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Finger Pressing

Have you ever read about this term in a book or pattern and wondered what Finger Pressing is? Goodness knows we’re not going to stick our fingers under a hot iron and flatten ’em! Finger Pressing actually refers to using the fingers on your hands to press a seam or fold into shape, making a ...

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How to Make Basic Embroidery Stitches?

A big tree grows from a tiny seed. The incredible variety of embroidery stitches build upon a limited set of parent motifs. Meanwhile, these parent or basic stitches are actual working techniques. You would want to use them as such in many embroidery projects. Basic variations of a stitch outline ...

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Let me introduce myself…again

Once upon a time, when Pinterest was new and social media was young, I had a blog. It was a happy little blog, one that stretched my creativity and hopefully, inspired others to do the same. We had one little girl, and my husband was finishing school.  And then many things changed. The good kind ...

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Sew by Number

Hey!  Well, I've been changing things up a bit around here.  A new look and a new sense of organization.  Now all of my posts will fit into one of four categories - which you can browse using the tabs beneath my header. Decorate. Create. Educate. Nourish.We have decided to homeschool in the fall - ...

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Time is on your side…

Ever feel like you don't have time to clean?  I do.  Like, every day. Actually I'd just rather spend my time doing something else. BUT the cleaning must get done.  Sometimes I have to set my timer every 20 minutes and I will sew/craft for 20 minutes, then clean for 20 minutes, and so on. So I ...

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Demystifying Feng Shui

I've been wanting to write this post for a while now, ever since having a conversation with my sister about what Feng Shui is. How to feng shui your bedroom Here's wiki's definition:  an ancient Chinese system of aesthetics believed to use the laws of both Heaven (astronomy) and Earth ...

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Quick Apple/Yogurt Facial Cleanser

"A man finds room in the few square inches of his face for the traits of all his ancestors; for the expression of all his history, all his wants." Ralph Waldo Emerson Today's book is This book is a wonderful resource for making your own beauty and cleansing products. This recipe I am going ...

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30 Minute Head Scarf

So because of the big move, my daughter has pulled out the majority of her hair.  It seems to be a coping mechanism that some kids use and it's totally normal.  However, it is very difficult to find cute ways to do her hair...there is a limit to how you can comb 3 strands of long hair to cover an ...

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Ahhhhh…..Tennessee

We have finally made it to my Grandma's house in Tennessee. She lives on the top of a mountain in middle TN in a town called Altamont. She also owns 4 cabins featured here - so if you want a nice getaway, this is a great place to come :) This week I will be featuring all sorts of things about ...

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