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In the Bag, themeday Thursday

If I had known I would not have a chance to blog again until today, I would have thought twice about putting up my disaster photos on Monday. 🙂  Oh well, now you know my deep, dark secret.  I am not a great housekeeper.  Oh wait, you probably already figured that out long ago.  haha.  Anyway, with the birthday bash and the craziness that May turned into, this is only the second theme-day Thursday I’ve done for the month.  But…

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In the Bag, “Theme”-day Thursdays

I have a feeling that this month’s “Theme”-day Thursdays are going to be a bit off.  So, instead of posting sub-par posts and ideas, I’m going to have the theme day for this month be bags.  Since I’m up to my eyeballs making them.  Oodles of them.  I’m trying to create inventory for the upcoming opening of my shop and between that, end of year stuff with kids, attempting to keep things rolling here at the blog and well, life-…

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Fresh Start

I know that starting over is usually reserved for New Year’s and birthdays.  Right now, though, I feel a need to regain control over my schedule.  Many, many days I find myself sucked into the computer and all the things I need/want to do on it.  I ignore my unmade bed, my messy kitchen and the dust ever accumulating on every surface in my home.This is not how I want to live.  I want my home to be functional, to…

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Theme-day- Fresh!

This is me.  I am not, at this very moment, quite as serene as I appear in this picture.  It’s after 9 p.m. and I still have not packed anything for the Creative Estates blogging conference- which I go to …Tomorrow!  Yeah, that’s me, Miss Procrastinator!  I was so busy making bunnies and blocks that I didn’t have a chance to make that new bag I mentioned earlier.  Until today.  So, instead of packing, I have been busy making a…

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Easter blocks with Clay Bunnies

This week has knocked me for a loop. I have a cold, which is much more than a cold. It’s an energy zapping, enthusiasm sucking, motivation destroying monster which has invaded my body leaving me with nothing but the desire to get back in bed and sleep. Which, I don’t have time for. 🙂 What I need to be doing is making more of these. My new Easter block sets with bunnies. The set only includes two bunnies, but I…

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Forcing Spring

Here is a teaser for my Point of View post tomorrow. This is the brooch I made to go with my skirt! Love the colors and fabrics. And totally off topic, but can I just say what a difference quality cotton makes in a project? I am very thrifty (of necessity) and usually don’t splurge on quilt quality cotton, but I’m a believer now! {if I can just get my budget on board we’ll be set}I am DYING for spring…

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Bring the Sunshine In! Pillow

I know I’m a little late posting our “Theme”-day post today, but once you see this little beauty, I’m hoping you’ll forgive me. I was trying to get this made this morning and that’s why posting got put on the back burner. Here’s a mini tutorial on making pin-tucks. It’s only the second or third time I’ve done it- so I’m by no means an expert. But, if you’ve ever wanted to give this look a try- here it is:…

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Early Spring Pillow

When I first saw this chenille fabric in the clearance section of JoAnn’s I knew exactly what I would use it for. It reminded me of early spring, when there’s still dirt on the ground, but things are turning green, promising lush beauty to come. The fact that it was an additional 50% off was a bonus. I thought I’d share with you how I made the flowers- in case any of you wanted to try to make one of…

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Luggage Tag Tutorial

This is the last week of our Love Notes month! Hard to believe February just up and flew by so quickly! I have been wanting to make these forever, and this last Love Note week was just the motivation to do it. I have to apologize for the pictures- it was late and no daylight was to be had.My kids take hot lunch at school, so I don’t have the opportunity to slip cute little notes in their sacks every…

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Love Notes Week 3

For Theme-day Thursday this week, I thought I’d show you a couple ideas I’ve seen around the web that I thought fit perfectly with my goal for this month. The first idea comes from the fabulous Ellie G. from Less Cake {more Frosting}.  She shares the tutorial on how to make this fabulous love notes box that she filled with special notes written by her family for her mom!  I just think it’s the nicest thing you could do for…

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