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Free Virtual Class: DIY Fabric Basket

I’ve teamed up with Craftsy and Oliso for a week-long virtual event called Sew on the Go! Every day from August 2-6, you can watch a free live tutorial for a project.I’ll be livestreaming on Wednesday on Craftsy showing how to make a DIY fabric basket. A functional project to

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Making the Cut: Andrea Salazar

Making the Cut: Q&A W/ Andrea Salazar

  Have you tuned into Making the Cut Season 2 yet? Heidi and Tim at at it again with a new round of wannabe fashion designers and if you loved the first season, you’ll love this one. I really like the angle of MTYC to find the next big fashion

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How to Make Polymer Clay Conchas & Roses

Here is how to make polymer clay conchas and roses! I recently posted a video showing how to make charm bracelets from excess beads and as a way to unify the theme, I made polymer clay conchas and roses. I had a couple people ask for a tutorial on making

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diy bead stash charm bracelet

Bead Stash Charm Bracelet

This DIY bead stash charm bracelet is what happens when I attempt to “edit down” my craft supplies. You know: Condense, get rid of what is not needed anymore?  Oh, that was such a good laugh! Here’s how it went down – I pulled everything out and then not only

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Outdoor crafts for kids

Active Outdoor Crafts for Kids

It is summertime, and kids love to play outside in the sun all day long. Sometimes, it is a good idea to give them some crafts to let their creative juices flow while they enjoy the warm weather. Why Should Your Kids Craft Outside? Crafting is a beneficial activity for

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Crafty Chica Greeting Cards

Latino Greeting Cards by Crafty Chica

Did you know I designed a Crafty Chica collection of Latino greeting cards? There has been a LOT going on behind the scenes over here at the Crafty Chica headquarters. We’ll start with the cards and I’ll post in the future about the other exciting projects! Here’s how it came

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How to make ceramic portraits

DIY Ceramic Portraits (You Can Also Use Air-dry Clay!)

I’ve been wanting to make ceramic portraits since before the pandemic. When we all had that time at home, I worked on them little by little in between making mugs. Well, recently I cleaned out my studio and came across these half-finished pieces. Before I buy any new supplies, I’m

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DIY Pop-Up Cards

These DIY pop-up cards are absolutely perfect for so many things – using up excess paper craft supplies, bonding time with family in your house

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DIY Poster Frames

This DIY poster frames tutorial is for those of us who want something different from the traditional glass frame. The essence of these frames is

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How to Mend a Skirt on the Fly

      Back in the day before my entrepreneurial life, I worked as an appeals clerk at Phoenix Municipal Court. My whole world revolved around scoring vintage dress clothes that I’d show off at my so-called prestigious office gig as the appeals clerk. One morning I slipped past my

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How I’ve learned to Lose Weight & Chill

I hadn’t planned on writing a weight loss post, at least not now. I wanted to wait until I lost 50 pounds, then I’d share a fabulous list of tips I used to get there. I’m down 40+ pounds since last spring. I’m SUPER passionate about this topic, because never in

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Craft Fail: I Suck at Gingerbread Houses

This one breaks my crafty heart. I’m finally stepping up tot he plate to admit that I SUCK at making gingerbread houses. You see, every year a local organization, The Neighborhood Housing Services of Phoenix, holds an event called Home Sweet Home. They invite people from the community to decorate

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