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Duck Duck Goose Free Printable

Easter is just around the corner, and Spring is in the air! In my collection of vintage home arts books and magazines, I’ve found an abundance of wonderful vintage kids crafts to share with you. This fun, “jolly Easter duck” project came from a children’s magazine called the Buddy Book, published in 1929. This project […]

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Valentine Truffle Box Project

Valentine’s is just a day away, but here’s a great project that you can do in no time! It’s perfect for sharing some sweets with your sweetie! This Valentine Truffle Box project was also recently featured on the blog by my good friend, Cindy Hopper, on her blog, Skip to My Lou. Cindy invited me […]

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Easy Christmas Greenery

Happy Holidays everyone! We are less than week away from Christmas, and that means its time to start wrapping up your holiday preparations. For decoration, Christmas trees and wreaths may last for awhile, but you’ll want something fresh to use the week of, and for your Christmas dinner table. I love to “deck the halls” […]

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Spool Craft Christmas

Want to unwind during the holidays? Salvage your thread spools to make a cute Christmas craft! I discovered these adorable handmade ornaments at an antique mall a few years ago. I love how simple this project is but what a stunning statement it makes. These tree-trimmers are adorned with lace or rick rack and topped […]

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Gathering ‘Round the Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving is a holiday when we can hopefully  put away the distractions and stresses of our daily lives and come together for a day of food, family, and fun. And where is that we come together? Around the table, of course! Matching china and silverware, place settings, tablecloth, napkins, centerpiece….it can add up to a […]

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Recycled Style: Stitch a Shopper

Paper or plastic? Neither! If you thought the bring-your-own-bag trend at grocery stores was a recent movement, you may be surprised to learn that some shoppers were loading their own tree-hugging totes as early as 1944. That’s when Mary Brooks Picken published an article in Better Homes and Gardens called Five Paper Saving Carry-Alls, in […]

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Button Rings

There’s no way around it, I simply love buttons. From vintage to modern, outrageous to simple, button collecting is one of my favorite creative pastimes (addictions). Sorting through bins of buttons at a flea market, and discovering the ones that I cannot live without, is truly one of my greatest sources of inspiration. So much […]

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