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Hot Pad of the Month–May Ladybug

May is always crazy around our house, and this year has been no exception, so I’m sliding in sideways at the last minute with the hot pad for this month.  I think she’s pretty cute, so hopefully  you’ll find she was worth the wait. You’ll need this pattern, which is the same basic outer shape…

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Star Wars Pillowcase on Undercover Tourist

This may be a little weird, but sometimes my family travels with our own pillowcases.  It’s not a germaphobe thing and it’s not a comment on the boring bedding provided by our hotel.  Okay, it’s a little bit of that last one, but it’s also just a cheerful thing to add a little personality to…

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Craft Show Vendor Apron

First, can I just say how happy I am that craft shows are so popular again?  I remember the school and church bazaars from many years ago, and in fact participated in a few when my kids were very small.  They were always an eclectic mix of products, most from people just looking to make…

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Earth-Friendly Crafts

It’s been a busy week here, what with my sewing room update and learning a new art, but I can’t share either of those things yet.  Trust me, once they are completely finished, you’ll be hearing ALL about both.  In the meantime, since it’s the day we celebrate our big, blue marble, so I’d like…

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Piecing a Tablecloth

How did my remodeled bedroom lead to a new tablecloth for my dining room?  Well, let me tell you. I mentioned last week that one of my contributions to the room was a rather spectacular curtain fail.  I should have taken some photos before I ripped took them down, but I was a little distraught. …

My March Hot Pad of the Month - a sweet spring bunny!

Hot Pad of the Month–March Bunny

Call it what you will – hot pad, mug rug, trivet – but I’m sure you can find a spot in your home for this little guy.  The second in my Hot Pad series, this bunny is easy to make and would make a perfect spring gift.  As I promised, he has the same shape…