I am always looking for easy ways to use less plastic at home. These re-usable snack bags are an easy and quick diy. Not a new idea from me,  just my version of many – you can find more ideas on Pinterest for these snack bags and other great ways to create less waste. My…

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Just a few quick, easy Valentine decor ideas using scraps of fabrics. I used a cookie cutter and cardboard templates to trace hearts on fabric scraps. I stitched a row together to use as a garland to hang on my winter tree. The rest I stitched onto card stock, then tape the card stock to…

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January is always an opportunity for me to refresh our house a bit after the holiday decorations are packed away. This year, I wanted to add some more cloth napkins to my stash. I am still trying to perfect how I finish the edges. I made (and sold) hundreds of flannel napkins last fall and…

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Cleaning out closets this week. I decided to combine a sweater that was to short with a button down that was to tight. I cut the shirt first. All I needed was the collar/yoke, cuffs and lower five inches. I finished the raw edges with a zigzag stitch and pinned in place. I stitched them…

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I recently cut the tag out of this top and made 2 small holes along the neckline. ugh. I pieced together some scraps of fabric to form a binding. Trimmed it down to cover the holes, pressed the raw edges down to form a binding and attached to the neckline. I am happy with the…

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Over Thanksgiving break, I replaced a torn belt loop adding just a bit of  color. At Christmas, I patched a “split in the butt”.  Simple mix of fabrics to make a patch, press under the raw edges and machine stitch in place. January – and another patch just in time for Valentine’s Day! This time…

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October was a crazy, crazy month for me and my family. I am happy to be getting back on track and back in the sewing room this week. I want to start my mornings with a healthy breakfast. Overnight oats are an easy, make ahead meal. I bring 4 cups of water and 1 cup…

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This University of Minnesota flag took a beating this winter (almost as bad as the beatings on the men’s basketball team.) We are celebrating the end of the school year so I want to get this flag back on the flag pole. This was an easy, easy fix: trim the frayed edges and make the…

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