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Free Sewing Pattern: Shop ‘n’ Ride Tote

Love this tote and re-reading this post had me thinking… where did that bag go! It would be excellent to pack my lunch in. This fun little tote was originally made to fit in the basket of my bike in college, then used to carry my lunch once I was

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wardrobe redress

Wardrobe Redress: Making the old new again

Hello there! It’s me, Karen. You might remember meeting me. Kristin introduced me here. I’m stepping out of the background today to share a few projects. When Kristin started her Wardrobe Redress series, it got me thinking about my efforts to “fancy up” my wardrobe. Since my three little boys

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journal

March CLM Preview!

Yes yes yes! It’s just about here! The March issue of clm will be in the shop and shipping out to subscribers in one week from today. I wanted to show you a little preview of the fun things going into this month’s issue. And don’t forget about the February

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book review

Handmade Home: Book Review

When The Creative Family: How to Encourage Imagination and Nurture Family Connections came out in 2008, I was intrigued. I loved the photos. I loved the concept. But, it’s just Jason and I here in our home. So I took a pass. I was so happy when Amanda Blake Soule

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clm, vol2

February Craft Leftovers Monthly!

I’m happy to tell you that despite an ice storm, Craft Leftovers Monthly is in the shop! You can get this months issue here or sign up for a subscription here. Available in Print and Digital editions in the Craft Leftovers Shop.    This month is full of great tutorials,

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fabric, patterns & tutorials

Maker’s Apron :: Free Sewing Pattern!

makerapron06 Enter the Maker’s Apron. It’s a studio apron, cooking apron, garden apron, and painter’s apron. Calling it a Maker’s apron just made sense. Put it on and you are ready to go. The plan was just that it would be a little apron for wearing in the garden and I was going to give it away. Well, I tried it on and wore it around (just to see if it felt right on you know) and before I knew it, it was filled up with my phone, pencils, pens, erasers, paper, scissors and all sorts of other things. And I wore it the rest of the night. Then I was like “crap, I don’t want to give this away. I like it to much!”

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fabric, patterns & tutorials

Mending On the Go Kit :: Free Sewing Pattern

DSC_0058 “Crap!” And there goes my button. Now only if I had a little pocket kit to carry in my bag so I could quickly attach it before it goes missing. And what about those times you snag your favorite skirt while on vacation? What’s one to do? Well, mending on the go maybe isn’t ideal, but with this little kit you sure can make it a lot easier. Everything right where it needs to be just when you need it. Even some fabric for patches in a pinch and replacement buttons when you can’t find the one you’ve lost.

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fabric, patterns & tutorials

Spruce :: Sewn Fingerless Gloves :: Free Pattern!

Spruce I had pulled out a few different scraps from my fabric bin to play with. I was thinking a small something something. Nothing big. Quick. Easy. Small. Well, my hands were cold. Really cold. And it hit me! Sewn fingerless gloves! Not exactly the easy peasy tiny project I planned, but very well worth it. I dug around in what I had pulled out of the bin and bingo! Felted sweater scraps. Perfect. I had one that was the shoulder section, then another that was the bottom ribbing and a sleeve. Hmm, how to make this work. Well I figured it out and work it did! Now my hands are all toasty while I work! Spruce as in the color as well as sprucing up some old sweaters!

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fabric, patterns & tutorials

Tissue Cozy!

Alright folks, I feel like I’m on the up and up… It’s not even past nine and I have the pattern ready to go! I’ve been feeling kind of sick lately and riding my bike when it is only 23 degrees tends to leave me with a runny nose at

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