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“New” Area Rug

My area rug is ancient. It’s nearly 10 years old. It’s also really functional. I bought an outdoor/indoor rug that I’ve used to the point that some of the bamboo slats recently broke off. I wasn’t however ready to toss … Continue reading

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Bookcase

We have a ton of books. The only reason we don’t live in a library is because the military has a limit of how much weight in household goods they’ll pay to move. Though living in a library sounds awesome! … Continue reading

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Lego Table, Please.

If you have legos you probably have trouble storing them. Recently lego tables are all the rage. The cheap plastic ones can be as much as 50$. The concept is simple. You have a table with a play plate glued … Continue reading

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Updating Pots

A friend of mine is moving soon and she gave me a few pots. They were cracked and the paint had seen better days but it was nothing a little TLC couldn’t fix. First thing first they needed holes for … Continue reading

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Breathing New Life Into an Old Chair

With all the pots that I have created or have been donated to me I find myself running out of room. I really had told myself that when we moved here I would not be buying more pots. Well I … Continue reading

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My ‘New’ Pots

As I said before in my family reusing items isn’t about saving the environment or conserving or any other fad that’s currently going around. It’s about saving money. The Earth will take care of itself. It’s human egotism that makes … Continue reading

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Repurposed Watering Can

Last Saturday my husband brought me some lovely tulips. What can I say my husband is awesome… don’t tell him that I’d never hear the end of it. We had been heading off post when I suddenly became ill. I’m … Continue reading

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Men’s 3XL to Apron

Last Christmas my step-dad gave me a bunch of old shirts and pants he didn’t wear anymore. His intent was for me to make up a bunch of shirts and other items for my son like the Rehashed Daddy Shirt. … Continue reading

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Project Five: A Bit of Vine and a Dash of Feathers

I’ve posted a page for the next project of my Frankenstein Sewing Book. It was an experiment in feathers and 3D details.

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Split Roses

Fiddling around I decided to sew on some of the roses I did along with the leaves. Pity I’m not a 9/10 anymore or I’d wear this skirt again. I did cheat a bit and instead of hand stitching the … Continue reading

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