10.24.2017

The Fine Art of Paper Flowers : Interview with Tiffanie Turner

Crepe paper flowers by Tiffanie Turner

Have you ever stood in front of a painting or looked at an image online and wondered how it was physically possible that someone captured something in such a hyperrealistic way without photographing it? When thumbing through Tiffanie Turner's new book, The Fine Art of Paper Flowers, I had the same reaction, "How is it even possible that these are paper?" In addition to sharing all of her techniques and easy-to-trace templates in her beautiful how-to book, Tiffanie graciously answered some of my craft questions! Scroll down for our interview and links to her new book!

9.12.2017

Stylish Sewing Projects For Beginners


Throughout my years teaching intro-to-sewing classes the main apprehensions to starting the hobby include projects that look too "handmade" and frustration with complicated patterns with too many steps. I scoured the internet for the most stylish sewing projects I could find that can also be completed quickly (without puzzling out complicated pattern pieces). Simply click through the links below to find the full tutorials! 



1. Hem a dress into a shirt with this easy tutorial by Paper & Stitch

2. A Vintage Sheet Duvet Cover by My Poppet Makes

3. Edge Stitched Napkins by Janet Crowther

4. Rope Totes by Gemma Patford for We Are Scout

5. Fabric Catch-All Trays by The House That Lars Built

6. Placemats and Napkins by Smile and Wave DIY

8. Weekender bag by Purl Soho

9. Cacti Pincushions by A Beautiful Mess

10. Coin Purses by Purl Soho

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9.10.2017

15 Vintage T's for Everyday Wear


Moving back down south to the family farm often means arriving home after meetings with clients to goats running amok or pups jumping up on your pants with muddy paws. Working on more projects that require "getting messy" clothes while also appearing presentable has been a challenge, but I've adopted a new uniform of distressed denim and T-shirts that makes getting dressed in the mornings easier. Paint splatter doesn't seem so noticeable on distressed jeans and t shirts, and the look can be dressed up in a pinch with some heels and jacket. With the revival of vintage graphic T's come racks of cheesy reproductions...but here are some that make the cut!






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Scroll down for more of my favorites! 

8.31.2017

Make a Hand Quilted Baby Blanket

This project was sponsored by eHow! One of my favorite places to find fun DIY projects! 

Make a hand-quilted baby blanket

Have you ever found precious baby moccasins or handmade dolls at a boutique and just WISHED you knew someone with a kiddo so you had an excuse to but it (sometimes I just do...I.E. unicorn doll)? At the beginning of the Summer we found out one of my best friends is expecting and needless to say I'm EAGER to help nest. 

8.24.2017

Rhinestone Bandana Bracelets

Rhinestone Cuff Bracelet

Transform basic scarves and cotton bandanas into cute summer cuffs with a few leftover rhinestones! Don't want to sew? These would look equally adorable displaying vintage brooches and pins! Scroll down for the how-to!

6.28.2017

DIY Blush and Bronzer Sticks

After a fun experiment with making eyeshadow last Fall, I decided I might as well take a swing at making my own creme blush and bronzer sticks...couldn't be that hard right?!

Make your own creme blush and bronzer sticks on Lindsey Crafter

6.19.2017

Refreshing Summer Sips

Between week-long monsoons we're experiencing the typical sweltering hot/humid days here in GA -- Though it doesn't even TOUCH the humidity we endured during our vacation in NOLA last week. To beat the summer heat I've gathered the most DELISH drinks and floats I could find on pinterest to share with you. I can't wait to try each spritzy and boozy beverage. Each of these also incorporates seasonal fruits, herbs and berries you can find at your local farmer's market! Click through to the original posts and recipes on each of these featured libations.


Elderflower Strawberry Float by Mitzy at Home

5.20.2017

Boho Teen Treehouse Makeover with World Market

This post is in partnership with Cost Plus World Market, my favorite place to shop for specialty foods and home decor. All opinions are my own.

It took all of two seconds to sell my 14 year old sister on letting me "flip" her childhood treehouse. It sits adjacent to a wood-clad barn nestled between a few unruly Crepe Myrtle trees and overlooks the rolling pastures of our family farm. Basically it was BEGGING for a makeover. Thankfully my friends at Cost Plus World Market loved the idea of updating this space for outdoor living and I was able to find all the inspiration and outdoor decor I needed to transform this dated treehouse into the boho teen hangout of our dreams. 

3.30.2017

50 Small Spring Cleaning Tasks + Printable Checklist


Feeling inundated by sprucing up your home after winter? Print this list, gather the family and knock it out one line item at a time!

