How a good book can spark creativity

How a good book can spark creativity

When I really get into a book — especially those last hundred pages of a good novel — I can’t be bothered by trifling things like sleeping, interacting with real people, cooking dinner, or completing any tasks on my to-do list. Okay, I might exaggerate a bit here… but only a little (just ask my (read more…)

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DIY Autumn decor: fabric leaf tree

It was a cool, grey morning – quite fall-ish, if I may say. What started as a quick walk to take the dog outside (we’re watching her while my parents travel) turned into a spontaneous nature walk. As I watched my kids get more and more excited about bringing the goods home (“Wait! I’ll go get (read more…)

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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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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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