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Five Awesome Handmade Kids’ Costumes

I have a friend who runs acting classes for kids, and once a year I make a big load of fabulous costumes for their end-of-the-year show. I’m gearing up to sew the cutest ever Little Mermaid and Fiddler on the … Continue reading

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DIY Fabric Fortune Cookies

This is a really fun quick craft. These fortune cookies are really cute and are so easy to make you’ll find yourself churning out enough to stock the cutest take-out restaurant ever. It’s also a really good way to get … Continue reading

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The Half Craft Thrift Manual Part One: Clothing and Shoes

Welcome to part one (see the introduction/general tips here) of the Half Craft Thrift Manual! This section will cover tips for buying shoes and clothing. Keep in mind my number one rule: if it’s ridiculous, you should at least try it … Continue reading

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Handmade Envelope DIY

Here’s a simple project that can make a big statement. Use these handmade envelopes for mailing letters or for a special touch when giving a gift.  A handmade envelope can convey any message you want. The power is within you. Example: … Continue reading

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The Half Craft Guide to Thrifting: An Introduction

I’m very excited to announce the beginning of a three-part series on thrifting. Rooting through junk and finding treasures is a great hobby of mine. I find it really fulfilling to uncover something great amidst all of the strange wonder … Continue reading

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Mixed Media Collage Book

What a busy week! I apologize for the lack of posts for the past few days. I’m putting the finishing touches on the Half Craft jewelry line and am gearing up to photograph everything this weekend. Very exciting, but sadly … Continue reading

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Vintage Suitcase Inspiration

Coffee table, with tutorial, by Ruche I always want to buy vintage suitcases when I go thrifting. They have so much potential for upcycling! Here are some cool projects and items to give you a little inspirational push. Just make sure … Continue reading

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