3.20.2017

Spring Garden Style

It's the first day of spring and I already have a few seeds sprouting in my mini greenhouse! Here are a few garden essentials you might need if you're considering starting your own garden this season!
Collection of garden tools you'll need to start a spring garden











Lightweight greenhouse



This is a great little greenhouse for under $60. It's tall enough to walk inside of and tend to plants comfortably. Just be sure to stake the structure down or keep in your garage, it's extremely light weight and might blow over with strong winds ( I learned the hard way) .

Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden Book


I used Floret Farm's free online tools to plan my cutting garden and I can't wait to learn from their new book! 

What seeds are you planting this year? I've found a few great varieties of annuals online I can't wait to see bloom and grow! 

xo - Lindsey Crafter 

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2.26.2017

Make a Crystal Formation Lamp



See an old lamp in a new light with my latest project with eHow! 

2.19.2017

Make Hammered Brass Jewelry

Did you know you can create your own hammered brass jewelry in just a few hours with a few basic tools? This rudimentary form of jewelry making is easy enough for beginners and can result in finished pieces that look like they were purchased from your favorite Etsy shop. I've partnered with eHow to share the simple steps! 

Make hammered brass jewelry

2.12.2017

Make a Beaded Sweater (for under $5 dollars)

After a couple of very warm weeks here in GA (like 70 degrees and sunny) it's finally getting chilly again, which means I can break out my favorite new DIY project : this FABULOUS beaded sweater.

Refashion a thrifted sweater with beaded embellishments.

2.09.2017

Pennant Banner Valentine

Want to tell someone you're glad they're on your team? Make these sporty pennant banners to share the love this Valentine's Day!
Make felt pennant banners with customized messages for Valentine's Day

I forgot how wonderfully inexpensive felt was--each flag only costs roughly $2! Cutting out the words by hand is time consuming--but hey, it's a labor of love!

2.07.2017

10 Projects You Can Print and Make for Valentine's Day

Need a heart-felt card or gift for your Valentine that won't break the bank? I've rounded up my favorite paper-based DIY's and printables in one place to make crafting candy-grams a cinch. Click through to see the full tutorials and downloads.


Get this precious printable matches gift wrap (and more) on For The Makers blog.

2.02.2017

Message Bracelet Valentines + Free Printable

These beaded Valentine bracelets are sugar-free but just as sweet! Make a batch for under $20 for gifting teachers and classmates. Kids will love spending the afternoon crafting personalized messages for their pals. Get the free printable Valentine's Day cards below!

Use colorful letter beads to make personalized bracelet Valentines for friends and classmates.

1.23.2017

Spin Style


Right after I moved to GA in December I decided to start a new good habit to get me through the transition: spin! I've heard some describe soul cycle as an addictive workout...and I've never had a gym membership in my life...but when my local gym started offering drop-in spin classes I was hooked. I love walking away from stressful tasks for 45 minutes, spinning out my frustration, and then getting back to work with more energy and focus! Now that I'm attending a fitness class twice a week (woah) I've invested in a few workout essentials. I'm linking to some of my favorites below! 

A curation of cool workout wear to sport at your weekly spin class

1. Lou and Grey Sweatshirt  all of their knits are so cozy.

2. Nike knit running shoes in a sweet shade of lavender...

3. Nike Lux Marbled leggings - you'll be the only one in class with these on!

4. This Gold S'well Waterbottle will help you keep your eye on the prize.

5. Honest Spray Deodorant- my favorite aluminum free deodorant that smells great.

6. Batiste Dry Shampoo is a must if working out before work!

7. Laundry Bag to keep your gym bag smelling fresh.

8. Lou and Grey athletic top with mesh back- provides support but has a saucy mesh back!

9. Urban Warrior Duffle by Lululemon to catch all your gear.

10. Spiked BKR water bottle (just for fun)

11. Black and White foliage leggings by Stella McCartney for Adidas are sure to turn heads! 

12. Strappy Sports Bra by Lululemon will look great layered with loose tanks.

13. Marbled water bottle by S'well to match your marbled leggings.

14. A posh puffer vest by Alo Yoga to warm you up before class.

15. Multicolored knit running shoes by Nike so you don't spin out of control!

What's in your gym bag? Share your favorites in the comments below! 

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1.08.2017

Make a Patchwork Clutch with Sashiko Stitching

I've had this project on my list for sew long and I finally got around to hunting down some denim patches to complete it! I incorporated some traditional Japanese Sashiko embroidery stitches for texture and LOVE how it turned out...I can't wait to employ these techniques on a larger patchwork tote. Click through below to see how I crafted my patchwork denim pouch!

Make a patchwork clutch with denim and fabric scraps

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