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Wednesday November 3rd, 2010

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sewing 101: wool throw

sewing 101: wool throw

I’ve been totally smitten with the beautiful throws springing up everywhere lately. But I don’t love their hefty price tags. DIY to the rescue! There’s an amazing array of stunning wool fabrics on the market, and it’s insanely easy to whip up a throw yourself with just a couple yards of fabric. At the fabric…

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Wednesday October 6th, 2010

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diy project: brenna’s book page fabric

diy project: brenna’s book page fabric

I love the look of old book pages. The toasty brown edges and pale centers of the pages pair perfectly with the stark black type. Simple design with such a vintage feel, but so fragile and brittle. To fix their fragility, I coated the paper with silicone. This technique preserves the fragile pages, making them…

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Wednesday August 18th, 2010

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Wednesday June 23rd, 2010

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diy project: pillow shams

diy project: pillow shams

this fun guys sewing project (brett will be back for sewing 101 next week!) comes from jacinda of prudent baby. {thanks for sharing, jacinda!} In my home we have a strict 4 pillow (2 per person) rule in our bed. So I came up with a solution for having pretty pillows that you can still…

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Wednesday April 14th, 2010

Wednesday March 3rd, 2010

Wednesday February 24th, 2010

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sewing 101: curtains

sewing 101: curtains

[today i'm thrilled to welcome brett bara of manhattan craft room to d*s with a special guest column. you've been asking for more sewing how-tos, so brett will be joining us for a sewing 101 primer, covering all the basics for getting started with home sewing. welcome, brett!] Hello there! I’m very happy to be…

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Tuesday December 8th, 2009

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Wednesday October 21st, 2009

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diy project: chela’s fabric screen

diy project: chela’s fabric screen

chela edmunds is textile artist from melbourne, australia. she recently moved into a new apartment in brooklyn, ny and found that her beautiful windows overlooking the park only had enough blind coverage to reach chest-height. in order to let the sun shine through and maintain some privacy she created this simple but chic felted screen….

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Friday September 25th, 2009

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Wednesday September 2nd, 2009

Thursday July 30th, 2009

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d*s guest blog: yoyo craft

d*s guest blog: yoyo craft

laura has a wonderful new diy project over at the d*s guest blog today. she’s working with yoyos (a quilting technique that produces little round circles of fabric) to create a beautiful pillow. click here for the full instructions! ps: click here for the new d*s diy project archives!

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Thursday July 16th, 2009

Wednesday June 24th, 2009

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diy project: erica’s tote bag pillows

diy project: erica’s tote bag pillows

today erica domesek, style and crafter-extraordinaire and author of the website ps i made this is back with another diy project that takes advantage of something most of us have laying around the house- extra tote bags. i love using extra objects around the household, so erica, take it away…. i’m always trying to live…

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Wednesday June 17th, 2009

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diy wednesdays: camera strap cover

diy wednesdays: camera strap cover

in our ongoing quest to customize every object we get our hands on, we’ve tackled all sorts of random things around our home (ikea furniture, curtains, bedspreads…) so it’s about time that we finally got crafty with one of the items we spend the most time with: our camera. don’t get us wrong, we’re not…

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