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Stupid Laws – Alabama
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All around the country you could be breaking the law and not even know it! The funniest part? Lawmakers had to sit down, write up the law, and get it passed at some point! In honor of these nutty ordinances, I present to you some handmade treasures inspired by Ice Cream to highlight Alabama’s law […]

Did you know????
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All around the country, there are ridiculous laws on the books that to anyone with an ounce of common sense would laugh at! These people actually took the time to write them up, submit them, debate them, and pass them into law! In Rhode Island, you may not sell toothpaste and a toothbrush to the […]

Time to be a Kid Again!
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Today is the day to go back to your childhood and relive all those wonderful memories! It is National Be a Kid Again Day! In honor of this day to remember the simple things that made you happy as a child, I invite you to check out some of the amazing items that will bring […]

Creating Under Duress: What’s the Difference Between Creating Because You Want To or You Have To
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I love to quilt. I see something and it just inspires me to create it in fabric, to bring together different colors, textures and patterns with uneven hand-quilting to bring up details and contours. My quilts never look exactly like what I initially saw to inspire me; they take on their own identity through the […]

“Best Practices” – Really?
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In the business world, even the small business world, the phrase “best practices” comes up continually. There are many experts that will tell you emphatically that “best practices” should always be followed. But I am a firm believer in the fact that generalized statements are rarely true, and here’s why. What Are “Best Practices?” Best […]

History of the Art of Crochet
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We see it everywhere, beautiful crochet baby blankets, hats, scarves, toys, even jewelry; but do you know where it got started? According to the Crochet Guild of America, the name comes from the Middle French term croc or croche which means hook and was probably developed as we understand crochet around the 16th century as […]

“Why is Your Stuff So Expensive?” Answering This Recurring Question
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Perhaps the question we hate the most and answer continually is, Why is your stuff so expensive?As you read what follows, replace the word stuff with whatever your medium is. There’s a piece of me in all of my stuff. Long before my stuff exists, I spend considerable time just thinking about what my stuff […]

National Puzzle Day
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They say that doing puzzles helps to keep your mind sharp! In honor of National Puzzle Day may I present to you some handmade treasures that celebrate puzzles! Do you love to play escape rooms and do you have any idea about how to escape from that puzzle rooms? Here is a puzzle room tips […]

Happy Organize Your Life Day
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Did you make a New Years resolution to organize your life? How is that going? While many of us take a look around our homes and swear we are going to clean up and clean out, when it comes to actually doing it, we often fall short. Paris Travel Wallet Do you need a place […]

What would You Call a Handmade Life?
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When you hear the phrase Handmade Life what do you think of? A person living off the grid, growing their own food and making their own clothes? A suburban mom who cooks from scratch rather than boxed or take out? How about trying to buy as much local as possible but never creating anything themselves? […]

 

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