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Summer Sewing ~ two items sewn

With too much to do and too little time, I was able to whip up only two pieces of clothing for our tropical vacation.  The eyelet swing dress was fairly simple, but I chose to line it, which meant I had to think things through.   442 more words

Things To Make

Summer Sewing

When I was 3, I learned how to sew by hand from a chipboard doll that was pre-drilled with holes along her edges.  She came with a large yellow plastic needle, a selection of yarn colors and several sturdy cardboard outfits that could be sewn onto her body. 572 more words

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Daring Furniture Facelifts ~ Before and After

If you are afraid to paint perfectly good wood furniture, reconsider!  


The following photos illustrate how good quality stained wood furniture can go from boring to beautiful in a matter of hours. 375 more words


Playing House

At the end of last summer, my sister Sarah and I went to a shabby chic style flea market at the fairgrounds in Puyallup, Washington.  The volcano evacuation signs… 91 more words


Mercury glass is the new silver

Lately I have become fascinated by mercury glass and old tarnished silver so at Christmastime I started a small collection. 249 more words


Custom Mini Bar

Several years ago, Katy, my past design partner and I worked on a project 270 more words