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Hot Pad of the Month Reader Submissions and Favorites

I just couldn’t let my Hot Pad of the Month series ride off into the sunset quietly, so as a send-off I want to show you a cute version made by a reader and give you the results of the poll where I asked YOU which one was your favorite.  We’ll call this a little…

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Friday Favorites–Going Bananas

Today’s topic started with my daughter asking me to make her gluten-free zucchini bread.  No, it doesn’t make a bit of sense, but this is where the ride landed.  “Going Bananas” has never felt like a more appropriate title. It doesn’t get much easier than these Two Ingredient Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Bites from…

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Four Patch Drink Coasters with Faux Binding

I’m picturing two types of reactions to this project.  The first is from people who think binding is a breeze and are wondering why I’m going to so much trouble.  Why not just bind them like normal?  The second is from people like me who have serious issues with getting binding sewn on to their…

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Friday Favorites–Outdoor Living

Summer has finally arrived where I live.  The sun is shining, and I’m feeling to pull of the outdoors.  We haven’t been camping for a couple of years now, and I think I’m going to have to talk my husband into going for a short trip this year.  I don’t need much, I just want…

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Hot Pad of the Month–July Sewing Machine

Well folks, this is it.  After a year and a half, I’m bringing the Hot Pad of the Month series to a close.  It all started with some random doodling, trying to come up with a hot pad shaped like a teacup, and is ending with a collection of 18 hot pad patterns, all based…

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Friday Favorites–Raspberry Season

There are a few signs that summer has officially arrived.  Bright sunshine, obviously.  Kids running around everywhere, free from the confines of school.  Mosquitos.  Longer days.  Shorter pants.  One of my favorites?  Raspberries.  We have one vine, but it isn’t exactly thriving, so fortunately I live in berry country and can pick some up just…

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8 Things You Can Make With a T-Shirt

T-shirts and summer go hand-in-hand, right?  Not only are they comfortable and a little weather-flexible, but they’re so much fun to play with.  They are a blank canvas, just waiting for your creativity.  I’m here with a few of my favorite projects today to get you started! 1.  Decorate with paint using freezer paper stencils…