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Thanksgiving Countdown Bunting Tutorial {and 28 grateful activities}

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It seems like Thanksgiving gets a little bit overlooked in the rush to Christmas crafts and ideas. This year I decided that I want to focus more on Thanksgiving and helping my kids be grateful for all of the blessings and good things in their lives. I had two ideas that I wanted to do, and then I thought -- why not combine the two?? A Thanksgiving Countdown Bunting. I think my favorite part of … [Read more...]

14 Easy Ways to Refashion a Winter Coat!! {tutorial}

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 I love a good refashion. I've refashioned shirts, sweaters, skirts and accessories. And with the Winter months coming, I thought it would be fun to try some Coat Refashions!! We all have a coat that we've had for years. It's good quality, and keep us warm, but it might be a little on the blah side or a little outdated. Instead of giving it to the thrift store and spending money on a new … [Read more...]

Make Interchangeable Envelope Message Pillows! {tutorial}

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Hello Tatertots & Jello readers... Do you know how HAPPY I am to be visiting here today? I am a LUCKY girl! I'll be sharing my "Message Pillow" with you wonderful people, I hope you like it as much as we do... .But first let me introduce myself.. I am Desirée and I blog at The 36th Avenue. The inspiration behind these pillows came from a sign that I made for my girls bedroom from a … [Read more...]

Make an Easy Halloween Ribbon Table Runner!!

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Happy Monday! Giveaway Monday is coming up tomorrow. Today, I have a special treat for you. I am taking part in a FESTIVE holiday collaboration with NINE other bloggers, sharing tips and ideas for HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING IDEAS -- from food and drinks, to decorations and etiquette. This Holiday Series will share great entertaining ideas from Halloween through the Holiday Season!! I'd love … [Read more...]

Clothing Refashion — Embellished Flowered Cardigan {tutorial}

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Hi I am Sachiko from Tea Rose Home! I am so thrilled to be here today, thank you for having me to your lovely blog Jen! On my blog I share sewing/craft ideas and tutorials and a little bit about my life. I love anything that lets me be creative, but my love is deeply rooted in beautiful fabrics, sewing and quilt making. I host weekly link parties too, so if you have something you have created … [Read more...]

Stenciled Pillows {tutorial} — New Martha Stewart Decorative Paint Line!!

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Last week I came home to a big box of craftiness!!   It was the new Martha Stewart Crafts Decorative Paint Line. And let me tell you - this line has things that have never been available before!!  For one thing, the colors of this line are beautiful -- 160 colors to choose from, in all sorts of finishes: Glitter, Pearl, Satin and High Gloss!! I love this … [Read more...]

Stenciled Faux Roman Shades {tutorial} — Kitchen Sneak Peek

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I'm still working on my kitchen redo. I decided I wanted to change things up and make a Roman Curtain for the window above my kitchen sink. And in the spirit of keeping it real, I just want to let you know that the first version was a total sewing fail. I tried to make it no-sew AND Faux and let's just say that hot glue and white canvas do not mix LOL! So I started over. Here's what … [Read more...]

Guest Project — make a Mod Peacock Pillow with PDF{tutorial}

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Today's tutorial is from one of my favorite bloggers. Amy from Positively Splendid. Amy is adorable and she has SPLENDID ideas. I had the treat of meeting her at Blissdom this year and then again at Creative Estates a few weeks ago. She is as adorable in real life as she is on her blog.   {here we are with Emily of Decor Chick and Jess of Frugal with a Flourish at Blissdom} Hello, everyone! I … [Read more...]

Giveaway — Win a Giant Sewing Mat and an entry to win a Sewing Box {workspace that folds up} $1295 value!!

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Update -- giveaway closed.  Winner was Mamakat50 #581 Check this out!  The Original Scrapbox is hosting a huge giveaway to celebrate the creation of their newest product--The Sewing Box! There will be 11 preliminary giveaways with a chance to win an entry into the Grand Prize Drawing for one Sewing Box!  The Sewing Box is available in Vanilla or Black BeadBoard. This … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — Sewing Projects {1}

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{I may be a little obsessed with making these Fabric Rosettes @ Kiki Creates } {Get the 411 on how to make this Ruffled Easter Tee @ Positively Splendid} {Find out how to make this adorable Ice Cream Shirt @ Serenity Now} {These Easter Sock Vases make me smile @ JC's Loft} … [Read more...]