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178 comments so far:

  1. Pammya said: (April 10th, 2008 at 6:30 pm)

    Hey Girls! I thought since you checked out my site I would come by and check yours out. I really like your site. It is very unique and informative. Keep up the good work and I will look forward to all the new stuff you add.

  2. Gretchen Sheridan said: (May 29th, 2008 at 1:53 pm)

    Hope you are having fun. Can you bring me a small bottle of sand for my beach cards? *grin*

  3. DB Day said: (May 30th, 2008 at 4:53 pm)

    Thanks for sharing your ideas with us out in the world. My wife made a photo cube using one of your kits, and it was quite the sensation.

  4. Rita said: (June 13th, 2008 at 11:58 am)

    My family can’t stop talking about (and using) the super cool over-the-door organizing system. Thanks for makin’ our lives easier.

  5. Teresa Sopko said: (July 11th, 2008 at 11:35 pm)

    My daughter-in-law mentioned that she had wanted to cross stitch a monopoly board. Do you know where I could obtain a pattern for her?

  6. Jo said: (July 12th, 2008 at 9:39 am)

    We certainly do and it is on its way to your inbox!

  7. aunt meme said: (July 19th, 2008 at 3:43 pm)

    My daughter forwarded me your website, as soon as she found it and I have already sent it on to others! What a great find.

  8. Chica said: (July 21st, 2008 at 7:42 am)

    Welcome, Aunt Meme!

  9. Carla said: (July 27th, 2008 at 7:22 pm)

    Some great ideas! Thanks for sharing them!

  10. lori holloran said: (August 25th, 2008 at 12:57 pm)

    Wow! Good to know you are still crafty after all these years Mrs. Chica. I just can’t stop myself ! I just got some great ideas!

  11. Julie B said: (September 18th, 2008 at 5:52 pm)

    Hi Ladies,

    I saw your website on the Woman’s Day Cupcake Photo Contest Page. Very cute! I have been trying to upload a cupcake photo for days with no avail. Did you have trouble uploading your photo? Did you resize or do anything different with your photo? Any advice? Thanks! And love your website!! :)

    Julie B

  12. Chica said: (September 19th, 2008 at 7:30 am)

    Thanks for the compliments, Julie B! I didn’t have any trouble uploading my image. It was sized 800×600, which is fairly small. Perhaps yours is too large to be accepted? If you get it posted, let me know. I’d love to see it!

  13. Julie B said: (September 19th, 2008 at 11:10 am)

    Hi Chica,

    My cupcake photo finally made it on the Woman’s Day website if you would like to see it. It is titled “Banana Split” Cupcakes. A friend helped me finally load the photo. It must be the settings on my computer or something??

    Julie B

  14. Chica said: (September 19th, 2008 at 11:19 am)

    Julie, your banana split cupcakes are just too cute! I’m glad you finally got the picture uploaded :)

  15. Pauline said: (September 19th, 2008 at 1:34 pm)

    Julie, how did you make the bananas? Your entry is adorable!

  16. Julie B said: (September 20th, 2008 at 11:32 am)

    Thanks Pauline and Chica! I made the bananas using white chocolate candy melts, adding a tiny bit of yellow food coloring, and then used a Ziploc baggy (with the corner snipped off) to pipe it in the shape of a banana on a piece of wax paper. Once it was dry, I just peeled it off the wax paper.


  17. Calmie Cerino said: (November 11th, 2008 at 9:34 pm)

    I am so impressed with this website! I love it!!! Thanks for all the unique and fantastic ideas!

  18. Terresa Good,an said: (November 12th, 2008 at 2:21 pm)

    I love your site! I found it through a Google search link for a DVD player car seat holder. Can’t wait to try Jason’s idea. Just clicking around your site I found a bunch of other helpful stuff! I’ll be back!

  19. Nikol Michailos said: (November 16th, 2008 at 11:42 am)

    Hi Guys,

    My husband actually told me to check out this site. Great ideas…I am really excited about trying out the Christmas invites. Those look really neat…Keep up the great work:)

  20. BloliOwneplip said: (December 19th, 2008 at 3:15 pm)

    Much the interesting has found here

  21. Minta Fung said: (December 30th, 2008 at 7:02 pm)

    Love your site. Always fun, fun, fun.

  22. Michael J said: (February 23rd, 2009 at 8:39 pm)

    I loved your article and added it to my website on Wedding Program Templates. Keep up the awesome work.


  23. Liz said: (February 28th, 2009 at 12:11 pm)

    Great ideas. I’m mad I didn’t find this site sooner, however I’ve got lots of new material to search through!!

  24. Jo said: (February 28th, 2009 at 2:05 pm)

    Liz, welcome to our site! We are so happy you found us.

  25. Anna said: (March 4th, 2009 at 6:30 pm)

    This site is great, I’m going to show it to everyone.

  26. Cearsevex said: (April 2nd, 2009 at 3:52 am)

    Hi guys, I’m new to this website, I just wanted to say hi & good luck with your site!

    I hope i get a chance to say some more clever stuff :)

  27. Veronica said: (April 6th, 2009 at 7:05 am)

    Hi, I found your site purely by accident and I am very pleased I did. This site is ace! I love that you cover lots of variety in subjects and not only will I be coming back regulaly & subscribing to your feed but I will also be recomending it to all my friends. Well done & keep up the good work.

  28. Jo said: (April 6th, 2009 at 8:55 am)

    We love our “accidental” friends! Welcome to our site! Please feel free to send us any questions you might have about our projects. We also accept submissions for our Feature Friday slot if you have found another great Web site you think we should know about.

