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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…

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Goodbye to Talented Tuesday

If you came to link up or take a look at what everyone else was up to last week you may have noticed that Talented Tuesday was missing.  It turns out, things still happen when you check out of the world for a couple of weeks.  While I was away on vacation the decision was…

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Friday Favorites–My Summer Vacation

I’m back!  Actually, I’ve been home for a few days, but I’m still trying to pry my fingers off the last few days of vacation.  It was an amazing trip.  We spent a week in Disney World, then another week on a cruise ship.  We got drenched by the warmest rain I’ve ever experienced in…