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Monthly Archives: July 2011

Budget Savers, Christmas on a Budget, Gift Ideas, Thrifting

Christmas on a Budget Series – Two No-Sew Christmas Ideas

I love to sew, but I know there are those who either can’t or simply don’t want to, so for this month’s Christmas on a Budget post I thought I’d share two inexpensive no-sew ideas for things you can start collecting now to have ready come December. First up… Our family is making the switch from using paper gift wrapping…

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Budget Savers

Baking When the Temperatures Soar

The past couple of days, our area has gotten a bit of a reprieve from the excessive heat that the Southern States have been experiencing.  But the temperatures are due to head back into the 90s later this week though hopefully not the high 90s we had been enduring. Usually when the summer heat hits, I take a break from…

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Budget Savers, Sewing

Getting Things Done – 5 Lawn Chair Cushions Completed

Last week, for WIP Wednesday, I posted pictures of the lawn chair cushions that I was in the process of making.  Well this Wednesday, I can report that the lawn chair cushions have been moved to the 2011 – Projects Completed list. Here’s a before picture. Of the 5, the one on the left was in the best condition and…

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Sewing

The Singer Art Deco Cabinet is Finished

I mentioned in my post last Wednesday that Dave completed refinishing the Art Deco Cabinet for my Singer 15-91 and as promised the following post is loaded with photos. It’s been challenging to get good pictures of the cabinet and I’m not sure that these do it justice.  Dave did an amazing refinishing job and the cabinet is really stunning…

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Budget Savers

Home Grown and Home Baked

This year, in addition to growing herbs, strawberries and tomatoes in our three little square foot gardens, I’ve been experimenting with some container gardening. I have two large planters that sit on either side of our garage door.  I usually fill those with some kind of tall grass in the middle surrounded by flowering annuals.   This year the tall grass…

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