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Tangled Costume for Halloween

Tangled Costume for Halloween

It was time to take a break from making aprons to making a Halloween costume! My daughter, Nora was determined to be Rapunzel for trick or treating this year. I was hesitant because I am trying to get ready for the Sigma Holiday House craft show coming up November 22....

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Pretty in Plaid Apron

The process of making aprons from men's shirts has been a learning experience! My design has evolved from a smocky apron to a farm-type apron to this type of traditional apron. All are unique and so fun to make! This Pretty in Plaid Apron started once again with a...

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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 Dress Form from Chicken Wire

DIY Dress Form from Chicken Wire

Pinching Pennies Dress forms are really expensive! I’ve been wanting to get one for a while, mostly to hold an unfinished apron or model my latest skirt creation for easy pinning. I also wanted to use it for any art shows or photo shoots. When I priced dress forms, I...

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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Take one pair of outdated shorts;  and one extremely long broom skirt;   add a little dyed lace; Voila - a new re-purposed article of clothing is born!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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