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Starting up the Honeymoon Quilt

Starting up the Honeymoon Quilt

Shanti Stupa in Leh, Northern India For our honeymoon last year, Bill and I decided that no holds barred, we were going gangbusters.  We were in India for two weeks (way north in a town Leh which is the capital of the Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh), Bali for a week, and then had a layover in Hong Kong for 48 hours.  When I got back from the trip, I was so inspired that I wanted to make something that would last […]

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DIY Bias Tape

DIY Bias Tape

A month ago, I had never heard of such a thing and upon hearing such words, I would have thought I offended you somehow.  Instead, what I found is it’s a type of edging used on quilting, clothing, and all sorts of things to make any sewing project look ‘finished.’  In keeping with my NY Resolutions, I decided to make bias tape with a sheet bought from my favorite thrift store.  I found a quality high count thread sheet $4.99.  […]

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DIY Fancy Lip Balm or Wood Butter

DIY Fancy Lip Balm or Wood Butter

Before I found this amazing recipe for Wood Butter by Creative Culinary & Bon Appetit Hon made from pure beeswax and mineral oil.  I’ve added Walnut butter to the recipe which allows a natural sheen to cover scratches.  (Update!  I did add walnut butter, but it just sank to the bottom.)  A bit leery, I made sure this recipe was food safe and yes wood butter is okay.  It’s also safe on humans and you can just as easily use this as a lip balm (think Burt’s […]

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DIY Monogram Swarovski Pearls in a Frame

DIY Monogram Swarovski Pearls in a Frame

I’ve been obsessed by Pinterest and also monograms for the past month.  So I decided to make baby girl a lovely monogram using Swarovski pearls.  I chose the pearls instead of crystals because baby girl was born in June and pearls just happens to be her birth stone.  This year, my resolution is to use only things I have in the house or material that is upcycled.  Because of my jewelry company that I no longer run, I still have lots of Swarovski […]

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