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Rustic Chicken Wire Photo Display

I think my 17yo son inherited some of my crafty genes. When I took him school shopping he asked to go to craft stores to get inspiration for his girlfriend’s birthday gift. I didn’t mind. 😉 They are renovating her bedroom, so he wanted to make something for her new room. He combined inspiration from a few different pieces that we saw, made a small tray for a practice run, then built the final product.…

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Washi Tape Cards

Hi! I’m Halley, and I’m here for Washi Week. Since I know many people have absolutely no idea what washi tape is, let me explain: washi tape is decorative paper tape that comes in SO many different sizes and prints, and you can do just about anything with it. I am basically the expert of washi tape in the family. I can’t tell you how much I love this stuff. I may or may not…

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Neck Warmer Rice Bag Tutorial with Teacher Gift Tags

I had a very busy end to the school year! I was asked at the last minute to fill in for a teacher who was having a baby. The last few weeks of school are a very busy time filled with lots of activities. The first week, I went on a total of three field trips (two with my own children and one with my substitute class). The second week, we traveled to the middle…

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Baby Shower Gifts

I have mentioned before that I LOVE sewing for baby girls! I was invited to a baby shower for my cousin and I am just so excited for them!!! My family does a joint gift in either a wagon or a lamper (yes, that is a real thing- it’s like a big laundry basket/hamper) and I wanted to sew some things to put inside. My mom made a beautiful crocheted blanket, so I didn’t do…

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Shirt and Suspender Memory Pillow Covers

I was asked to make these special pillow covers in memory of the recipients’ loved one who had recently passed away. He was known for wearing these button down shirts and patriotic suspenders. They were fairly easy to make. I had to iron all of the shirts really well, then slip my rotary cutting mat inside the shirt. Being careful of the placement of the buttons and pocket, I cut out a 16 1/2″square. I…

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Scrapbook Paper Collage Canvas Art ~ Hippo and Tiger

The next Christmas gifts were these canvas art pieces my daughter and I made together for her to give to her friends. Since this is her thing, I am going to let her tell you about them while I go make breakfast… ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hello! I’m Halley, and as my mom said above I will be telling you all about these “Art Pieces”.First of all, I want you to know these were easy to make, and…

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Jelly of the Month Club Christmas Gift Idea

My family likes to do some homemade gifts and food is usually a good option because then the guys are happy, too. This year, for a few people, I decided to up my game a bit and do a “Jelly of the Month Club” with 12 assorted jams and jellies. The ideal game plan was to do them throughout the year and eliminate stress in December. Well, I did half of them and then life…

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