Tute Tuesday: Tutu for You

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TutuAre you still looking for a Halloween costume? You don’t need to stress out! AMYoung3 shares her tutorial for a Tutu that you can use for a variety of costumes. You could be a fairy princess, a tightrope walker or some crazy creepy clown. The possibilities are endless when you make this project. The Tutu can be adjusted for any size person from giant to itty bitty. You can use this tutorial for other holidays or occasions, not just Halloween.

From every day wear to a special holiday, our Clothing Board has outfits and costumes for every occasion. Wear something that makes you feel as special as you are! Happy Tuesday!

Stay Spooky

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Lots of fun new projects have been posted on the Halloween board, so in my quest to make this October “all Halloween, all the time”, I’m dishing up more spooky stuff for your viewing pleasure.

Ack, this pincushion! The bitty bat, the wonderful expression on the jack o’lantern, the skully straight pins! pottermouth really hit it out of the park on this one.

Here’s a spooky treat that everyone will love. gozer
made these scary little fellows out of white fudge covered pretzels and white chocolate chips. Eat ’em up before they eat you!
endymion will greet trick or treaters this year with these spooky silhouettes that she cut out of cardboard boxes. Beware!
Here’s a nod to Edgar Allan Poe: a spooky mobile with a nod to “The Telltale Heart”. The Raging Sloth made eyeballs out of beads to feed to this frightening bird.
TheMistressT made a fun 3D greeting card of a kitty-in-the-box. Who wouldn’t be thrilled to receive this in the mail?

With Halloween just around the corner, make sure you visit the Halloween board for great ideas for costumes, decorating, and Halloween treats. And stay spooky!

Meal Prep Monday: Smoked Salmon Fettuccine

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Smoked Salmon FettuccineI will let you in on a little secret. I love smoked salmon. I could eat it every day. Living in the Pacific Northwest I am spoiled by the fish we can get here, especially salmon. Onyxnox shares her recipe for a clean version of Smoked Salmon Fettuccine that will make you squeal with delight. It is so rich with taste and flavor. If you aren’t a fishy kind of person, you can use chicken or a meatless product as a substitute. I definitely do not like peas, so I am going to add a different veggie to the sauce. I’m thinking carrots for a splash of color or maybe spinach. Smoke Salmon Fettuccine is a quick dinner that you can make on any night of the week.

A fast and easy dinner doesn’t mean microwave foods. Our Cooking Board has recipes that are perfect for quick and tasty weeknight dinners. Have a great Monday!

@Home This Weekend: Upgrade Your Kitchen

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This weekend, upgrade your kitchen using some (or all!) of these great ideas from appledainty. Increase your storage by adding sliders to your shelf, as pictured here. Convert the panel in your sink to a tip-out drawer for sponges. Create a “Caffeination Station”. All these ideas and more!

Tute Tuesday: Caramel Candied Apple Salt Scrub

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Caramel Candied Apple Salt ScrubCold weather can be so rough on your skin. You don’t want your hands, feet and face to look like the crypt keeper do you? Save your skin and smell like a magical autumn day at the same time with simplyorganic’s tutorial for Caramel Candied Apple Salt Scrub. This little beauty secret will polish your skin to a healthy glow. Not into smelling like an orchard? Try different scents like peppermint, vanilla or sandalwood. Share the love and make a large batch for family and friends. Fill glass jars and wrap with ribbon for holiday gift giving.

Everyone needs to glow up some time. Why not make our Bath and Beauty Board a part of that process. We have tips, tutorials and inspiration for all your beauty needs.

DIY Halloween Costumes

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What are you going to be for Halloween? No matter what your plans, homemade costumes are the best. Here are a few ideas for you, if you haven’t already decided.
Some old clothes and a few lucky thrift store finds turned Belladune‘s son into a post-apocalyptic survivor. His air filter was cobbled together with an oil can and hose. It’s tough surviving the apocalypse!
Watch out, here comes Mr. Potatohead! Padester and her hubby sported these costumes that feature interchangeable facial features. What fun for parties!
Whooo’s that guy? It’s HeroicHatchling‘s husband, wearing the owl costume she created for him. HH reports attaching thousands of fabric feathers onto this costume. Now, that’s dedication!
Here comes a scary black dragon! This costume, by Diver, could be made with sweats, plus a little extra fabric for the wings.
This is the cutest tin man I’ve ever seen! Look how big his heart is! Fraugee728 sewed this adorable costume. That hat!

Need more costume ideas? Click here to enjoy the Halloween costume board.

