Mending a Sleeve and Sheet Tear: Hemming and Hawing returns

  It has been a few years since I posted about mending and hemming but I only have so many tricks up my sleeves and it isn’t my faaaave – orite thing to do, so naturally falls down the to-do list. That said, I periodically need to mend my husband’s shirts, right below his elbow. Most […]

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Lavender Sachets – Keep your drawers smellin’ fresh

Another speedy but highly satisfying craft. I have an abundance of lavender growing at my house because 1) I love it! 2) Smells good! 3) Thought my bees would like it (not so much) and 4) drought tolerant (read – lazy).Cut out fabric. I really like to use charm packs as they are already a […]

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Let the Sunshine In: Beauty in Simplicity Patchwork

So let the sun shine in, face it with a grin. Smilers never lose and frowners never win. So let the sun shine in, face it with a grin Open up your heart and let the sun shine in A favorite song from my childhood, sung by many but the one in memory is performed […]

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Daytime Strip Tease: An Alluring Name for a Simple Quilt

The following is a really simple, dynamic and adaptable quilt tutorial. Based on the idea often coined the Jelly Roll 1600, named because it is takes one Jelly Roll or 40 strips (2.5 x 40 inches each) measuring, you guessed it, 1600 inches (finishing at 48 x 64). For this version, I used 3 inch […]

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