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Finish-A-Long Goals Q3

Well, I got a big jump on finishing things last quarter… and then life happened. We got busy. Now it is summer and soon it will be harvest time for the garden. So, things don’t look like they are going to slow down anytime soon. But, here is my list anyway. I don’t know how much I can actually accomplish in the next three months, but I will try my best. 1. Spring Quiet Book–…

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Ombre Dyed July 4th Skirts

I haven’t been sewing lately, but I have had this idea in my head for awhile to make ombre dyed skirts for the girls and July 4th was as good of a reason as any to try it out. I had some knit in a tote that was given to me about 9 years ago (back when I was still scared of sewing with anything but quilting cotton). So, this project only cost me about…

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Create In Me a Clean Heart Floral Canvas

I haven’t fallen off of the face of the earth or anything. We are just in a busy season. This spring, we had girls on 2 softball teams and a soccer team, plus all of our regular work and farming stuff to do. It has been C R A Z Y!!! So, as far as crafting goes, I am on a little bit of a painting kick. I got my sunroom all cleaned out and…

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Romans 12:12 Canvas Word Art

Once a week or so, I write Bible memory verses on our dry erase board. A friend of mine suggested putting them on canvas, so I told her to choose a verse and I would make one for her to try it out. This was my sketch on the dry erase board… I rewrote it on paper and used carbon paper to trace over that and transfer it to the canvas. Then, I used a…

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Mothers Day Proverbs 31 Canvas Painting

I have never painted on a canvas before! I don’t know what I was waiting for. This was a really fun project to do. I just painted on the words with paint pen and then added the flowers all around. I hope they don’t look too much like a little kid painted them. I think they look OK from a distance anyway. It was inspired by THIS free printable, if you want you own!  …

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Pink Lemonade Bunting and Basket

For my daughter’s first birthday party in August 2014, I used a “pink lemonade” theme. I meant to make these pennant banners to decorate, but didn’t get done in time. I did finish one for in her bedroom, but there were so many extra triangles left over! That became another unfinished project that I added to my Finish-A-Long goals (see HERE). Well, now they are finished! I had enough to make one more bunting identical…

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Felt Taco Earbud Holder

We recently sent my brother a Mexican themed care package because he was hungry for Mexican food. Of course, as soon as we assembled a package he went all healthy on us and probably won’t eat any of it. Just so you know, it took 5 lbs of animal crackers to be able to make a small dish of chocolate-covered-burros! Anyway, at the last minute, I threw in something non-edible and just plain fun. it…

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WIP Wednesday ~ Finishing

I am really pushing to finish up projects that I have already started. With each one I complete, a little bit of the guilt I put on myself lifts. I am over halfway done with the spring quiet book. Funny story with that last one… my 4yo wanted me to use red beads for the seeds, but I switched them out for white. She asked me today what happened to the red seeds and I…

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Charm Square Quilted Purse

Another finish!!! I won a charm pack of Summer Breeze II several years ago and I eventually made myself a charm square tote out of it. It isn’t perfect, but I like it and it matches our school colors. I had enough charm squares left over to make another one, as long as I used a solid color on the bottom to make it stretch. I pieced the squares and then it sat on the…

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Vintage Sheet Curtains and Sneak Peek at Playhouse Remodel

A few years ago, I traded a chocolate cake with peanut butter icing for a playhouse. Now, the playhouse had been used as a chicken coop, so it was a bit of a fixer-upper. Last summer, my dad came over and helped us did almost everything to fix it up. I had the easy part- some painting, caulk, and now… the decorating. I got this thrifted sheet a little while ago and it matches the…

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