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How to Successfully Embroider Swimsuits

One thing I dislike about summer: swimsuits! Not only is it stressful shopping for swimsuits (trying to find one that flatters my figure is like torture!), but many swimsuits are just plain boring. A great way to take a swimsuit from simple to stunning is with a touch of embroidery...

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EZ Knitting: How to Cast Off

Casting off is the process of putting a finishing edge on your EZ-knitting piece.

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Kits to Sew for the College Bound

Graduation time is amazing. Full of promise, plans, and. . . . just a wee bit of panic, too. The DIY Essential Kits..

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Monster Truck Floor Pillow

It’s Monster Truck mania! Your kids will love lounging on this attractive machine appliquéd floor pillow. Dual Duty XP all …

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Lunch to Go Bag

Create this easy, Zakka style inspired lunch bag to go! The piecing is easy breezy with no corners to match up! Big stitch …

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Conch Shell Quilt

You can almost hear the ocean when you gaze at the conch shell applique on a sea of blue hexagons. Free-motion stitching a …

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Car Seat Organizer

Looking for a place to keep the kids’ “stuff” and keep the car neat? This pocketed organizer is the answer, with customiza …

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Sea Inspired Coastal Pillows

Decorative coastal themed throw pillows are the perfect accent for any beach house, sofa, or bed in any room. Reflect you …

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Sand Sifter Beach Bag

Love the beach but hate the sand that seems to collect in everything? Leave the sand behind with the Sand Sifter Beach Bag …

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DIY Insulated Farmer's Market Tote

Around my town, the Farmer’s Markets open in May. I love, love, love buying fresh, seasonal produce, chatting with the far …

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Write On! Crayon Wrap

Keeping kids busy on the go is easy with this handy crayon wrap—just fill it, roll it, and tuck into your tote bag along w …

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First Aid On The Spot

This handy see-through zippered case keeps first-aid supplies readily available for any boo-boos that may occur while trav …