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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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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

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Quilted Little Leaves Tutorial

It's happening. The temperature's dropping. Leaves are turning. Slippers are replacing flip-flops as my home footwear of choice. Slowly but surely, fall's settling across the North Fork. After those long, hot, hazy days of summer, it's finally time to bust out the boots and sweaters, fill our mugs with homemade apple cider--and decorate! As I… Continue reading Quilted Little Leaves Tutorial

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Super Snappy Repurposed Pillow Tutorial

I was away last week for a very fun project (the details of which I hope to share soon!), so didn't have a ton of sewing time. But luckily, I didn't need a ton of time to whip up a super-cute something—and you don't either! I made this adorable flannel-and-faux-leather pillow yesterday morning. Including cutting,… Continue reading Super Snappy Repurposed Pillow Tutorial

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Burlap Apple Sack Tutorial

I live on Long Island’s North Fork, a lovely area known for its sweeping farmland, lush vineyards, sandy beaches, and small-town charm. Growing up, this skinny stretch was a sleepy secret, especially compared to its flashier South Fork neighbor. But word’s gotten out in recent years, and now it’s a bit of a destination—year-round, but… Continue reading Burlap Apple Sack Tutorial