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52 Pillows – #28 – Cube

Our house is pretty small and there’s not much room for a traditional kind of ottoman. Add in a toddler with a feeding tube attached to a rolling pole and there’s definitely not room for a traditional ottoman. So when

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52 Pillows – #27 – Milkweed

52 Pillows #27

When you think of Milkweed, you may think pesky weed, sticky white sap or something like that. Personally, I like it. I have fond memories of driving with my dad in the rural areas looking for Monarch Butterfly caterpillars on

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52 Pillows – Halfway! A Recap

52 Pillows

In February 2011 I began my “year-long” 52 Pillows Project. At the time, I felt my life had “become about surviving, being practical and efficient, stretching every dollar, sometimes just getting through the day” because of the stress. I was

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52 Pillows – #26 – Face

Face pillow - 52 Pillows #26

My original idea for this pillow was to emulate this jacket I made years ago. The jacket face design was appliquéd using woven apparel and quilting fabrics. For the pillow I decided to try felt, but I had planned on

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52 Pillows – #23 – Diversion

52 Pillows #23

Back in February, in the middle of our daughter’s most intense chemotherapy treatment, my sister brought a bunch of gorgeous fabric and spent a morning with me in my studio under the guise of my making a set of decorative

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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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Gothic Gift Ideas

Dupioni silk with rosette clusters

‘Black and Red Romance’ by ReadingsByRavenMoon Red and Black Necklace Beade… MegansBeadedDe… $14.95 Gothic Heart Wire Wrapped Pe… sodacrush $69.00 Black and Red Gothic Big Bow Mamasmonster $4.25 Pair of Mirrored Candle Scon… TRWpainted $42.00 Drama Queen Gothic Wrap Shru…

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Warm Winter Blues with Lemon, Lime and Orange

‘Life gives you lemons… add oranges and limes!’ by StitchesWithSpirit A collection of cheerful, citrusy items, sure to inject some colour into your day. Lemon Lime Wood Bowl Maple H… WoodcraftsandC… $35.00 Zesty Citrus Tutu rufflesandstit… $30.00 Glass Seed Bead,

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Autumn Beauty

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‘Burgundy ‘ by sewstacy Rich fall color! Bronze Merlot Glass Pearl Ea… buzybeeding $9.99 Vibrant Handmade Stoneware P… TwistedRiverCl… $40.00 DYNAMIC ,Burgundy Canvas,Sho… sineminugur $32.00 Real Touch Fall Bridal Bouqu… LillianFloraWe… $115.00 Poster – Where There is Love… happydeliverie… $20.00

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There’s more to July than red, white and blue

‘Red Eye in July’ by ljbminis2021 There’s more to July than red, white and BLUE Damask Black White Apple Red… Allofyou $27.00 Midnight Baroque Earrings…… bluelovebirds $30.00 lady in red oatmeallacedes… $45.00 All My Heart Damask and Appl… makethisdayspe… $79.95

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