Category Archives: i make stuff

Free Embroidery Patterns

CLICK HERE FOR DOWNLOAD  For the last couple of years, I’ve made a free printable embroidery pattern for Thanksgiving, and I’m afraid I am running late this year. So, I am making up for it with two! An everyday, “it’s … Continue reading

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Day of the Dead 2014

I think the week of Halloween and Day of the Dead is probably my favorite week of the entire year. I kid you not!! I love skulls, honoring loved ones, dressing up, wearing big flowers, marigolds, the color orange, candles, … Continue reading

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Shop Update

I had a great time at the art fair this weekend.  We had record high temps and it was a little slow because that, but I was in the courtyard of the venue and it was a bit cooler there, … Continue reading

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Back to School Beeswax Snack Bags

It all started with the little crumpled note card 1 year ago.  Yea, 1 year! Ethan drew these and gave it to me after school and said, “Mom, you have to make these snack bags for us”.  Of course, I … Continue reading

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Cargo Pocket Bag

Gosh, I wonder how many bags I have sewn myself in the last 10 years.  You’d think after so many bags, I would know exactly what I want in a bag, but I am still figuring it out. I tried … Continue reading

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Shrink Plastic Fun

The boys wanted to make things with the shrink plastic, or rather, they wanted ME to draw them things on shrink plastic. So, I did. Monsters and swords, of course. I’m always up for a monster drawing challenge and I’m … Continue reading

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favorite sprays and serums

I was mixing up some face serum and bug spray today and thought I’d share some of my favorite sprays and potions. Not all are shown in the picture above. * For sprays, I use a 2 oz. glass bottle, … Continue reading

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colorful felted rocks

I’ve been wanting to make felted rocks for ages, but never had the supplies or know-how.  With a bit of felt roving at my fingertips, we decided to jump in and finally make some. I found THIS wonderful tutorial by … Continue reading

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5th of July felted flower GIVEAWAY!

I hope everyone in the states had a lovely 4th of July!  The photo above is my sorta sad attempt at photographing the fireworks that were several miles away.  Every year we get up on the roof, drink root beer … Continue reading

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Needle Felted Flowers::Part Two

Here is part two of this needle felting flower tutorial. We will be making the flowers below. You will need to watch part one to see more in depth, how to do the felting, leaves and supplies. I had meant … Continue reading

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