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Now that warmer weather has arrived, it’s time to pull all those t-shirts out from the back of your closet and put them front and center.  There are probably a few shirts that you’re unsure whether to keep, so …

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Justine's answer to handcrafted holiday guiltChristmas is a stressful time for us crafty types.  We set such high expectations for ourselves.  We cruise blogs and see perfectly decorated homes, and think we need to craft a new mantelscape for our own living room.  And we …

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Idea file: Long Christmas skirt for a baby girlSometimes the best Christmas dress is actually a Christmas skirt. That’s what Shauna from Shwin & Shwin made for her baby daughter.  She made the taffeta skirt extra long and pulls it up so it fits more like an empire …

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Post and giveaway sponsored by Pennington Vertical Gardens, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure.

Garden_Full ShotI’m posting over in our Giveaways section with a review of the Pennington Vertical Garden and a giveaway for a …

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Sew Chibi's Girafarig Pokemon birthday dressKataryna from Sew Chibi shows the special Pokémon birthday dress she made for her oldest daughter.  She made it to look like a Girafarig, a Pokémon that looks somewhat like a giraffe, though with a two-colored body and a spiked …

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Shoes - again – 14Katja from Of Dreams and Seams recently made her own pair of shoes.  And what an gorgeous pair of shoes they are!!  She writes about them in a blog post, and hints of a future tutorial.  She’s still in the research …

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nowyouseeitJean from Extra Petite just couldn’t decide whether she liked the contrast hem band on the skirt that she made.  Folks who saw it in person said they liked the elephant fabric at the bottom of the yellow skirt.  People …

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creativetable_titleI was so excited when Michaels asked me to join their Back to School Adventure!   I knew exactly what I wanted to do!!

Let me set the scene…  It’s registration day at your school.  You head up to school, …

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DSC_0356I always feel a little tingle down  my spine when I see that Kataryna Borders from Sew Chibi has made a dress for one of her daughters.  I love her brain!  That girl is mad with the awesome details, the little …

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tasselflagThere’s still almost a month left in summer before school starts back again.  If the days are starting to feel longer and longer, and the words “I’m booooored” being uttered more often than you’d like, Caroline from Salsa Pie has …

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pillowsIf you love the look of designer fabrics for your home decor, but can’t afford (or don’t want to afford) the price tag that comes with these fabrics, check out what Jenny from Days of Chalk and Chocolate does.  She …

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supermanarmslingWhen her young son sprained his arm, Angelina from JoJo and Eloise made him a special sling.  She lined it with a soft fleece and added a Superman logo because that’s his favorite.  It won’t make his arm heal any faster, but I’m sure …

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keepsaketitle_smallI was so excited when I found out that Michaels was going to be carrying fabrics.  They’re called Crafty Cuts, precut fabric pieces in a variety of colors and fabric types (cotton, canvas, burlap, faux fur, felt, tulle, and crushed …

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kidpaintedfabricLook what happened when Rachael Rabbit allowed her children to paint a piece of fabric!  They really got into it, using hands and feet to paint on the fabric.  Luckily, she had the kids do the painting outside!  Their painted fabric is …

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tuxedovestrefashionMs Jean Upcycles posts over at Refashion Co-op showing the circus master-inspired vest that she made by refashioning a plain black button up shirt.  It’s shaped like a tuxedo jacket, with a cropped pointed front and tails in the back.  She …

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