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How To KonMari Your Fabric Stash

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How To KonMari Your Fabric Stash

Have you read The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up? Are you part of the converted or a skeptical bystander? As a recovering hoarder who has been truly changed by the KonMari method, I’m going to share with you how I purged and organized my stash to help keep my sanity in my small apartment. The specific tips and ideas may not fit for everyone, but my fabric stash has been my biggest mountain to climb when trying to simplify my life and my possessions. When we moved to San Francisco, half of our moving boxes were full of fabric!...

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Blog Block Party: Frida Ornament DIY by Mandy McCarty

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The next post was created for Bee Creative Swaps by Mandy McCarty. Mandy has participated in our Swaps in the past and Lizette reached out to her to see if she would create something special for the block party. She did not disappoint! Thank you Mandy for this awesome tutorial! You can visit her IG page here. Supplies you will need:1 Globe style lightbulbPaper or felt flowers (any colors or color theme you would like) I like to use both, but it’s not necessaryAcrylic paint in lite mocha and black, also a glitter paintMod Podge or clear spray paintHot glue gunPaint...

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Blog Block Party: DIY Frida Paper Puppet by Lizette Guzman

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Blog Block Party: DIY Frida Paper Puppet by Lizette Guzman

Here it is! The first official post of the blog party from my Bee Creative Swaps partner, Lizette. Stay tuned for more great content to be eligible for the giveaways! ​I made this Frida Kahlo paper puppet last year for my Viva La Frida swap partner. Coloring relaxes me so I really enjoyed making it. The puppet was the perfect little extra goodie to include in my swap partner’s package without going over budget. Supplies:Frida Kahlo paper doll coloring page link, created by usrforevermore@yahoo.comWhite Paper or Card StockColor PencilsScissorsSmall Hole PuncherMini BradsOptional: Laminating Machine Step 1: Drag your Frida Kahlo paper doll image onto...

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Swap Recap: Totally 80's Swap

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Swap Recap: Totally 80's Swap

Another swap is finished with Bee Creative Swaps and it was so much fun! Being one of the hosts of the swap, I ended up filling in as a Swap Angel for 2 people.  I know it's weird that they weren't matched with each other after their partners dropped, but the timeline was complicated. Anyways! For my first partner I made a cassette inspired swap item using a portion of this quilt pattern from Lysa Flower. My partner loved a lot of 80's music so it seemed like a good jumping off point. I've never done a piecing pattern quite this complicated before...

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Bee Creative Swaps 30 Day Challenge

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So a little over 4 years ago (what?!) I decided to do a 30 day artist challenge to feel rejuvenated and inspired creatively speaking. I thought trying out this "creative cleanse" would be the perfect way to kick off 2017. I don't know about you, but I stink at New Years resolutions and would rather partake in something that helps me start off my year on a good note rather than something that feels self-deprecating (hello guilty feelings for not getting to my goal weight.) I teamed up with Lizette and we turned it into a fun project for Bee Creative Swaps! There's no swap element...

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