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Falling Leaves Apron

I finished up a few more aprons yesterday. I keep tweeking the pattern as I go. They all turn out differently which keeps it fun. I really dislike making the exact same thing over and over again. That's probably why I seldom use the same pattern twice! Here's the...

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DIY Fabric Labels

This morning I printed off my newly designed labels. The larger one is for aprons and the circular one is for the back of my ornaments. I love running fabric through my ink jet printer for not only labels but also for transferring embroidery patterns. Here's my...

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Upcycled, Repurposed Jean/Broom Skirt

Take one pair of outdated shorts;  and one extremely long broom skirt;   add a little dyed lace; Voila - a new re-purposed article of clothing is born!   Sorry for the post and run, but I will share the process later.   Artfully sewing,   Angela...

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My shorts are too short.

Now that I'm over 40, *ahem* my shorts are too short. No, I didn't grow taller, mind you. I just had 3 kids who blessed my legs with varicose veins. They add the wrong kind of color to my legs and resemble raw bratwurst, especially in the early summer. No one wants to...

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How to use coffee filters as a stabilizer

One of the reasons I love selling on Etsy is the community. Whenever I have a question, whether about quilting, selling, shipping or fabric, Etsy's forums is often the place I find my answer. One time when I was searching the discussions I found someone who talked...

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Walk by Faith Sketch for Art Quilt

This image has been tickling my imagination for a long while. I finally got to sketch it out on paper today and will soon turn it into an art quilt. I was inspired by Hebrews 11:1, "Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.".  I like...

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