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Joy Candrian
Wife, mother & grandmother. Loving the stages of my life.
Wife, mother & grandmother. Loving the stages of my life.

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41 Awesome Refashions for Kids
Is your money a little tight this month? We've all been there. If you have growing kids, or grandkids, it seems like their wardrobe is ever-evolving with how fast they grow. Well, I have an easy and money-saving solution for you.  I'm almost positive you or...

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How to Create Bingata - Okinawa Fabric Art
Have you ever heard of bingata? I was first introduced to it when I visited Okinawa, Japan in 2014.  It's different from painting on fabric because you use a stencil to create your design.  A stencil means anyone can learn to create bingata. Bingata is Okin...

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44 Books to Read With a Sewing/Quilting Theme - And A Free Giveaway
Fifty has a lot more solid ring to it, but 44 is the number of books I ended up with for this post. That's because several of the books I read, in all consciousness, I cannot recommend. On the flip side, several books I do recommend can be yours. Sound intr...

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Boys Hoddie
Do you ever start projects that make you want to pull out your hair?  Well, this is one of those. But I'm glad I stuck with it, because the end result left a smile on the recipient's face that was worth it to me. This particular project was transforming one...

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Fabric Doll House & a Free Pattern to Make a Mini Doll
I've found the perfect project to use up all your little scraps of fabric, random buttons, lace and tiny seed beads!  Make a doll house and with all your random leftovers, create dolls and a wardrobe for those dolls. I feel like that book The Hundred Dresse...

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Costume
The theme for week four of Project Run and Play 's season 10 was to create something using "My style".  My style is to create costumes and all other reasonable requests by my grandchildren or their parents..  I started creating costumes a long time ago and ...

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Lace Hankie into a Doll Top
Here's a super easy doll top to make and if you have your own lace edge hankie, it won't even cost you a dime.  Let's begin: -First, find a large woman's lace edge hankie.  -Next, cut and copy this pattern onto an 8 1/2" x 11" paper. Depending on the size o...

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Felt Food - Circus Animal Cookies
These little frosted animal cookies happen to be two of my grandchildren's favorite cookies. They call them " pink and whites. " They can't get these cookies where they live overseas and they often ask me to send some to them. Who can blame them? They reall...

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Darling Baby Doll Carrier
See this darling little redhead in these photos? She's my spunky granddaughter and to say she loves her doll is an understatement. Last time I visited her, she tried to wrap a belt around her waist and stick her doll into the belt.  Her poor doll just would...

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Making Good: How to Repair Wicker Furniture
This week, I'm part of a blog train h osted by Agatha Lee of   Green Issues by Agy   called Making Good .  Yesterday ,   Vanessa  from  SweetLeigh  showed you how to repair glittery shoes and add more bling to them. So, I know its hard to believe, but I hav...
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