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    Thursday Craft Inspiration: Hankie Apron

    Saturday I knew that I needed to make something crafty. Friday I relaxed all day long without crafting and felt like I was wasting my days – especially once the kids were sleeping. So Saturday during naps I holed myself up in my craft studio and looked through my fabric for some inspiration. I found an old hankie that I bought years ago to make a pillow out of. Obviously that was never going to happen so I started to ruffle it to make a card. Well, that didn’t work either so I looked at my other fabric to come up with something. Finally I decided to make a craft…

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    Tutorial: Diaper Holder

    I feel that I can hardly call this a tutorial, but I’ll at least tell you how I made it. It was made without a pattern and it shows. I went with the flow and fixed things as I went that I did wrong. So, please, use caution if you decide to do this for yourself, it’s not the best way to make it at all! Without further ado, this is how I made my diaper caddy. The first thing I did was cut two pieces of fabric (main and liner) 9″ by 28″. Next, I sewed a seam on each piece of fabric along one of the 9″ sides.…

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    Tutorial: Ball Jar Pincushion

    When I was sewing yesterday I realized that I don’t have a pincushion. Instead of buying one of those really cute tomato pincushions from the store (hear my sarcasm there – really, was a tomato the cutest thing that the inventor of the pincushion could come up with?), I decided to make my own. I saw a post today where someone had made a pincushion out of an old can and I figured I’d have SOMETHING to make my own out of in my stash of goodies. This is SUPER easy to make. I kind of feel bad even making a tutorial about it because it literally came together in…

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    Create: purse without a pattern

    I had a really cute dress from New York & Company that had a broken strap. I contemplated fixing the strap and then remembered that the last time I wore it someone asked me if I was pregnant [I wasn’t]. So I decided to re-purpose the fabric into a cute little purse. I don’t sew except on scrapbooking and also a few months back to make the t-shirt scarf. Other than that I aspire to sew, but haven’t really taken the time yet. I had a design in my head and just decided to go for it and see what I could do on my own. I was pleasantly surprised…

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    Create: striped t-shirt scarf

    Today my inspiration was Disney over at Ruffles and Stuff. She’s a preacher’s wife and has a young daughter but still finds time to craft quite a lot. She uses items she has and makes beautiful jewelry and clothing by re-purposing them. She’s my hero! Disney inspired me to make her tshirt scarf from a tutorial she posted back in August. I started with a striped cotton nightgown that I got years ago for Christmas. I’m not really a nightgown person (sorry to the gifter!) so I decided to reuse it for something else. I did the instructions pretty much as Disney stated, except I used 28 4×4 squares, measuring…