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May 23, 2017
It's All About 'The Details' from CollectInTexas Gal

The difference between something good and something great is attention to detail. Charles Swindoll

Pay attention to details.  The most important things are often overlooked
in the search for things greater than the obvious.

Details make perfection, and perfection is not a detail.  Leonardo da Vinci

These three pieces have been RE-MADE with attention to DETAILS.
If at first something doesn't sale...redo, repurpose and resale!  CollectInTexas Gal

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May 19, 2017
Hummer Time from CollectInTexas Gal

You know how one thing leads to another?  Of course you do, it's a common malady among people like me who have the 'Dori Syndrome'..."Oh, Look...something shiny".

Turns out the something shiny caught my eye while fishing (pun intended) for clasps for several necklaces I made from a strand of beautiful porcelain and glass beads that belonged to my mother.

 Like I said...'One thing leads to another', and before I knew it, my worktable was cleared of fabric, rotary cutters, rulers etc., etc., and replaced with 'Jewelry Making Stuff' and a new idea I have been ...

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April 19, 2017
Pin It Weekly #201 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Pin It WeEkly #201! the four year AnnIversary is only 7 weeks away! So we're shooting for 25 pins a week until the anniversary! Stick with us.

Let's start with Selma Tellez. This girl has a huge wish list and very good taste!
2015 New 925 Sterling Silver Bird Necklaces  Pendants Pure Sterling Silver Choker Necklace Jewelry Collar Colar de Plata
Gold Plated Stellux Austrian Crystal Heart Drop Earrings TE0056
Cute Exquisite Enamel Little Dog Brooches
Individuality Rose Gold Plated 7 Design with Austrian Cystal Leopard Rings TR0163
4 Colors Lace Wide Cuff Love Bangles  Bracelets for Women Rose Gold Plated Adjustable Bangle Jewelry
62017 Fashion Cuff Bracelets  Bangles for Women Hollow Flower Lady Emboss Charm Bracelet Femme pulseira feminina masculina
U7 Stainless Steel Bracelet Men Jewelry Wholesale Yellow Gold Plated Mens Bracelets Fashion Watch Band Bracelets Bangles H648
Wholesale Fashion womens 2016 big heavy metal chain colorful crystal flower necklace bib choker chunky statement necklace

Mildred Cappelli is a pinning bom! Check out some of her pillow pins.                                              9
love this pillow
Blissliving Home® Dahlia Throw Pillow -
11My latest cushion design  completed this afternoon, I'll be writing the instructions over the next few days for my Etsy shop.

12Neşe'nin gözdeleri
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Fräulein Gertrud: Cathedral Windows Patchwork-Kissen

Almofada de feltro

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Spring Day pillow .. a pillow I know but me thinketh i may have to do this as a full quilt for a little girl I know..... lovin the colors & rick+rackWOW! Look at that pillow! The detail on tha back is amazing! Classy! <3 it...

Sewing & Fabric Ideas dit is een kussen ja ja ik weet het maar het idee is leuk te verwerken in een tas.

Donna Ferguson has a cheesecake board! Really! Check out these pretties...
Bourbon Banana Pudding Cheesecake | foodsweet | foodsweet
These bite-sized mini cheesecakes are the perfect ending to any summer event.

Caramel Toffee Crunch Cheesecake
Raspberry Ribbon Cheesecake Recipe -Here's a mouthwatering dessert that's sure to impress family and friends. Not only does it taste wonderful with its chocolate cookie crust, rich creamy cheesecake and tangy raspberry center and also looks lovely!—Peggy Frazier, Indianapolis, Indiana
White Chocolate & Almond Amaretto Cheesecake
Chocolate Chip Cheesecake with Brownie Crust ~ delicious two-in-one dessert!
Mint Chocolate Cheesecake recipe from Food Network Kitchen via Food Network

Special thanks to the many followers ...

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February 25, 2017
Second in the Series from Quilting & Learning

Two fabric flowers
Two fabric flowers
My second Escape Art Quilt is done! It had to sit and percolate a while before I was ready to finish it.

I knew that there would be 2 fabric flowers that I had made, although I wasn't sure of their placement. I also wanted to add more embellishment, but didn't want to go overboard (something I can easily do!)

I went in my jewelry box and found a lovely chunky red flower - it's perfect!

Details of Escape 2: English Garden Art Quilt
I really wanted to add some rose quartz, but where and ...

