7 Tips for Getting a Head Start on Holiday Crafting and DIY Gifts

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I’m Marie from Underground Crafter, and like many crafters, I love to make handmade gifts for the holidays. Not only do I get to express myself creatively, but also can often make higher quality DIY gifts than what I can usually afford to buy for my friends and family. I’m also not the only crafter […]

An Interview with Wise Craft Author, Blair Stocker


Team FaveCrafts was SO excited to read and review Wise Craft by Blair Stocker.  Filled with amazing ideas for turning thrift store finds into home decor gold, Wise Craft is a must-have book for making your own home decor and accessories. We were just so inspired by Wise Craft and all the amazing projects inside […]

Block Party Ideas: A How-to Guide

Block-Party Ideas: A How-to Guide

Memorial Day kicks off the hot American summer and suddenly we’re ready to put on our sunglasses, get outside, and party! No more hiding inside watching TV, it’s time to meet the neighbors and soak up some rays. Remember the good old days, when neighborhood kids ran wild or zipped around the block on bikes […]

Stay Sharp: Make Time to Make Something


When was the last time you picked up a new hobby? It is so easy to fall into the same patterns every day—whether it’s your career, your kids (or grandkids), or even the same crafts and activities that you’ve perfected, it’s human nature to let yourself stay firmly in your comfort zone. Recent studies have shown, […]

6 Amazing Wedding Websites You Don’t Know About


Brides-to-be, listen up because I’m about to reveal some serious insider information. While other soon-to-be-married ladies are emptying their bank accounts and pulling their hair out, you’ll be grinning from ear to ear and throwing your head back with satisfied laughter. I’m here to introduce the most coveted secrets for making wedding planning a walk […]

How to Write a Quilt Tutorial

How to Write a Quilt Tutorial

You love tutorials. We love tutorials. Everybody loves quilt tutorials! The internet is an incredible resource for free, step-by-step instruction on how to do … well, pretty much anything. But not all tutorials for how to make a quilt are created equal. There’s nothing more frustrating than a beautiful quilt with an unclear or sub-par […]

Don’t Make these Mistakes! 6 Must-See Quilting Tips

Don’t Make these Mistakes! 6 Must-See Quilting Tips

Hey quilters! Or maybe you aren’t quilters. You may, in fact, be brand new to quilting. A more accurate salutation may be, Hey, new quilters! or Hey, people who have never quilted before! If you have never quilted before, then you are in the perfect place to begin. Everybody has to start somewhere, which is […]

How to Organize Your Home: DIY Storage Ideas

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It’s amazing how big messes just . . . happen. One minute your kitchen is sparkly clean, and the next, every single pot, pan, and utensil is piled in your kitchen sink. One minute your craft room looks shiny and new, and the next, paper scraps and yarn seem to have exploded in a whirlwind […]

How to Buy a Sewing Machine: Choosing Your New Best Friend

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So you want to buy a sewing machine. The options are endless—so endless, in fact, that buying a sewing machine can be incredibly intimidating, especially for beginners. More experienced sewists may have a better idea of what they’re looking for, as previous sewing machines may have had features that they liked or would prefer to […]