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Wednesday February 9th, 2011

Wednesday December 22nd, 2010

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sewing 101: cookie cutter ornaments

sewing 101: cookie cutter ornaments

Few things spark nostalgia like favorite family recipes, and Christmas cookies have got to be one of the most nostalgic family treats of all. I designed these tree ornaments to commemorate some of my favorite cookie cutters. These were made by tracing the cutters themselves then adorning them with embroidery “icing.” They’re a great way…

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Wednesday December 15th, 2010

Wednesday December 1st, 2010

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sewing 101: wool throw

sewing 101: wool throw

I’ve been totally smitten with the beautiful throws springing up everywhere lately. But I don’t love their hefty price tags. DIY to the rescue! There’s an amazing array of stunning wool fabrics on the market, and it’s insanely easy to whip up a throw yourself with just a couple yards of fabric. At the fabric…

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Wednesday September 1st, 2010

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Wednesday June 30th, 2010

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diy project: dip-dye lamp & pillow

diy project: dip-dye lamp & pillow

when summer rolls around, i try as hard as possible to freshen up the cave that is my apartment. while the darkness does help to keep rooms cool, the mood can get a little depressing if i don’t inject a jolt of summer here and there. if you have a plain fabric lampshade, pillow, or…

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Wednesday June 23rd, 2010

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diy project: pillow shams

diy project: pillow shams

this fun guys sewing project (brett will be back for sewing 101 next week!) comes from jacinda of prudent baby. {thanks for sharing, jacinda!} In my home we have a strict 4 pillow (2 per person) rule in our bed. So I came up with a solution for having pretty pillows that you can still…

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diy project: faux-embroidery quote hoops

diy project: faux-embroidery quote hoops

this fun guest diy project comes from brooke premo, whose whimsical etsy shop is named playing grownup. {thanks for sharing brooke!} I love the cozy, homey look of embroidered words. Especially when the needlepoint spells out meaningful quotes or phrases. But, honestly, who has the time? For a wedding shower, I wanted to surround the…

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Wednesday June 9th, 2010

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diy: hand printed mouse pad from manmadeDIY

diy: hand printed mouse pad from manmadeDIY

Hi, I’m Chris Gardner from ManMadeDIY.com, and it’s wonderful to be here for a guest post! At ManMade, I’m always on the lookout for craft and home décor projects that’ll work from a masculine perspective, but to be honest, the stuff that gets me the MOST excited are gender-neutral projects – you know, those that…

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