Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Craft Gifts for Mom Cricut Explore Air™ for Mother's Day

Cricut Explore Air™ for Mother's Day

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Looking for the perfect gift for a crafty mom for Mother's Day? Well look no further than Cricut! Their incredible Explore Air™ machine takes cutting, writing, and scoring to a whole new level. It'll be the Mother's Day gift that keeps on giving!

For starters, it has built-in Bluetooth technology, which makes it wireless. That means that mom can take her projects wherever she goes and save her projects to the cloud. It's also compatible with Cricut's Design Space iPad app, so mom can lay all of her cuts in the Design Space and see everything she's cutting all at once on her iPad. Adios paper-based handbooks!

Here are a few other neat notables of the Explore Air™ machine:

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  • It can cut over 60 different materials, including leather, balsa wood, fabric, vinyl, tissue paper, craft foam, and even silk! Mom just sets the dial to the material that she needs to cut and the machine keeps track of the settings. 
  • Just in time for Mother's Day - Save 25% Off Subscriptions to Hallmark eCards with code ECARD15MOM
  • For cutting layers, mom can just print them on her printer and have the Explore Air™ cut it out.
  • Fonts and images can be uploaded for free so projects can have writing on them that looks just like handwriting.
The Cricut Explore Air™ machine has an unbelievable amount of helpful, time-saving features. And if that weren't impressive enough, Cricut is taking $50 off their Explore Air™, officially making this one of the best gifts to give crafty Mom's this Mother's Day!

Free Project

Daffodil Free Cricut Project

Best Washcloths to Crochet for Yourself or Donate

Sometimes you want to crochet a washcloth or dishcloth that just looks great and is really easy to make! Without getting too complicated this beautiful washcloth pattern is easy and quick to crochet for charity or to give as gifts in a gift basket!  Use 100% cotton yarn and a size H crochet hook to make these beautiful washcloths.

Square Washcloth (Crochet)

Mother's Day Special Offer: Pick 12 Crafts Classes + Unlimited Access for 1 Year

Give or Get Creativebug this Mothers Day
Mom will get unlimited access to 400+ online craft classes and she can pick her favorite 12 classes to keep forever. From drawing to cake decorating, to sewing, knitting, quilting, crochet and many more ... she'll learn from top instructors who are experts in their field.
Driftwood MobileCeramic SpoonsSew a Sailor Top with Fancy Tiger Crafts on Creativebugknit a custom fit dog sweater

Learn How to Make Tissue Paper Flowers
Creativebug Wilton Method Cake Decorating Give or Get Creativebug this Mothers Day

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Beautiful Colorful Free Quilt Pattern to Download

This bright colorful free quilt pattern is one that made me stop and take a second look at it. The creator of the quilt used a postcard she received and turned it into the quilt pattern you see above. Using your basic sewing skills and some fat quarters you can easily make this stunning quilt on your own just click the link to get the free pattern.

Quick Puffy Quilt ePattern
Aurora in Flight Quilt Pattern Download | Free Quilt Pattern

Best Ways to Organize and Clean Out Your Small Closet

 Closet organizer  Is it time to coral the clutter in your small closet and make room or just get organized? Whether you are cleaning and organizing a bedroom closet or the hallway closet there are several ways to eliminate the clutter and make room to see what's in your closet.  The first step is to remove everything from the closet and before putting anything back in make sure that if it hasn't been worn or used in a year it's time to donate it or sell it on eBay! Next figure out how you want to organize you closet and utilize the items below to get the best use of a small space or closet area.  There are several storage tools and tricks to getting organized.  Start from the bottom of the closet and work your way up when putting items back in.  
Consider putting shoes on a rack and adding some space saving hangers or a closet organizer. Coral the clutter with baskets and hooks added to areas on the side of the closet. Adding shelving to a closet that has the height.  Take a look at some of the best items we found below to get your organized and keep your closet clutter free!

Honey-Can-Do SHO-01599 Bamboo 3-Tier Shoe Shelf - Add a shoe shelf to keep shoes off of the floor while keeping your shoes organized and your floors clean.This shelf can help you stay organized in small spaces.

AmazonBasics Velvet Shirt/Dress Hangers - 50 Pack - Use a space saving hanger when hanging up your clothes. A hanger with a slick slim design allows you to maximize your space while keeping clothes secured while being stored.

John Louis Home Standard Closet Shelving System, Red Mahogany - A Closet organizer is a great way to reduce the clutter in a closet. Plus it provides additional shelving and makes it easier to find what you want to wear. This also offers you more storage space in case you decide to keep items or purchase more things.

Household Essentials Large Storage Box, Natural Canvas with Brown Trim - Baskets or storage boxes help contain clutter in a closet and can provide additional storage on the bottom or on a shelf of a closet.

Closet Complete Twirling Tie Rack / Hanger Organizer - A tie rack will help organize ties and scarves in closet

Organize It All Closet Doubler (1346W) - Use a closet doubler instead of a closet organizer to double the hanging space in your closet area.

Sterilite Wide Cart 29308001, 3-Drawer, White - Plastic Carts are a great way to keep items organized in drawers and role them out of site when not using them.

Liberty Hardware B46115Z-SN-C Double Prong Robe Hook with Ball End, Satin Nickel - Use closet hooks to hang up belts, ties, scarves, and miscellaneous items in a closet.

Way Basics Eco-Friendly Storage Rectangles Plus

Spring Cleaning Idea BoardWay Basics Eco-Friendly Duplex Bookcases
Honey-Can-Do SFT-01239 8-Shelf Hanging Organizer, White - Adding a shelf organizer is another way to get additional storage in a small closet space. 
There are several others ways to organize your closet from hampers to baskets adding additional drawers and more. Develop a plan and get started this weekend or week!

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