  29. sharon said: (April 11th, 2009 at 4:49 pm)

    First time to this site. Great. Anyone know about coloring Easter eggs with silk scarves?

  30. Kathy said: (April 22nd, 2009 at 9:15 pm)

    I have just spent an hour and a half exploring your site. I was originally looking for crochet patterns and ended up here. Loved the phonebook pencil holder and the jean quilt and the rainbow cupcak icing and much more. Will come back often!

  31. Jo said: (April 22nd, 2009 at 9:50 pm)

    Kathy, welcome to our site! We are glad you enjoyed it so much. Please add us to your RSS feed reader if you use one so that you don’t miss anything! Neither Chica or I crochet but we both love receiving crocheted items as gifts from our family members. If you run across anything truly unique, send it our way and we might feature it on the site.

  32. Joni B said: (May 7th, 2009 at 8:27 pm)

    What a great website this is!!! I have been just learning about using or reusing items to crochet with instead of buying all the yarn! I have been learning about Plarn but I loved the idea you have about the Denim Carpet you knitted for your grandchildren to play on! What a great idea with all the jeans and denim dresses I have around the house. I have 2 grandchildren too and I want to craft with them and teach them to recycle even though they are only 4 and 6 years old. It is never to young to start. Thanks so much for sharing and I will be crocheting to keep the earth greener for my grandchildren and their children to come! :-) Thanks Joni

  33. Chica said: (May 8th, 2009 at 9:17 am)

    Thanks, Joni B, and welcome to the site! The denim rug you’re referring to was one of the winners of our recent Craft Green contest, and was submitted by reader Susan Silva. She’s so clever! You might want to check out our other recycled jean projects too.

    You’re right that it’s never too young to start recycling, and your grandkids are certainly old enough to learn how to take care of the Earth. We’d love to see the projects you do with them, so feel free to share photos in our Flickr pool.

  34. Ann-Marie Beck said: (June 12th, 2009 at 11:47 pm)

    I love your website…sooooo helpful! How about a suggestion for using 100 mini dvd’s that were being tossed out? I’m not to hip on making coasters out of them :) .

  35. Chica said: (June 13th, 2009 at 7:56 am)

    Hi Ann-Marie, and thanks! Mini DVDs… hmm… we’ll have to think about that one a while. How big are they?

  36. Ann-Marie Beck said: (June 14th, 2009 at 1:03 am)

    Half the size but the hole in the middle is the same(technical, huh?).

  37. Joyce Johnson said: (June 19th, 2009 at 4:54 pm)

    Hi, I came by your table at the CCU Senior Fest today. I am so glad I took one of your cards.
    You have a wonderful site. I will certainly spread it around to my friends.

  38. Jo said: (June 19th, 2009 at 6:02 pm)

    Joyce, thanks for stopping by our booth and our site. We are glad you are enjoying our projects and thanks for sharing our site with your friends. Please let us know if you have any questions about our projects.

  39. Vandana said: (June 26th, 2009 at 10:46 am)

    Hey…Im really impressed..
    You all are very creative…
    Great work…looking forward to see new stuff updated on uour site.

  40. Chica said: (June 26th, 2009 at 11:07 am)

    Thanks, Vandana! To make sure you don’t miss any of our projects, why not subscribe to our content via RSS or e-mail? See how here.

  41. James Wilkerson said: (July 12th, 2009 at 1:44 pm)

    Excellent site. Solved my problem!

  42. Bernadette said: (July 31st, 2009 at 11:36 am)

    Great site! Tons of great ideas I can’t wait to try!

  43. Chica said: (July 31st, 2009 at 2:09 pm)

    James, I’m glad we could help out!

    Bernadette, thanks! Let us know how it goes :)

  44. Gillian said: (August 13th, 2009 at 5:01 pm)

    Hello there. Found your site by accident and think it’s brilliant. Would love to try your notebooks, but have never heard of ‘padding compound’ here in England. Do you know if it’s available here or will I need to get it from the US?

  45. Chica said: (August 14th, 2009 at 7:37 am)

    Hi Gillian, thanks for visiting! I’m not sure if padding compound is available in England or not, but we sell it in our store, and we do ship internationally. I’ll send you an e-mail with details. Any other international readers who are interested can contact for more info.

  46. Lisa Corbett said: (August 20th, 2009 at 8:34 am)

    OMG i love this site. Sooo many to try, i don’t know where to start. I would to thank you for the wedding photo idea. I’ve been trying to find a low-cost idea for the photos, for my wedding in March :D

  47. Chica said: (August 20th, 2009 at 8:41 am)

    Thanks, Lisa. We hope you continue to enjoy our projects!

  48. sandrar said: (September 10th, 2009 at 3:55 pm)

    Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. :) Cheers! Sandra. R.

  49. Chica said: (September 10th, 2009 at 4:28 pm)

    Thanks, sandrar, and welcome! Why not subscribe so you don’t miss any new projects :)

  50. Kenneth said: (September 12th, 2009 at 1:54 pm)


    Just stopped by to check out your site, and to say “thanks” for such a cool booth at the Youth Festival! My son loved making (and eating) a cupcake.

    I can’t wait to get a few minutes to browse through what all your site has to offer.


  51. Jo said: (September 12th, 2009 at 3:55 pm)

    Kenneth, thanks for stopping by. We had such a great time at the festival. We got to meet so many great people. Can’t wait to attend next year!

  52. Melissa Helms said: (September 29th, 2009 at 8:54 pm)

    Okay ladies. I need help. My church is going to create “baskets” for Door Prizes for our Fall Festival. Sooooo, How do I make the basket look full like the ones in the store for Easter? I bought a big popcorn bowl and three dvds and a bunch of boxes of movie candy and a big bag of popcorn. The problem is, when I put it in the bowl, it’s all flat. The Easter baskets are always stacked up and easy to see what’s in there. Suggestions?

