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  • giving: simple cloth coasters.

    In today’s handmade gift guide, a few favorite ideas for making simple cloth coasters and offering them as a handmade gift during the holidays, or anytime… A little kit for making: If you’re not…

    November 17, 2021 3 Comments
  • make your own: simple cloth coasters.

    As the tail end of summer slips through our fingers, you might decide to use up spare material you have hanging around your house, to make simple cloth coasters. For the cups of tea…

    September 20, 2021 10 Comments
  • make your own: pincushion.

    I’ve been busy with sewing projects and have come to realize how much of sewing involves ironing and pinning things into place. Precision in crafting is not exactly my strong suit, but I’m learning…

    July 29, 2021 3 Comments
  • simple stuff: window treatments.

    I’ve often said, “life isn’t always simple, but the curtains can be,” and then I moved into an apartment with six whole windows soaring to heights that aren’t reachable without a ladder and realized…

    May 20, 2021 25 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #175: Look to what you have. This weekend I found myself mired in a new project. It’s one I’ve been wanting to work on for ages—putting collected scraps of fabric together into something…

    September 17, 2018 18 Comments
  • baby proof: blackout curtains.

    My philosophy on baby gear mostly follows the simple guideline of “wait and see.” That all babies need all of the things is a fallacy manufactured by the people trying to sell babies (or their…

    August 17, 2016 35 Comments