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an ornament tutorial

we spent thanksgiving this year with mr. happy stuff’s family.  on thanksgiving day, after all the food was consumed and a walk was taken, we did christmas-related crafts (i must take this tradition to all my future thanksgiving get-togethers.  love … Continue reading

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boot shapers: a happy stuff tutorial

on a recent shopping trip to a shoe store, i was admiring their beautifully simple boot shapers.  only, i didn’t know that’s what they were called.  i thought of them as “boot pillows” or “boot forms” but a quick google … Continue reading

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a fashion sewing tutorial: the conundrum scarf (& a giveaway!)

i recently found a vintage “infinity” scarf at a local resale shop that i loved for its size, light weight and easy wear (it’s no more hassle than a necklace!).  i studied the construction and realized it was sewn on … Continue reading

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busy book: the cover!

during the time that my quiet book (busy book, whatever) was a work in progress, i often wanted to take a few pages in the car or to church to try them out.  rather than carrying them around, loose, i … Continue reading

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pint jar carrier cozy tutorial

lately, i’ve been drinking my morning smoothies from a canning jar because i can put a lid on it and throw it in my bag on the way to work.  the other day, i thought, “wouldn’t it be cute if … Continue reading

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easter crafts, revisited

last year i spent an inordinate amount of time creating a little “easter crafts” mini-series, so, i thought i’d do a timely recap in case any of you were looking for some last-minute ideas for this weekend. easter notebooks easter … Continue reading

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christmas books for advent calendar (with bonus tutorial)

(this is a continuation of my previous post.  you can read there what i am doing for the rest of my advent calendar spots.) sooooo….. as a librarian, i was very attracted to the idea of a book-advent-calendar.  the idea … Continue reading

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fabric snack bag pattern

i recently created a pattern for fabric snack bags to be included in an upcoming book called seasoned with peace (see more about the book here).  they only had space to publish one version of the pattern and i got … Continue reading

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celebrate the boy: snap tape tutorial

i promised you a tutorial in this celebrate the boy mini-series and here it is!  one reader requested a tutorial for how to make snap tapes for the leg seam on rompers.  this tutorial will work for any project that … Continue reading

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easter crafts: part four, jellybean packets

inspired by this blog post, and trying to come up with a way to package more inexpensive candy, but still make it special, i decided to make jellybean packets.  again, they’re pretty simple and you could probably figure them out … Continue reading

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