Dyeing and Buying Wool

It’s another slippery slope – wool. And it’s all because of Sherrie. If you’d like to see what Sherrie is doing and what got me inspired to go down this path, check out her blog – Sherrie loves color. As I mentioned in my last post, I really enjoyed stitching in Connie’s class this month.…

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Dyeing Vintage Fabrics

I love to dye and I love old and vintage fabrics. When I’m shopping at thrift stores, the place I first head to is the area with napkins and tablecloths. Here at Happy Acres we try not to use a lot of paper products. We quit using paper napkins many years ago, using old and…

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Tuesday Recap: Thrift Store Threes

I volunteer at our local thrift store once a month and usually I have a little time while I’m working to check out new-to-me stuff. Sometimes it’s amazing what catches my eye. Is it chance or is there something else going on? About a year ago, I bought a shirt at a thrift store. I…

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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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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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2012: My Favorite Posts

I debated whether to do what my hubby did and list the top favorite posts from Pinterest or from my blog traffic. I decided to combine the two, and throw in a couple of posts that might not have gotten a lot of hits, but are some of my favorites. They are not in any…

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