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Tiered ruffle baby dress free sewing pattern

This free tiered baby dress sewing pattern has subtle gathered ruffled tiers and a classic pillowcase-dress-inspired neckline with ribbon ties that’s perfect for late spring and summer. And it’s super easy to sew. This sewing pattern was totally inspired by a piece of fabric; specifically, the Texas Modern Strips Coral fabric at Spoonflower by Jacinda …

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How to make DIY stepping stones with kids for your garden walkway

Spring is already here and my Must Make This Someday List is really filling up. I totally have ‘eyes bigger than my stomach’ syndrome when it comes to crafting. So I’ve decided to round up another DIY or Buy this time featuring three DIY stepping stone tutorials *plus* some cute handmade options to buy. If …

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Easy DIY felt flower bracelets kids craft

Here’s a super cute DIY spring and summer craft idea for kids that you can knock out in less than an hour: Easy no-sew felt flower bracelets. It’s a super cute and easy kid’s craft activity that’s lots of fun to make. I love how cheery these no-sew felt flower bracelets look. And it’s nice …

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Free baby bonnet pattern: Baby sun hat sewing pattern with ruffles and ties

Here’s a free baby bonnet pattern just in time for summer. It’s a really nice baby sun hat free pattern that you can make with our without the ruffle. My super cute baby hat free sewing pattern is below! Elise looks adorable in hats. I just can’t get enough of them. So I decided to …

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Sparkless sparklers for kids for the Fourth of July using chopsticks, ribbon and party garland

This original Fourth of July craft was created for Daily Candy Kids. Welcome, Daily Candy readers! I mourn sparklers. The City of Chicago banned sparklers in 2007 joining most other ousted fireworks.  Yes, I understand that sparklers can be dangerous especially for small children yet my nostalgia for dancing sparks runs deep. What’s a Fourth …

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Canning label template in five cheery colors

Canning has been a theme the past few weeks so I’m excited to share these free printable canning labels with you. My pretty floral printable canning labels come in five colors — red, blue, green, purple, and yellow — for your jams, salsa, and relish. You can print my free labels for mason jar lids, …

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“Summer to Fall” Berry Cider Smoothie

While Monday is the official first day of fall the best thing about Chicago is that summer days usually extend way into September. It’s 80 degrees today and I just spent the afternoon at Wrigley Field with Shane watching the Cubs clinch the NL Central League title. Yay! When my sisters and I were in …

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Fourth of July Waterproof Coasters

More decor for our upcoming Fourth of July – slash – Shane’s birthday BBQ. I took Martha’s Fourth of July parasols and turned them into a neat matching Fourth of July waterproof coasters. Supplies: Fourth of July waterproof coaster template (PDF) lovingly adapted from Martha Stewart’s drink parasol pattern White paper Clear contact paper (get …

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