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Wednesday August 17th, 2011

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sewing 101: luggage tags

It’s summertime, and the sewing is easy! Chances are, you’re not in the mood to lock yourself inside this month to work on a complicated sewing project, but if you’re looking for some instant crafty gratification to whip up on your way out the door to vacation, this luggage tag is just the thing. You…

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Wednesday July 20th, 2011

Wednesday June 29th, 2011

Wednesday June 8th, 2011

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diy project: farmers’ market bags

Nothing makes us happier than the weekly (twice weekly if we’re lucky!) trips to our local outdoor farmers’ markets. With spring in full force, the farmers are flaunting their goods: brilliant radishes (French!), fresh eggs (We spotted turkey eggs last week!), lettuces and greens (Lamb’s quarters! Watercress! Wild arugula!), tall stalks of rhubarb, sweetly scented…

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diy project: ikat print pillow

Bold, graphic Ikat fabrics in bright colors are the perfect way to ring in summer, but sometimes, they can be hard to find and too expensive. However, with this awesome DIY project from Elizabeth Chaffee, we can all make our own budget-friendly Ikats in any color we want! Cutting the stencil may require a bit…

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Wednesday April 6th, 2011

Friday March 25th, 2011

Wednesday March 23rd, 2011

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diy project: lia’s custom lampshades

diy project: lia’s custom lampshades

Vintage lampshades have loads of character; you can’t find shades like them in stores today. The sizes, shapes and fittings are the perfect fit for vintage lamps. However, they are often in dire need of an update. In an effort to recycle every last piece of a lamp pair instead of buying new, I started…

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Wednesday February 9th, 2011

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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

Wednesday November 3rd, 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 July 21st, 2010

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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