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From Bloomers to Bows – Making Hair Bows from Diaper Covers

I have a pile of diaper covers (bloomers?) from dresses I’ve bought my little girl. I find them pointless for a few reasons. Mostly because we use cloth diapers and the covers don’t fit over them. The other reason is we usually stick tights under the dresses and that’s just one more layer to take of a squiggly baby when she poops (again).

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Custom Window Valance – Make your own pattern (without actually making a pattern)

Custom DIY Window Valance

Tomorrow I’ll be sharing how I decorated this little number but tonight I’ll be sharing how I put it together. When we first moved in I whipped up a simple valance but since then we’ve painted the dining room dark rust and found new dark brown curtains for the sliding glass doors so I wasn’t feeling the peachy fabric. This project requires more sewing than my burlap curtains (which are still holding up despite the best efforts of 3 cats and a rabbit) but can still be completed in a few hours or less.

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Christmas in July: Yo-Yo Ornaments

Christmas Ornaments

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Swirling Leaves Table Runner

Today’s project is a hybrid table runner/place mat/table cloth. It’s square so it’s not really a runner, too big to really be place mat but too small to be a table cloth. It’s a fabric table cover thingy. As far as time goes, this isn’t a quick project. It’s easy but it took me a few nights to put together.

Fall felt cutwork runner

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Halloween “Penny Rug” Table Runner

While I’ve been busy NOT working on my wedding I’ve been brainstorming some Halloween Projects. I whipped up this fun little number in an evening. The style is loosely based on vintage penny rugs, small felt circles sewn together into larger mats. Of course I’m lazy so my circles are MUCH bigger and it goes together much faster. It also brings a slightly more modern feel to an old-school country style.

Halloween Felt Table Runner

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