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How to Make a Tree Skirt

Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, I decorated your branches but I neglected to cover up your tree stand. Well, to the defense of my laziness the lower branches and the gifts, once wrapped and placed under the tree, hide the mammoth, green, plastic stand pretty well. How did I get so lackadaisical? Years ago I made […] Read more…

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Easy and Quick Fabric Gift Bags

I have a love hate relationship with gift wrap. I love the designs, the colors, the way they make the simplest gifts look so good. I don’t like that it can only be used onced and then tossed away. (Yes, same with Kleenex, but Kleenex serves a very useful purpose before it is tossed). Gift bags are slightly better […] Read more…

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The Use-It-Up Fabric Challenge

A funny thing happened at the fabric store; I was put under an enchanted spell in which I believed I had unlimited time to sew anything I dreamt up. And in that magical place, with all the colors of fabric and organized buttons and notions you didn’t even know you needed, I dreamt up a lot […] Read more…

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A New Year to Start Over

It happened; a new year has started for me. Another turn around the sun. And more than a new calendar year, my birthday has always made me wonder how the next year is going to be different from the last. I used to think it all depended on events like moving and people in my life, […] Read more…

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