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10 Tutorials I am Dying to Try

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Makin' Bacon

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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    32 comments… add one

    • Amanda @ Mommy's Idea Book April 8, 2009, 6:49 am

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

      Amanda @ Mommy’s Idea Book’s last blog post..Not Getting Your Beauty Sleep?

    • Declutter April 8, 2009, 9:57 am

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

    • Madeline April 8, 2009, 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, 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, 12:28 pm

      Love this post.

      My own to-do
      Sock Monkeys…which I have done, but just love.
      seen here:

      I love the bacon!

    • Cindi April 8, 2009, 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, 6:08 pm

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

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

    • Deb April 8, 2009, 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, 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, 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, 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”. :)

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

    • Jenn B April 8, 2009, 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, 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, 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

      jamie’s last blog post..TOS E-Book HomeWork – A Review

    • dermacai April 9, 2009, 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, 5:06 am

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

    • lace April 10, 2009, 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 @ April 10, 2009, 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, 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, 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, 1:24 am

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

    • Michelle April 12, 2009, 4:57 am

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

      Michelle’s last blog post..It must’ve been lost in the mail!

    • jennifer April 12, 2009, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 6:01 am

      You should try looks cool:

    • Mamirosa & Co. April 15, 2009, 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, 4:37 am

      great tutorials, thanks.

    • Mark April 22, 2009, 6:34 pm

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

      Your Levis 501

    • amy November 28, 2009, 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 =-.

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