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DIY Summer T-Shirt Series: Add a Lace Doily

Believe it or not, lace doilies actually have a rich history and played a role in everyday life for over a hundred years. But not many homes display these incredibly intricate pieces of art anymore. Why not unearth your grannie’s doilies … Continue reading

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DIY Summer T-Shirt Series: Draw Something Nautical On It

Even if you’re landlocked this summer and won’t be anywhere near the sea, you can still rock the nautical look with this cute hand-drawn, life preserver T-shirt. All you need is a white T-shirt, a blue fine line permanent marker, a … Continue reading

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DIY Summer T-Shirt Series: Make a Peplum

Yay! It’s summer, the season of the T-shirt. Can you hear a collective T-shirt cheer as they’re all unearthed from the bottom of drawers and the backs of closets around the country? Unfortunately, thousands of these perfectly good T-shirts will … Continue reading

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You Really Can Make a Maxi Dress in Fifteen Minutes or Less

I know, I know, it does sounds too good to be true, but you really can make a fun, summer maxi dress in fifteen minutes or less when you start with a t shirt and add some knit fabric to the … Continue reading

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DIY: Painted Starfish Scarf

 The North Shore of Lake Superior is one of Minnesota’s most spectacular landscapes, especially when paired with three of the state’s most beautiful women ever, a first massage, hikes, lots of laughter, colorful food, and heart to heart talks late into the night. Spending time … Continue reading

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DIY: Easy Cropped Denim Jacket

Time froze for me the other day while at my beautiful niece Melanie’s house in St. Paul. The kids playing hockey in the driveway, listening to the Belmont Stakes on the tv in the garage, cold Leinenkugel in my hand and it suddenly occurs to … Continue reading

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Be in My New Book

Have you always wanted to see your name in print? Would you like to have your comment on the back cover of my new book that will be coming out in September?  All you have to do is write a few … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Bias Tape Part 3: Summer Shorts and Some Winners

Well, he-llooooooo…………summer! So nice to have you back. Here in Eastern Oregon the grass is green, the lilacs are blooming and the sun has been shining. Time to break out the shorts and get ready for those glorious warm summer days. Head … Continue reading

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Secret Ways to Make Your Sewing Blog a Success

Blogging has been such a healthy part of my life for the last few years. When I started my little sewing blog, I never dreamed of the wonderful places it would take me, I never imagined the opportunities that would come my … Continue reading

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Plenty of Pleats Skirt: A Refashion Tutorial

Blue is one of my favorite colors and when Pantone announced the color for Spring 2014 was Dazzling Blue, I was thrilled. Designers used this color in their spring collections on the runways of New York, London, Milan and Paris. … Continue reading

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