@Home This Weekend: Halloween Pillows

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This weekend, add some spooky fun with a couple of Halloween pillows. StaceFace101 made easy to remove pillow covers, so she can change these pillows out for any season. What a scary good idea!

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October 4, 2017 Featured Projects

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Every two weeks we pick our favorite 15 projects that Craftster readers have voted for with the “This Rocks!” button. Here are our latest picks which were lovingly and painstakingly chosen (so many amazing projects to choose from!), this time by kittykill. We hope you enjoy them!


Simplicity 8414 – Star Wars Floral Wars Bomber Jacket by BenaeQuee

Corn & Potato Chowder (Vegan/Dairy Free) by Mistress Jennie

8-bit blanket: Big Barda’s Helmet by gaylefrancis

Tarsiers – the epitome of cute. by Nodsu

Wicked t-shirt by bunny1kenobi

Funfetti Collar. by classy broad

My Real Life Heroine by alwaysinmyroom

My Cabinet Of Curiosities by MissingWillow

What Lies Beneath by andralynn

Pumpkin Everything! by Ludi

Stitches on felt: twinchies & adult merit badges by craftylittlemonkey

Custom Quilted Scissor Cozy (with a tutuorial of many pictures) by craftADDchick

Tetris Throw by kajunmomx3

Bohemian Wrist Warmers With Ombre Crochet Lace by Rainbowcracy

Halloween Countdown by rackycoo

It’s Pumpkin Time!

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It’s October! That means it is officially time to PUMPKIN ALL THE THINGS! I’m excited, and am searching through Craftster to find as many pumpkin crafts as I can – starting with things I can only dream of doing! These amazing glass pumpkins by rackycoo are adorable, and take some skill and bravery to make (flames and molten glass? Terrifying!)
While jewelry might be more my speed (and less dangerous for me), I still don’t have the patience to make these extremely loaded charm bracelets like Mistress Jennie. Wouldn’t that be the perfect accessory to wear while sipping your pumpkin spice latte on a brisk autumn day?
Speaking of mugs of coffee, BigBangMomma took a mug rug pattern and repeated it to make an adorable pumpkin mini-quilt! I think I’ll need both it and the mug rug for my pumpkin collection… just saying…
And yet another pumpkin project for the swap I am SO kicking myself for missing (seriously, me, the “Pumpkin All The Things” fanatic, missed a pumpkin swap!!!), this piece of embroidery by Ludi is, of course, amazing!

However you celebrate pumpkin season, share it here on Craftster! I’ll need more pumpkin goodness to share in more pumpkin blogs posts!

Tute Tuesday: Reversible Trick-or-Treat Bag

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Trick or treating is probably one of the most awesome things ever. You dress up, bang on someone’s door and then get candy or other treats. The only problem is how do you get all that loot home. Just say no to the random pillow case and yes to to h0p31355’s tutorial for a Reversible Trick-or-Treat Bag. You do not need to be a master seamstress to sew this fun carry all and, because it is reversible, you can use a non holiday fabric on the opposite side and carry it all year long.

Halloween will be here before you know it. Check out our Holidays and Occasions Board for costume and decor inspiration. Have a terrific Tuesday!

Signs of Halloween

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If you look around this month, you’ll see all kinds of signs of Halloween. Whether banners or buntings or tags, it’s obvious that Halloween season is full on!

A lacy skull embellishes this “Wicked” sign. Watch out, trick or treaters, Mistress Jennie has served up a warning.

The Raging Sloth made this adorable jack-o-lantern garland. It’s the perfect Halloween decor. Best part: it reverses to plain pumkins, so it is also perfect for Thanksgiving and can be hung all fall.
Spiders, a black cat, and a scary boo! Reel Crafty Girl made this mini banner using a canvas tag. The expression on that cat cracks me up every time.
Remember Lock, Shock, and Barrel, from “Nightmare Before Christmas? glynislily used them to make this festive hand painted Halloween sign.
You’ll have to view Mistress Jennie‘s post to see the rest of this All Hallows Eve banner. But trust me, it’s worth it.

Like I said, signs of Halloween are everywhere. Spooky days ahead! For everything Halloween, the Halloween board on Craftster is the place to be.

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Meatless Monday: Corn and Potato Chowder

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It’s October! It is officially soup weather. Craftster member Mistress Jennie knows what we want. Her recipe for Corn and Potato Chowder will take the chill off of any autumn day and leave you with a big smile on your face. This tasty soup can be prepared with milk or a milk substitute for those who are lactose intolerant or vegan. Pair it with corn bread or a nice sour dough for a meal that can not be beat. Just remember to make a big pot for lunch the following day. Whether you serve it for your game day tailgate party or have a bowl for one while watching your favorite scary movie; Corn and Potato Chowder is the comfort food for the season.

Check out our Cooking Board for other warm foods that will make your belly happy. Have an amazing Monday full of happiness and craftiness!

Craft Challenge #121 Announced: DIY Halloween Costume Contest!

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Craft Challenge #121 – DIY Halloween Costumes 2017, has been announced!

Your challenge this month is to show off your handmade Halloween costume!!

