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A Ten Minute Pencil Skirt to Show Off Your Curves

My ruggedly handsome husband has always loved my curves. Me? Not so much. It’s taken me a lifetime to start to appreciate my body. When I was very young, Twiggy was marketed as the ideal body type. For so long, in … Continue reading

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DIY: Wedding Sash and Garter

YAY! It’s wedding season! For those of you lucky enough to to have a beautiful bride in your life, or to be a beautiful bride yourself, CONGRATULATIONS!!!! eHow asked me to create two tutorials especially for you… How to Make a Sash … Continue reading

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Create a Modern Sleeveless Blazer and a Giveaway

I really hope I’m not the only one who hears the voices. You know… those voices that come with the change in the weather. Those voices that speak in perfect harmony with the chirps of the spring sparrows. Those voices that … Continue reading

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Upcycle a Vintage Buckle and Create a Colorful Fabric Belt

Have I ever mentioned to you how much I love my assistant, Jan? She is so thoughtful, so kind and so patient. Everyday she comes to work with a smile on her face and makes our day better. I love her laugh and … Continue reading

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How to Keep the Original Hem When You Shorten Your Jeans

You know, a girl really has to watch out for that “Sewing Paparazzi”. Those photographers just waiting for a shot of a self-proclaimed Renegade Seamstress using the wrong needle or not finishing a seam correctly. They almost got the perfect “money … Continue reading

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DIY: How to Make Fabric Baby Shoes

Along with the daffodils and warmer weather, those baby shower invitations that keep popping up in mailboxes are sure signs that spring has arrived. If you’re looking for a handmade shower gift idea, baby shoes can be a wonderful present … Continue reading

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DIY: Tutus Aren’t Just For Dancing Anymore

You know what they say… She who leaves a trail of glitter is never forgotten… What better way to leave a trail of glitter than making a tutu. Tutus aren’t just for dancing anymore. To leave a trail of your own … Continue reading

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More Exciting News I’ve Been Busting at the Seams to Tell You!

I looked out the window as my plane descended into the Minneapolis airport that night last January and I couldn’t help but smile as I flew over the city and saw those brightly lit areas in every neighborhood. Most people wouldn’t even give those areas a … Continue reading

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DIY: Celtic Knot Headband

Isn’t she beautiful!!! She’s a bit Celtic. And I’m kind of fascinated with Celtic things. I’d LOVE to take her to Scotland someday! If we’re ever lucky enough to travel there, the first thing on my agenda will be to head on over … Continue reading

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Bootcut to Skinny Jeans in 5 Easy Steps

I know it’s early, but it seems as though spring has arrived in Eastern Oregon. The signs are everywhere. Daffodils, crocus, blue skies, warm temperatures and skinny jeans. Yep, skinny jeans and cute shoes. I’ve been seeing them everywhere! Don’t … Continue reading

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