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I couldn’t stop!!

Well, you know how it is!  You get an idea, and you just have to see how it looks in every fabric, every embellishment, every which way imaginable!  Yup!

I started making these 4patch blocks to use  up some terrific fabric  from Bambini Fabrics I had left over from another project, and BAM there I was with an armful of these FUNNEST EVER paper weights!  I’ve filled them with crushed walnut shells, some with lavender, and some with a combination.  Oh, the scent is heavenly!  I use them to actually hold papers from escaping the pile in my office, will give some to each of my girls for their offices, and the scented ones will be used around the house–home dec–and in our dresser drawers.  Need to make more, they’re going fast!

I’ll be posting a tutorial soon, with other ideas and resources for the supplies!  Have a spectacular day!

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Flowerpot Fancies, Make It Yourself!

What fun to be featured on the MIY blog today!  I designed these fun flowerpot covers with my great friend Lisa Bee Wilson of Towerhouse Quilts, and they were published in a fun article in Make It Yourself Magazine last year.  We used up-cycled sweaters in a variety of decorative and useful projects.  Aside from these fun flowerpot covers, I am currently using the cozy neck warmer in this cold snap we are having!  Thanks to Meredith Corporation for the fun reminder of this article!

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Make It Yourself–For Real!

The latest issue of MIY or Make It Yourself magazine is available NOW!  It is filled with fun projects from several great designers.  A few of mine are included and I collaborated with my buddy Lisa Bee-Wilson to top it off!  We always have a blast working together.  This time we put together several coiled projects that you can finish in an afternoon or less!

One fun brainstorm lead to hand dyeing cotton cord with an ombre’ effect, and then coiling it into a little sunglass case.  You’ll never loose them in your purse again!

Run out and pick up a copy!  I love to relax with just this kind of magazine, and I try to always pick out a project or two to make as a gift, or maybe even for myself–think of that! LOL!

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Upcycle/Recycle!

Well, it’s been rainy and windy for the last few days here in the Pacific Northwest! I thought I needed a pick-me-up, so I’m sharing a project that was featured in an article in the Fall/Winter issue of Make It Yourself.

These flower pot cover-ups are so cheerful and fun!  I especially love having something to set my Christmas poinsettia into that will fit with the rest of my Holiday decor, and what better use is there for a worn out Christmas sweater!!  Find out how to make them, and lots of other projects in the magazine, it’s available now at newstands.  The article has several designs from  Lisa of Towerhouse Quilts too, BONUS!

Check out Make It Yourself on facebook, they always have creative ideas to share!

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Make It Yourself!

Believe it or not, this Men’s Neck  Scarf was made with upcycled sweaters!  It’s part of an article featured in the Fall/Winter issue of Make It Yourself magazine which you can find on newstands now, or you can get a digital copy by using the link.  It is a fast project, very functional and stylish.  Make it in team colors for your favorite sports fanatic, or like I did in monochromatic shades.

If you missed my previous post about this article, check it out here!  Then don’t miss out on seeing the fb page for Make It Yourself, and for me!

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New Projects in Print!

Several projects that were done in collaboration with my friend and quilting buddy Lisa, over at Towerhouse Quilts are featured in the Fall/Winter 2014 issue of Make It Yourself magazine!  Be sure to keep up with Make It Yourself on line and on facebook!

We love working together on anything, and this is a fun example of Girlfriends Gone Wild with imagination!  We had the best time brainstorming how to make the projects we came up with.  Once you get atarted, it’s hard to stop! I hope you will pick up the magazine, it is loaded to the MAX with fun stuff and of course the directions and patterns are included for you to make your own wonderful versions!

Here’s a link to get a digital version and see other awesome projects included in the mix.  Lisa is also featuring more projects on her site too!

I’ll be posting more pics of some of the projects soon!