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Quilt Block Hot Pad and Trivet Set

This post is sponsored by Nancy’s Notions. The project and opinions are my own. I am always on the hunt for a useful and beautiful gift idea. And if that gift idea is quick to make and economical to boot- it’s totally a win. This hot pad and trivet set is both useful and beautiful. Using traditional quilt blocks as the foundation of these utilitarian items makes them both lovely and timeless. This free pattern will show you all you…

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Embroidered Mesh Word Art for Nursery

Embroidery was one of my very first crafting loves.  So, when I was invited to try out a new product from DMC I jumped at the chance.  This new stitchable mesh is so amazing and gives me a fun new medium to create on! They also have stitchable cork and cork with gold flakes!  I was able to get my hands on some of that too and I can’t wait to play with it. When I was thinking about what…

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Wistful Winds blog tour

Hi friends!  I’m here today to introduce you to another gorgeous fabric line.  Friends, this is Wistful Winds by Shari Butler of Doohikey Designs for Riley Blake Designs.  Wistful winds, my blog friends! The colors in this line are just scrumptious and bright and cheery- so totally up my alley! I love the main floral print and the sweet little girls are just adorable.  You can view the whole collection on Riley Blake Designs website here.I have been systematically going…

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Springtime Felt Flowers

It’s always this time of year when I start itching for warmer weather and sunshine.  We seem to always have a warm spell that gets our hopes up, which is quickly followed by colder weather and snow.  So, until spring gets here for real- I decided to create some sunshine of my own and make this fun springtime floral frame.  It’s just the right colors for my living room and it might just live in there all year round. These…

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Halloween mantel and word art

 So, technically, this isn’t a mantel, but it’s as close as I can get in this house.  I’m still loving my turquoise dresser and it makes me happy every time I walk in the door.  Last year I purged quite a bunch of my holiday decorations, so I wasn’t sure how this year’s decorating would look, but I’m pretty happy with it, at least this little spot anyway.  I promised when I posted the Love Word Art a few weeks…

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DIY Custom Word Art

I am so excited to share this project with you today!  I have been working on it forever, so it’s nice to finally let it see the light of day. 🙂 *Disclaimer, this project is being considered for prizes in the Cricut Design Space Star contest.  I was given a Cricut Explore as part of my participation in this contest.  All opinions and ideas are my own. The theme for the Design Space Star contest is Weddings/ Celebrations.  Our team…

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Reading Nook for E

*I was given product in exchange for a blog post.  The opinions and project are my own. My older daughter has had at least 3 bedroom makeovers- the rest of my children have had 0.  I’ve decided it’s time to do something about that.  So, instead of starting with the next oldest child (who is a boy and just wants posters of sports heroes and cars on his walls) I started with the youngest.  She’s not yet 2 and doesn’t…

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Creating a Custom Roman Shade- a tutorial

It probably goes without saying, but I LOVE fabric.I love using fabric to add color to my home, and if it does double duty as a functional item?  Bonus!I love the clean, crisp look of roman shades- plus they are simple to make and can be customized to fit your window and your style.  They are wonderful. Today I’m going to show you how to make your own.  I will add a disclaimer that this will require math.  Don’t let that…

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Coat closet makeover

You know that one spot in your house that becomes the dumping spot for every random bit that doesn’t have a real home?  Ours was this coat closet.  It’s hard to take a good picture because it’s at the end of a narrow hallway, and it’s such a small closet, but hopefully this will give you an idea of where we started. This closet was only wide enough to hang maybe 5 coats.  And there was so much wasted space…

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Point of View Reveal- Organize

One small project a month, one small area at a time- we are working this year on “Spots” in our home.  There’s nothing like a deadline and a link party to keep you moving forward with projects- right?The theme this month is Organize.  And here are our Points of View: So great, right?  I love how each of us did something different, and nothing is super hard, but every project will help make our lives just a bit better.We’d really…

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