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August 19, 2014

CRAFT HAUL ALERT! Major Finds from the 60′s and Beyond

I went digging through the home of Sara, amazing human, crafter, and collector of craft supplies and projects from the 1960′s and beyond. Come with me and see what I scored: Macrame! Sewing Machines! This amazing headscarf! Magic!

I can’t wait to get started on pretty much every project in these books…
60's Craft Haul

What should I do first?

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August 18, 2014

DIY Cross Stitch Leather Pencil Case

DIY Cross Stitch Leather Pencil Case @prettyprudent
Scarlet started first grade this week! Excuse me while I wipe a single tear from my eye. In honor of this occasion (the first year she is required to bring her own school supplies, hiccup), she asked me to make her a fancy pencil case. Of course, I obliged.

I had this perforated suede (that I bought on clearance eons ago for about $10 for an entire hide), and I had been playing around with the idea of cross stitching it. So I stitched up this quick little heart for my little sweetheart, and it was so fun! You can use this tutorial to make any old lined zip pencil case out of any old fabric, or you can be inspired by it to create something else that is fabulous and cross-stitched using perforated leather or suede (be sure to send us a picture on Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest).
DIY Cross Stitch Leather Pencil Case @prettyprudent

All you need are these supplies,
DIY Pencil Case Supplies @prettyprudent

and you can turn perforated leather or suede into a perfectly modern cross-stitch:
DIY Pencil Case Heart Cross Stitch @prettyprudent

Find out how to make our DIY Cross Stitch Leather Pencil Case after the jump…

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August 15, 2014

Fabric Friday

Fabric Friday on Pretty Prudent

Summer vacation doesn’t have to come to an end when you have fabrics like¬†Jay-Cyn Designs for Birch Fabrics, Feather River, River Rally.¬†Just looking at this fabric makes me want to book a weekend getaway. What are your travel plans for the rest of the year? Any last minute trips you are taking before sending the kids off to school? I’d love to make a travel toiletry bag with matching passport cover with this.

Enter for the chance to win Jay-Cyn Designs for Birch Fabrics, Feather River, River Rally, and find out who won last week’s Fabric Friday after the jump…


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