Entries are due November 1 – 8, 2017. Read all of the challenge details here. 😀

2017 Halloween Costume Contest

@Home This Weekend: Adventurous Key Holder

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This weekend, get ready for some adventure! If you need a place to park your keys when you get home, bunny1kenobi has the perfect solution. She painted a distressed a wooden plaque, and then added hooks and vinyl lettering to make this fun key holder. Grab your keys and let’s go. Adventure awaits!

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Craftster Quickies: How to Make Upcycled Halloween Decor

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Halloween Decor In this episode of Craftster Quickies, kittykill teaches you how to make spooktacular Halloween decor!

Light up your Halloween with these upcycled pumpkin decorations!

When you make yours, be sure to post them on the Halloween board, so we can feature you! 🙂

Tute Tuesday: Sweatshirt Blazer

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Weather in autumn can be a bit weird. In the morning it is chilly and in the afternoon it heats up. You are either freezing or roasting. Craftster member craftADD totally gets your dilemma and has created a tutorial for a Sweatshirt Blazer that will keep you warm and stylish on those chilly mornings. This is a great way to upcycle that old sweatshirt that may be too big for you. For even more of a personal touch, add handmade patches and pins to the jacket. You can also embroider the sweatshirt for a one of a kind wearable work of art.

Don’t freeze your buns off this fall and winter! Check out our Clothing Board for other outdoor wear to keep you warm, cozy and looking great! Have a terrific Tuesday!

Dressing for Fall

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September is wrapping up and we’re heading into fall. Time to bring out your cool weather wardrobe: all the beautiful yellows and oranges…let’s put together an outfit for the changing season!

Let’s start with this beautiful hand knit sweater by mamaedgar. Not only is the burnt orange the perfect fall color, but the asymmetrical closure is so interesting. Love!

Planning on wearing boots? Jazz them up with a set of crocheted boot cuffs. These, by Sweetpea915have a lovely lacy look.

 

Let’s accessorize! Mistress Jennie gathered beads with fall colors and some fun charms to make this pumpkin spice charm bracelet.
Heading out? If you need to take a few things with you, pack them up into a handy wristlet. This one, by loves2experiment, has multiple fabrics with beautiful fall colors.
Don’t forget your hat! sweety28303 used bright yellow and orange to make this happy crocheted topper. Put it on!

I love turning my wardrobe over as the seasons change. Autumn: bring it!

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Meatless Monday: No Boil Mac and Cheese

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I am staring out my window watching the rain fall. It is slightly chilly so I wrap myself up in my favorite blanket and just watch the rain…then it hits. HUNGER PAINS! I’m starving and need some good comfort food that goes along with my cool autumn day. Craftster member txweekendchef hears my cries and whips up a batch of No Boil Mac and Cheese. Gang, I am not kidding when I say that this dish is the cheesiest and will satisfy even the pickiest macaroni and cheese connoisseur. Add a side salad for the perfect dinner. Don’t forget to save a little for lunch tomorrow. The best part about this recipe, besides the cheese, is that it is cooked in one pot, so easy clean up!

Fall is the perfect time to indulge a little with your favorite comfort food. Check out our Cooking Board for recipes that will make your belly happy. Have a tasty Monday!

@Home This Weekend: Give The Dog A Bone

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This weekend, give your dog a bone. Onyxnox made some great denim chew toys that any dog will love to play (or cuddle!) with. This is a great way to upcycle old jeans. Put a squeaker in the ends of the bone, and you’ve got an instant hit. Woof!

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September 20, 2017 Featured Projects

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Every two weeks we pick our favorite 15 projects that Craftster readers have voted for with the “This Rocks!” button. Here are our latest picks which were lovingly and painstakingly chosen (so many amazing projects to choose from!), this time by rackycoo. We hope you enjoy them!


Westworld – Dolores Abernathy and Dr Robert Ford (lots of pics) by BenaeQuee

Two Halloween Sweaters by storerboughtcreations

The first toad I’ve ever held! by Nodsu

Stained Glass Iron Man by Phantome

Wee Kindness Monsters! by loves2experiment

Tiny Mitten Advent Calendar by tiamatfire

Resin butterfly tiles… by Onyxnox

Hamster Ornament by tapestrymlp

Braggin’ on my C-ster girls!! by bunny1kenobi

Virus Shawl Crochet-Along (& Virus Blanket, Virus Poncho, etc!) by Mistress Jennie

Pumpkin Guy and Kitty by pottermouth

Monster Mack – with pattern! by Smeddley

Blown glass wavy vase by Acadian Driftwood

Mini Sloth plushies by dfabbric

Fortune Cookie Happy Book by Phantome

Tute Tuesday: Suit Jacket Purse

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Do you have an old suit jacket that is too small or maybe so out of style that it will never be back in fashion again? Don’t throw that it away. Kokoleo will show you how to take that old tweed jacket and make a funky and functional Suit Jacket Purse. This purse can be dressed up or down with a matching removable flower pin. If tweed isn’t your thing, you can use the same pattern and tutorial on other types of jacket material. You can customize your purse even more with embroidery, cross stitch or personalized patches.

Don’t forget that you need a fancy wallet to go with your new purse. Our Purses, Bags and Wallets Board has the tutorial you are looking for. Have a fab Tuesday!