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Posted by Anne Weaver

Tutorial: Whale hot water bottle cover

It’s never any fun being sick, but this whale hot water bottle cover just might cheer you up some!  Rachel from Doodle & Stitch has a tutorial showing how to make it.  It’s made from a soft fleece.  The whale … Read More...

A Stitched Reminder

Jul. 21st, 2017 08:29 pm
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Posted by Sarah White

cross stitch reminders

Are you the sort of person who is always forgetting their phone or wallet when they leave the house?

Maybe you need to stitch yourself a reminders list to hang near the door you use when you leave the house.… Read More...

Tutorial: Patchwork pyramid zip pouch

Jul. 21st, 2017 06:42 pm
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Posted by Anne Weaver

Tutorial: Patchwork pyramid zip pouchLisa from A Spoonful of Sugar shares a tutorial for making a cute little pyramid zip pouch.  The patchwork design is a great way to use up your smaller scraps!  You can do any patchwork design you like – the … Read More...

Beaded Ice Bracelet

Jul. 21st, 2017 05:00 pm
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Posted by Shellie Wilson

When I first spotted the Macrame School’s frozen ice flower macrame bracelet tutorial, I immediately recalled the wildly popular animated movie, Frozen. There were a lot of ice crystal imagery in the movie which did look like frozen fractals! … Read More...

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Posted by Sarah White

count rows cable knittingProbably the hardest thing about knitting cables isn’t the knitting itself, it’s remembering which row you need to work your cable on. I’m not the kind of knitter who keeps a row counter handy, and I don’t always remember which … Read More...

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Posted by Anne Weaver

Make cute and sassy handmade labels with these cut filesYou put a lot of effort into your handmade items, so why not let everyone know just how special those items are?  These handmade labels by Alicia from Sew What Alicia are a fun way to show that something is … Read More...

Summer I Spy Printable 

Jul. 21st, 2017 02:00 pm
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Posted by Francine Clouden

This summer I Spy Printable is the perfect boredom buster for the kids when it’s too hot to play outside. This free printable is great for lazy summer days. Be careful though, your kids will probably want to go on … Read More...

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Posted by Heather Holbrook

Project: Sepia Tone Hot Air Balloon Card

The colors and style on this hot air balloon travel themed card make it look so vintage! Learn how to get a sepia tone look on your cards with these coloring and inking tips from Vicky Papaioannou. Visit her blog … Read More...

CAKETASTROPHE!! (By Special Request)

Jul. 21st, 2017 01:00 pm
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Posted by Jen

I was perusing the Cake Wrecks Facebook page the other day (where every follower gets a free invisible puppy!!) when I came across a rather unusual request:

Ahh, so you want to pop open the hood and take a gander inside the wrecks, is that it, Jennifer?

Well, I'm glad you asked.

BEHOLD!!

 

And BEHOLD!!

 

KEEP BE-HOLDING!

 

Hey, Jennifer, you ever wonder how cupcake cakes (ptooie!) keep their icing from falling through all those big gaps?

NOW YOU KNOW.

 

We just saw last week how a gender reveal cake failed to actually reveal anything - other than plain yellow cake - but here's the opposite problem:

The cake was blue inside with pink icing.

Oy.

 

Now I'm going to show you my absolute favorite cake cake wreck of all time, Jennifer, and which I've been hanging onto for just this moment.

First, though, let me explain what (we think) happened:

A bakery was unable to sell a Halloween cake in time, but they didn't want to throw it away or reduce the price. So instead, they simply flipped the entire cake over, icing side down, and re-decorated the other side to make it into a generic birthday design.

CW reader Shannon had no idea of the skullduggery at work until she cut the cake, and found this:

That's a whoooole lotta icing, right there.

(And think how fresh!!)

 

And finally, I know I posted the video of this over on FB a week or two back, but here's a quick .gif reminder of the importance of proper wedding cake support:

OUCH.

(Watch the original video here to see them both continue to laugh hysterically, which is just adorable. Cutest couple ever!)

 

Welp, I hope that satisfies some of your blood lust for caketastrophe, Jennifer!

And hey, for the rest of you, the request line... IS OPEN.

 

Thanks to Cherie O., Leann S., Jaunna, Fribby, Sarah, & Shannon G. for reminding me of those times bakeries accidentally left scissors, a paring knife, and other various cutlery in their cakes - because that was a HOOT. (And also because "TRAUMATIC BIEBER" *still* makes me snort-laugh.)

*****

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Posted by Francine Clouden

See how paper crafter Jeanne S makes efficient use of her IKEA Kallax shelving with specialised storage products from Stamp-n-Storage. These storage solutions are specially made to fit the IKEA shelves, and Jeanne has used them very efficiently to store … Read More...

Tutorial: Simple zipper pencil pouch

Jul. 21st, 2017 01:18 am
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Posted by Anne Weaver

Tutorial: Simple zipper pencil pouchAmy from Positively Splendid shows how you can sew up a simple little zipper pencil pouch.  Mixing two prints adds fun and color to the simple pouch.  Use a contrasting zipper for even more punch!  You won’t be able to … Read More...

Types of Straw

Jul. 20th, 2017 10:20 pm
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Posted by Kristin Silverman

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Project: Layered Die Cut Card

Jul. 20th, 2017 10:46 pm
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Posted by Heather Holbrook

Project: Layered Die Cut Card

I love all the layers and details in this lovely birthday card. Yana used many layers of different Spellbinders dies to make it along with some pattern paper and a stamped sentiment. Visit the Spellbinders blog to see how she Read More...

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Posted by Anne Weaver

Tutorial: Cat food mat shaped like a fish Shelly from Coral & Co. shows how you can sew a cat food mat to sit underneath your cat’s food bowl.  It’s shaped like a fish, of course, because kitties love to eat fish!  It’ll help keep the bowl from … Read More...

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Posted by Stefanie Girard

Making a cute object supersized can be such a fun project and in this case decorative and functional. Renee sent in a link to her blog Cute Simple Stuff where she posted a video tutorial on how to make these … Read More...

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Posted by Sarah White

how to use the scientific method in all school subjects

The scientific method is the basic process of investigation and discovery in science, but it can be used in other academic subjects and in life in general, too.

M. Moore Educational Resources ran a series about using the scientific method … Read More...

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Posted by Anne Weaver

Tutorial and pattern: Baby burp cloth with frayed edgesThese contoured burp cloths would make a great baby shower gift!  Kim from Sweet Red Poppy shares a tutorial and pattern at Crazy Little Projects.  They’re made from a quilting weight cotton and backed with an absorbent flannel.  The frayed … Read More...

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Posted by Sarah White

wonder woman cross stitch

Did you see the Wonder Woman movie? Lots of crafters have been inspired to make things with a Wonder Woman theme since the movie came out, and I wanted to share this great Wonder Woman cross stitch pattern with you.… Read More...

Tutorial: Vintage map bunting

Jul. 20th, 2017 02:25 pm
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Posted by Anne Weaver

Tutorial: Vintage map buntingCelebrate your wanderlust with this fun vintage map bunting!  Josie from Sew For Soul has a tutorial showing how to make one.  It’s an easy and fun project to use an old map.  Her daughter created one as a group … Read More...

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