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Make Your Own – Fabric Coasters

Also known as “mug rugs”, these simple little fabric coasters are a great project. They can be done quickly, with little sewing experience, and are so easy to match your personality or that of your gift recipient. This is a wonderful time to enjoy the mindfulness of each stitch and each choice that you make. I will be making many more for friends and family this year!

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Make Your Own Garden Markers

Our family has had a few different gardens over the past couple of years and, although we missed last season with home renovation at planting time, we are ready to plant again. A great way to remember what you planted are garden markers. Most plants come with their own plastic markers, but it is much more fun and festive to make your own.

Wooden fairy wands from a craft store are inexpensive and have enough room for little hands to write the veggie of choice. The wands pictured were painted with chalkboard paint so that they could be used again next season.

Another possibility is decorated rocks. Find rocks large and smooth enough to write your veggie’s name. Use either a paint pen or a small brush and acrylic paint to decorate.

What do you use for markers?

Fall Capsule – It’s a Start

I know that in South Texas it is still very warm but I am ready to at least think about cooler weather. How about you? So, to do that I am starting to think about fall sewing. Continue Reading →

Einkorn, an Ancient Grain

Have you ever heard of Einkorn Wheat? Until a few years ago, I had never heard of it. But when I began to learn about it, I realized this was something I needed to know more about. Continue Reading →