  53. Chica said: (September 30th, 2009 at 6:53 am)

    Melissa, you just need to fill the space with something so that everything else is propped up. Try making wads of newspaper and filling the basket with them in a mound. Use tape to hold them in place, if needed. Then cover the mound with a couple pieces of tissue paper to make it look pretty. When you put your items in the basket, you can nestle them into the newspaper and they should be nice and propped up. Again, you can use some clear tape to hold the items in place as you build the basket. When you’re done, put some shredded paper (see our tip here) in the remaining basket/bowl space to make it look nice and full and cover any of the mound that’s showing. Hope that helps!

  54. Sharlene Merkle said: (October 6th, 2009 at 12:38 am)

    We love the Three Crafty Ladies and are happy that others like it just as much. Where are you located?
    We are going to visit Sanibel Again (Finally after a two year absence. We love it but can’t afford to stay for good. I sure wish I could. I love to photograph everything and almost anything.
    I hope the The Three Crafty Ladies have some ideas for uses of my photos. Do you have any?
    I woul love to hear.
    Thanks for the site. I enjoyed your comments and the site itself.

  55. Chica said: (October 6th, 2009 at 11:30 am)

    Hi Sharlene. Thanks for the kind words, and I’m so excited (and jealous) that you get to go to Sanibel soon!

    I love photographs, too, and ended up with a lot from our last trip. My favorite way to display photos from a special event like that with a folding photo cube, and we have a full tutorial to show you how to do it. We also sell the photo cube kits in our store.

    Some other fun ideas we’ve posted about for displaying photos are custom photo notepads, chipboard accents, and photo mosaic scrapbook pages. We also really love making digital scrapbooks when we’re pressed for time :)

  56. Jewels said: (November 2nd, 2009 at 8:17 pm)

    Got the kit to make my own pads. GREAT!!! THANKS

  57. Beverley said: (November 6th, 2009 at 7:05 am)

    Love the site, makes me wish it had been arround 30 years ago when my kids were youngsters, Not sure if my 31 year old son would appreciate some of the crafts but maybe when the grandkids start to arrive…

  58. Mary Melnyk said: (November 24th, 2009 at 12:28 pm)

    This is such a great sight, I am saving it and will be back alot.

  59. Chica said: (November 24th, 2009 at 12:42 pm)

    That’s wonderful to hear, Mary! Why not consider subscribing via e-mail or RSS so you don’t miss a single new post? Thanks for saying hello, and we’re so glad you’re here.

  60. Jody said: (November 28th, 2009 at 3:49 pm)

    Chica and Jo,
    I thought you might find this activity of interest:

    My son would only be interested in this if I could figure out how to make the house in the shape of the Titanic. But, it seems like a really cute gift idea.


  61. Jo said: (November 28th, 2009 at 4:25 pm)

    Jody, that is a really cute idea. Making it into a boat would be adorable.

  62. Charlotte Graham said: (January 2nd, 2010 at 5:07 pm)

    Where can I buy padding compound to recycle paper into pads? Your instructions are wonderful and I want to try it — but I don’t know where to find padding compound. Is it for sale at any crafts outlets — Michael’s, JoAnn, etc? Thanks for your help.

  63. Kaylin Lane said: (January 2nd, 2010 at 6:31 pm)

    I really want to thank you. We ordered 7 of your photo cube kits for Christmas this year. They were the absolute hit. Because we varied the pictures on each cube, those who were not fascinated by the cube itself (with all of its wonderful folding pattens) were enthralled by the different pictures on each cube. We are now ordering three more for those family members who felt left out. Well done, ladies, well done!

  64. Jo said: (January 2nd, 2010 at 7:21 pm)

    Kaylin, we are so happy the photo cubes turned out so well for your family! We would love to see some pictures of your final cubes if you care to add them to our Flikr pool!

  65. Jo said: (January 2nd, 2010 at 7:22 pm)

    Charlotte, we sell small bottles of it in our store.

  66. yuksel said: (January 30th, 2010 at 11:01 pm)

    dear friends,
    wonderful ideas and wonderful hand made objects…
    you are welcome to my heart frıends.
    I love your websıte and I learned new thıngs from you.
    thanks gıvıng ıdeas and congratulations.I am from Turkey the capital cıty in Ankara.and I also makıng hand made bags..
    sıncerely…nıce to meet you and your websıte today…

  67. Kim said: (February 14th, 2010 at 9:59 pm)

    Cool site! I just subscribed and look forward to seeing more of your awesome ideas! Thanks for sharing!!!

  68. Lindsay said: (February 28th, 2010 at 12:46 am)

    I just came across your site and it is definitely one i’ll be coming back to often! i keep thinking, “how did i not know of this site before now?!?!?” it’s wonderful!

  69. Jan said: (March 19th, 2010 at 8:38 am)


    Good for you, like that you are patent-ing your cupcake collars, you deserve it!

    I used your fall cupcake collars for a family party and the kids took them a step further, they ate the cupcake and then put the ring on their drink cups (fit perfect for the paper decorated cups) so they would know which cup was theirs.

    Thanks for all your great ideas and instructions!


  70. Julee said: (March 20th, 2010 at 6:54 pm)

    Hello! Thanks for the fab custom Kindle case tutorial. I made it last night for my dad’s birthday today! He loves his Kindle and is forever misplacing it. I think he will be able to find it now, thanks to you I posted mine on my blog and will also add it to your flickr group! You guys are great!

