Tag Archives: $10 or less

Mother’s Day Gift Idea- Up-cycled Denim Tote Bag

Here’s another idea for a Mother’s Day gift- one that you can make yourself! I first made one of these bags back in college for a Christmas gift for my roommate. Since then, I’ve made about a zillion more- for gifts, to sell at craft shows and when they were ordered by my co-workers. They’re […]

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas (Part 1)

Hello! Somehow, Mother’s Day ALWAYS sneaks up on me! I’m usually prepared well in advance for our moms’ birthdays but Mother’s Day and Father’s Day aren’t cemented into my brain as well. Maybe it’s because they’re not always on the same date every year?? Whatever the reason, if you, like me- haven’t decided on a […]

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DIY Fabric Corsage Tutorial

I’m back with another tutorial… this is the last thing I made with fabric flowers for my sister-in-law’s wedding last summer- the corsages for the moms and grandmothers. Here are the ones I made for the wedding: The two right ones pinned on and the one on the right tied onto my mother-in-law’s wrist with […]

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Friday Giveaway: Flower Headband

Happy Friday! It’s another beautiful day around here but before I get to making our dinner and preparing for Zach’s concert tonight (more on that tomorrow!), I thought I’d check in here and continue with the March Friday tradition… and giveaway! Up for the winning today, a fabric flower headband like the one I showed […]

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Gift Idea- DIY heat therapy bag

Happy Monday! The school where I work has a teacher inservice day today, so I have been enjoying a day off at home! Our weekend was busy with my brother visiting and building a guitar in the garage with Zach so a bonus day off is extra nice. 🙂 Anyway, I wanted to announce the […]

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DIY Gathered Camera Strap Cover

I love to take pictures. I’m definitely not the best photographer- but I’m learning and I practice by taking lots and lots of pictures. I love capturing our memories in photo form (and then later being able to scrapbook them!) and almost always have my camera with me. When I bought my “big” camera about […]

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DIY Party Decor

Happy Mardi Gras! Today is a definitely a big day of celebration for many people in the south- especially in New Orleans. Zach and I will not be having a party tonight (just lasagna for dinner), but in honor of Fat Tuesday, I thought that I’d share the party decorations that I made and used […]

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DIY Quilted Trivet Pt. 2

Yesterday, we left off after piecing the top of our quilted trivet. Now, it’s time to quilt it! Step 10: Layer your backing piece (10″x10″), your batting, and your quilt top together and then pin securely with safety pins. Step 11: Now you will sew all of the layers together. I used a walking foot […]

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DIY Quilted Trivet Pt. 1

Yesterday, I shared about how much I love quilting and how it has been a very fun and rewarding skill to develop. I want this blog to be a place where people can be inspired and motivated to try new things but also, a place where my readers can come to learn new things too. […]

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DIY Canvas Photo Transfer

Hello! I have a last minute Valentine’s gift idea for you all. (or, any gift, really!) I was inspired by Elsie Larson’s tutorial over on A beautiful mess and motivated to actually make one by the Pinterest Challenge. After a trip to Hobby Lobby with my 40% off coupon, I had a pack of 2- […]

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