifted in and out.  While I’m not a fan of snow, or the cold. I am a big fan of cozying up, making tons of comfort food and filling the house with wintery smells.  The dogs are loving the magical white powder.  Wynter is a snow dog for sure. She can’t wait to get out there once there is… Read More »Cozying Up With Comfort Foods And Warm Winter Fun

How To Make Fun Halloween Popout Cards

Feeling crafty and looking for fun Halloween crafts to make to share with friends and family?  We made these fun popout cards and it only takes about an hour to complete. Difficulty: Medium The folding can be a little tricky. This post contains affiliate links that I make a small commission on with no added fee to your purchase. What are popout cards? These fun layered cards don’t open from… Read More »How To Make Fun Halloween Popout Cards

DIY Pumpkin Lightbox

Ready to start making fun crafts for your fall decorating? We have an easy craft that is easy and fun to make. I made this adorable pumpkin lightbox in just under an hour.  So get your glue and let’s get craftin! This DIY Pumpkin Lightbox is an easy project if you are just getting started in papercrafting. It doesn’t require a lot of layers and it’s easy to put together.… Read More »DIY Pumpkin Lightbox

6 Fabulous Ways You Can Revamp Your Living Room for Fall

Ready to revamp your living room for a fun fall look? We have some fall decor tricks to make your home feel like fall inside! Apart from cooler temperatures and pumpkins, the fall season brings about cozy feelings that genuinely vibe. Why not bring some of those vibes into your home? You’re getting ready for the fall season, and you’re starting with your home. When you look at your living… Read More »6 Fabulous Ways You Can Revamp Your Living Room for Fall

Creative Ideas for an Intimate Backyard Wedding

There’s something very special about a small gathering in a cozy backyard to celebrate a marriage. It’s the perfect way to create a casual and unique wedding Whether planning your own backyard wedding or lending your darling farmette to a couple for the day, using our creative ideas for an intimate backyard wedding is the perfect way to create a day that matches the couple’s vision, full of simplicity, natural… Read More »Creative Ideas for an Intimate Backyard Wedding

How To Craft Your Customized Dog Collar

Have you ever considered using your crafting skills to create your pet’s collar? In this article, we’ll share the best benefits of designing your dog’s collar and how to make one for your best friend. Your dog is a valued member of your family, so why shouldn’t they have a personalized collar? Customized collars can help your furry friends express their personalities while you flex your crafting skills. It’s More… Read More »How To Craft Your Customized Dog Collar

Tips for Creating the Perfect Guest Bathroom

Tips for Creating the Perfect Guest Bathroom

Welcoming guests is always a treat, but not when your guest bathroom isn’t up to snuff. Our tips will help you create the perfect guest bathroom. There’s nothing quite like having company stay over. You exchange stories and create memories. But the course of hospitality never did run smooth. Finding ways to create welcoming guest spaces while remaining frugal can be tricky, especially when it comes to tough-to-decorate spots like… Read More »Tips for Creating the Perfect Guest Bathroom

Ways To Bring Personality Into Your Home

Ways To Bring Personality Into Your Home

Struggling to decorate? Add your own personal twist to your home design and décor. Here, we’ll explore different ways to bring personality into your home. This post contains affiliate links that help bloggers like myself to earn a living without costing you a penny. Support your favorite bloggers by shopping their links. Share on facebook Share Share on pinterest Pin Share on twitter Tweet Designing a new home or renovating… Read More »Ways To Bring Personality Into Your Home

DIY Spa Gift Basket

DIY Spa Gift Basket Ideas and Recipes

Share on facebook Share Share on pinterest Pin Share on twitter Tweet Making yourself a priority sounds great, but is usually set on the back-burner for most people. With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, fitting in time for yourself seems almost impossible. Nonetheless, self-care is extremely important as it helps encourage you to maintain personal healthy relationships and promotes peace of mind.  To help promote self-care, gift your… Read More »DIY Spa Gift Basket Ideas and Recipes

14 Day Love and Kindness Countdown Calendar

14 Day Love and Kindness Countdown Calendar

Share on facebook Share Share on pinterest Pin Share on twitter Tweet While January is all about reflecting and making goals for the new year, February is the month of love. Whether you are excited about the DIY Valentine’s Day gift you have planned or you’d rather skip the holiday altogether, we encourage you to make this a month of showing love. Showing love means something different to each person.… Read More »14 Day Love and Kindness Countdown Calendar

Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts

I can’t believe I’m already decorating and getting ready for Valentine’s Day! But, it’s one of my favorite holidays and I want to make sure I have enough time to get everything just right. Plan your perfect Valentine’s Day with our Date Night Ideas and get out your craft supplies and try a few of these DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts. We have something for everyone! We have a few fun… Read More »Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts

15 fun Hanukkah Crafts and Recipes

15 Fun Hanukkah Crafts

15 Fun Hanukkah Crafts for Families It’s been a long year. It might feel like it’s hard to feel like celebrating the holidays with so much going on. But we believe that taking time to work on your mental health and enjoying the little things can help you find more light in the world.  That’s why we think Hanukkah, a celebration of seeing the light during dark times, is the… Read More »15 Fun Hanukkah Crafts

DIY Healing CBD Bath Bombs with Rose Geranium

DIY Healing CBD Bath Bombs with Rose Geranium

Bath Bombs are so relaxing and a great way to give yourself some self-love. What if you could not only soothe your mind and soak away aches and pains with natural CBD without the high cost of trendy CBD bath bombs? We have that easy DIY for you! How do CBD Bath bombs make you feel better? CBD soothes pain and reduces inflammation. Used topically, it can also settle skin… Read More »DIY Healing CBD Bath Bombs with Rose Geranium