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Check out Ashley Johnston’s most popular party ideas, recipes, DIY projects, and free printables.

How to Stain/Paint an Oak Banister (the shortcut method…no sanding needed!)

How to Stain OAK Cabinets…the simple method (without sanding)!

35 Clever Projects from OLD DENIM JEANS

DIY Bed Pillow Cases: 3 sizes and 3 different styles (including the “burrito” method)

How to Cut Fabric PERFECTLY STRAIGHT…and Square It Up!

Sewing Tips: Installing a Basic Zipper

How to Crochet a Chunky Blanket (…an affordable beginner project!)

Little Boy Bowtie: the QUICK and EASY version

Blind Hem Stitch (with a sewing machine)

30+ DIY Fabric Flower Tutorials

Make your curtains BLACKOUT CURTAINS (simplified version)

BIAS TAPE: what is it, how to make it, and why you NEED it! (VIDEO included)

Adding Hidden Side Pockets to Anything (skirt, pants, shorts, etc.)

Home Improvement: Trimming a Window (replacing the sill & apron, adding side/top molding)

A HOOP SKIRT (…a sturdy and inexpensive version)

Sewing Tips: What is Selvage, Bias and Grain?

Super Simple Leggings: {only 2 fabric pieces}

50+ Great Homemade Kid Gift Ideas

Sewing Tips: Attaching Snaps

20+ DIY Backpack Tutorials (child and adult styles)

Fabric Storage Boxes (per your request)

Sewing Tips: How to Make & Use Piping

25 DIY Chandelier Ideas

Cut a CONTINUOUS strip of BIAS TAPE (from one square of fabric)

Home Improvement: Painting Old Chandeliers and Light Fixtures

Sewing Tip: Making and Attaching Gathered/Ruffled Fabric

Girl & Boy FABRIC DOLLS (pattern pieces included)

Sewing Tips: Defining & Using Interfacing, Fusible Web, Fusible Adhesive

Envelope Closure Pillowcase (for bed pillows)

Stretchy Baby Hats…with Top Knots (template included)

Wooden Phone Amplifier/Speaker (no cord or batteries needed)

Home Improvement: Replacing Outdoor Light Fixtures (don’t be scared!!)

Home Improvement: How To REMOVE Hardwood Floors

DIY Tulle Skirt…with Wide Elastic Waist Band

Self-Binding MINKY Baby Blanket…(with applique)

What is Freezer Paper?

40 Indoor Kid Activities & Crafts

DIY Pacifier Clips…no more dropped/lost pacifiers

Sewing Tips: making pants LONGER

Home Improvement: Painting a Straight Line on Textured Walls (a Pro Painter’s Secret)

How to Paint {{Super Straight}} Horizontal Stripes

Simple Bow Hair Clips (with no-slip grip)

How to Clean and Prepare Raw Shrimp

Sewing Tips: Pre-Washing

The 10-Minute Skirt (re-purposing old shirts into skirts)

Elastic Band Skirt {aka: the fastest skirt you’ll ever make}

DIY: Turn Jean Pants into a JEAN SKIRT

Holder for Charging Cell Phone (made from lotion bottle)

Sewing Tip: Shirring/Smocking with Elastic Thread

Glass Etching

DIY Tufted Fabric Ottoman ((…from an old table))

Sew an Easy Parrot Costume

Home Improvement: DIY Board and Batten

The QUICKEST Toddler Play Dress…you’ll ever make!

Make your own Balaclava (or ski-type mask)

Turning Long Pants into Shorts (and making it look good)

The Reversible Bag…for kids!

25 DIY Painted Flower Pot Ideas…you’ll LOVE

Sewing Tips: Basic Stitches (plus the Double Needle)

How To: Clean/Oil Your Sewing Machine

Sewing Tips: Practicing your Sewing Stitches (including the back-stitch)

DIY Pleated Bed Skirt

Collapsible Fabric Play Tent…for kids!

Tip for Sewing with Vinyl (it sticks!!)…..Making Clear Vinyl Pouches


DIY Gauze Swaddle Blankets for Baby (…light and breathable!)

How to make a SIMPLE Rope Plant Hanger

Teaching Kids to Sew, Part 1: Intro to Hand Sewing

20+ Handmade Baby Gift Ideas

The Square Circle Skirt (20-ish minutes to make)

Recovering a Baby Car Seat

Home Improvement: Laying Tile (on a fireplace, walls, or backsplash)

Altering Jeans: Shorter (with Identical Hem)

How to Marble Fabric (with shaving cream!!)

Using a Serger…

Sewing Tips: making Cover Buttons, without a kit.

Basic 3 Tiered Skirt: With Hidden or Exposed Seams (measurement chart included)

25 CLEVER IDEAS for “Wacky Hair Day” at SCHOOL!! (…including Chloe’s wacky hair!)

Turn a Coat Closet…into the perfect MUDROOM!

Full and Fluffy Pettiskirt

Little Pig Costume (with ears and snout)

Sewing Tips – Clipping Corners and Curves

Home Improvement: Build your own Fireplace Mantel & Hearth (craftsman style)

The Ultimate List of FAVORITE Sewing Supplies

Halloween Costumes 2012: Little Red Riding Hood 🙂

Make a counter height Craft Table (from 2 shelves, a table top, and 8 legs)

Home Improvement: Adding Column Supports to Counter Overhang (PLUS finished kitchen photos!)

Clothing Labels… the 100’s

Fabric Storage Basket…with handles

Grocery Bag Holder

“Where’s Waldo” Costume…in less than an hour!

DIY Floating Shelves……a great storage solution!

20 Clever DIY projects using old CARDBOARD BOXES!!

DIY Digital Piano Stand plus Bench (…a $25 project!!)

Sewing Terms 101 (…a beginner’s sewing glossary)

Halloween Costume Ideas: Very Low-Sew POODLE SKIRT

Make-a-Cake Series: Baking, Stacking, and Icing

The Official How-I-Know-It’s-the-Last-2-Weeks-of-Pregnancy List…

Turn Leggings into Capris {3 different methods}

Peter Pan Costume