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Paper Bag Leaves, a tutorial

Here in the southwest desert of Arizona, we don’t really have a typical autumn.  The weather is cool, which means that it is finally in the 80s, but there are no scarves, jackets or changing leaves.  It’s the changing leaves … Continue reading

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less than $4

I haven’t been thrift shopping in ages.  It’s just been too hot.  But the heat has finally started dipping into the low to mid 90’s.  It’s an improvement, believe me. So I came across a few AWESOME finds. This little … Continue reading

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A little reminder

I made this to hang right by the door, just under the keys to help us remember our fabric grocery bags.  For a long time we were doing so well, but we’ve forgotten a few too many times in the … Continue reading

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Vintage goodies

Looky at what I got. Some great vintage undie garment patterns, a skirt pattern, teeny wooden spools of thread, lace elastic, needle threader, folding scissors and  matchbook sewing boxes filled with needles or button, etc.   I am particularly excited about … Continue reading

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stuff

I think I’m finally coming out of my funk.  I have some things half done and am feeling a crafting frenzy coming on. I did manage to make these earrings on Sunday.  They are made out of 36g brass metal.  … Continue reading

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Score!!

I went thrifting this morning and scored a bunch of great stuff. These cute Japanese cups and this awesome soap dispenser.  They all need a bit of cleaning up. One of my best vintage linen finds yet.  Nine beautiful full … Continue reading

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I *heart* buttons…

Can you tell? I forgot to mention the buttons that I also found while thrifting last weekend. I know I have a pretty good collection already, but I can’t ever resist!   A jar of them for $4.  After washing … Continue reading

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Let’s Ride!

My husband has always been really into bike riding and it has been his big goal in life to get his whole family into riding as well.  Lately, we have been trying to ride more in general and as a … Continue reading

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China Cabinet: Painted Knobs

I FINALLY finished painting my China cabinet.  A few weeks ago actually.  It’s been so nice to look at considering we had been looking at THIS for the last 10 months. It was the windowed doors that kept me at … Continue reading

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10 Days of Happiness- Day 2

Thrifted vintage pillowcases make me very happy, as you may have guessed.  But, a novel idea came to me the other day, to use them as actual pillowcases for pillows!  On the bed! Yeah, brilliant I know.  It makes me … Continue reading

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