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How to Make a Winter Village Candle Holder – Polymer Clay Menorah Tutorial

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Happy Hanukkah! I searched high and low for a cool menorah last year, but most menorahs are either very traditional *cough*BORING*cough or exPONsive.

So I decided to make my own from polymer clay!

I’ve nicknamed this the “shtetl menorah” because “shtetl” is the Yiddish word for a small village or town.

This project can be easily modified for different candle sizes or styles — it doesn’t have to be used as a menorah.

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How to Sew the Ladder Stitch – Hand Sewing Tutorial

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Good morning, class! Today lesson is on the infamous ladder stitch that I just can’t seem to stop mentioning in my other tutorials lately.

The ladder stitch is also called the slip stitch or the invisible stitch.

If you don’t have a lot of hand sewing experience, getting out the ol’ needle and thread can be a bit daunting. But I’ve got a few tips to make things a little easier for you!

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How to Sew an Armband Pouch for a Cell Phone

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Have you ever been listening to something on your headphones, and you’re trying to do something with your hands ā€“ sewing, washing dishes, jogging ā€“ and you go to put your phone in your pocket only to realize you don’t HAVE a pocket? So then you try to wedge it in your bra or your waistband…

No? Never?

Me neither.

Ahem.

This step-by-step tutorial is the perfect way to go hands-free with your phone. Whether you’re walking, jogging, or going to town on a half-gallon of ice cream, I’m not judging. (Especially not if you share some of that ice cream with me.)Read more…