Meal Prep Monday: Fish Tacos with Green Sauce

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SHORT DESCRIPTION OF IMAGEThe first time I had fish tacos was in San Diego at a little dive restaurant. From that point on, I was hooked! The sauce was so good and the fish was extra crispy. I am drooling just thinking about it. Lucky for me, and you, Craftster member Abbeeroad has shared her recipe for Fish Tacos with Green Sauce that will satisfy the craving. I’m not sure which is better, the fried fish or that creamy sauce. The Green sauce is a mix of avocado, cilantro, tomatillos and other seasonings. It is to die for. If fish isn’t your thing, you can use this sauce for other Mexican inspired dishes.

Don’t let dinner time get you down. Our Cooking Board will lift your culinary spirits and help you create a great meal. Have a tasty Monday!

@Home This Weekend: DIY Dessert Tray

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This weekend, stack up some thrift store plates and make a custom dessert tray! This one, by ladypie, is made of three plates and two terra cotta pots. She then stenciled them with skulls (perfect for Halloween!) Check out her post for her awesome tutorial.

October 9, 2019 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!

Rainbow heart cake and a sad story by redheadedblonde

Dragon Shawl in Filet Crochet by Mistress Jennie

Telltale Heart Mobile by The Raging Sloth

Instant Pot Pumpkin by tattfae

Altered tin with a naked lady inside! by craftylittlemonkey

Little Witch’s Shelf by pottermouth

Circus Town by rackycoo

Grinch Heart Christmas Ornament (easy!) by Reel Crafty Girl

TM Patch Sewing Machine Cover by Abbeeroad

Needle and Wet Felted Necklace by Harlan

Intentional Disarray (or Wabi Sabi) Quilt by craftADDchick

David’s Legacy by bethntim

Haunted Putz “Library” Box Card by TheMistressT

Tea cards by geekgirl1000100

Baba Yaga Haunted House by sheepBlue

Tute Tuesday: Sugar Lip Scrub

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Sugar Lip ScrubCold weather leads to dry skin and lips. Combat alligator cracked lips with evriocraft’s tutorial for a Sugar Lip Scrub. You can use this scrub as a base for a variety of flavors. If the sugar is too abrasive for your lips, try a finer grade or use less in your recipe. Polish your pout with the scrub and seal that kisser with a homemade lip balm from our other tutorials. A Sugar Lip Scrub is a perfect gift for anyone, not just this fall and winter, but any time of the year.

Take care of your skin and get a fabulous beauty make over with tutorials from our Bath and Beauty Board. Have a terrific Tuesday!

Crafty Halloween

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Ready for some more great Halloween crafts? I am! Here we go…
A happy skeleton waves a banner that reads, “Boo! Happy Halloween” in this adorable Halloween shrine by pottermouth. What fun!
How sweet is this little photo holder? Hard to believe it’s a decorated office clip. That kittykill is so creative!
WhistleFish made a chunky Halloween house that features some kitty musicians. This house is cute from every angle.
Who made this adorable 3D Halloween greeting card? TheMistressT, that’s whooooo.
Here’s a spooky little Halloween shrine by cackle. It’s filled with all things spooky. Better beware, because this house has eyes!

I just love this time of year, don’t you? For tons of great Halloween crafts, be sure to visit our Halloween board!

Craft Challenge #128 Announced – DIY Halloween Costumes!

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Craft Challenge #128 – DIY Halloween Costumes 2019, has been announced!

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

Entries are due November 1 – 10, 2019. Read all of the challenge details here. 😀

Craftster Quickies: How to Make Horrible Halloween Urns

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DIY Halloween Decor These spooktacular Halloween urns and vases are sure to give your home a frightful touch this month!

Round up your favorite bugs and skulls, and get to crafting!

Be sure to take caution with Kittykill’s safety note! 🙂

Meal Prep Monday: Turkey Ham and Corn Chowder

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Turkey Ham and Corn ChowderOkay, I might be a bit obsessed with chowder right now. I can’t help it! It is so good and there are a variety of ways to prepare it. Mistress Jennie shares her tasty twist on the everyday chowder with her recipe for a Turkey Ham and Corn Chowder. This dish takes no time at all to cook so it is perfect for a weeknight dinner. You can literally make this soup in under an hour! Pair it with a nice big piece of corn bread and you will be in heaven.

Soup season is upon us. Our Cooking Board is full of inspiration for your next meal. Have a tasty Monday!

Challenge #127 Craftalong Share Winner Abbeeroad

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This month’s Craft Challenge was a Craftalong Share Challenge! This challenge allowed members who often posts only in Craftalongs showoff their mad skills to the rest of the Craftster community. We love our Craftalongs and sometimes we forget that other members want to see our awesome projects. Our winning entry was created by Abbeeroad! Her entry titled, “TM Patch Sewing Machine Cover” was for the Owl Project in the Harry Potter Craftalong. She had received many patches from other Craftster member and sewed them together to make this whimsical Sewing Machine Cover. Check out the winning entry here. Congrats, Abbeeroad!