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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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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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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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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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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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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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52 Pillows – #20 – Simple Tutorial

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In my ongoing effort to finish my birthday present (better late than never), I made these simple lumbar pillows for my living room sofa. And it only took about half an hour! The pillows have a clean, simple look that

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52 Pillows – #19 – Outdoor

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Finally… Pillow #19. I’m only, what, 3 weeks behind? I’ll admit I didn’t work on this pillow until it was already a week late, but after that it was just dealing with the increasing challenges of my 9-month creative project.

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52 Pillows – #3 – Repurposed

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Number 3 in my year-long project called 52 Pillows PLUS a bonus tutorial on How to Make a Jacket into a Pillow

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Tea Party Invitation Ideas

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You’ve made your plan, created a theme and menu, set a date… now it’s time to send your tea party invitations. I’ve included invitations I designed myself (as well as a free tutorial) and also some cute invitations I’ve found

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