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Dec 14 2016

Thanksgiving 5k Tutus

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I had to put this one under crafts because there’s actually no sewing involved! My family does a Turkey Trot 5k run every year on Thanksgiving Day. We’ve been doing it at least the last 5 years, maybe 10. I’ve lost count at this point. Some years I run. This year I walked with my […]

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Nov 17 2016

Chainmaille bracelets and flowers

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Right, so among the many things I’ve been up to recently . . . one of those was taking a chainmaille class. I wasn’t taking it to make armor or anything like that. No, it was to make pretty jewelry. The first chainmaille pattern we learned was the 6 in 1. It’s pretty basic and […]

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Jan 22 2016

Glitter Resin Bracelets Tutorial

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So this is a *super* old post (I started writing it 4 years ago!) that I never got around to finishing. However, I finally got some pictures of the finished bracelets so I figured I’d post it and get it out of my draft folder. ————————————– After doing the resin for the ring and cuff […]

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Aug 05 2015

Lavender Bath Bombs

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I took a break from quilting this weekend to make some bath bombs. I love a good bath bomb in my bath, but sometimes have a hard time finding the kind I like: moisturizing and relaxing. I used this recipe from the Soap Queen blog to make lavender clay bath bombs. I ordered everything form […]

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Jun 02 2015

April O’Neil Cosplay Prop Construction

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What is April without her Turtle Communicator to call the Turtles for help? Two weekends ago I went to Fanime Con 2015 as April O’Neil from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Check out the earlier post here for more fun pictures like those above with cosplayer David Volko as Shredder. In this post, I talked about the sewing aspect of […]

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Mar 04 2015

Experiments in Dying Fabric: Solarfast

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My next silk dying experiment was using Jacquard’s Solarfast dye, again purchased from Dharma Trading. Solarfast is a dye that uses sunlight (or probably any UV light) to cause the dye to set. Where it’s covered, it doesn’t set or sets lighter. Once again, I wet the silk, but this time I wrung it out […]

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Feb 13 2015

Experiments in Dying Fabric: Tumble Dye

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I decided to try some experiments in dying using some new types of dye. Basically I was looking for a way to do interesting (non-solid color) dye patterns without having buckets of dye or using a stovetop. The first one I decided to try was Tumble Dye which I picked up from Dharma Trading, the […]

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Jan 30 2015

Organized spice jars make finding spices easier

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Here’s a post that I’ve been meaning to do for a while. Had the pictures, but got waylaid by life. Better late than never! Spice jars are one of those items that always seem to end up a crazy mess. Partly it’s because the ones you get in the rotating ones never hold a full […]

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Mar 10 2014

Birthday Tea Party

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For my birthday this year, I invited my friends to a tea party. Seeing as I was having a birthday party, I couldn’t very well not have goodie bags. The gold takeout boxes are actually leftover from the candy bar from my wedding over 5 years ago. I’ve kept them that long. I know. I […]

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Jan 23 2014

Silver Picture Frame

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So this is off my UFO list, but it was still working at cleaning stuff up so I allowed it. Also, the only thing that it required buying was some spray paint. I started with this little frame that my Bubba gave me. I had it in my kitchen at the old house, but the […]

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