Category Archives: Crafting

Nothing says “Spring” like stripes!

Nothing says spring like stripes. This XL thrift store striped shirt was just begging me for a refashion. I was inspired by Little Miss Momma  and my wonderful new assistant, Valerie, to make this spring shirt and necklace.   So … Continue reading

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The Sunshine Award

One of the many reasons I started this blog was to connect with all those creative and talented people who have inspired me along the way. I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know people around the world who share … Continue reading

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And the Virtual Launch Party starts NOW!

You’re invited to the Virtual Launch Party of my new etsy shop. Each hour, starting at 5 am, I’ll be giving away some of my cards. To be eligible for the giveaways, you’ll need to do any ONE of the following … Continue reading

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My friend, Jakki!

It’s Monday morning, the first meeting of the week is about to start and in walks Jakki. Handmade felt Valentine pins overflow from the basket she carries.  Instant sunshine! I know we were meant to be friends. But oh no, it … Continue reading

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You’re invited to my virtual launch party next Saturday!

I’ve just opened my new Etsy store. Textiles and papers fascinate me. Fabrics & handmade, domestic and imported papers are a great source of inspiration. I dream of ways to use the different colors, designs and textures. In my card … Continue reading

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Pin-spiration

This outfit I saw on Pinterest made my mouth water. (No it wasn’t the ice cream cone.) I just knew I could make something similar if I tried. Found this big blue shirt at the thrift store and just started … Continue reading

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Mitten Madness

And the mitten mania continues! I’m so impressed with the new mittens everyone has been making after the mitten class. Here is a link to the mitten tutorial if you’d like to make some, too. Julie: Valerie: Jakki: Beth: Julie: … Continue reading

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The apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree…

Brown eyes, straight hair, AND the re-purposing gene?!!?? I guess it’s true, the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree. My daughter Katie created an upcycled memo board from an old lonely shutter she found at the thrift store. … Continue reading

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Sweater Mitten Tutorial

Before we start the mitten tutorial, I want to share my favorite story from the mitten class. Marie was using a sweater that belonged to her grandmother. She was making mittens for all 5 of her sisters from the sweater, so … Continue reading

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Refashioned sweater and skirt

I refashioned a thrifted turtleneck and too big skirt to this: I used buttons from the old green coat and made lining from a thrifted shirt. I kinda like the new look. What do you think?

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