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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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The Beauty of Bias Tape Part 5: Recover an Old Pillow with Handmade Corded Piping

Oh my gosh, I am such a sewing geek. Seriously? Five posts on bias tape? But it’s so much fun and now that I’m pretty sure you’re addicted too, let’s bring our bias tape to a whole new level today and make our own custom… … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Bias Tape Part 4: Summer Flip Flops

 Here’s an idea for the next time you blow out your flip flop in Margaritaville. Don’t throw it away. Instead, fix it up with some of that cute bias tape you’ve been making and look for your lost shaker of salt in style.  Click … 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 2: Freshen Up an Old Towel

I keep things for a long time. I drive my cars until they have well over 200,000 miles on them and my kids tease me because I’ve held onto my basic flip cell phone for so long. It’s just hard for me to … Continue reading

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DIY: Felted Jewelry Pouch Tutorial

I’m proud of the people I come from and I happen to be the lucky recipient and caretaker of some of their most cherished pieces of jewelry. Isn’t this dress amazing!   Aren’t they beautiful! And they were a big part of the Washington DC social … Continue reading

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DIY: Boho Chic Cowgirl Shirt and Some Winners

I love the Boho Chic look. I was thrilled to find a HUGE sheer peasant shirt at the thrift store. I planned to channel my inner hippie and wear it proudly. Well, perhaps it’s because I live in rural Eastern … Continue reading

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DIY: Gussy Up Your Denim With a Vintage Serape

Mark my words, one of these days you’ll be receiving a postcard from some exotic place with my name on the back. I think somewhere in warm and sunny Mexico would be just the ticket.   I have a feeling … Continue reading

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