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Weighted Busy Blanket

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Weighted Busy Blanket

                 Never in a million years did I think I would be brainstorming ways to occupy my dad in his senior years.  Dementia has taken his mind to a place that is at times lonely and confusing.  When I came up with the idea to make something for his idle hands, I was searching the internet for something I could make for him.  I found three ideas that intrigued me.  There were tons of aprons and mats with items sewn to them to fidget with, weighted lap pads that drape across the knees to bring comfort, and mats with pockets...

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DIY Garden Seat

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DIY Garden Seat

You can add a bit of glam to any outdoor setting with this DIY Garden Seat made from an ordinary pot.  I did this project in a few hours with a little bit of sewing and a little bit of help from my hubby at his workbench and now we have an additional seat to put in our new gazebo.  And as a bonus, I now have the perfect storage container for a couple of blankets to grab during a chilly evening.  Made with a large garden pot, the dimensions ended up being 22" high which includes the fabulous 4...

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