Happy Halloween and a Blessed Samhain to everyone out there in blog-land! It’s Mildred Jane’s 1st Halloween, so I had a tough time deciding on her costume – that is, until I came across a cute little Hawaiian print outfit in the clearance section at Carter’s. And I immediately knew she should go as Lilo…

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Need a last minute Halloween costume?  Go as a scarecrow.  It’s super easy, gender neutral, and you probably have everything you need in your closet. The Outfit 1 Plaid Button-up Shirt 1 Pair of Denim Jeans or Khakis 1 Pair Brown Boots 1 Straw Hat I totally understand that some people aren’t “country” so you…

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A while back, I saw a wreath on Create Craft Love that I absolutely adored.  It was a fun spring wreath made from a garden hose. So, I thought I would give making one of these a try.  Of course, I managed not to rememeber to print off a list of the things I needed…

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A while back, I came into possession of a collection of old letterpress blocks from an old local print shop. I have a few of them into my table made from a letterpress tray, but that left a very large number of unused blocks. So I decided to take a few of those blocks and…

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I’m always looking for ways to do things myself when I can. It’s not that I think everything should be a DIY project, but that I seem to have very expensive taste. My pinboards are full of things I love that I think I could hack. It’s also much less expensive to make something myself…

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I love to DIY (do it yourself). I often take a look a quilts on display in magazines and think “I can make that.”Then I sit down with a pencil and some graph paper to figure it out, or come up with my own variation on the design. You may have seen this before on…

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It started with a squeak and with every stitch a new one.  My machine is really due for a service. It’s to be expected with the large number of hours I’ve put on it recently. But the squeak wasn’t the only problem. The first major issue was when my bobbin started pulling multiple threads.  That…

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I found a great wreath idea on the Midwest Living site last year. It’s a spring wreath using an umbrella, but it gave me the idea to make a wreath from a stocking. My wreath is currently hanging out  on my fake ficus tree at work, but I’ll take it home when the office closes…

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If you’re like me, you keep the scraps from all of your finished projects, hoping that you will find a use for them later.  Actually — I take that back — if you’re like me, you’ll collect everyone’s scraps in hopes of using them later.  I have a lot of scraps at my house –…

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