June 2012

Pincushions and More Pincushions

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  Oh, dear. I am going through a pincushion phase. That means that I am interested in the pincushions other people use and make and save and give away. I am interested in little pincushions made to be worn like rings and bracelet pincushions and pincushions in old tea cups.  I thought that I had […]

Headband Heaven for Little Girls

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  Headbands give me a headache. So, why am I making headbands for my little granddaughters?  For dress-ups. These aren’t “go-to-church” headbands.  They are “dress-up and prance- around- like- princesses” headbands. They are intentionally overdone and extra flouncy and feathery and big and glittery. They have little veils which cover demure little eyes and feathers […]

Fun Family Reunion T-Shirts

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  “Ahhhh . . . summer. What power you have to make us suffer and like it.” -Russel Baker-      (AFTER READING THIS BLOG POST – SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM FOR THE PHOTOS OF THE GRANDCHILDREN WEARING THE SHIRTS) We are closing in on our annual get-together with all of our children and grandchildren. […]

Ribbon Wreath for the Fourth

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  Ribbon wreaths are nothing new but I have never made one. This one is little.  Only 10 inches across. It is now hanging on my front door. It was fun sleuthing around for the perfect scraps. Red, white and blue. I keep a large scrap jar for such things. {Never throw away scraps . . . […]

Patriotic Bunting

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  It would appear that this is called a bunting. When I think of the word bunting I think of  the nursery rhyme  Bye Baby Bunting which means that bunting has other meanings like bunting the ball in baseball. That said, I wanted to give a bunting a try. I bought my fabric at Home […]

Super-Quick and Easy Curtains

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“At night, when the curtains are drawn, and the fire flickers, my books attain a collective dignity.” – E.M. Forster- I know two little boys who have a new house. And, new bedrooms with new windows. When all is said and done they will have a place for their books and a little lamp to read […]

Super-Quick Patriotic Tablecloth


  “That boy is your company. And, if he wants to eat up that tablecloth, you let him. You hear? And, if you can’t act fit to eat like folks, you can just set here and eat in the kitchen.” Calpernia to Scout  To Kill a Mockingbird   Just a quick thought about tablecloths. The […]