Category Archives: gifts

DIY Summer Totebag

A few years ago, before blogging, I downloaded a tote bag pattern. For awhile I had that pattern memorized. My sewing machine was smoking as I made bags for practically everyone I knew. Today, I made yet another bag. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Pickled!

I’m not much of a gardener, but boy, do I love to can! It’s asparagus season here in Eastern Oregon and you know what THAT means! Pickled asparagus! I thought you just might like to go along for the ride. … Continue reading

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Make a Chenille Applique Pillow in 10 Easy Steps

Shhhhhh……. Did you hear that? It’s the sound of some scrap bustin’, crafty goodness comin’ your way. Need a gift for someone? How ’bout a DIY personalized chenille pillow that you can make in an afternoon? Here’s a chance to lighten up … Continue reading

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One Thousand White Women and not a refashion in sight

I’m in awe of those people who paint with words. After reading the last page of One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus, it was hard for me to snap back to reality. I just stared out my rain soaked windows, still … Continue reading

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Wine Tasting at Grocery Outlet?

When living in a small rural town, a person just might assume that there was nothing to do on a Friday night. But NO! That is so NOT true! How ’bout a Wine Tasting at the local discount food store, … Continue reading

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And the Virtual Launch Party starts NOW!

You’re invited to the Virtual Launch Party of my new etsy shop. Each hour, starting at 5 am, I’ll be giving away some of my cards. To be eligible for the giveaways, you’ll need to do any ONE of the following … Continue reading

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Remember, the Virtual Launch Party is tomorrow

Tomorrow, February 18, you’re invited to the Virtual Launch Party of my new etsy shop. Each hour, starting at 5 am, I’ll be giving away some of my cards. To be eligible for the giveaways, you’ll need to do any … Continue reading

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My friend, Jakki!

It’s Monday morning, the first meeting of the week is about to start and in walks Jakki. Handmade felt Valentine pins overflow from the basket she carries.  Instant sunshine! I know we were meant to be friends. But oh no, it … Continue reading

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