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From Bloomers to Bows – Making Hair Bows from Diaper Covers

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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).

Make hair bows from diaper covers - Beginner level sewing tutorial [Read more…]

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

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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

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We find ourselves  spending a lot of time in the car, between visiting family and running errands. Mike always drives and I recently lost my ability to read in the car without getting sick so I wanted something to do. Making yo-yo’s is easy, fast and portable so it fits those needs exceptionally well. I consider it a bonus how easily you can turn them into yo-yo Christmas ornaments.

Stitch up a few quick Yo-Yo Christmas Ornaments to coordinate with your holiday decorations I
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Quick Stitch-n-Flip Christmas Stockings

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Sooooo Christmas is in 4 days. Is your mantle looking a little glum? Got a new pet (or child) currently lacking a chocolate orange storage device? Lucky for you I have a SUPER FAST (like lightning) Christmas stocking tutorial. You will end up with a fully finished stocking with a cuff and hanging loop in less than 10 minutes. It will take you longer to cut out than to sew. Are you psyched? Lets do this:

Really quick Christmas stockings

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Swirling Leaves Table Runner

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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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