Category: Enhancements

Creative Projects

Do-it-Yourself Baby Mobile

There is only one week left till my due date, and our little bundle of joy could arrive any day now.  Most of the major things have been crossed off our to-do list; so to help pass the hours I turned my efforts to a fun project for the nursery, a crafty handmade mobile. I …

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Woven Basket from Electrical Cords

Does this look familiar, boxes and totes full of discarded and outdated electronic devices in a tangled mass of cords?  Over the years, we have gone through several computer towers, printers, DVD players, and sets of speakers.  Some have been upgraded, others replaced after extensive use. In our last house, all of these unused items …

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Baby Quilt, a Blanket of Blessings; Part IV, the Conclusion

Welcome to the final post in the Blessings Blanket series.  Over the last month and a half, I have been working through the process of creating an heirloom quilt composed of material sent in from friends and family members. This has been a lot of fun and a great learning opportunity.  And now I’m happy …

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Baby Quilt, a Blanket of Blessings; Part III

Welcome to summer! It officially starts today, and in our neck of the woods the weather is following suit.  With temps reaching the upper 90s, lots of humidity in the air, and a high UV index, it’s a good idea to stay inside near the air conditioning. Many people often think of quilting as a wintertime …

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Baby Quilt, a Blanket of Blessings; Part II

After a few very busy weeks, it’s good to be back around the house getting caught up and having some time to work on the Blessings Blanket.  I would have liked to have had this completed by now, but as we know, life gets exciting and sometimes things get delayed. However, I’m happy to say …

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Baby Quilt, a Blanket of Blessings; Part I

Living a great distance from our friends and family members, I want to make sure they are as much a part of our future baby’s life as possible.  I have also been wanting to make something special for our child that she could cherish for years to come, so I decided to combine the two.  …

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Repurposing Old Bed Sheets into a New Comforter

This is a great project to become familiar or reacquainted with your sewing machine.  The stitching doesn’t have to be perfect and it can be a wonderful opportunity to test out your free motion quilting skills (this was a first for me).   Additionally, you will save tons of money on material since you are repurposing old sheets.  …

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More Than Just a Mere Magnet

Accessories can make a big impact and drastically change the appearance of even mundane objects.  Magnets would fall into this category; they are an often overlooked little addition that can dress up your newly created Magnet Board, your refrigerator door, or the inside of your cubicle on the desk and file cabinet.  Some people are fortunate …

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Magnificent Magnet Board

When we lived in Iowa, my husband and I were looking for an easy way to display photographs, notes, and ideas.  We wanted an option that could be quickly updated with new items and also not cause any damage to the photos and illustrations.  Ruling out a bulletin board or traditional framing, we decided to …

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Decorative Noise Reduction Panels You Can Make at Home

I love creative projects!  They are one of my many passions.   I don’t like to think of things as “problems” per se, but rather as “opportunities” for enhancement.   Moving to a new place, or just getting that itch to redecorate your old space, can offer a goldmine of possibilities. One opportunity we were …

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