SEPTEMBER 10TH, 2008 3:55PM PST 

*Chez Larsson goes over decorating basics in the Art of Display.

*I love the look of this hidden cat tunnel. It's a great way to keep the litter box out of sight!

*Fat Orange Cat teaches us how to sew a double-sided strap.

*The tutorial for this Furoshiki Handbag is so fantastic. I love it's versatility and that I could quickly make it with so many different fabrics!

*JuBella has a fun paper bowl DIY project.

*Martha shows us how to make molded beeswax candles,

*and how to turn shutters into entryway organization.

*Cut out and assemble this beautiful lotus pop-up card.

*Craft easy fabric and button barrettes.

*Joy the Baker teaches us how to make soft seasoned pretzels.

*Resurrection Fern shows us how to knit a forest.

*One Pearl Button shows us how to turn a men's shirt into a fun shoulder cape. PERFECT in fall plaids!

*Under the INKfluence has a fun tutorial on coloring decorative brads.

*Connecting Threads has free patterns for beginning quilters.

*Design Sponge has a playful Days of the Week Folder tutorial.

*re-nest shows us how to make our own cloth napkins with zero sewing skills.

*Craft Stylish shows us how to make a quick finger-wrapped pom-pom. Great for topping packages!

*One Good Bumblebee teaches us how to turn doodles into Photoshop brushes-fun!

*My Little City Girl shares her free pattern for hand knit fur cuffs. I can totally see little girls going wild over these!

*kootoyoo has a sweet handmade pincushion how-to.

Now that football season is here how about making game night accessories? The craft stores are full of polar fleece in lots of different NLF fabrics so you can root on your team while staying warm.

*Inspired by this project on Cut Out and Keep I found:

*This no-sew polar fleece scarf how-to,

*A no-sew fleece blanket how-to,

*And this easy fleece hat how-to.

All are perfect for cold nights at the stadium!

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And our newest additions to Crafty Business Resources:

Product Development and Pricing for Etsy : Handmaiden

What to Do When Your Handmade Jewelry Isn't Selling : Gloria-Jean Brown

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Phew! Big day today! I hope everyone found something they like!

15 Responses to “Daily DIY”

  1. Cindy Says:

    For the last article, What to Do When Your Handmade Jewelry Isn’t Selling, I thought one of the ideas might be to break it apart and make new pieces! I once sold handmade puzzle pins and kicked butt with them at craft shows! : )

  2. ratty Says:

    rachel: you should DEFINITELY take pictures to post of your garage catbox contraption!!

  3. admin Says:

    Cindy: that is a fantastic idea! Very resourceful!

    Ratty: I’m on it! I’ll be taking pictures and writing up a how-to this week. I hope my kitties don’t mind me crashing their bathroom! =)

  4. Mary Elllen Says:

    Just a note to let you know how much I appreciate how much work it is to put these posts together. I’m really inspired by the projects you feature. Thanks!

  5. Katie Says:

    I just wanted to pop in and say how much I love your blog! :)

  6. belle Says:

    Thanks for posting my barrette tutorial…I just love your pretty resourceful blog!

  7. Fuji Mama Says:

    Thanks for the link! Keep up the good work. :-)

  8. Candi-Teal Chic Says:

    I’ll have to check out the etsy pricing. Thanks for all the etsy links! Must try those pretzels, they look delicious!

    Did you check out the Rachel Zoe Project?

  9. Firefly Hill Says:

    I love the paper bowl project….I am going to try that one!!


  10. iHanna Says:

    Flassie told me to come here but now I remember why can’t visit you too often my dear, you post TO MUCH GODNESS! How will my life even fit what’s in THIS post in? I really love the CAT DOOR (so very stylish) and the photoshop doodles. I think I have to try that soon! :-) Thanks anyway, I shall not complain because you do a great job! ;-)

  11. ...loveMaegan Says:

    THAT HIDDEN CAT TUNNEL!!!?!?!?!?!?! phenomenal! great finds, as usual!

  12. Design for Mankind Says:

    Great round-up, as always! ;)

  13. Nicole K Says:

    Thanks for linking to my tutorial and for the nice comment you left on it at my blog, Rachel! Love your blog… will be adding it to my blog roll if you don’t mind.

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