Midweek Roundup

Happy Hump Day! This past month I had the privilege of being a beta tester for Nikki in Stitches to test drive her new Craft Academy. In addition to checking out the website, I went through her November lessons of her first monthly class, Crafting with your Silhouette.  Even though I work mostly with fabric,…

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Love Thrift Shop Bargains

I had lunch the other day with a good friend and her sweet daughter and on the way home I just had to stop by one of the local thrift stores. In fact, it’s one of my favorites, but I rarely go there since it’s a ways away from home. I could not believe the…

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Dyeing Vintage Napkins

I’m always on the lookout for linens when I’m out thrift shopping. I’m really attracted to the  damask pattern which are usually white. They remind me of home. On special occasions Mom would get out the iron, starch up one of her tablecloths, and drape it on the dining room table. For some reason I…

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Getting ready for my first exhibit

I am so excited! I will be showing some of my pieces –  mostly ice dyed fabric – at one of our local libraries this month. I’ve been busy getting stuff ready. Here are a couple of the pieces I dyed awhile back – two of my favorite pieces. I wish I would have mounted…

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Craft Tutorial: Easy T-shirt Necklace Scarf

Since I’ve had so many people ask me how I made this when they see me out with this scarf,  I decided to post my instructions. Easy peasy! It is so easy! Take a t-shirt. It can be short or long sleeved. I picked this one up at the local thrift store. I didn’t take…

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Swapping and Thrifting

Yesterday I received in the mail this wonderful package of soaps from Wendy Lorimer of Lorimers’ Soap in Scotland. Wendy had emailed me about my marbled fabric. Since I also love to not only make soap but to try others, we set up a swap. I sent her two of my marbled pieces for her…

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