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My parents flew over to visit for Christmas and left behind a scruffy old suitcase. The thing is, the suitcase is actually pretty cool, and I'd love to find a way to repurpose it and use it in the house somehow. Any ideas on how to repurpose a cool old suitcase in your home?

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Gift your buddies cute-yet-easy embroidered gifts

Want to give your friends and family something unique and hand-made, but don't really have the skillz to pay the crafting billz? What about finding cute but totally easy embroidery patterns? That brown bird pattern looks as adorable as it is simple. I would hang the shit out of that on my wall.

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If you've taken a stroll through any trendy home goods store lately you may have noticed that big chunky knits (and crochet!) are having a moment. For those of us who like to knit or crochet for fun this is great news, since chunky yarns knit up really fast and there are hundreds of yarns and colors to choose from. Here are six free patterns for chunky knit home goods…

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