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Way Out of Shape Wednesday

Way Out of Shape Wednesday

Davis keeps telling me I need to have each day of the week as a specified day for my blog.  He’s young and has some good insight to this social media stuff.  I thought it was a great idea.  Some of the ones I’ve seen already in use  are Meatless Monday and Throwback Thursday.  I […]

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Punch Needle Fail

Punch Needle Fail

I have been trying to learn a new craft for the last few days but I have ended in punch needle fail.  I carefully took pictures of my steps because I was sure I would be posting a zippy little story about my adorable punch needle creations.  This will not be the case as I […]

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Fabric Lunch Bags

Fabric Lunch Bags for On the Go

As a teacher of five different grade levels, I take at least six field trips each school year with students and I have to take a sack lunch every time.  With all the recycling nowadays and everyone going green, there is a lot of pressure to have a trash-free lunch. (I thoroughly enjoy having eight-year-olds […]

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Rock Trivet

Rock Trivet

It’s Crafty Friday and I made a Rock Trivet.  I am more inclined to do a craft on Friday because I’ve cooked all week and have leftovers to eat, and I can stay up late if I need to in order to finish whatever I have started. This Rock Trivet however took about 15 minutes to […]

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Tetra Pak

Zippered Tetra Pak Pouch

When I was sixteen my friend Nancy and I got jobs at Wendy’s.  Back then singles, chili, frosties, and baked potatoes were 89 cents each.  I can still remember the order of the condiments for hamburgers that we had to memorize – mayonnaise, ketchup, pickle, onion, tomato, lettuce, mustard.  If you worked at the cash […]

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rope vase

Rope Vase

For most people in a sane world, summer is still here. But for those of us in the south, summer ends in exactly two days.  TWO DAYS!!!  I start back to school on Friday. For the next two days I will be going around like crazy trying to cram all the things I didn’t do […]

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Victorian Flower Pounding

Victorian Flower Pounding

In Victorian times flowers were a way to send an unspoken message.  White poppies for consolation, yellow poppies for wealth and success, myrtle for marriage, and orchids for mature charm (uhhh…thanks for the orchids…I think.)  To remember these messages Victorian ladies would pound the flowers into fabric or paper.

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Coin Purse

“Make a Coin Purse,” They Said…”It’ll be Fun,” They Said.

After making my handwoven purse a few days ago I thought it would be good to have a matching “something” to go with it.  Some people don’t like to be all “matchy-matchy” but I do.  I’d probably match everything together in some way if I could – matching luggage, matching underwear, matching jackets with dresses […]

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Solar Lights

Solar Lights and Congratulations are Due

You should all be congratulating me.  I bought a new glue gun and apparently I’m no longer an amateur. I have risen to the ranks of being a professional gluer. Look right here on the package.

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Pear Salad

Pear Salad and Spinning

I tried my hand a spinning yesterday.  It looks like I tried my feet instead of my hands because my thread was so uneven.  Our lovely teacher Melody said that my clumpy yarn is called Artisan Yarn and it’s okay to be uneven. She’s very gracious. I love it whether it’s Artisanal or Awful.  It’s […]

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