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An Easy Way to Age Wood and Fabric

Ms Pumpkin in her original condition and before her Age-It Easy application. Notice that the muslin looks too pale and new. Also note her lack of flowers and her plain hat. We'll just SEE about THAT! 😃 When I bought Ms Pumpkin at an art booth, I thought that the style and shape was perfect… Continue reading An Easy Way to Age Wood and Fabric

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Easy DIY, no- sew way to change pillow shapes

Holy-moly! The months are flying by this year! It's almost time to dress my house in her fall outfit and then, before I can count to ten, it'll be time for her winter coat. But before the presto change, I wanted to show you my summer decor. For me, the big event always starts with… Continue reading Easy DIY, no- sew way to change pillow shapes

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How to Make Fidget Quilts

My friend, Jillian over at Refashionista, posted a wonderful idea about fidget quilts for dementia patients. I had never heard of such a thing, but after reading her bog post, I did a little more research and found that the quilts help sooth the anxieties of Alzheimer's patients, people with autism, people who have restless… Continue reading How to Make Fidget Quilts

DIY · Good to Know

One REALLY important Thing That I Wish I’d Known Before Closing down my old blog.

Blog.com was "down" too often for my liking. I wanted a blog platform that was more reliable and I had heard good things about WordPress. So, I closed down my Blog.com site and leapt on over here to my new blog. Guess what??? If you simply delete your blog, you will no longer have access… Continue reading One REALLY important Thing That I Wish I’d Known Before Closing down my old blog.

DIY · Home Decor

How to make REALLY easy and inexpensive pillows

Much to my husband's chagrin, I LOVE pillows. And I love getting them at really good prices like Ross and TJMax. It is seriously hard for me to resist browsing the pillow aisle at stores. It's unbelievable how fresh and new you can make a room look just by changing out the accent pillows on… Continue reading How to make REALLY easy and inexpensive pillows

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Genius Up-Cycled Christmas Bling

Up-cycling just about anything gets me excited. As a kid, my Dad would take me to the dump with him. Way back when, it was permitted to rummage through the outskirts of the dump to find things that people had tossed, but were still useful or could be made into something better. It is mind… Continue reading Genius Up-Cycled Christmas Bling