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Lessons I Learned From My Mother-In-Law

My mother-in-law recently passed away and it has been a sad time for my husband’s family.   A long life spanning 95 years, a marriage of 50+ years and 13 children.  She was a strong woman to say the least (how can you NOT be after raising 13 children??)  I happen to be married to the […]

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London: Summer Travel Wardrobe

The Packing Challenges: As the London departure date was fast approaching, I had to pack something for my trip…. for thirteen days…in the summer…and in a carry on.  Okay, so London is typically rainy.  Even in the summer.  Easy. Just pack what should be London-wear. Guess what? No rain and sweltering heat instead.  Actually, any […]

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Jewelry For Travel

The topic of this post is simple jewelry designs to help pull your looks together while travelling.   Of course, these can be worn at any time and necklaces add a little interest while coordinating with basic clothing pieces.   These are me-made, and more inspiration can be found on Pinterest.    The post I […]

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Simply Pink New Look 6340

There is nothing like triple digit temperatures to make you grab some fabric and a pattern and run to your sewing machine!  If you are looking for a quick, simple sundress to make for your summer wardrobe, look no further than New Look 6340.   Let me back up and say that I haven’t posted […]

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Reshaping Lives Through Recycling

Have you ever cleaned out your undies drawer and wondered what to do with your unwanted-but-perfectly-good bras??  Donating bras, like I did with other clothing items, was never the conclusion I reached until I recently read a blog post that shed light on The Bra Recyclers and Soma.com.  Both of these organizations have related goals to decrease […]

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Pantone Spring 2017 DIY Necklace

I love a happy accident. Without even planning it, I managed to make a DIY beaded necklace using all of the warm shades of the Pantone Spring 2017 colors.  Truth be told, I made this before I knew about the upcoming colors.  Sewing my own clothes and making my own jewelry keeps me both on […]

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Rhonda’s Creative Life Is Sharing Blog Love….

Returning A Favor It is a little early for Valentine’s Day, but I am feeling the love from Rhonda.  Blog love, that is.  I was grateful to find my blog featured on Rhonda’s Creative Life Wednesday Showcase!   Rhonda wrote a thoughtful post summarizing my love for sewing, making jewelry and offering tutorials.  It is […]

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Denim Urban Tunic or Dress?

Yes, it looks like I am on a cowl neck dress tunic streak.   A recent post featured a McCalls 7020 cowl neck top turned dress that would make you think I have no imagination.  Really?  Another cowl neck dress?  But this one is slightly different.   It is a great jumper for grownups.  Pair […]

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Blogger Recognition Award!

A BIG Thank You goes out to Rachel of Sew Red-y for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award!  Little did I know that having Rachel in my Joann’s class years ago would result in this!  I never thought that my love for sewing would bring me into the online world of great people who share […]

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McCalls 7020 Cowl Top Turned Dress

As I move into 2017 and take inventory of my lengthy list of sewing projects, I am reminded of the bloggers who took great time to review their versions of sewing ‘Hits and Misses’ of 2016.   There seemed to be a plan from the start of the year to execute specific garments for their […]

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