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Review | Duck Prism Adhesive Crafting Sheets

The Duck Prism Sheets (Swirl pattern) were a creative challenge that I was excited to try out. I didn’t have a project in mind when I started, but wanted to see what these metallic, adhesive sheets were capable of.Duck Prism Crafting SheetsI had seen Duck brand tape sheets in the craft stores, but these are different than the standard Duck Tape material.  They are thin and metallic, similar to a mylar ballon. Below you can see the thin adhesive sheet and backing (after I started cutting it up). Continue Reading →

Review | Tulip Dual-Tip Fabric Markers

The Tulip Dual-Tip Fabric Markers are the first fabric makers I have used and actually been happy with the results. The dual-tip allows you to use them for a variety of projects, and the neon colors are so vibrant and fun. These markers have a permanent ink that does not need to be heat set. Just wait 24 hours and it is safe for machine washing.

Tulip Dual-Tip Fabric MarkersWorking with the extra fine tip (shown below) is just like using a regular pen. Continue Reading →

A Kids Project Using Plaid Mod Podge

Spring has turned into summer in Washington, and we are getting ready to spend all of our summer in the backyard! What could be better than a painted bird house to welcome the sunshine? My three and a half year old daughter and I used an assortment of Mod Podge products to decorate and weather-proof our bird house: Sparkle Mod Podge, Outdoor Mod Podge, Mod Podge Foam Brush Set, and Podgeable Shapes.

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Book | Mollie Makes Woodland Friends

I was so thrilled to be able to review the “Mollie Makes Woodland Friends” book! The book includes 20 different projects, all featuring the cutest creatures in the forest.

Mollie Makes Woodland FriendsProjects include gifts and home decorating items like a “Sew Faux Happy Log Pouch” jewelry roll, “Sew Sweet Hedgehog Sewing Set”, “Reverse Applique Mug Rugs”, and a “3D Felt Badger Pillow”. The project techniques range from knitting and crochet, to sewing, embroidery, and paper crafting. Continue Reading →

Review | Aleene’s Fabric Fusion

I had the perfect opportunity to test out some of the products from Aleene’s “Fabric Fusion” line while I was getting ready for Easter this year. I was making a new Easter basket for my son and needed to adhere some fabric to the inside of it. I actually tried using hot glue first, without much success.Aleene's Fabric FusionThe Fabric Fusion tape is what I tried first, to adhere the top edge of the fabric to the basket. Continue Reading →

Review | First Baby Shoes Kit

When Karolina at First Baby Shoes asked if I would be interested in a reviewing a kit to make your own leather baby shoes, the timing could not have been more perfect! With a baby boy on the way, the kit arrived just in time for me to get started.First Baby Shoes - Keepsake BoxThe kit arrived in a very nice keepsake box, that you can use if you plan to make these shoes and present them as a gift. I selected the “Nina” style bootie in brown leather, but there are other styles and colors available.  Continue Reading →