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How to sew an easy book tote from a dish towel

Repurposing things is one of my favorite ways to get creative. There’s just something extra fun and special about taking a perfectly good item and completely changing its calling in life! Today I’m going to show you how to make a very simple, yet adorable little tote bag. I made it specifically to fit my (read more…)

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DIY outdoor bunting

An outdoor bunting for a happy patio {tutorial}

Since I live in a small townhouse, my goal is to make the two patios as much a part of the home as the inside is. This not only gives my home some welcoming character, but it also gives me more space in which to flex my creative muscles. I’ve got a long way to (read more…)

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Finding the beauty of imperfection in a refashioned jean skirt

Sewing is always fun for me, but sewing with friends? Even better. I especially like a challenge, even when it’s posed to me in an unorthodox way: I laughed when I first read her comment; coming from a friend as dear as she, I knew it was sent in love, but in truthfulness as well. (read more…)

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Go out on a limb

This week, as you go along with the carefree days of summer, may you be intentionally aware of who you are connected to, and with whom you are traveling through this season of life. Oftentimes we are given just the right companions, if we simply look around and embrace those who make up our community. (read more…)

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How to make fabric yo-yo earrings

I really love yo-yos. Not the circular toy that goes up and down on a string– I was never all that great at those– but rather the little fabric circles first made popular in the 1930s. I’ve made them in all different sizes – to embellish t-shirts, baby onesies, hair clips, and – one of (read more…)

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