  71. Kathleen Cassen Mickelson said: (March 24th, 2010 at 12:02 pm)

    Hello ladies – I’m a writer (poetry, at the moment) and sometimes I just need to do something creative that involves getting away from my computer. When I found your site, it felt like I discovered the mother lode! Thanks for sharing such fun and easy ways to create all kinds of things.

  72. Chica said: (March 24th, 2010 at 12:15 pm)

    Kathleen, thanks so much for the nice comments. We hope you continue to enjoy our projects and are pleased that we can be a creative diversion for you :)

  73. Me said: (April 26th, 2010 at 11:00 am)

    Do you all have any Barbie doll or even a little girl’s nine inch baby doll clothes patterns for sewing?

  74. Chica said: (April 27th, 2010 at 8:00 am)

    Sorry, Me, but we don’t have any doll clothes patterns.

  75. Margrethe said: (May 3rd, 2010 at 3:54 am)

    I kind of stumbled over your site and it`s the most fantastic site I ever seen!! I have already spent hours here and loving it:)

    Keep up the good work and have a wonderfull day!

  76. Chica said: (May 3rd, 2010 at 7:22 am)

    Hi Margrethe! We’re so glad you found us and are enjoying our site. Why not subscribe via RSS or e-mail so you don’t miss a single new thing? :)

    Thanks so much for saying hi!

  77. Christine said: (May 3rd, 2010 at 1:56 pm)

    We’re linking to your crayon invitation page! It’s a masterful idea. Thanks.

    Would love to connect with party moms on Twitter:

  78. Robert Roock said: (May 8th, 2010 at 1:42 pm)

    Just wanted to say thanks for saving me a bundle of cash. I used the idea posted on your site regarding making your own portable DVD player holder for my car. Great stuff, worked like a charm. Thanks and thanks to Jason for coming up with such a simple yet affective mounting system.

  79. Chica said: (May 8th, 2010 at 3:39 pm)

    That’s awesome, Robert. Thanks for letting us know the technique worked so well for you!

  80. Carrie said: (May 12th, 2010 at 12:14 am)

    What a fantastic website! You’ve given me ideas and inspiration enough to last a lifetime! Thank you for sharing :-)

  81. Jo said: (May 12th, 2010 at 1:04 am)

    Thanks, Carrie! Glad you found us! Please let us know if you have any questions about any of our projects!

  82. Fran said: (May 14th, 2010 at 8:26 pm)

    What a wonderful site, full of information!

  83. Sheila said: (June 12th, 2010 at 9:16 pm)

    Just found your website today and I love it! I can’t tell you how many hours I’ve been sifting through projects and links. You two may be the perfect people to solve my dilemma. I am in a teacher at a Christian summer camp for children ages 6 to 11. It’s great to see the way the different ages interact but it presents quite the challenge when I am trying to come up with crafts that the little ones will be able to do but the older ones will not be bored with. I’d greatly appreciative of any ideas you could pass my way! Thanks : )

  84. Chica said: (June 14th, 2010 at 4:26 pm)

    Hi Sheila! Thanks so much for your kind words and we hope you continue to enjoy our site. Why not subscribe via e-mail or RSS so you don’t miss any new posts?

    That’s an interesting challenge you present when trying to find something that will appeal to kids from age 6 to 11. I wonder if you could come up with a craft that they could do in stages? Like the older kids could build something and the younger ones could paint it? I looked through our projects for ideas and some that might fit your case. Maybe you’d like to try either the bean bag toss game (the younger kids could paint the older ones could sew the bags) or the pick-up sticks? Our idea for colorful swirled cupcakes also works really well for kids of all ages (and adults, too!).

    Hope you find some good ideas, and have a great summer at camp :)

  85. Sandy said: (June 19th, 2010 at 7:42 am)

    Absolutely love your site! I found it this morning through a link for making a NOOK cover. I will definitely be back often…after I organize my craft room…and a lot of other things, too! As a crafter who has just taken an early retirement, it’s time to get back to the crafting that has been on hold for too long. I’ll be stopping by often. ;)

  86. Ashley said: (July 29th, 2010 at 12:39 pm)

    Hi guys- First I would like to say that I love this site. Recently I purchased 4 photo cube kits and made them for all the dads in my life for father’s day. They all loved them. Thank you for my special gift, that was very thoughtful.

    I am planning my daughters 3rd birthday and decided on doing an arts theme. I love the crayon invite idea which I will be using. I was snooping online and came across an activity that I would like to try- Painting Bread- VERY neat idea and very simple. Prep Time: 15 mins. Total Time: 15 mins. Ingredients:Bread,Food Coloring, Milk, Small cups, brand new paint brushes (one for each cup) Preparation: Pick the colors you want to use and gather that many small cups. Put about 1/4 cup of milk in each cup. Using the food coloring, add a different color to each cup. Use the paint brush and paint a picture on a piece of bread. Make sure the bread doesn’t get too wet. When your picture is done, toast the bread. Tada Toasty fun snack!

  87. Chica said: (July 30th, 2010 at 8:45 am)

    Ashley, we’re so happy to hear that your folding photo cubes came out great! They are one of our favorite projects.

    The bread painting sounds like lots of fun! We’ll have to try that out some time. If you do it with your kids, please let us know how it comes out.

    Thanks for being a fan :)

  88. Deanna said: (August 15th, 2010 at 3:18 pm)

    Found you by accident! Loved the ideas for recycling old jeans. I will share with many green friends!

  89. Chica said: (August 16th, 2010 at 7:46 am)

    Deanna, we’re glad you found us! We have lots of green project ideas you might like. Enjoy!

  90. Cody said: (September 9th, 2010 at 4:23 am)

    Just came across your site and LOVE LOVE it!!! Bookmarking it now!! Thanks for sharing all your great ideas!!

