Category Archives: DIY

Phase 1

It feels VERY good to have kept up with most of what I wanted to accomplish this week! Did one house cleaning/keeping job each day – because I really hated spending Saturday AND Sunday cleaning, errand running, and grocery shopping. Wasn’t … Continue reading

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Is it January Already?

OK, I have been TERRIBLE at posting. Is there a worse word than terrible? Probably. A lot has happened since November 3 – Thanksgiving, sooner-than-expected death in the family, Christmas (and all the ensuing activities – baking, wrapping, shopping, not … Continue reading

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Finishing Up a ‘Lil Dumpling

Last February between appointments for parent-teacher conferences I had little bits of time – just enough of them to start on a little project I had found on Pinterest a darling little zippered coin purse, inspired by Chinese rice dumplings. I … Continue reading

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Up North and a Quick Pillow Cover

I have a lot to share – our trip AND my first sewing tutorial… Last week we packed up the car and the dog and drove the LONG trip “up north” (as native Michigan people refer to it) to Lake … Continue reading

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It’s the Bird’s Fault

It's the Bird's Fault

This ottoman was the start of the reawakening of my inner FACS teacher. Lots more to come.

I just need to figure out some good excuses for a 3 month absence…

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Today I’m Going to Sew

I must wish a belated Happy 25th Birthday to our daughter, Kate and an early 22nd Happy Birthday to our son, Brett. I could tell they are getting closer to adulthood  by their gift suggestions this year.  Kate was happy … Continue reading

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A Pinterest-Inspired Valentine Project

I have an  obsession with Pinterest – in fact, you need to know I am a Pinterest junkie. Ask my husband – between Pinterest and the Nate Berkus shows I record every day I have made a new dent in the … Continue reading

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