Category Archives: Crafts & Sewing

Sometimes, it’s enough to be pretty

Nineteenth century designer William Morris famously said, “Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be beautiful or believe to be useful.” I’ve tried to follow this advice over the years – it has guided many a … Continue reading

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Your social painting: why would you NOT keep it?

A gal on Twitter whom I’ve followed for some time, who is a loving mom and an extremely creative homemaker (among many other accomplishments), recently posed this question: Having attended one social painting class (and having kept my painting, and … Continue reading

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Office chair slipcover – a romancey makeover

I’m so excited to be able to share this little project with you! It’s one of the elements of the Mom Cave that really needed to be brought in line with the look of the room, but I wasn’t sure … Continue reading

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Son of Zipper Pouch

I’ve been on two cruises in our lifetime, and both times we took the exact same boat and the exact same itinerary. We’ve been to the Sturgis Rally in South Dakota twice, and both times we took the same route … Continue reading

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Vintage linens pillow

Awhile back I purchased a handmade girl’s skirt at the Salvation Army thrift store, not because it would fit me or because I have a little girl (my little girl is almost all grown up!)  – but just because I … Continue reading

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