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Improvisational Flamingo Tote Bag

I recently played in my sewing studio creating an improvisational flamingo tote bag all from scraps. My daughter’s friend was having a 12th birthday party and she loves flamingos. I wasn’t directly asked to spend two and a half days creating the flamingo tote, but I had an idea and was also very in the …

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Hand Sewn Pouches for Wellness Day

A local school district recently had a teacher in-service day focused not only on mandated training but also on wellness for staff. The concept was that staff could explore interests and hobbies during pockets of the day when not in their training sessions. Offerings included archery, walking, essential oils or succulent workshop, and reiki session. …

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Field Trip to Halligan’s Greenhouse 2022

Walking through a local family-owned central PA greenhouse, Madi and I are so ready for spring color. Halligan’s Greenhouse is located outside of Thompsontown, PA in the rolling countryside and hosts several polytunnels of perennial, annual and vegetable plants for the home gardener. I began shopping at Halligans in the late 1990s with my mother …

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Mountains Patchwork Minky Blanket

The Mountains Patchwork Minky Blanket is another version of soft-backed goodness in my popular children’s minky blanket collection. This soft and cuddly small throw is the perfect size from crib to couch cuddles measuring approximately 45 inches wide by 55 inches long. The blanket features the classic square and rectangle patchwork in a soothing color …

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