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December 16, 2016
10 Gift Ideas for Quilters from Brown Bird Designs Quilts

It is always hard to find the right gift for a friend or family member. I put together a few items that I think quilters would love. A gift guide. If you are a quilter yourself, you can always pair the gift with a handmade bag, mini quilt or mug rug. A coffee mug with a handmade mug rug would be perfect or the wall hanger with a handmade mini – I love that idea! There are all sorts of items on this list ranging from a bracelet to a rotating cutting mat. Oh yeah, a mat that turns 360 degrees ...

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November 23, 2016
sunday style report: denim and leather from edeenut

Sometimes easy outfits are the best. I love when I can wear one dress and not have to worry about matching or coordinating a top and a bottom, skirt or pants. A dress is super convenient for so many reasons.
This shirt dress is still going strong and on repeat every month or so. My husband doesn't like it at all, but I do and it makes my life easier.

I got this new leather wrap bracelet this week and love it so much! My wrists are pretty tiny so I was happy to have this come and fit ...

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September 11, 2016
style report: saying good bye to, please stay from edeenut

It's a sad day when I wake up and feel too chilly to put on shorts. I love wearing jeans, but I still want my warmer days to last. I will take September-October any day. In southern California, those are the best months.
This was the first week I wore pants while dropping off my youngest at school. I quickly changed out of them into shorts the first chance I got when the chill was gone.

These straight cuff jeans are a new one for me. I got them at the gap factory and decided they are pretty cute ...

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September 8, 2016
Pin It Weekly #169 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I've enjoyed introducing some of Pinterest followers so much that I thought I might introduce a few more this week.
Cynthia Coleman has some interesting pins. I especially like her lighthouse board and check out these fun words!

inspirational sayings #‎positivity‬:

Slangkop Lighthouse ©Daniel Grebe -

Bodie Lighthouse in Nags Head - NC13 Favorite Things to Eat, Drink, and Do in St. Augustine, Florida | Traveling…:

Megan Parker's boards are fun, colorful, and happy. How gorgeous are these pins? (Pun intended, of course.) I really had a hard time leaving this board and getting back on task!
*A belle époque - edwardian diamond brooch, circa 1910 The central garland motif collet-set with an old brilliant-cut diamond to a finely pierced openwork latticework surround, set throughout with similarly, rose-cut and cushion-shaped diamonds, old brilliant and cushion-shaped diamonds approx. 3.10cts total, French assay mark, later brooch fitting, length 5.8cm
Van Cleef, Seven Seas Collection, brooch:
Exquisite platinum, 18k gold Edwardian brooch set with diamonds & an emerald cut amethyst.:

Patsy Keltch has almost 50 boards but her "sisters and brothers" board is hands down the most darling.  
newborn pic. Great idea for a picture to do with my kalei and newborn baby girl or boy:


Sister shirts - would love to get these for me and my sisters:

This ALMOST makes me want to do it all over again.:

I've added a few pins to my own boards. Recently ...

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August 22, 2016
sunday style report: easy casual shirt dress from edeenut

Finding a shirt dress that is long enough for me is not an easy task. I discovered this old navy denim button up dress and ordered it in a size Small Tall. I wish there was and XS option in Tall, but the Small has been okay and I've still worn it. If it bothers me too much down the road, I may take in the sides a bit with my sewing machine, but for now there is a tie for the waist so I just wear it as is.

Even with the side slits, the length is long ...

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August 8, 2016
hemming a knit shirt with a double needle, plus a shop restock from edeenut

The extra pouches from my Christmas in July sale are now stocked in the etsy shop. Thank you everyone who purchased one or two. It's nice to have a little sale every so often on IG with discounted prices, to show you I appreciate you.

Skirt- Old Navy
Zipper pouch- edeenut

I try to be cautious when ordering shirts online, especially when I'm not sure of how a size small will fit. Usually a size small fits me, but the shoulder seam is not where I like it to hit me ...

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October 30, 2014
Back after a long interim from Seams Sew Creative

Having a second baby puts an amazing demand on your time, patience, sanity, and ability to accomplish anything other than simply making it to the next day. My youngest is now almost three and the crafting bug has bitten again.

Over the past few months I have found myself making things just for the sake of making it, and that has really pulled me back into the world of blogging and my Etsy shop.

Looking back I realize now what a catalog of the things I was doing this blog had become. Having time to get back to these things ...

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