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DIY Laundry Bag

DIY Laundry Bag

As we’ve been getting my daughter ready to head off to her first year of college, I realized that some items are best purchased and some items are best made by mama.  This easy diy laundry bag uses repurposed pillow cases and is much stronger than a purchased laundry bag. I found these cute king…

Easy to Sew Throw Pillow

Easy to Sew Throw Pillow

We’ve been focusing on getting my daughter ready for college the past few weeks.  That means buying a whole lot of stuff for her to take with her.  We’ve focused on the practical, must-have items.  But last week my daughter asked if I could make a decorative pillow to match her bedspread.  “Of course, I…

Easy Fabric Gift Bag

Easy Fabric Gift Bag

It’s that time of year in my house when there’s a lot of gift giving.  We have 10 family birthdays, numerous friends’ birthdays, graduations, weddings and so on.  If you’ve been hanging around here long, you know I love reusing items, especially gift bags that can be reused.  I needed  a distraction (from the stress…

Wedding Gift Picnic Quilt

Wedding Gift Picnic Quilt

One of the teachers ,C.,  from my daughter’s hula halau (school) is getting married this month.  The halau is throwing a surprise wedding shower for C.  I wanted to make something personalized for C. as a gift, but I really didn’t have much time with the kids out of school and the impending move coming up.  …

Hula Competition Tote

Hula Competition Tote

My Baby (the oldest of my babies) is going to a hula competition this summer with her halau (hula school or group).  I put together a tote for my Baby Girl (my second baby) to take with her to writers conferences {here} and so, of course, I want to do something similar for my Baby…

Writer’s Conference Tote

Writer’s Conference Tote

 A couple of weeks ago my Baby Girl went to her first high school conference.  It was a big deal for me to let her go, but it was such a great opportunity for her.  She’s a wonderful writer and going to a state-wide writing conference was the perfect first conference for her.   One…

Upcycled Skirt to Zipper Pouch

Upcycled Skirt to Zipper Pouch

      Back when I was doing all the sweater upcycling, Sweater Sleeve Easter Cups and Repurposed Sweater Valentine’s Pillow, I saw this skirt at the thrift shop.  I immediately fell in love with the pattern (maybe because it was January and yucky cold). It was marked down for clearance. I used to feel badly buying…