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DIY Fabric Napkins

Do you ever get stumped on something and rather than deal with it, you put it off and make excuses to not do it?  And then once you put it off a couple times, it becomes easier to continue avoiding and daunting to even think about tackling.  That’s this blog post.  I’ve had the fabric …

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Gold Leaf Pillows

No, not that kind of gold leaf.  I mean leaf pillows where the leaf happens to be gold.  My apologies if you were hoping for pillows covered in thinly hammered gold. When we moved into this house a couple years ago, I made the decision, after prompting from my color-genius mom to paint our living …

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Sew a (cute) Half Apron

My good friend Lindsey who blogs at Leftovers Lady recently hosted a pop-up kitchen consignment sale here in Seattle.  I didn’t have any quality used kitchen goods (spatula with a tiny chunk missing, anyone?) and I offered to make some aprons to contribute.  Sewing a half apron for myself has been on my list for …

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Sew Your Own Roman Blinds

Oh. Happy. Day.  I finished the roman blinds that I’ve been working on for my kitchen and breakfast nook.  One great thing about this house: HUGE windows.  One negative thing about this house: HUGE windows.  I love the light that comes in, but during the summer the sun sends hot, sizzling rays right into the …

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Square Bottomed Purses

Remember how several years months weeks ago I told you I would do a tutorial on making mini purses that are square bottomed?  Well, that day has finally arrived.  I have had the project sitting on my dining room table since I originally posted about mini purses, waiting patiently for me to get back to it. …

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Sewing Project: Mini purse

Is this just the cutest or what?  And who doesn’t need an extra little bag for carrying essentials?  Okay, I’ll be honest, I’m always on the lookout for an extra purse, little or otherwise, to carry pretty much anything.  But I made this, so it has a special place in my heart.  Also, if I …

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