Creating a home by hand.

Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Making Waves Sashiko Embroidery Pattern & Stitchery Link Party #137

When we were in Maui on vacation in December, I discovered the lovely little Maui Quilt Shop where I spent wayyyy too much money. One of the items I purchased was a humpback whale sashiko embroidery kit. Running stitch has never been one of my best stitches as I struggle to make the stitches even lengths and distances from each…

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Budget Savers, Recipes

Homemade Taco Seasoning – Cheap and Easy to Make

Rather than buy those expensive pouches of taco seasoning, why not make it yourself! It’s fast and easy using spices you may already have in your cupboard. I buy my spices from the bulk food store which makes this recipe even less expensive. Buying in bulk also allows you to purchase just enough of a particular spice so you don’t…

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Gift Ideas, Sewing, Sewing Tutorials

Tablet Pouch Tutorial

It’s time for February’s Craft Room De-Stash Challenge or in my case, Sewing Room De-stash. This month, I have the prettiest little Tablet Pouch to share with you. Each month, we are challenged to create a project from our stash. We’re allowed to spend up to an additional $10 to complete the project but I’m pleased to say that everything…

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Budget Savers, Recipes

Leftover Baked Potato & Bacon Casserole

When a huge snow storm moves through bringing with it much colder temperatures and several inches of snow, it calls for good old-fashioned comfort food. A rummage through the fridge yielded several leftover baked potatoes. I will often bake extra potatoes with the idea of having some leftover to use later in the week and just as often, in order…

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