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Book Project + Giveaway: Wool Binding Kitchen Rug for Hand-Stitched Home

Book Project + Giveaway: Wool Binding Kitchen Rug for Hand-Stitched Home | Red-Handled Scissors

Photo credit: Burcu Avsar, 2014, used with permission from The Taunton Press A little more than a year ago, I took a trip to Portland, OR, and had a crazy-fun all-day craft party with some of my very favorite people on the planet. During this melding of creative minds, I finally got to meet my …

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Tutorial: Simple Fabric Armrest Covers

Tutorial: Simple Fabric Armrest Covers | Red-Handled Scissors

Fabric armrest covers: the dirty little secret of confirmed cat ladies everywhere! Okay, okay. They’re not really just for cat ladies. Whether it’s pets, kids, thrift store scores, stains, or just extra-comfy seats that have seen better days, it’s amazing how quickly a simple fabric armrest cover can transform a ratty looking couch or chair …

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Book Projects: READ Cross-Stitch Wall Panel for BiblioCraft

Book Projects: READ Cross-Stitch Wall Panel for BiblioCraft | Red-Handled Scissors

I am a woman who loves books. (You’re shocked, I’m sure. I’ll give you a moment to recover.) So, when my pal Jessica Pigza approached me about doing a project for BiblioCraft: The Modern CrafterÂ’s Guide to Using Library Resources to Jumpstart Creative Projects [this is an affiliate link], the library-themed book that she was …

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Printable: Watercolor Crochet Stitch Wall Art

Printable: Watercolor Crochet Stitch Wall Art | Red-Handled Scissors

I’ve always loved the look of DIY-related illustrations, especially the ones in yarn crafting and embroidery books. So, last week, on the heels of a couple of months packed with crochet projects, I decided to try my hand at drawing a single crochet stitch. It took a few versions to get it right, but, once …

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