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Dollar Tree DIY 101

Dollar Tree DIY 101

A couple weeks ago I discovered Dollar Tree DIY. I had no idea how many people took items from Dollar Tree and turned them into such beautiful items to display and sale. I totally fell in love with this concept and went to Dollar Tree to see what I could find. I have had so much fun taking items I spent $1 on and turning them into items to...

My Magnolia Tee

My Magnolia Tee

I've been buying pdf patterns online for several years now as opposed to buying from the big box stores. These patterns are designed by small business owners who sell their designs online. I have found some wonderful designs that I hope to one day make all of although I'm sure some of the patterns will never be completed. Instead they will sit...

Made By Me Backpack

Made By Me Backpack

I just finished up my first Begonia Backpack, a pattern by Blue Calla Patterns. It was easy to make and one of my favorite patterns now. I can't wait to make several more for the grandkids. I already have the fabric for one granddaughter. Just need to purchase for a couple more grandkids once I figure out the design I want to go with. The...

My New Jelly Roll Slice Rug

My New Jelly Roll Slice Rug

A few months back I made my first jelly roll rug in an oval shape and got real excited about the possibilities of this type of rug and wanted to try my hand at another version. I had two rugs in my kitchen that blended into the new floor as they were just about the same color so I knew this was the area I wanted to put my new rugs. The plan...

I Sewed a Pair of Iris Shorts

I Sewed a Pair of Iris Shorts

I came across a great pattern for shorts by Sonia Estep Designs. The pattern is called Iris Shorts. They are easy to make and you can add the pockets or not. I prefer pockets which is one  of the main reasons I wanted to make these. The pattern comes in 3 different lengths, 3", 5" and 8". I made mine in the 5" length and was satisfied, but...