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Monday, March 25, 2019

DIY Spring tote bag - 2 ways

It's spring, so it's the perfect time of the year to sew a new tote bag. The one I'm showing you today was actually a custom request from the mother of a friend. She game me the measures she needed and her only additional request was to have a button to keep the bag closed. Other than that, I was free to sew it the way I wanted - just my kind of project!


DIY Spring tote bag - 2 ways

As I needed to get it done over the weekend and my time to sew is always limited, I didn't make a tutorial specifically for this bag, but as it's actually a mix between my 20 minutes lined tote bag and the reversible bag with pocket, you should be able to replicate it by looking a those two tutorials.

Welcome to The Really Crafty Link Party #162!

Hello, and welcome to The Really Crafty Link Party #162! Come and share your projects, your ideas and what else is inspiring you this week.

And as this is a party, try to visit at least a couple of other links and spread the word on social media - the more, the merrier.

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The linkup will be open until next Thursday and I will be posting the features on Friday, March 29th..

Did you miss last week's amazing features? Click the image below to check them out:


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The Really Crafty Link Party is focused on crafts, so the idea is for you to link up all your crafty posts: DIYs, printables, home decor, tutorials, recipes, whatever you want to share. Feel free to add as many links as you want, and old posts are welcome too!

I have no problem if you want to add the same link in more than one week; it will still be eligible for a feature but please note that I will comment and add it to the Pinterest board only once.You can add posts on other subjects (family friendly please), but only craft related posts will have a chance to be featured and will be pinned to the party's Pinterest board.

If you host your own party, add it too - it may not be featured, but you'll be sharing it with all of us anyway, and everyone loves to discover new parties!




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Friday, March 22, 2019

The Really Crafty Link Party #161 featured posts!

Hello and welcome. I hope you've all had a wonderful week, and a huge thank you to everyone who linked up and shared the party on social media. It's now time to share The Really Crafty Link Party features!


The Really Crafty Link Party #161 featured posts



So...scroll down to check out this week's amazing features!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The Happy House Keychain

Hello, and welcome. Today I'm here sharing a quick and fun project: the happy house keychain. Actually, this key chain was a sort of test drive for a new listing I wanted to add to my Etsy shop. You can find the actual listing here.


The Happy House Keychain



The "test drive" version didn't turn out exactly as I expected and because of it's imperfections it cannot be sold, so I'm saving it to add to a purse or to my daughter's backpack one of these days.

The keychain is made of felt and formed by two simple house shapes.


The Happy House Keychain


The hearts are hand stitched in place but the I used the sewing machine to sew all around the houses:


The Happy House Keychain

The Happy House Keychain


As you can see below, the stitching turned out a bit wonky, so I had to adjust a few things before making the sale-able version you can now find in Etsy.


The Happy House Keychain

The key ring is attached with a pink ribbon and secured in between the two layers of felt: 

The Happy House Keychain


I had a lot of fun making this happy house key chain. The one that I added to Etsy was made in a slightly darker shade of brown felt, and I'm thinking of adding more colors in the future. In the meantime, feel free to visit my Etsy shop and browse around!


The Happy House Keychain


Happy Wednesday!

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Chocolate Layered Cake with Chocolate Mousse Filling

This is probably one of the most decadent cakes I've ever made. And, unsurprisingly, it's always a hit. Because it's soft, moist and, let's be honest, it's chocolate on chocolate. Enough said.


Chocolate Layered Cake with Chocolate Mousse Filling recipe



And, for a layered cake, it's also surprisingly easy to make and fail proof.

Scroll down to find out how I make it:

Monday, March 18, 2019

DIY Spring Felt Notebook Cover

Hello, and welcome. Today I'm showing off a gift set I made for one of my daughter's friends. We couldn't attend her birthday party because we were out of town, but I still wanted to send a gift. And as I needed something that I could make on the go, I resorted to my themed notebook cover ideas - because you can never go wrong with those. And I used a spring theme, of course!

DIY Spring Felt Notebook Cover


The only difference is that instead of actually printing pages and assembling a notebook, I used a store bought one I already had and just created the cover.

Welcome to The Really Crafty Link Party #161!

Hello, and welcome to The Really Crafty Link Party #161!. Come and share your projects, your ideas and what else is inspiring you this week.

And as this is a party, try to visit at least a couple of other links and spread the word on social media - the more, the merrier.

The really crafty link party, keeping it real, craft blog


The linkup will be open until next Thursday and I will be posting the features on Friday, March 22nd..

Did you miss last week's amazing features? Click the image below to check them out:


https://keepingitrreal.blogspot.com/2019/03/the-really-crafty-link-party-160-featured-posts.html


The Really Crafty Link Party is focused on crafts, so the idea is for you to link up all your crafty posts: DIYs, printables, home decor, tutorials, recipes, whatever you want to share. Feel free to add as many links as you want, and old posts are welcome too!

I have no problem if you want to add the same link in more than one week; it will still be eligible for a feature but please note that I will comment and add it to the Pinterest board only once.You can add posts on other subjects (family friendly please), but only craft related posts will have a chance to be featured and will be pinned to the party's Pinterest board.

If you host your own party, add it too - it may not be featured, but you'll be sharing it with all of us anyway, and everyone loves to discover new parties!




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If you follow me via any social media (icons in the side bar) let me know in the comments and I'll make sure to follow you back!

By linking up you give me permission to use your photos in features or round-ups, and to share your posts on social media (always with a link back to you for proper credit).



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Thank you again for stopping by, and happy crafting!


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When you linkup, your e-mail will be added to The Really Crafty Link Party mailing list and you will receive one (and only one) e-mail each week to let you know when the party goes live. All mail addresses are kept strictly confidential. You can unsubscribe at any time by replying to the e-mail. For additional details, please read the privacy policy.





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