  91. Debbie Kiefer said: (September 21st, 2010 at 11:02 am)

    I just came back from Sanibel and loved The Bubble Room. Did you happen to recreate the some like it hot hot hot recipe?

  92. Chica said: (September 21st, 2010 at 12:15 pm)

    Sorry, Debbie, but we haven’t taken a crack at reproducing any Bubble Room recipes except the bread.

  93. Kate said: (September 25th, 2010 at 9:32 am)

    I just came across your site via the “Mulling Spice” recipe (google) and your site is AMAZING! I’m also a crafter and am so impressed. Thank you for this site!
    I’m also wondering with your creativity, if you’ve seen a pattern that may make these guys: (Paper cube beads) (a pic of them).
    I thought I would just check!
    Thanks again for sharing your creativity!

  94. Jo said: (September 25th, 2010 at 8:58 pm)

    Kate, so glad you found us! We’ll ask our resident jewelry expert friend if she has seen a pattern to make the beads. They are really neat.

  95. Kate said: (September 28th, 2010 at 9:27 pm)

    Thank you so much for looking into it. I really appreciate it!

  96. Che said: (October 7th, 2010 at 8:49 pm)

    Hi. I love your site! Even if I am from another country, I always check your tutorials here. Keep up the great work!

    Request – can you teach me how to do the ticket style invitation that is perforated? I don’t know how to do the perforation part.

    Thanks again.

  97. Linda said: (October 7th, 2010 at 10:03 pm)

    I really like your projects that you have on your site. Really good ideas, especially the jean pocket album, never thought of using them for this, I did use them for craft projects before. Thanks for sharing.

  98. Jo said: (October 8th, 2010 at 8:37 am)

    Linda, welcome to our site!

  99. Chica said: (October 8th, 2010 at 8:47 am)

    Hi Che. We’re so glad you enjoy our site, and we love international readers!

    There are two ways I can suggest that you can create perforated paper. The first is to use one of many different perforating tools on the market. Some are hand-held and some are attachments for a rotary paper trimmer. The other ideas is to use your sewing machine. While I haven’t tried this myself yet, I’m told that if you “sew” a piece of paper with no thread, you’ll create a row of tiny holes that makes great perforation. Hope those ideas help, and good luck!

  100. Che said: (October 8th, 2010 at 10:11 am)

    Thank you so much Chica. I will ask my mom to buy me one when she goes to the States next week. Thanks again! So love your site!

  101. Jamie said: (October 15th, 2010 at 7:23 am)

    I just have to say thank you so much for the awesome kindle cover!!! It is so great and useful!!! I didn’t think reading could be anymore enjoyable than it is but with the your kindle cover it is even better. Who’d a thought?? Thank you so much!!!

  102. Chica said: (October 15th, 2010 at 7:38 am)

    So glad you love it, Jamie!

  103. Jenni said: (November 1st, 2010 at 3:14 pm)

    I’ve have just discovered this AMAZING site!!
    I have a 9 month old baby and a wedding coming up so there are HUNDREDS of idea’s i can use!
    I will definitely be recommending this to friends, thankyou so much!! x

  104. Jo said: (November 1st, 2010 at 3:22 pm)

    Jenni, welcome from across the pond! Please let us know if you have any questions about any of our projects.

  105. Nadine said: (December 29th, 2010 at 3:01 pm)

    Hey guys…I just found your site and I can’t even begin to tell you how thrilled I am. I saw your tutorial for making hard candy jewels and I can’t wait to try it out. I’m looking forward to hearing about all the new stuff you guys try out. Thank you so much for doing this!

  106. Katherine said: (January 17th, 2011 at 8:29 pm)

    I just wanted to say I love your site, creative ideas…..Great job!

  107. Jo said: (January 17th, 2011 at 9:06 pm)

    Welcome, Katherine. Thank you for visiting us! Please let us know if you have questions about any of our projects.

  108. Amy Jo said: (January 24th, 2011 at 3:08 pm)

    OH MY GOODNESS! – where have you been all my life?!?! I love this site! You girls think of everything I could ever want to do around my house! I have the RSS feed and will be visiting frequently!!!

  109. Jo said: (January 24th, 2011 at 3:34 pm)

    I am glad we finally found each other, Amy Jo! We are here to help you unleash your creativity so let us know if you are stuck on a project or need a little inspiration for something! Welcome!

  110. Stacy Hanbury said: (January 25th, 2011 at 1:40 pm)

    I love, love, love your site!!! You have inspired me to get back into crafting again. I was wondering if you have ever used Japanese Masking Tape. I have seen it online and it looks like something you could do a million things with. I just ordered some (no stores in my area carry it yet), will keep you posted on any projects I come up with.

    Thank you again for your fabulous site! I am addicted!

  111. Chica said: (January 25th, 2011 at 7:54 pm)

    Welcome, Stacy! We love inspiring people to get crafty :) I’ve never heard of Japanese Masking Tape, but we’d love to hear back from you after you’ve done some projects with it. We hope you continue to enjoy our site and tell all your friends :)

  112. Minju said: (February 3rd, 2011 at 3:51 pm)

    I used to always go to allrecipes and diy sites for dessert and craft ideas, now I just come here! The best part is if I need something I don’t have I can buy it here too! THANK YOU!!

  113. Chica said: (February 3rd, 2011 at 6:33 pm)

    Minju, so glad we could be a one-stop shop for you :)

  114. Calmie Cerino said: (March 24th, 2011 at 11:33 pm)

    After reading your site, I am now planning a Candyland Party for my daughter’s 5th Birthday. I am so excited! What a wonderful idea!!!!!!!!

