10 Tutorials I am Dying to Try

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10 Tutorials I am Dying to Try (… just, please don’t let me die trying).

  • 1. I’m a wee bit worried I don’t have the sewing skills for this one, but I know Georgia would *love* a twirly skirt made using this tutorial @ house on hill road.
  • 2. I’d love to attempt a sundress for Georgia from Mr. MK’s old shirt using either this tutorial or even this one.
  • 3. I want and need to master these Top 10 Killer Photoshop Combo Moves.
  • 4. I am going to protect and backup my blog by installing and utilize a wordpress plugin using idiot-proof instructions from Heather (a wordpress wonder). OK … I am not really dying to try this … in fact the thought of it makes me want to HURL, but I’d be crazy not to!
  • 5. I’m not sure why (we don’t need them), but I want to sew a wool diaper cover from an old sweater using this tutorial here.
  • 6. Oh, the things I could create if I used this ‘create elastic shirring’ technique.
  • 7. I’m definitely going to create my own wordpress theme using this tutorial. This one just might do me in.
  • 8. These super cute Easter themed cake pops by Bakerella need to be made before the weekend. Photos to follow soon!
  • 9. I know Georgia would adore adding these deliciously cute felt doughnuts to her stash. They look so easy, I like easy.
  • 10. Last but not least, I NEED to make a rag rug using this great tutorial at This Vintage Chica.
  • Are there tutorials out there you love, want to try, need to share? I want to know, so make your own list and reference it in the comments OR comment below and leave me links to the ‘how-to’ goodness. Thanks :)

    MK xo
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    Amanda @ Mommy's Idea Book · April 8, 2009 at 6:49 am

    I really like 1, 6, 8 and 10. Now, you’ve made me want to try them too.:)

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    Declutter · April 8, 2009 at 9:57 am

    I would like to try 2, 3, 7 and 9

    Madeline · April 8, 2009 at 11:05 am

    Nice roundup! You totally have the twirly skirt making skills. I should check out the rag rug tutorial. I started making some things rag-rug style sans tutorial. It might help to see if I’m doing it right or if there are any good tips.

    Madeline’s last blog post..All Tied Up: A Little Munchkin Tie Tutorial

    Swimwear · April 8, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    Mastering Photoshop is a great skill to have. You can do so many cool things with that program.

    Karyn · April 8, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Love this post.

    My own to-do
    Sock Monkeys…which I have done, but just love.
    seen here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kayak57/2866124872/

    I love the bacon!

    Cindi · April 8, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    I wish I could think of the tutorial sites I have happened upon. I will start writing them down! Personally, I can’t even sew a button on!
    That is why I love handmade items. I value people’s talents.
    Take care, Cindi

    Ashley · April 8, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    oooo thanks! i’ll have to check these out!

    Ashley’s last blog post..i’m ready.

    Deb · April 8, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    #1 looks pretty good, but I found this online a while back and tried it out – it’s quite easy and really does only take an afternoon

    netflix 14 day free trial · April 8, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Let us know when you design your own template so we can see the result and get some tips.

    Damselfly · April 8, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    I believe tutorials aren’t for the faint of heart. They just seem kind of tedious. I view them as necessary if you absolutely have to learn how to do something. Otherwise, wing it. ;) So I’m impressed you have so many on your wish list.

    Damselfly’s last blog post..What I didn’t know about motherhood

    Jenn B · April 8, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    i want to do the twirly skirt now too. and your candy sushi. and real sushi rolls via the pioneer woman. I have that starred (along w/the candy sushi, ha) in my reader for “some day”. :)

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    Jenn B · April 8, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    forgot to mention that i used to think the whole felt food thing EXTREMELY strange. but now that my daughter is a tad bit older and getting more into pretend play, i ‘get’ it. she would LOVE felt food, if i were nice enough to make her some. …my son might play with it, but probably not much. he’s more into battles during his pretend play.

