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I can’t help but to giggle every time I answer my friends with the expression, “totes.” I am instantly turned into a teenage girl and want to start talking about nail polish and boys.  Chris Carey along with the …

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10 decorative ways to patch your clothes

 

 

Now and then, whether we like it or not, our favorite clothes are going to end up with a hole here or there.  Why not take the opportunity to add a decorative patch rather than giving up on …

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Lately woven wall hangings have been popping up all over my Pinterest and blog feeds. It’s like the 70′s and 80′s all over again. I remember making these in grade school, but mine were never as fancy and colorful …

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The majority of the houses in my town do not have air conditioning. It is only very hot about a week out of the year. We usually keep our doors open and let the breeze stop by for a …

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I am in the process of remodeling my craft room. I want it to be cozy, inviting and yet still functional. When I started the remodel I found a lot of pillows I loved but they were SO expensive! Why …

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Let’s face it, there is only so much floss and tea towels you can give as a gift. Although there is always a need for DMC 310, who wouldn’t occasionally like to receive a giftie that not only is functional …

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Have you  been dying to learn how to satin stitch? Well, do I have the project for you! Nancy at Do Small Things with Love created this great tutorial for both beginners and more advanced embroiderers. The texture and colors …

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Now that the kids are out of school what are you going to do with them all day? Playing in traffic and hanging out on the corner is not an option….trust …

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Home…whether it is a studio apartment or a large sprawling ranch, it is where we build our lives. A person’s house truly is their castle.  The wonderful sisters at The Common Creative, I’m sure feel the same way and …

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I love lacing cards. I think it is a great way to introduce kids and adults into the needlework world. Why not get the kids even more involved and excited about …

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Summer has finally arrived, and what better way to welcome the warm weather than with some whimsical embroidered art?  We’ve got some of the best parts of summer represented here, from camping to the beach to happy kids playing …

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Want to spruce up your house without spending a ton of money? Belinda Graham at Tutesplus.com created this tutorial for embroidering a lampshade. It is an easy project, but can take …

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I love learning a new stitch or technique.  So many times I stitch the same style over and over again…that’s why I am glad that Bee’s Knees Industries created this Long and Short Stitch tutorial for me to try …

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I love the idea of using canvas to embroider on. I have tried it a couple of times but nothing like the tutorial from I Heart Nap Time . It is …

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Our moms-they are the reason we are here. They are our biggest supporter, our loudest cheerleader. Why not show your mom that she is in your heart with Sew Useful‘s pattern and tutorial on Craftsy.com. The embroidered

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