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Budget Savers, Thrifting

How to Set Up a Kitchen on the Cheap Without It Looking Cheap

After living and working in Shanghai for 6 years, our oldest daughter and her partner decided it was time to return to Canada to pursue new careers and educational opportunities. They each had only a few boxes of personal items that had been stored at our place and his parent’s place. Setting up their apartment kitchen could have been prohibitively…

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Budget Savers, Thrifting

Thrift Store Score – $6 Occasional Table

Have you ever walked into a thrift store, saw something that immediately caught your eye and knew that if the price was right, it was going home with you? When I first spied the little treasure I’m going to show you today, I read the price wrong. From a distance I thought it said $60.00 and felt that instant disappointment…

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Budget Savers, Sewing, Thrifting

It’s Done! It’s Done!

With all the secret Christmas sewing that is happening here, I only managed to finish one small project that I’m able share before gift opening day. But there is a really big finish that I’m just so happy about that I can’t stop smiling every time I look at it. I’ll start with the small finish. I’ve had a little…

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Sewing, Thrifting

Just Call Me Scarlett!

Last week, when I posted the photos of the pj pants and shorts I made for our middle daughter, Debra commented that it was like Scarlett O’Hara making a dress from curtains.  So this week when I started cutting out a new housecoat for myself, I couldn’t help but smile the whole time because rather than using vintage sheets as…

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Budget Savers, Sewing, Thrifting

PJs from Vintage Sheets

Our middle daughter has been coming to stay on the weekends and this past weekend she had Friday off making it a three day weekend for her.  On Thursday morning, she texted me to say that time had gotten away from her and she hadn’t been able to pack that morning and wouldn’t have time to go home after work,…

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Quilting, Sewing, Thrifting

Happy 4th of July!

We lived in the States for too long and came to love it too much to not celebrate the 4th of July even though we’re back living in Canada for the time being.  So…. Happy Independence Day! Have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend with much Aloha!! For those who might like to know about the different pieces in our…

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DIY Wooden Yarn Bowl Tutorial

Welcome! Whether you’ve arrived from Facebook, Pinterest, Total Tutorials or another of the wonderful sites that have linked to my DIY Wooden Yarn Bowl… I’m so glad you’re here! DIY Tutorials are the most rewarding posts that I create for Super Mom – No Cape!   Does your yarn keep rolling away when you’re knitting or crocheting?   A yarn…

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Budget Savers, Embroidery, Thrifting

WIP Wednesday and Some Thrift Store Finds

I’ve been working away on my Sampler Table Runner and should have it completed by later tomorrow.  I sure hope so anyway because it’s my April ALYofF Goal and at midnight tomorrow I run out of April! I have finished quilting the Sampler blocks using my walking foot and now it’s time to drop the feed dogs and practice fmqing…

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Budget Savers, Thrifting

First DIY Project for the New Apartment

In our new apartment, the kitchen counter has an overhang on the living room side that creates a breakfast/eating area. This neccessitated the purchase of two bar stools. When we went shopping we picked out ones that we thought would be comfortable to sit on during meals and also while working on our laptops since the breakfast bar doubles as…

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Some Practical Thrift Store Finds and One Treasure

When our son moved into his first apartment back at the beginning of December 2012, he had all the basics for his kitchen. Since we’ve been staying with him, I’ve been doing some thrifting and adding a few pieces here and there. Here’s what I’ve found so far: The white and green casserole dish match his white dishes and he…

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