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Monthly Archives: November 2014


Vintage Embroidery Monday – Three Little Angels

Christmas Eve is only a month away so for today and the next four Mondays I’ll be posting some Christmas patterns that can be stitched up quickly to use for gifts or decorations around the house.  First up are these adorable little Angels. The pattern for the angels is available as a pdf to download here.    

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Crustless Quiche

One of our favorite meals has always been quiche but since I’ve gone gluten free and haven’t found a recipe I like for making pie crust, we’ve switched to making a crustless quiche.  We’ve discovered that we really don’t miss having the crust at all. It’s super simple and there’s really no recipe as such. Butter whatever dish you’re using. …

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Embroidery, Sewing

Sewing and Crafting While Traveling

I’ve been asked several times in e-mails and by friends and family how I’ve managed to do all the sewing and crafting that I do when I’m traveling from contract to contract with Dave. Today I thought I’d share the items we make sure to fit in the car. Inside the dark blue bag pictured above is a portable Singer…

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Budget Savers, Sewing

How to Replace a Broken Zipper Pull

One of the zipper pulls on the duffle bag that I use to carry the majority of my sewing and crafting supplies with me when we’re traveling from contract to contract broke. But the zipper itself was still fine. So I stopped off at Joann Fabrics (with 50% off coupon) and picked up one of these zipper pull repair kits.…

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Vintage Embroidery Monday – Fern in a Pot

I love houseplants and used to have several in various spots throughout every house we’ve lived in.  When we moved into our apartment in Nebraska, the very first thing that was moved in was a new house plant.   I haven’t yet bought a fern but I’m sure one will make it’s way home in the future as they are excellent…

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Matching Travel Bags Finished

I finished my new matching set of travel bags just in time for us to set off on a new adventure.   (More on that in another post.) I absolutely love that fabric.   When I was packing them for our trip, I couldn’t help but smile at how pretty they were. For the triangular/prism shaped bag I used this fantastic tutorial…

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Embroidery, Gift Ideas

Vintage Embroidery Monday – Ours

Last week, I posted the pattern for His and Hers.  This week’s offering for Vintage Embroidery Monday is the pattern for “Ours”. For this pattern, you will need to print off both Part 1 and 2 and then tape them together, matching the sections that are the same before tracing the pattern onto your fabric of choice. The pdf for…

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