    Jenn B’s last blog post..Kid Talk & Ramblings

    Jodi Renshaw · April 8, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    Hey girl, As soon as Daddy gets out of the hospital … and life gets back to “normal” (whatever that is) … I will join you on some of these tutorial adventures. I’ll even blog about them right along side you. What do you think?


    jamie · April 9, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    Oooo, I just did the camera strap thing that Balancing Everything did! I love love love how it turned out. Super easy too, you should try it.

    You can see my pics here http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamsideup/3422515574/

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    dermacai · April 9, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    ahh that reminds me I need to figure out how to back up mine as well. everyone should, really. could you imagine if something went wrong and you lost all your posts? that would be awful! i’m gonna get to backing-up right now!

    Simon · April 10, 2009 at 5:06 am

    Very nice tutorials, I really like no 3, really great tips for photoshop.

    lace · April 10, 2009 at 8:22 am

    I’m loving many of the tutorials you posted links to.

    On my to do list is:

    Make more felt crowns for some friends (not a tutorial but my first attempt at making them)

    Superhero capes

    some unfinished crafts

    and a few other things I can’t remember right at the moment.

    Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com · April 10, 2009 at 9:27 am

    Most of the tutorials I’m interested in revolve around kids crafts and activities, so I’ll have to wait a few years. Oh, and cloth diapers. I would love to learn how to sew cloth diapers.

    Generally, I’m just interested in trying out recipes that I see online. I wish I had more time so that I could print out the hundreds of recipes I’ve bookmarked and try them all!

    Amber · April 10, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    How seriously cool are THOSE? I, too have bookmarked a couple of them. Thanks for the head’s up!

    Amber’s last blog post..A whole lotta mom blog nothings

    Brande · April 10, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Girl… its nice to catch up. It seems its been a while since my last sneak peak. The mountains are beautiful there. The picture made it seems so crisp, clean and cold. take care. BTW I intend to use your list as a cheat sheet. Happy Easter.

    Henri @ Colon Health Advice · April 12, 2009 at 1:24 am

    Hehe, wow, you made me hungry with that picture :D

    Michelle · April 12, 2009 at 4:57 am

    I’ve made a few how-tos myself. This one is probably my favorite:


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    jennifer · April 12, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    I love your blog. I came across it doing a web search for fun DIYs..

    I upcycled /repurpose starbucks cards into art, jewelry,games,etc..

    Love your blog!!

    Read ya later

    kimmi · April 12, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    I like 6 7 and 8. Late drive by for a Happy Easter day to you and yours!

    Mik · April 12, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Go for it, I have tons of Photoshop tutorials I keep saving, just need to get myself around to trying a few!

    Mik’s last blog post..Indiana Jones Grail Diary progress

    Meagan Francis · April 12, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    I’ve wanted to do #5 since my second child (now nine) was an infant. Now here I am, three kids later, and I still haven’t! Maybe kid #5 will be the proud recipient of my belated butt sweater?

    These are great tutorials–thanks for posting them!

    Meagan Francis’s last blog post..a five-kid Easter

    Colleen - a madison mom · April 13, 2009 at 7:52 am

    I’m dying to make Zoe a tutu. One of those where you just knot strips of tulle around and elastic? It looks so easy… I just can’t get myself to do it.

    Colleen – a madison mom’s last blog post..Grace in Small Things – 40

    Carey · April 15, 2009 at 6:01 am

    You should try this..it looks cool:

    Mamirosa & Co. · April 15, 2009 at 9:09 am

    I wish I had the patience for all of those tutorials.
    They all look like fun!

    Mamirosa & Co.’s last blog post..Our Easter…

    Baby Diaper Cake · April 19, 2009 at 4:37 am

    great tutorials, thanks.

    Mark · April 22, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    I agree with “Baby Diaper Cake”! Great posting – loved it!

    Your Levis 501

    amy · November 28, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Thanks for the shout out! Now I have a whole new list of tutorials to check out, and try… or at least add to my list :-)
    .-= amy´s last blog ..Linkalicious =-.

    mommyknows · April 8, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    10 tutorials I can’t wait to try out –> http://tinyurl.com/dywsr4

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