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I need to step up my game

For so many years our family room kind of languished in beige-land, but now that we’ve finally started paying more attention to decorating it, I’m noticing something: the Clarkesworld propaganda is multiplying. Sure, Neil, go ahead and put up a couple of posters, I said. Little did I know at the time, Vistaprint was being […]

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And Many More: a heart-healthy birthday cake

Today is Neil’s birthday. After the summer he’s had, I wanted to do it up big for his birthday. I think I’m pretty good at providing a festive atmosphere and well-loved gifts for the boys’ birthdays, but Neil’s birthday has never really been as successful for me. Maybe it’s because we don’t usually have a […]

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Mix and Match pillows, part two

Hi again 🙂 In part one, we talked about choosing colors + fabrics, and how to determine how much yardage you need. In this final chapter, we’ll sew the actual pillowcase and take a look at a variation idea, too. Tools and Supplies light-to-medium weight fabric in a variety of patterns (I like quilting cottons […]

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Mix and Match Pillows, part one

Interested in making a pile of colorful pillows like mine? Today I’ll give you some tips on choosing colors and fabrics. Then come back later for part two, and I’ll show you how to sew the pillow covers together. Sound like fun? (I hope so!) Choosing your colors and fabrics For my pillows, I decided […]

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More table toppers

Oh, I just can’t resist the lure of instant-gratification home decor projects. This week that has translated into an additional four table toppers from the book I reviewed here. I’m liking these. They’re great for setting down a coffee mug (on our new tables! I have to show you those later). I realized that I […]

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