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Yearly Archives: 2012

Recipes

Avocado Breakfast Bake for Two

While surfing blogs this morning I came across this yummy looking breakfast recipe and since I had two avocados that needed to be used up, plus half a package of bacon in the fridge that also needed to be used up… it was the perfect morning to try something new. I didn’t have any green onions to sprinkle on top…

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Our Home for the Winter

When our youngest called us to let us know he’d gotten the job at the Western University in London, ON that he’d been hoping to get and then as we chatted back and forth helping him to plan his move into his first apartment, it finally began to dawn on Dave and I that we had completed our financial obligations…

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Broomstick Lace Scarf Instructions

I finished this broomstick lace scarf and I am so pleased with how it turned out. For those of you who are unfamiliar with broomstick lace, it is a crochet technique that uses a knitting needle to form the large loops. This video offers great instructions for the beginner or for someone who may need a refresher, as I did…

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Christmas on a Budget, Recipes

Christmas on a Budget – 2 More No-Sew Ideas

In 2011, from March to the end of the year, on the 25th of each month, I posted ideas to create Christmas on a Budget.  As I’ve mentioned before, this past year has been one of major on-going transition for Dave and I and Christmas has really been the last thing on my mind. But now with only a month…

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Sewing

Sources for Sew-In Coin Purse Frames

I’ve had a few comments and e-mails asking for information about where to buy the sew-in coin purse frames. The half-circle frames I used for most of my coin purses I bought at Quilt-A-Bag in Markham, ON. The last time I was at Red Hen Fabrics in Atlanta, they had several different sizes and styles of purse frames, so if…

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Sewing, Sewing Tutorials

Coin Purse Tutorial and Free Pattern

Today I’m sharing the pattern and tutorial for the half circle sew in frame coin purses that I posted on Tuesday as part of the UR Priceless Coin Purse Blog Hop. Click here to access and print the free pattern. Be sure to set your printer to print at actual size or no scaling.   The size and shape of…

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