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Teaching Em how to Refinish Furniture

It's been a while since I posted, I didn't mean to take a break, but it just happened.  Two vacations and disruptive news did it for me - I was completely distracted.  But I've been dying to share this with [...]

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Em’s Surprise Bedroom Makeover!

After a month of planning and sewing we did it!  The whole family was in on Em's surprise bedroom makeover: Grandma, Grandpa, Ben, LilMan and Mammaw.  Everyone had a hand. :) The Plan We had to get Em out of [...]

Developing My Daughter's Passion

Developing My Daughter’s Passion

So, I lied to to my daughter.  I felt bad about 'tricking' her, but I wanted her to be part of her surprise bedroom makeover.   It took me a while to figure out how we are going to make [...]

What is your passion?

What is your passion?

Some people have a passion for creating, law, art, designing, decorating, medicine, teaching etc.  How do you know when you have passion?  Passion is when you you start something and suddenly the day is gone and you've forgotten to eat, [...]

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The Start of a Surprise Bedroom Makeover

One of my fondest memories is when I was about 5 years old. My brother and I had spent a week at my Grandma and Grandpa's farm in the early 1980s. And while Steve and I had a great time, [...]

Bar Stools

Restore Barstools and Personalize

Since we moved back into our own house (we took our house off the market) I've had several projects in mind to do to the house, one of which was to get some barstools.  We have lived in our house [...]

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Reuse Child’s Art Easel – Part II

Waste not, want not...right!  In Part I of Reusing a Child's Art Easel I took apart Em's old Easel to make a wall Easel.  In this second post, I'll put to use the paint trays. Here is the Wall Art [...]

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Reuse a Child’s Art Easel – Part I

Em was given an easel when she was about a year and half and it has served her well: its beaten up, painted on, an eye sore and now, it is time to find it another purpose... This thing is [...]

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Button Burlap Heart

Mom, Em and I headed up to Fayetteville, TN to visit Sir's Fabric Store for some fabric shopping and ran across bags and bags of buttons for $3 to $5  - well,  we were all over that.  This was my [...]

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Refreshments – Silhouette Template

Hey everyone, It's been a while since I've provided some how to posts, and my mind is brimming with them and my notebook has pages of them - the challenge is I'm still trying to keep my house clean because [...]

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Cork Projects

I've been saving my corks for some time looking for a project to do and I finally came up with one and had enough corks!  All you need are corks and a hot glue gun (I used 70 corks) Here [...]

Ruffle Roundup

Ruffles Roundup

Em is such a girly girl, It's just wonderful!  I get to dress her up like a doll in frills :) YEAH!!!  And I just love the look as well, it is feminine and somewhat romantic.  I had to compile [...]

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Anthropology Inspired Sweatshirt

I always hit the sales rack at Anthropology and I almost bought this sweatshirt until I realized how simple it was to make (plus it was $60 - and that was the sale price!). Read on for instructions on how [...]

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Hand Painted and Embellished Pillow

I had previously posted the following 2 pics on Facebook and Twitter: did you guess what they were? They became a one of a kind, hand painted and embellished pillow.  Painted with acrylics, and embellished with a tie-dyed flower.  Read [...]

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Bird Halloween Costume

The LilMan was flipping through a party store catalog and saw a picture of a black bird, and declared "I want to be a black bird for Halloween! Can you make me one?" Click here to see how I made [...]

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Make Ruffle Pants from an Old T-Shirt

Em will have the need for me to fix her clothes so they are more fitted, so I'm learning to fix things now.  She is almost three and these jeans I bought her at 18 months, except for the length, [...]

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Reuse a Cookie Sheet for a Lap Desk

I’ve kept a lot of baby stuff with the idea that someday I’ll figure out what to do with it. In this case I decided to combine a couple of really well used things: a cookie sheet that has seen [...]

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Little Tutu Dancer’s Bag

Download Tutorial and Pattern Project was inspired by a bag found on Sassi Designs: I love the look of this bag! Adorable!  I had made several bags for myself and as gifts from patterns and decided I can make something similar [...]