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Published! (see p. 76) Flour Power: Flour-Sack-Turned-Market Bag

Honestly, I’ve actually been published a couple of times, and for some reason have never shared.  But this time I promised myself I’d post it… See how it’s all pixelated?  That’s because it’s a crappy cell phone picture. Who cares?  I’m published!  This is a Sew News special issue that comes out once a year […]

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homemade Land of Nod (diy felt mitten garland)

When I saw these garlands on the Land of Nod website I knew I'd bumped into an easy craft that would turn out cute enough to actually use as decoration.  10 sheets of felt and a bag of tiny clothespins later… I was actually prepared for the possibility that this particular Christmas project would be […]

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flour + salt + water = jewelry

Evyn loves art.  Her friend K loves art.  I love doing art projects.  Sounds like a regular art day is in order! We had our first one last week.  We made our own clay beads, then painted and strung them to make bracelets.  The girls loved making the clay dough:1 cup salt1 cup warm water2 […]

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birthday linens & festive bunting tutorial

Several of you have asked how I made Evyn's and Ashlyn's birthday linens, and I did promise a tut.  So here you go!  Dig into your stash or run to the fabric store to start putting your fabrics together.  Don't make the same mistake I did; keep it simple – buy only three fabrics (one […]

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the girlfriend wrap: a truly no-sew, no-fuss handmade gift

It's not too late to give a handmade gift to your friend, daughter, sister, or mother-in-law. An actually-useful gift that I've given and made for myself several times now.  I'm talking about the Girlfriend Wrap – a fleece blanket-slash-wrap thingy that is actually quite pretty. This is about as simple as it gets: no talent, no […]

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