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Gift Card Mini Stockings

Happy belated Thanksgiving! I hope you had a wonderful day with family, friends, yummy food, and lots of gratitude. I know I did! I also hope you've had a successful start to the holiday gifting season! I'm not a big stand-in-line-to-shop-at-midnight kind of girl, but I do appreciate a good sale—so took advantage of a… Continue reading Gift Card Mini Stockings

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Bundle-Up Blanket Scarf

I'm just going to cut to the chase: blanket scarves are the best fashion invention ever. Hats, gloves, ear muffs, boots, heels, ballet flats, belts, watches, jewelry, etc.—they can all dress up an outfit, and some even serve functional purposes. But nothing compares to blanket scarves. I mean, they're literally portable blankets disguised as attire.… Continue reading Bundle-Up Blanket Scarf

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Fall Scrappy Happy Patchwork Tote

As mentioned in my post about Anna Graham's Double-Zip Wallet a few weeks ago, when I love something—like, really love it—I usually want more of it. This applies to shoes, sweaters, jeans, books, food, post-workout adrenaline highs, and, of course, sewing projects!   The Scrappy Happy Patchwork Tote was my very first Thread and Pen… Continue reading Fall Scrappy Happy Patchwork Tote

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Turkey Day Delights

And just like that, the holiday season's upon us! Trick-or-treaters have come and gone, seasonal shopping promotions have started, and, as I discovered yesterday, Christmas carolers are crooning away on SiriusXM. (And yes, despite the calendar and thermometer—it was 73 degrees!—I may have sung along to a few merry tunes. Because who can resist "It's… Continue reading Turkey Day Delights

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Happy Hoops from Simple Sewing

I love making quilts. I enjoy the entire process, from selecting patterns and fabric, to piecing squares and triangles, to wrapping up those big creative gifts in pretty binding bows. But the process is long! And sometimes I just want to make something fun, fast—and different. That's why I'm SO happy to have found this:… Continue reading Happy Hoops from Simple Sewing

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One Tablecloth, Five Projects

Many years ago, HomeGoods opened in our area. Already familiar with the company, my mom and several other female family members were thrilled. Curious, hubby and I stopped in one day, took a quick spin, and promptly left without buying anything. The store, which was (and always is) crazy crowded with both people and products,… Continue reading One Tablecloth, Five Projects