  115. Chica said: (March 25th, 2011 at 7:11 am)

    So glad we could inspire you with our Candyland party ideas, Calmie!

  116. marlene said: (April 5th, 2011 at 12:39 am)

    I really enjoy your website, keep up the goood work. such great information.
    thanks marlene

  117. Chica said: (April 5th, 2011 at 7:04 am)

    Thanks, Marlene!

  118. simone said: (April 14th, 2011 at 1:12 pm)

    Eu amei o site eu amo trabalhar com material reciclado e vcs são demaissssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

  119. Jo said: (April 14th, 2011 at 2:30 pm)

    Muito obrigado para todas as suas simpáticas palavras. E então satisfeito por ter encontrado­nos!

  120. Edimary said: (April 21st, 2011 at 12:38 pm)

    Adorei suas ideias,com certeza irei fazer belas coisas para mim e meus pequenos..
    Continue mostrando seu trabalho que é muito lindo e aproveitavel.
    Reciclar é proteger o meio ambiente.

  121. Chica said: (April 21st, 2011 at 1:54 pm)

    Obrigado, Edimary!

  122. Stephanie said: (July 18th, 2011 at 12:10 pm)

    First let me say that I love your site. Some of the stuf you come up with is amazing. I want to plan a family reunion now just because of the Survivor Thing you did recently. I linked your site to mine. I used your idea for the Naughty and Nice tickets in a little different way. Would love for you to check it out.



  123. Chica said: (July 18th, 2011 at 1:38 pm)

    Hi Stephanie! We’re so happy to have you as a loyal reader, and excited that we’ve inspired you to plan a family reunion with a Survivor theme. I looked at your Disney door hangers with the money notepads… very clever! Thanks for sharing.

  124. sally said: (September 11th, 2011 at 12:40 am)

    I love your site! I found it by chance and I am so excited! I can’t wait to make some of the projects..Showed my daughter too and see wants to try some! definitly going to share with all the crafty ladies at chuch too! Thank you for your wonderful site..I will post pictures of finished projects when I get them done!

  125. Chica said: (September 11th, 2011 at 11:22 am)

    Hi Sally! We’re so happy you found us and we’re sure you’ll have fun completing many of our projects. Why not subscribe via e-mail or RSS so you don’t miss a single new thing?

  126. Melissa Helms said: (September 30th, 2011 at 7:32 am)

    I’m planning a scarecrow/fall-festival themed party for Jazzy’s 5th birthday. I ordered make-your-own scarecrows to send as invitations and scarecrow drawstring bags (Chica could have made them much cuter) for prizes for anyone who brings back the finished craft. I’ve got carnival games planned, a face-painting friend to make everyone have a scarecrow face (very simple triangles around the eyes and freckles). I ordered a bouncy, a bubble machine, and a popcorn machine; we’ll have a fire in the firepit. That hot chocolate with the hint of chili sounded yummy–we may try something like that. What else? What am I missing?

  127. Rebecca said: (October 13th, 2011 at 6:39 pm)

    Aaaah I am in love with this site! :)

  128. Chica said: (October 13th, 2011 at 6:45 pm)

    Rebecca, we love new visitors like you! Thanks for all your comments, and we hope you enjoy all the projects you find :)

  129. Jen Lownie said: (October 25th, 2011 at 10:24 am)

    Ladies, I recently found your how-to about making a pencil cup holder from a phone book – and did a blog post about it (It’s here:

    Love the idea, love the crafting you show, and especially the recycleds!

  130. JezziQ said: (November 10th, 2011 at 1:50 am)

    Please!!! more sewing 101 tutorials :)

    I finally got the nerve to use my sewing machine because of the videos and me and my boyfriend are having so much fun with it!! i’m going to try making my first dress with my mom this friday!! more tutorials :)

  131. Chica said: (November 10th, 2011 at 6:58 am)

    JezziQ, I’m so happy that our tutorials have inspired you and your boyfriend to dig out that sewing machine and create something. Let us know how your dress comes out! We’ll see what we can do about making some more tutorials :)

  132. Maddie said: (November 10th, 2011 at 7:54 pm)

    I’ve got an odd request: Can you turn a lamp shade to look like a traffic/stop light?? I was thinking maybe cut round holes and then colored tissue paper, but I would LOVE to see you guys do it! I want to do it, but advice and instructions would be awesome

  133. Chica said: (November 12th, 2011 at 1:51 pm)

    Hi Maddie! That’s an interesting idea to make a traffic light lampshade. Tissue paper seems like it would be too thin to me, and possibly a fire hazard. If I were going to do something like this, I think I would start with a cylinder-shaped white lampshade and color the green/yellow/red circles with a marker (paint would be too opaque). Then paint the rest of the shade with black fabric paint. I think the black would mask it well enough for the light to shine through the colored parts. Do let us know what you come up with!

  134. Peyton said: (November 22nd, 2011 at 9:08 pm)

    I love your website! I already made one of your little gift bags and im modifying the kindle case for a Nook!! I am a bit worried that my fabrick is a bit too thick though.

  135. Bielizna Damska said: (December 20th, 2011 at 5:38 pm)

    Woah! I’m really loving the template/theme of this site. It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s tough to get that “perfect balance” between user friendliness and visual appeal. I must say that you’ve done a excellent job with this. Also, the blog loads super fast for me on Firefox. Outstanding Blog!

  136. David said: (December 23rd, 2011 at 4:23 pm)

    Hey Chica and Jo! Before I start, I would just like to say I love your website. It brings out the creative person in me! I just had a quick question. My mother brought me home these cute little boxes from home and I have no idea what to do with them! I used some of them to further organize my desk-space but I just can’t find any other uses for them! Here is a picture of the boxes. I’m looking for some ideas to use the boxes for. Can’t wait to hear back from you!

