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tea towel kitchen rug

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

the spot in front of my kitchen sink is kind of an odd size and i always have a hard time finding a cute, washable rug small enough to fit it. i was looking around on the internet and saw this one, which i thought was pretty cute, but too big. in the description it says ‘inspired […]

toadstool doorstop

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

how many posts featuring mushrooms can one little ol’ blog really have? well here’s one more! for years i’ve been using a big plastic jug full of thistle seeds as a doorstop for the back door. i finally decided to make a cute doorstop and settled on-you guessed it-a toadstool! the tall one is about 10 inches tall, the […]

ric rac dahlias

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

these cute shirred ric rac flower brooches are super fast and easy to make, even for someone like me who has little patience for hand stitching! these are based on part of a ric rac wallhanging project from the book “creative crafts & stitchery” (1976). in the original project, the shirred ric rac was glued to […]

adorable alpine sweaters

Monday, November 19th, 2007

i made these fun and festive alpine inspired sweaters from two plain old pullovers i bought at the thrift store. one was a pink boucle crew neck and the other was a green v-neck heathered with blue and yellow specks. this is what they looked like before…not very exciting… here’s how you can do it […]