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Wednesday October 13th, 2010

Wednesday September 15th, 2010

diy, diy projects, sewing 101 by 71

sewing 101: zippered case

sewing 101: zippered case

It’s back-to-school time, and it’s hard not to have school supplies on the brain even if school days are nowhere in sight for some of us! Inspired by the good old-fashioned pencil case, I thought it would be fun to sew a lined, zippered pouch that you can use for pencils, makeup, electronics or anything…

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Wednesday August 25th, 2010

Wednesday July 28th, 2010

brett bara, diy, diy projects, sewing 101 by 16

sewing 101: kitchen cozy

sewing 101: kitchen cozy

when I get on a mission to tidy up my apartment, i usually end up becoming promptly frustrated by my woeful lack of storage space. so i’m always looking for ways to lose that feeling of clutter, even when i don’t really have any real space to stash my stuff—and thus, this kitchen cozy was…

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Wednesday July 14th, 2010

diy, diy projects, sewing 101 by 19

sewing 101: machine appliqué

sewing 101: machine appliqué

Here’s a great way to snazz up simple textiles with an easy embellishment technique – machine appliqué! This technique allows you to apply cut-out shapes of fabric to the surface of another fabric, achieving colorful and interesting effects that would otherwise be complicated to sew. In this post I’m appliquéing a tablecloth, but you can…

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Wednesday June 30th, 2010

brett bara, diy, diy projects, sewing 101 by 47

sewing 101: piping

sewing 101: piping

Okay, it may not be the sexiest topic in the sewing world, but piping is a darn handy tool to have in your stitchy arsenal. It adds a super-professional touch to pillows and cushions, as well as accessories like pot holders, placemats—just about anything that needs a little trimming action. You can buy piping in…

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Wednesday June 9th, 2010

diy, diy projects, kate pruitt by 25

diy project: portable sun shade

diy project: portable sun shade

i’ve been thinking about public spaces a lot recently for numerous reasons, but mostly because the issue of public space always pops into mind in nicer weather. after months of abnormally cold temperatures, my neighborhood is finally getting warm sun and i want to enjoy it! i know a lot of urban dwellers have no…

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Wednesday May 26th, 2010

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Wednesday May 12th, 2010

Wednesday April 28th, 2010

Wednesday April 14th, 2010

Wednesday April 7th, 2010

artwork, diy, products by 20

josh blackwell + plastic bags

just yesterday i was talking about my love of celebrating everyday “disposable” goods and now i’ve found a new artist working in that vein that love, thanks to one the lovely deanne cheuk. yesterday deanne featured artist josh blackwell’s plastic bag art over at the internetwork and i was instantly hooked. josh uses everyday plastic…

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Wednesday March 31st, 2010

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