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10 Ways to Re-Use Monogrammed Pocket Tees

10 Ways to Re-Use Monogrammed Pocket Tees

All these cute pocket tees and now what to do? Am I the only mom who shudders at tossing out monogrammed clothing? You can hardly resell it or even give it away, but even these ratty old t-shirts cry nearly aloud when I try to cull them out. I’ve made a list of things I want to do with our selection of last year’s pocket tees, but finding time to do them will be all but a miracle. Inst... »

Tonight’s Chili

Tonight’s Chili

Most of the time when I make chili, it is an afterthought because of the weather.  It’s not usually something I put on my weekly menu.  Because of that, my chili inadvertently ends up being a different concoction of canned tomatoes and other ingredients just about every time I make it.  Either I’m digging through the panty trying to figure out what would taste good together in a pot of... »

Fluffy Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

Fluffy Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

My son loves red velvet cake, but he’s not too wild about the usual rich cream cheese frosting.  When he was in first grade, he requested that I send red velvet cupcakes to school for his birthday.  I wasn’t too sure about first-graders liking red velvet, but I figured I would try it out on them.  So I concocted a fluffy butter-cream style cream cheese frosting for the cupcakes to hope... »

Why I Learned How to Sew

Why I Learned How to Sew

When I was a young child, my mother was always sewing, cross-stitching, smocking, or making some other wonderful thing.  I quite appreciated having no limits when it came to shopping for new clothes, because anything that didn’t fit just right was just an alteration away with my mother around.  Strangely enough, however, I did not have much interest in sewing as a child.  Aside from one litt... »

Gypsy Skirt Re-make

Gypsy Skirt Re-make

Once upon a time I had a favorite old pair of Levi’s.  They were perfectly broken in, gloriously worn out, and holey in all the right places.  Until one day when I put my foot right through the knee when donning them, and alas, they ripped too much to be worn again without serious repair.  Though my much-more-stylish sister declared on facebook that there wasn’t any such thing as jeans... »

Quick-mix Spritz Cookies

Quick-mix Spritz Cookies

Every Christmas I make dozens and dozens of spritz cookies.  Partially I make them to share with others, and partially I make them so that I can overdose on the dough.  Granny Foy’s spritz cookie dough has to be one of my favorite things in the entire world.  My mom used to host open house parties at Christmas for the hundreds of people in my dad’s church choirs, and every year she mad... »

Global Warming Wood Carrier Free Pattern

Global Warming Wood Carrier Free Pattern

Material 1 1/3 yards Burlap or indoor/outdoor fabric 1/2 yard coordinating fabric Cutting Measurements 2 40″ x 22.5″ pieces of main fabric 2 4″ x 22.5″ pieces of coordinating fabric 2 15″ x 2.5″ strips of each fabric, cut with the grain 2 crumb catcher pieces of each fabric (download printable crumb catcher template here) Notions and Tools I Use Coordinating Thread, Scissors, Rotary Cutter and Mat... »

Monogrammed Dishcloth Knitting Patterns

Monogrammed Knitting Patterns from A to Z

I would like to introduce my debut collection of knitting patterns–Monogrammed Alphabet for Knitters.  These are patterns for knitting dishcloths with a script alphabet letter purled into each rag.  They are very simple and quick to make, and the best thing is that you can fit the whole project in a small purse to take on the go. Downloadable PDF Monogrammed Knitting Patterns The downloadabl... »

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