Tag Archives: upcycling

Studio Sneak Peek: Part One

Sheesh-ka-bob! I’ve been having a blast working on the new sewing studio. Let me just sit here a minute or two and catch my breath before I take you back up those thirty two steps for a sneak peek. I don’t know if I … 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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Get Rodeo Ready with this DIY Western Inspired Upcycled Belt Bracelet

Every June, my sleepy little community comes alive when the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show comes to town. 4-H and FFA kids finally get to show their animals after walking them around town for months, the carnival arrives, the parade winds down Main Street … 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 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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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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The Beauty of Bias Tape Part One: Make Your Own

For those of you who love to sew as much as I do, I see homemade bias tape in your future. Sure, you can go to the store and buy some plain trim, but why not make your own. It’s … Continue reading

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