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UPcycled – Salvaged Yard Stick Bobbin Holder

You might have noticed the recent wave of DIY-ness that we've completely immersed ourselves in.  Partly because we started the year vowing to complete house projects that have been waiting almost 2 years for us to get to.... but there is more behind it for me.  When my son passed in 2010, there were so many… Continue reading UPcycled – Salvaged Yard Stick Bobbin Holder

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Built That · Sewing · Thrifty Finds

UPcycled – Vintage Frame Thread Holder

When I first set up my craft/sewing room I set out on the hunt for the run of the mill mini rack spool holder for my small collection of thread.  Unfortunately there is not a variety of thread storage available at the big name stores.  Not to mention they are not cheap!  I caved and bought… Continue reading UPcycled – Vintage Frame Thread Holder

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Thrifting and Owl Tot Moccs

Thrifing has found its way into my life once again. Lets be honest, its cheap, unique, and I'm always up for a challenge.  Craigslist has been the major culprit and I've gotten pretty lucky on some really good finds for the house (blog posts to come).  My crafty friend and I ventured out on a rainy day… Continue reading Thrifting and Owl Tot Moccs

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CfC Tot Mocs

Our very own Tot Mocs have landed! I have had it on my mind to make these baby shoes for over a year.  There are so many versions of the baby moccasin out there now that the amazing Freshly Picked has exploded on the baby shoe scene.  Some are good copies, while others use plastic… Continue reading CfC Tot Mocs

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Operation: DIY Doggie Coats

As you can tell from the 'Dog Chronicles' included in a lot of my posts, Ivy the Dane plays a big role in my life.  I swear I know all her quirks, likes, and dislikes....regardless of how crazy my husband thinks I am for thinking  that way.  She is a welcomed distraction in my life.… Continue reading Operation: DIY Doggie Coats

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Giving Family History and Love

Sometimes, the best gifts can't be bought in stores. Last month I received 2 priceless gifts from two influential women in my life.  The first was from my mom... a pair of small scissors that once belonged to my grandmother.  They were used daily for her crochet and needlework up until she passed a few… Continue reading Giving Family History and Love

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DIY – Puppy Plush Toy

Ever notice how expensive pet toys are?  Ever notice how short the life span of most of them are? When you have a great dane puppy, chew toys don't last more than a few minutes! Our Ivy really enjoys the plush squeaky toys from the pet store.  If she really likes a particular toy she… Continue reading DIY – Puppy Plush Toy