  137. Chica said: (December 23rd, 2011 at 5:17 pm)

    Hi David! I’m so glad to hear that our website and projects inspire you. I love random finds like the boxes your mother brought you. The possibilities on what to do with them are so endless that it can be hard to pin down just one idea on what to do with them! If you’ve got a loved one or special event you want to save memorabilia for, why not turn one into a memory box like we did in our baby memory box project? You could make little bags like we did to contain some of the mementos. Or you could turn one of them (maybe the clear one?) into a second aid kit to store non-emergency essentials. I love my second aid kit and use it all the time. I can’t tell from your photo how large that black box is, but my gut reaction is that it looks like it could hold tools, or maybe even knives. If it’s big enough, it could make a great travel box for your nice kitchen knives if you take them on trips. I know I always take mine on our yearly vacations to Sanibel because I hate trying to use dull knives at the condos! Hope these ideas were helpful, and let us know what you end up doing.

  138. Patp. said: (January 2nd, 2012 at 3:01 pm)

    What a great site! Found you because of the Kindle cover but you really got me with the cupcake bib. I have a grandbaby who will be sporting this this by the weekend. We have a wedding coming up in Oct. and your site has some of the best templates and projects we’ve come across to date. I will most definately be back! I’ve been a seamstress for 30+ yrs. and am helping my D.I.L. learn to sew long distance. I checked out a couple of your tutorials and am really impressed. It is my humble opinion that they are as close to being there as I’ve seen and honestly There wasn’t much if anything I’d add to them. Really well thought out and very well done. Someone is a teacher at heart! Love the fear of the machine Tute!! I remember that all too well….

  139. Chica said: (January 2nd, 2012 at 3:06 pm)

    Your comments really made our day, Patp! Thanks so much for taking a moment to say hi, and we hope you continue to enjoy our tutorials and project ideas :)

  140. kat said: (January 4th, 2012 at 1:52 pm)

    I just want to say that you have the CRAZIEST, ZANIEST and MOST CREATIVE site i have ever seen! And i am a complete convert and absolute follower!!! Your ideas are ingeneous , unique and completely out of the box. Truly you are inspirational! I am a sandra boynton fanatic and with your birthday monsters theme, my soon to be one year old finally has a theme for his party! Yehey! Because of this great inspiration, i, too, am inspired to think out of the box! Thankyou for the inspiration and motivation to be different and unique! Keep it up, the great martha stewarts of the world!:))

  141. Chica said: (January 4th, 2012 at 3:57 pm)

    Kat, welcome to our site! Thank you so much for the wonderful comments. Readers like you inspire us to keep creating and keep sharing. We hope to hear from you more in comments on future projects :)

  142. Andrea said: (January 16th, 2012 at 10:18 am)

    Well, you did a “Gotcha!” I was foloowing your kindle cover page and I have to say how much I appreciate all the photos. Being an instructor in stained glass, I always have visuals for my students. And what better way to do it over the internet? Photos ~ Thanks, Girls!!

  143. Chica said: (January 16th, 2012 at 4:07 pm)

    Thank you, Andrea. We’re glad you like our project and our photos :)

  144. Mary W. said: (February 15th, 2012 at 1:27 am)

    Wow! What a fabulous site!! Just wanted to say THANK YOU! You really saved my bacon…i had a complete mental block when someone called me for a spur of the moment “cheer someone up” cake & i accidentally stumbled upon your site while roaming aimlessly online for inspiration & found your tips for making swirled icing. Can you say PERFECT for my deliema?! You guys rock!

  145. Chica said: (February 15th, 2012 at 6:59 am)

    Rainbow frosting does sound like a great pick-me-up, Mary! So glad you found us and we hope you continue to enjoy our many project ideas.

  146. David said: (February 16th, 2012 at 5:28 pm)

    Hey Chica and Jo! My school is having a Shakespeare festival because the English classes are reading it and I was just curious if you had any ideas maybe to have at the festival? Thanks for your time! (:

  147. Maren said: (March 11th, 2012 at 9:39 pm)

    Hi Chica and Jo! I’m only in fifth grade and I got interested in charity. My mom and I decided that we could bake treats for the Ronald Mc’Donald house. I searched online for Easter treats. I saw your website and looked at it. I found the Easter cake pops and LOVED them. Soon the Ronald Mc’donald house will be FULL of those! Thanks! :)

  148. Chica said: (March 12th, 2012 at 6:55 am)

    Maren, we’re so happy to learn that you’re interested in charity at such a young age. And even happier that our site was able to inspire you to make something! The folks at the Ronald McDonald house are lucky to have someone like you on their side :)

  149. Maren said: (March 12th, 2012 at 7:18 pm)

    Thanks! I’m really thankful that I found your website because those cake pops are great treats for the families staying there! I just think it is important to give back and thanks for helping me accomplish that! :)

  150. Theresa said: (March 25th, 2012 at 5:40 pm)

    I am so glad that I found your site — I needed to make my wedding programs and your template was fantastic!!! So easy to use and my programs turned out so great — thank you so much!!! :)

  151. Kate said: (April 7th, 2012 at 3:35 pm)

    Hey Chica and Jo!
    I just wanted to say how AWESOME your site is! Y’all are very creative1 I just made the duct tape butterfly flip-flops and they are sooooooo cute! I have been into duct tape crafts for quite a while now, and I am glad that there is someone out there that appreciates how cool colored duct tape is! Thanks for being AWESOME! :D

  152. Chica said: (April 7th, 2012 at 3:39 pm)

    Kate, thanks for taking a moment to say hi! We’re happy to liked the duct tape flip flop project. We actually have quite a few duct tape projects on our site, so I hope you take a peek around and see what else you can find to inspire you.

