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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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Chiffon, Cotton, Ruffles and Dots

Yes, this post is going out just under the wire before we move in to 2017.   This will conclude another wonderful year of sewing experiences.   I can’t imagine what I would do if I didn’t have this great hobby/skill to rely on for a creative and useful outlet.  I am grateful to my […]

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Santa’s Quote for Crafters

Here is a little Christmas humor for the crafters out there….enjoy and pass it along. Twas the night before Christmas, I’m decorating the tree. I’m wondering what Santa will bring just for me. Could it be fat quarters or a pattern or lace? Or a quilt kit, I said, with a smile on my face. […]

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