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bracelet display

Posted on Jun 19th, 2013

I love browsing the bead section of craft stores, and selecting beads to make simple bracelets. I was storing my bracelets in a jewelry box, but got…

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doodle art

Posted on Jul 15th, 2013

When I was in school I used to doodle a lot. I would doodle in the margins of my notes, on the notebook covers, and on the brown paper of my book…

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earring holder

Posted on Aug 13th, 2013

A few years ago, I was looking for a way to display my earrings, and I came across a picture of a wooden frame with a stretched doily. I loved the…

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how to sew: a pillow with piping

Posted on Jun 9th, 2014

  Throw pillows can get really expensive, especially considering they are just fabric and stuffing. I don't even bother trying to buy…

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how to sew: envelope-backed pillows

Posted on Jul 2nd, 2014

  When we moved, I returned the vintage desk and chair that I had borrowed from my parents when I first got married. I've since replaced…

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memo block

Posted on Dec 9th, 2013

  I've made this gift for a couple of people, but this one happens to be my mom's. I came across this pattern by Dave Hakkens, and knew…

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menu board

Posted on Aug 25th, 2014

Way back when I featured my grocery shopping list, I mentioned that one day I would tackle my weekly meal planning/how I go grocery shopping. If…

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moonlight sonata candles

Posted on Jan 20th, 2014

I always like to have little gifts on hand just in case I need something last minute. I've been making gifts for so long that I always feel a little…

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my crafty friends: nightstand makeover

Posted on Oct 17th, 2013

A few weeks ago, I accompanied my friend Diane while she searched for nightstands. She and her husband recently had redone their bedroom, and they…

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my crafty friends: nightstand makeover part 2

Posted on Oct 18th, 2013

If you missed part 1, read it here. After letting the primer dry, it was time to start painting. As I mentioned before, Diane went with a high…

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