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New Ribbon Flower Tutorial

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Learn to make your own elegant ribbon flowers with my new downloadable tutorial. Designed for folks with some hand sewing experience. (No machine sewing!) Making a flower takes less than 30 minutes with only a few supplies and materials, and

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Pablo Picasso: Homeschool Art Lessons

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We got a late start on art this year so my first lesson wasn’t until mid-November. I chose Pablo Picasso as our first artist to study because he had so many styles and used different mediums. He’s well-known and I thought

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Scottie Dogs + Christmas + Teapot Cozy = CUTE

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One of my pattern customers, the fabulous Susan, forwarded picts of some of the Christmas teapot cozies she created using my basic teapot cozy as a base. She’s really creative! Thanks for sharing Susan! (Earlier I posted picts of other Scottie

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52 Pillows – #22 – The Ten-Minute Pillow

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Baby’s napping. Never know how long she’ll sleep… My son’s been wanting a fuzzy purple pillow… I have had the instructions for “The Ten-Minute Pillow” for, I don’t know, 7 years or more, so today seems like a good time

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Red Hat Society Teapot Cozies

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You may have noticed groups of ladies in restaurants and such, all wearing red hats and having a lot of fun? They may be members of The Red Hat Society. One of my pattern customers, the fabulous Susan, is a

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52 Pillows – #21 – Pinwheel

52 Pillows #21 Pinwheel

A year and a half ago I launched a year-long creative project, 52 Pillows, where I committed to creating a new pillow every week for a year with the intention of elevating myself out of surviving and into thriving. I wanted

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How to Mix Fabric Patterns and Textures

Some great ideas on how to effectively match fabric patterns by Eddie Ross and Calico Corners…  

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Give a girl the right shoes…

“…and she can conquer the world,” Marilyn Monroe claimed. So the earlier you start with the right shoes, the better, right? Like these baby mary janes you can crochet yourself, epattern from TwoGirlsPatterns.etsy.com. And why stop at shoes when there

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Make it Yourself Gift Ideas

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‘Great Patterns….’ by JulieEllynDesigns Kate’s Dress – A-line dr… TheLilyBirdStu… $6.90 Baby Bunting – knitting patt… AmandaLilleyDe… $5.00 PDF Crochet Pattern MaryJane… AngelsChestBou… $6.99 Amigurumi Zodiac patterns – … ZodiacGurumi $20.00 Easy Adjustable Socks – PDF … rachelscrochet $4.95 DIY

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Keep Calm, Drink Tea

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‘Time For Tea’ by LilinovaDesigns Vintage Aynsley Golden Corse… pinkfence $30.00 Tea for one lauraamiss $65.00 Art Print Keep Calm and Drin… CafeBaudelaire $22.00 Celestial Teapot – Print AliceinParis $20.00 An Instant COLLECTION of TIN… sushipotparts $78.00 vintage celadon tea

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