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National Craft Month - FREE Give-Away!

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National Craft Month - FREE Give-Away!

March is National Craft Month, and we’re partnering with @QuartoCreates for an author-hop and giveaway! 

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Weighted Sensory Stimulation Lap Blanket - Success!

Weighted Sensory Stimulation Lap Blanket - Success!

Dad loves it!  The Weighted Sensory Lap Blanket for Dementia is a success!  Since he worked with fabrics in his and mom's quilting business for many years, he really appreciates the beautiful colors, fabrics, trims, and sewing details on his blanket.    He immediately was drawn to all the gadgets and ways to keep his hands busy.  Dad immediately pulled the shoestring out and re-tied it.  Challenging as it was, he really enjoyed feeling successful as he wound the shoestring into a double knot.     I think his favorite part was the note I put in the clear window with his...

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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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Sew a Singing Bluebird - by Pattie Wilkinson, Author/Designer

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Sew a Singing Bluebird - by Pattie Wilkinson, Author/Designer

  Combine your love of nature and passion for making things to create a delightful singing bluebird. With this kit, you'll create an accurate and beautiful felt model of a bluebird that can be displayed in your home.    Stitch + Sound: Sew a Singing Bluebird: Includes Everything You Need to Create a Felt Bluebird that Sings!   Check out my fun little book/kit that I designed to teach you how to embroider simple stitches to create this adorable little bird!  It has the sweetest little sound box inside that you will just love to squeeze.  National Craft Month -...

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DIY Cabana Style - Gazebo Makeover

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DIY Cabana Style - Gazebo Makeover

Look how easy it is to create an amazing Cabana Style Gazebo with this DIY tutorial complete with a hanging pallet swing, cabana curtains, and a twig chandelier!

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