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DIY SpringTablecloth

...so I'm a little (actually a lot) embarrassed to show the before picture to you - here I am writing a blog about homemaking, and I have a huge stash of fabric just waiting to be sewn, and this is the sad sad condition my kitchen table finds itself. (someone please tell me their kitchen table ...

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Free Spirit Tunic Tutorial

I've been wanting to make a tunic for a while. I browsed around online at Free People and found this for inspiration. It's $298.00 So on Friday I went to the fabric store and spent $ 17.00 on a yard of Anna Maria Horner's gorgeous voile - the perfect thing to make a flowy tunic (or to ...

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DIY Anthropologie-inspired Bolster Pillow

If I didn't tell you, I am trying to complete our master bedroom look.  I bought several accessories with my Christmas spending money, and now I am making a few pillows for the bed. Anthro is selling like 10 bolsters right now, so I thought it would be nice to make one and show you how.  ...

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Cozy Woodland Snuggle Quilt

I told you that I was going to redecorate Charlotte's room woodland style - in light of her recent party. Here is my first step: this easy snuggle-size quilt. Even if you have never quilted before - this project is simple and quick to make (it took me about two days). You could ...

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Sophisticated Baby

Charlotte's bathroom is also the Guest bathroom. Therefore, I didn't want to decorate it all rubber ducky or something. I want it to be a space adults can relax in too. I created this shower curtain - originally two panels (bought at Ross for $10.00). Then I added the strip of fabric to the ...

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Step Up and Bloom

I had mentioned before, when we were staying with that lovely family from church, that I would share with you how to make this adorable little ottoman (or stepping-stool however you want to use it).  You are not going to believe this - it is made out of four 46oz juice cans. It is ...

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Aprons and cookies

This week we have made coordinating aprons for Charlotte, my mother-in-law, and myself. Donning our new aprons we set out to make my mother-in-law's favorite cookies- Oatmeal Craisin. So yummy (...and kind of healthy...they have oatmeal in them....does that count?). This is a great cookie ...

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Gather Your Roses – Pillow Tutorial

My inspiration came from this Rosette pillow from Anthropologie ($58). It is really simple to make and adds a very elegant touch to any room.  Ready?  This is how I did it - Step one:  Cut out a 22" square for the front (the larger you make the front the more "gathery" it will be) and a 17" ...

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