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pillowcase pajama shorts tutorial

The boys desperately needed some pajama shorts, especially for days when pajama wear turns into daytime wear. I had my little one try to pick fabric he liked, but I don’t have much boyish stuff.  Then I came across my … Continue reading

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open ~ paper bag inspiration booklet

A few people asked if I would show how we made our caterpillar book. No problem, because the whole reason I started trying to figure it all out, was so that I could keep a little inspiration book in my … Continue reading

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be my valentine bookmarks

I made these bookmarks to giveaway as Valentines. There are a few more on my table that are half done.  I used some old vintage fabric that I picked up at a thrift store a  long time ago. The fabric … Continue reading

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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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Tshirt Makeover: Swimsuit cover-up

We have been trying to go to the pool twice a week to keep the kids cool and happy.  I had been wanting to make a swimsuit cover-up ever since seeing all of these, but didn’t have the time until … Continue reading

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super easy, super fast, super hero capes

1 serger + 1 yard fabric = 2 super hero capes In case anyone with a serger wants to make super easy, super fast, super hero capes. It’s cheap too.  1 yard of symphony broadcloth on sale for $1.99, felt … 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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Pillowcase Tote Tutorial

  Many of you requested a tutorial for my pillowcase grocery bags. They are super easy and quick to make, involving only straight line sewing. The straps actually take a bit more time than the bag itself, but still easy … Continue reading

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Halloween: Part 4 : Vase with paper flowers

Here is a bony skull vase with paper flowers. Just a regular, run-of-the-mill flower vase that someone was throwing away, decoupaged and painted. Any household jar would work too. I had planned on using an empty Green Goddess dressing bottle, … Continue reading

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