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Angele Carter
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How To Make A Felt Cactus
Felt cacti are all over the internet, you can't browse Pinterest without seeing them and for good reason.  They are so very cute.  My reason for making some is that I have a demented cat who insists on eating any and all plants or cut flowers I bring into t...

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Spring Flowers
I enjoyed making this batch of pincushions and needle books with lots of pretty Spring flowers.  We have had a few days of sunshine after the last big storm which brought so much rain, snow and mayhem.  Tomorrow it is all supposed to begin again....  

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Some Brightness For This Dreary Weather
I live in California and you may have heard that we've been having some Weather.  In truth it's been completely crazy.  We had several inches of rain from a wild and windy storm system that caused localized flooding, downed trees, power outages and all our ...

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Things I've Been Working On
I've been working on several things at once this week.  I have a couple of custom designs that I'm doing, one is being stitched and the other is still at the sketch stage.  I also finished up this batch of woodland pincushions and some matching needle books...

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Happy New Year!
I never make Resolutions for the New Year.  We were talking about it on New Year's eve at dinner and I don't remember ever making one.  Resolutions are just another way for the universe to make you feel bad about yourself.  I set myself goals and have inten...

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Finishing A Tiny Dandelyne Hoop
In my last post, I shared about the tiny embroideries I've been working on to fit in these cute little hoops.   Having finished the two little embroideries, I cut them out a little larger than the piece of wood that goes behind them. Using my hot glue gun, ...

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Making Tiny Hoop Embroideries
It's tough to keep a blog fresh this time of year when so much of what you are working on is a surprise for someone, either a family member or as custom item purchased as a gift from my Etsy shop.  So although I've been quiet here, it hasn't been quiet in r...

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A Custom Pincushion
I'm back!  We've had family from Scotland staying with us so I've been distracted from writing and sewing!  This is the best kind of distraction though.  My little Etsy shop is busy with people buying Christmas gifts and I've been working on several custom ...

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It rained here this weekend.  I know we badly need it but I still don't like it.  My kids like the smell but not me.  I just look at it and see wet, muddy shoes tracking in all kinds of mess into the house, a miserable soggy dog, miserable walks with said s...

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A Folk Art Pincushion
Ever since borrowing this book from our library multiple times and then finally being able to by a copy of this book on American Folk Art, I've been wanting to try translating the inspiration to a pin cushion design I did my usual sketches and then picked o...
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