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  I’ve had a few things getting in the way of my craft time. Baby #4 (he doesn’t have a blog alias yet, coming up with his real name was hard enough…) and Homeschooling But I started to go a little crazy…again…and decided I needed to make something. I thought an I Spy quilt would take forever, […]

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I have been all crafted out lately and haven’t really made anything or done any projects since my baby was born 6 months ago. I’m getting the itch again… This wreath was the perfect low-stress project for me right now. It took about an hour and it was completely finished. That’s my kind of project! […]

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Remember my QAYG (Quilt As You Go) tutorial from a while ago? I finished it! And I LOVE how it turned out. It’s technically a queen sized tutorial but it fits just fine on our king sized mattress. I love all the colors AND that I used up TONS of scraps. It was so easy […]

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I finally finished this quilt (tutorial here) I started a ridiculously long time ago. Sometimes, it just takes a while to make a quilt. This was my first time paper piecing (here’s my paper piecing tutorial) and it was really fun and easy, but it does take quite a bit of extra time. Probably the […]

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Click here to see my finished Scrappy Log Cabin QAYG I’ve been accumulating scraps for long enough that I have enough to make several quilts…I’m starting my scrap elimination program with a scrappy log cabin quilt and I’m trying the QAYG (quilt as you go) method since this quilt is going to be about 98 […]

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One must use creativity in sewing for boys, and these were a very fun and well received Christmas presents a few months ago. Turtle hoodies! We’ve been wearing them all around town and getting lots of stares and comments. I take stares as a compliment. Our 4th baby is due in 4 weeks, another boy, […]

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I think I have enough ornaments for several large trees and since our tree is tiny…I have lots of extra ornaments to get crafty with! My dining room table is 60″ x 80″ – that’s the same size as a queen sized mattress. It’s massive and I LOVE it. (My Dad made it for us, […]

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This is our first Christmas in our new house and our decorations were looking a little sparse. So we had to improvise. This is one of my favorite spontaneous decorations so far! I cut curling ribbon in varying lengths and tied an ornament to each end, then draped them over some convenient little hooks on […]

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We got a late start on Thanksgiving crafty fun, but we’re in full swing now! All 4 of these projects are perfect for this last week we have to celebrate Thanksgiving! 1. Cricut banner (above): I cut the background from the A Child’s Year Cricut Cartridge, but any decorative shape will do, the letters from […]

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Having Thanksgiving dinner at your house? A bunting is always cheery and festive! I love this one with made from burlap and stenciled letters. It’s so easy and inexpensive, perfect for a last-minute decoration! First make a stencil and cut out 11 flags on the fold. Cut the letters out of freezer paper and press […]

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