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Hoop Pocket Project

Make this cute embroidery hoop to hold your mail and glasses. I might add a small embroidered design on the pocket. What do you think?


  • wooden embroidery hoop
  • embroidery floss
  • fabric (a fat quarter should be enough)
  • hot glue gun
  • lace trim

Click HERE for the how to

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Homemade Vanilla Extract


3-5 Vanilla Beans (Madagascar, Bourbon, Mexican, or Tahitian varieties)
6 oz. of alcohol (I used Vodka, but you can also use Rum, Bourbon, or Brandy)

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Pet Hair from Carpet Trick


See other great tips HERE

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Posted by on September 13, 2014 in Animals, Around the house, Clean It, Did You Know?, Recycle it


Helix Spiral Beadwork

Reminds me of DNA! Cute gift for your science-y friends.


See the rest of the instructions HERE

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Posted by on September 13, 2014 in Crafts, Gift it, Sell it, Wear it


How to Install Grommets

Grommets will give your handmade curtains a professional look!Easy-How-To-Install-Grommets-536x1024 Lucite-Coffee-Table-Two-ThirtyFive-Designs-682x1024


Click HERE for this helpful article on installing grommets

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Posted by on September 12, 2014 in Around the house, Crafts


Pasta Nest With Meatball Birdies

Cute dinner for kids OR bird lovers!



  • Cooked spaghetti-(our nest)
  • Cooked meatballs-(our birds)
  • Candy eyes from craft stores or baking supply stores
  • 1 Carrot or orange peel (our bird’s beak)
  • Sharp pointy knife 


Click HERE for the instructions


Shark Pencil Case

I love the patchwork out side and the red fabric inside – Scary cute!


  • grey -or your choice of color- fabric scraps
  • lite interfacing
  • red fabric- lining
  • white zipper 7″
  • pinking shears

Click HERE for the instructions

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Posted by on September 12, 2014 in Uncategorized


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