Tori’s Favorites and Do Tell Tuesday No. 68

Welcome to Do Tell Tuesday! Do Tell Tuesday is the day of the week where WE get to see what you are up to! Share your projects, recipes etc. and take time to look around. Not a blogger? That’s ok, you can still take a look around and discover some new ideas and inspiration! Each week there will be a featured host that will be bringing you a set of features each week. First off, let’s meet the hosts…

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20 Gorgeous Free Bag & Purse Patterns

I remember when I first discovered that Etsy existed. I think it was somewhere around 2007 and I had a job that involved significant chunks of time spent waiting for huge files to open on my very old and very slow computer. So I would occasionally surf the internet and one day I found this woman who not only had a blog, but also sold adorable handmade totebags on Etsy. This was before everyone and their mother had a blog an etsy shop so to say I was excited is an understatement. I thought to myself, what an awesome idea to make something so cute like that yourself! (It only took me 6 more years to open my own Etsy shop!) And then I very quickly discovered Amy Butler and online fabric shops and I realized that a lot had changed since the last time I was in a fabric store. Quilting fabric wasn’t just for old ladies anymore, suddenly designers were designing fabric for people just like me! So anyway, I already had a sewing machine but I started experimenting with sewing bags and purses from patterns. There weren’t a lot online then, but you could buy some very cute ones. My fave was the Weekender Bag. Now don’t get me wrong, making bags and purses is pretty labor intensive, but I loved the feeling of accomplishment when it was finished.

These days with a busy 4 year old running around, I rarely make them anymore unless it’s a simple tote bag or one of my Easy 3 Seam Drawstring Gift Bags (Haven’t tried them yet? You have to, they’re SO easy!) but that doesn’t stop me from admiring the amazing patterns that other bloggers put out. So here are 20 Gorgeous (and FREE!) DIY Bag & Purse Patterns!

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Pretty Spring Crafts and Do Tell Tuesday No. 67

Welcome to Do Tell Tuesday! Do Tell Tuesday is the day of the week where WE get to see what you are up to! Share your projects, recipes etc. and take time to look around. Not a blogger? That’s ok, you can still take a look around and discover some new ideas and inspiration! Each week there will be a featured host that will be bringing you a set of features each week. This week I’m taking over! First off, let’s meet the hosts…

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20 Fun Crafts Under $10 that Won’t Break the Bank

Since netflix put up all the episodes of Friends, I’ve been re-watching them a couple at time whenever I need something silly and mindless in the background. And I laugh to myself because I had forgotten that one of the running gags is that Ross is notoriously cheap. Know what? I totally am too! I mean, I try to find a balance between price and quality for most things but I have a hard time spending money if I feel like I don’t have to. Like for example, we were recently planning a vacation for a wedding where we will be meeting up with a bunch of friends. They all want to stay in one nice hotel, but I found one that was significantly cheaper (because it was new) but had equally good reviews. Man was it tough for me to pull the trigger on the pricier hotel! (Don’t worry, I figured out if I got the non-refundable rate I could save us like $15 a day!) I like to blame my father who worked for a national credit union group while I was growing up. We actually had a board game about saving money. (I know. It was terribly boring.) But he instilled a love of saving in me and I can’t get rid of it! (This is probably a good problem to have…)

So anyway, I think we all know that you should never buy anything from the craft store without using a coupon. All the stores have them. It’s like Kohl’s. I used to work at a Kohl’s in college and if you ever buy anything there are full price, you are making a mistake. But I digress, craft stores are made for cheapskates (ahem, I mean, budget conscious) people like me. So today I found you 20 Fun Crafts that you can make for UNDER $10 and that won’t break the bank! How awesome is that?! And they don’t look like they cost less than $10 either, that’s the best part! Fellow cheapskates enjoy!

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Fun Easter Crafts and Do Tell Tuesday No. 66

Welcome to Do Tell Tuesday! Do Tell Tuesday is the day of the week where WE get to see what you are up to! Share your projects, recipes etc. and take time to look around. Not a blogger? That’s ok, you can still take a look around and discover some new ideas and inspiration! Each week there will be a featured host that will be bringing you a set of features each week. This week Lisa is taking over! First off, let’s meet the hosts…

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20 Crafty Kitchen Projects

I’ve always done a lot of cooking, mostly because I like it. But then with O’s food allergy diagnosis, it became a necessity. There aren’t very many restaurants or prepared foods we can safely eat so we just make most things. And that means I spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Our new kitchen is pretty nice but it needs a little personality (and a new floor, desperately). And kitchen gadgets and decor are totally one of my favorite things to shop for. But you know me, if I can, I’d rather make it myself! So today I have 20 Crafty Kitchen Projects to spice up your kitchen! Enjoy!20 Crafty Kitchen Projects to spice up your kitchen!  | littleredwindow.com

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