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striped pillow {tutorial}

As promised, here is the tutorial for that cute striped pillow in the july giveaway. {have you entered to win the july goodies yet? click here for a chance} A little back story : my in-laws were out of town this past weekend and we were at their house waiting for my brother & sister-in-law […]

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patterned pinwheels {tutorial}

How about a cute summery project? This one is not totally original, but I love the mix of patterns and think these pinwheels make a delightful centerpiece for a summer party. Want to make some? Here’s what you’ll need: :: patterned paper {see the printable collection below} :: strips of solid paper :: pencils with […]

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fabric envelope {tutorial}

My cousin is graduating from law school this weekend and I am so proud of her. I really can’t imagine going through the amount of undivided studying that girl has done these past few years, but hip, hip, hooray : she is done {okay, not completely since there is still the Bar to study for, […]

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monogram art {tutorial}

Remember this picture from a few days ago? I put together a tutorial for how I made it.  I spent this morning with my friend Rae who is pregnant with No.4. I think my favorite thing to talk about with pregnant women is what they are going to name the baby. I’m sure it gets […]

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flouncy flowers {two tutorials & more}

Well, today is the final day of flower week and I can say that I’ve loved it! I hope you have learned a few new things, have been inspired to create and maybe even finished a few of the projects. Like I said earlier this week, I could probably keep going for days and days […]

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rolled fabric flowers {tutorial}

Perhaps you’ve seen this flower elsewhere : it is a popular one.  There are many different ways to roll and fold the fabric for different looks, but today I’ll show how I make these rolled fabric flowers. Here’s what you’ll need: :: fabric :: scissors :: hot glue gun {you could also hand stitch if […]

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button flowers {tutorial}

Today’s flower is the simplest of them all {perfect for a mid-week spurt of creativity}. I saw this project in the April 2008 issue of FamilyFun magazine {yep, I still have the tear out in a binder}. I didn’t changed much from the original how-to, other than using silver wire instead of florists’ green.  These […]

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gathered flower {tutorial}

A few months ago my sister found a really cute burlap table runner with three fabric flowers on each end. She loved it, but didn’t really love the crazy-expensive price tag. So she asked me to re-create the flowers to attach to her handmade burlap table runner and this is what I came up with. […]

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rolled paper flowers {tutorial}

Welcome to flower week – five days of simple and delightful flower projects. I could probably do three weeks of flowers because there are so many different ways to create them, but I’ve limited it to five of my current favorites. Before we get started, let me make a few disclaimers: 1. I find inspiration […]

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painted wallpaper how-to & share your project

Painting ‘wallpaper’ in my office has been one of the most ambitious projects I’ve done : but it totally paid off. Even after eight months, I still love it. And I’m pretty fickle, so that says a lot. I know many of you have done your own versions and I’m so excited to see what […]

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woven pin board {tutorial}

The other day I found a large {3 ft x 4 ft} cork board at the thrift store. I figured I could always use another pin board and the price was right, so I brought it home. I was thinking I would cover it with linen like this one from potterybarn: But then while perusing […]

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a spring wreath

A few weeks ago I spent some time with two of my oldest friends {not old as in age, but old as in I’ve known them for a long, long time}.  Both mentioned that they had their burlap wreaths up and that they wanted something a little springier for their front doors. So Lindsay & […]

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ruffled rubber gloves {tutorial}

A few years ago one of my friends gifted me ruffled rubber gloves. I loved them. But after a few wears, they developed that terrible rubber glove stench {do you know the one I’m talking about? eww}. So I tossed them out, never to find another pair. A few weeks ago when I was composing […]

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party hat {tutorial}

They were a hit with the kids {even the birthday girl didn’t mind wearing hers} and very simple to make, so here is a tutorial on these festive paper party hats. Here’s what you will need: :: party hat template {download below} :: decorative paper :: scissors & glue {I used a hot glue gun} […]

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