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Quilted Scrappy Duffel

Quilted Scrappy Duffel

I had a drawer full of random calico scraps and a need for a roomy bag, so I set myself a challenge: make a duffel bag without buying a single thing new

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Favorite Projects

Low-key Pizza
Basic Pattern Making with Inkscape
Cozy Little Penguin
Magic Bread Box
Small Butterfly Kite
Fairy Rag Dolls
Storm At Night
Potato Focaccia
Quilted Scrappy Duffel
Taking down a 10 foot foundation planting
DIY Kitchen Cart

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Taking down a 10 foot foundation planting

Taking down a 10 foot foundation planting

Clearly, it was too big, and too close to the garage and adjacent path. But how to get it out with the least amount of fuss and expense?
DIY Kitchen Cart

DIY Kitchen Cart

I looked everywhere for a kitchen cart just the right width and height and depth to fit in the spot between the stove and the fridge, and also around the gas pipe that comes out of the floor towards the back of the space. Finally I gave up and DIYed.
Burning drainage holes

Burning drainage holes

Lacking a soldering iron, I use a candle to quickly put drainage holes in recycled plastic containers for planting seeds.
Trellis

Trellis

Decorative painted wood trellis, my first try
mini xeriscape planter

mini xeriscape planter

Quick and easy mini-brick planter project for a hot/dry summer, cold winter, location.
Recycled DIY backpack

Recycled DIY backpack

I was looking for a fun hand sewing challenge around the same time I was also thinking I could use a light weight backpack for biking...
Drying Herbs

Drying Herbs

Turns out "making our own spices!" is a fun kids project.
diy counter top

diy counter top

Tearing out a broken range top left us with a topless cabinet. So we shoved it into the middle of the kitchen and topped it off with this inexpensive counter top to use as a temporary island.
Painting Over Wallpaper

Painting Over Wallpaper

Time to bury that wallpaper in primer and paint!
Make Long Sleeves into Short Sleeves

Make Long Sleeves into Short Sleeves

Picked up a great shirt thrifting, but the cuffs were ridiculous... snip, whir, short sleeves!
putting old placemats to use

putting old placemats to use

I can't be the only one with a stash of seen-better-days placemats looking to be put to good use. Well, here's a quick idea: summer sliding!
Chive Seed Saving Craft Project

Chive Seed Saving Craft Project

Chives are easy to grow with beautiful flowers and produce a easily harvestable seeds in quantity... here's a quick and easy idea for something to do with all those little seeds.
DIY seed propagation heating mat

DIY seed propagation heating mat

A simple way to create a warm environment for seeds to sprout.
Custom Spring Planting Schedule

Custom Spring Planting Schedule

Select your target last frost date and select the plants you would like to grow for a customized planting calendar to print.
Commuter Tote Bag

Commuter Tote Bag

Now that I'm working full time and commuting via bus and train, I envy the numerous women I see who seem fully capable of venturing forth with nothing more than an attractive shoulder bag. But not enough to quit bringing my assorted bulky items with me. Time to get sewing!
Muffinator - Custom Muffin Recipe Generator

Muffinator - Custom Muffin Recipe Generator

Select your options and generate your own customized muffin, quick bread, pancake, waffle recipe based on what you have on hand or feel like making.
Modern Christmas Tree

Modern Christmas Tree

An ultra portable, ultra cheap option for novel kind of Christmas tree.
Pressed Leaf Garland

Pressed Leaf Garland

Turn a fall nature walk, backyard expedition or day at the park into a material gathering party for this simple project. Even the littlest of little ones will enjoy joining in to help bring a little bit of fall in doors.
The No Waste Lifecyle of a Jack-O-Lantern Chez Nous

The No Waste Lifecyle of a Jack-O-Lantern Chez Nous

Every Halloween we get at least one small free pumpkin, courtesy of the Park District, YMCA or zoo. Here's how we make the very most of them.
Cardboard & Paper Costume Cat Ears

Cardboard & Paper Costume Cat Ears

Whip up these quick 3-D cardboard ears and be ready for Halloween, costume play or any convenient feline masquerading opportunity. No wire is required, just paper supported by light-weight cardboard.
Halloween Countdown Calendar

Halloween Countdown Calendar

Excited about Halloween? Here's a spooky printable calendar to keep your preparations on track!
simplify your grocery list-making

simplify your grocery list-making

For those of us who can't manage to add things to our grocery list right when they run out: a speedy alternate method to ensure nothing important gets forgotten.
doing something with all those photos

doing something with all those photos

8 years ago, I discovered photo books in a big way. Read more about my adventures and how I ended up being a big fan of on-demand printers like Lulu and Magcloud.
making a girl's apron from a dress

making a girl's apron from a dress

Turning an outgrown dress into an apron is a quick and easy project that doesn't require much sewing.
Plant Consolidation

Plant Consolidation

Taking advantage of my sentimental inability to resist plopping plant trimmings into water for rooting, a small crack team of potted plants have been conducting a clandestine attemp to take over my apartment.


 

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