Tutorial Tuesday #6: Recipe Time! Cookie Dough Dip

I was wondering what I should do today for Tutorial Tuesday (you’d think I would post, oh, I dunno, in the morning?!?!) and fell in love with The Best Cookie Dough Dip.  Original post can be found here.


  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup toffee bits
What to do
Cream together cream cheese and butter.  Add all remaining ingredients and mix until well-combined.
Serve with graham crackers or apple wedges. 
Voila! Party snack! (or you know, I hate myself comfort food) lol

KurtzCrafts Giveaway! Fabric! Papercrafting!

I decided it’s time to do a giveaway! There will be two categories you can win from: papercrafting or sewing.  I will be giving away $20 worth of fabric and $20 worth of papercrafting supplies, probably paper, embellishments, things of that nature.  I’ll post pictures here as soon as I go through my stash. 

To be entered into the drawing, follow my blog and “like” KurtzCrafts Etsy Page on Facebook, then comment on this post, preferably with whether you sew or do papercrafting.  I will use good old random.org to decide the winning commentor (commenter?). 

You must follow my blog and “like” my facebook page and comment by January 31st at 11:59 pm to be considered in the drawing.  If you repost this drawing on your facebook, twitter, or pinterest, comment again and you will be entered twice. =)

Too Much Fabric? Never!

My husband believes that I have too much fabric that I will never use.  Which is totally not true! In an effort to passify him, I’m offering fat quarters and charm packs hand cut from my fabric stash on my yardsellr

I am trying really hard to keep my crafts separate, so I don’t confuse buyers.  Jewelry will be sold on yardsellr and style.ly, and fabric will be sold on yardsellr.  Sewn, crochet, and papercrafts will be sold in my etsy shop.

Tutorial Tuesday #5 More About Ideas than How To’s

I’m on an organization kick this month! I’ve received newsletters from the scrapbooking and sewing authors that I subscribe to, and everyone has been all about organizing! If you’re following me on Pinterest, you’ll see my repinning of some awesome organization (and maybe I’ll pin the pictures I’m about to share with you there too)

Keep in mind that you have to be invited to join Pinterest, but if you aren’t a member, I would be more than happy to invite you!

First, a simple tutorial to get your baker’s twine and other string under wraps!

 Alright, you will need your twine or string, a pair of scissors, and a small piece of cardboard, I like to use the cardboard they package behind stickers and embellishments.  It’s a little flimsy, but servers our purpose perfectly.
Cut a small rectangle.  I prefer 2 inches by 1 1/4 inches, so it will fit nicely in my plastic divider boxes. (shown below)

 I make small notches and cut out a little, so the twine won’t slide off the cardboard.

 Here is my twine, wrapped around the cardboard, notice I created a little notch to thread the end of the twine through.

Here they are, nestled in my plastic divider box, which used to hold scent sampler candles from Partylite.

I bought this awesome little three tier rack at Wal-mart for $6.95!
Notice on the top tier, those ribbon spools are sitting little clear plastic containers.  What are those plastic containers? When you buy “sticks” of crisco, they come in those with foil on the top.  Wash em good and tada! organizers!

There is also the cut off bottom of an orange juice container on the second shelf (bright orange)

These Halloween Brads were too cute, but the package was too big to fit in any of my organizers, so I cut the rows into strips! Voila! Now they fit!

The clear little jars you see to the right of the picture came from one of two places; mineral makeup samples that I tried from everydayminerals.com, or they came from eBay, either way, they are considered makeup sample jars.  They come in two or three sizes, and the two smaller sizes fit perfectly in stacks in my organizers.

I didn’t know what to do with my quilting rulers (and I could never remember where I put them last!) so I tied ribbon through their little holes and hung them here in my crafty corner! Next to them is my Fiskars fabric cutter, also tied through with a lil ribbon.

Behind the rulers, the fleur de lis designs are rub on decals that I got at Joann’s on clearance.  I think four rows of four are on a sheet, and multiple sheets in a pack.  I don’t know if they still have them, they were on clearance.

Hopefully today’s Tutorial Tuesday has given you some good organization (and recycling) ideas.  If you have some great ones to share, please do! I could start a whole blog series on organization! Maybe Organize Your Saturday or something of the sort.  Happy Crafting, and thanks for tuning in.  =)