  153. carmen said: (June 16th, 2012 at 3:13 pm)

    Hi, Chica and Jo!

    I am using your trifold brochure template for my wedding program. Thank you so much. would you by any chance have template for invitation 8 1/2 x 5 1/2?

  154. Chica said: (June 17th, 2012 at 12:05 pm)

    Hi Carmen! Take a look at this wedding invitation tutorial. It might suit your needs.

  155. Doreen said: (July 6th, 2012 at 5:25 am)

    Fab fab fab love it . Thank you so much for the inspiration. And I learnt that I can even manage to do some intermediate stuff. Which makes me feel brilliant . Xxx

  156. kristen said: (August 19th, 2012 at 10:36 pm)

    thank you thank you thank you!!!! great site- love the babysitting form- just what i needed!!!!!

  157. Louise said: (September 18th, 2012 at 8:46 am)

    Hello, I wanted to thank you for this site. I was very pleased for all the items and the interesting subjects. I have 9 grandchildren and there is plenty things to keep them all busy, plus for my own use….

  158. Chica said: (September 18th, 2012 at 8:51 am)

    So glad you are enjoying our site, Louise. We love to inspire kids and adults as well to be crafty!

  159. Laura said: (October 15th, 2012 at 9:21 pm)

    Wow! So much wonderful information right at your finger tips/on one website. So helpful! Thank you for taking the time to share this information. Greatly appreciated!

  160. Leonie said: (October 18th, 2012 at 1:58 am)

    I accidently found your site and I must say it’s a keeper. You certainly have inspired me to become crafty. So many things to tackle! I have placed you under my “favorites” and will most definitely be back. Thank you for sharing your talents.

  161. Chica said: (October 18th, 2012 at 2:26 pm)

    Leonie, we’re so glad you found us! We love inspiring people, and hope you keep on commenting so we know what new projects you’ve been up to.

  162. Mary Ellen & Ed Kellogg said: (November 18th, 2012 at 5:29 pm)

    Love love love your Bubble Room bread recipe. Any chance of posting the Bubble Room Grouper in a bag recipe? We’d really like to try that as well and I can’t find anything quite like that online. Thanks! I really enjoy your website.

  163. Chica said: (November 19th, 2012 at 8:19 am)

    Sorry, Mary Ellen and Ed, but we don’t have any other recipes to share!

  164. Mercedes said: (January 8th, 2013 at 10:47 pm)

    Love your site! Wish it had a search engine. Or if it does, wish it was in a place I could find and use.

  165. Chica said: (January 9th, 2013 at 12:25 pm)

    Hi Mercedes! Our site does have a search feature. You can find it in the upper right corner of every page.

  166. Leonie said: (January 30th, 2013 at 5:28 pm)

    Hi girls! Wondering if you might have a pattern to make a tea cozy….the type that you slip your teapot from the top. I would appreciate hearing from you. Keep up to good work! Thanks

  167. Chica said: (January 31st, 2013 at 7:25 am)

    Hi Leonie! Jo and I are not tea drinkers, and as such have never had need for a tea cozy, so we don’t have a tutorial for one. Thanks for the compliment and hope you find many other fun projects ideas on our site.

  168. Angelia Herrin said: (February 26th, 2013 at 4:13 am)

    I just love your site this is my first visit, and I can’t wait to come back when I have more time and check out the rest of it. Keep doing you, looks great.

  169. Jayshri said: (March 9th, 2013 at 4:52 am)


    I just want to say THANK you! for sharing the DYI layered wedding program template. It’s been so much easier than I thought. I just wished I could have made them “stack”. But without fuss I just did my trial print on regular printer paper and they look great. Next task is to find good quality paper, print and assemble!! Once done I’ll share my finished product.

  170. Karen said: (April 3rd, 2013 at 9:09 am)

    I so love your site! I’m sooo sharing with my crafty friends!!

  171. Chica said: (April 8th, 2013 at 7:46 pm)

    Thanks so much, Karen!

  172. Jez said: (August 2nd, 2013 at 3:16 pm)

    Hi I love the harry potter party ideas. Love this site. I found it from looking for monster spray on pinterest.

  173. Connie said: (August 3rd, 2013 at 11:35 am)

    Hi. Great site, and really helpful!
    Instructions are really clear and the materials lists at the top of each project really help.

  174. Judy said: (November 15th, 2013 at 12:56 pm)

    Thanks very much for your tutorial on “square knots” in Macrame’. I wanted to make a Xmas gift from cord & since it had been years, i had forgotten how to do the basics. Your demo brought it all back to me! Thanks again.

  175. Chica said: (November 16th, 2013 at 8:48 am)

    Thanks, Judy. So glad we could help!

  176. Michelle said: (June 21st, 2014 at 5:25 pm)

    Great site!! Thank you!! Last year I used your templates for an Amazing Race Party. -it was July so it was hot! So I talked to some stores in our mall and the kids went to town with the clues!! This year my daughter wants a survivor party and with your cool ideas I will pull off some more cool stuff!!!

    Thank You!!!!

  177. Marie said: (July 4th, 2014 at 10:14 am)

    Thanks for the great tiered skirt blog. I’m going to make one for my granddaughter and your directions helped give me the courage to start. Will post a picture if and when it is finished….

  178. Vanessa said: (March 21st, 2015 at 11:41 am)

    I found your cake pops idea on Pinterest and came to look around your site. Thanks for the ideas!

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