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Loving These Links: Sewing

Here’s a quick tutorial for a handbag with rope handles. Made at Home by Lisa Stickley is the perfect book for the novice seamstress. It combines the simplest of sewing techniques with beautiful fabrics to produce home-made, stylish furnishings. Browse the Sewing 101 Archive. Chris covers all the essentials – prewashing fabric, tools, choosing thread, […]

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Get the Gum Out With Vodka

Smart people with clever tips make me happy. Ohdeedoh teaches us that vodka can remove chewing gum from carpet. “Vodka is a magical substance, it can be used in many ways around the home but one of our favorite ways is in combination with rogue chewing gum. When I was 7 my Grandmother used a little […]

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Fun Sewing Tutorials

Learning how to sew is on my 35 before 35 list. Here’s a spot for some fun, informative videos…sewing tutorials by amy karole. An example: See more on her YouTube channel, here.

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How to Remove Water Spots

Smart people with clever tips make me happy. Centsational Girl says mayonnaise is the key to removing water spots from furniture. Be sure the leave the mayonnaise on for at least four hours or, even better, overnight. p.s. this tip is Heloise approved. She says to add cigarette ashes to the mayonnaise. Yuck. Please don’t take […]

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