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{Mason Jar} - Re-purpose Project

Hi Everyone,

Oh, have I got a treat for you...

I'm a lover of Peaches, especially when a top cottage cheese, rice or chicken. The flavor is so tantalizing.  I even enjoy it in salsa vs. its competitor, mango.  We frequent Costco, which is where we buy sliced peaches, jarred.  They come in a 4 pack and don't last long in the house...but the mason jars, those do! 

Here's a  BEFORE and AFTER of how I like to re-purpose my mason jars.

The After picture is  {My} Mommy Tip Jar.  Spare change goes in it and when my husband ate lunch out more frequently, this baby filled up fast; from emptying pockets, at Laundry time.

Re-purposed with a Fabric Cap cover, raffia and chalk paint, 
it has taken on a whole new image.  
(You can find my tutorial for Fabric Cap Covers here )

That Tutorial features this same jar being used to hold my healthy collection of buttons, now color-categorized.

Picture Here:

And finally, I actually use these Jars, minus their Lids, during the warm summer months as Drinking glasses. Below you'll find a picture I posted on Instagram - I'm enjoying here a Seagram's Sweet Tea Vodka and Lemonade, on my back patio.

If you'd like more Mason Jar inspiration, considering following my Pinboard of Mason Jar ideas

Thanks for reading along, I hope this inspires you to re-purpose ...   and, why not a fun Peach Recipe

Source:  Not without Salt

This looks so darn good!!!


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{Sewing Tips and Tricks} Lesson 2 of 3

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to {Sewing Tips and Tricks} Lesson 2

If you're just joining us, here's a link to Lesson 1 where we covered a lot of beginning sewing tips like thread, bobbins, sewing needles, and cutting.

Below you'll find 3 videos paired with images and information.  These videos, and information, are geared towards offering you extra tidbits on cutting straight fabric pieces, sewing with Vinyl and pinning tricks with Liquid Stitch.

{ Cutting and Sewing Straight Lines }

The above picture points out how to use your clear ruler to make straight Pencil marks, for when you intend to sew at the machine. 

Note: The image above wasn't cut straight, by both beginning and end points, at a .25 line, line up.  If you were to use the edge of your sewing foot, to sewing, your finished line wouldn't be straight.

{ Sewing Tricks for Pinning & Sealing }

Two of my favorite Sewing Notions

When adding buttons (or Velcro, not pictured) to projects, try adding a dab of Liquid Stitch (it gives a gummy/sticky backside) allowing it to adhere better to the fabric.

Using Liquid Stitch to adhere vinyl to your projects.

Just a small dab on the edge of your fabric is enough.  Then apply your Vinyl piece.

Sewing with Vinyl or Laminated Fabric }

Using Wax paper to sew over Vinyl works best. 

Getting out your seam ripper, to remove specs of wax paper, will be the only time you enjoy using it. Ha, Ha...

Well, there you have it, Lesson 2.

Thanks for watching, good luck with sewing. And I #heart comments so let me know what you think. :)

Up Next...
Lesson 3:  Troubleshooting..what's wrong with my machine?!

And, why not throw in a { Giveaway }...
want some FREE fabric??

This Giveaway - US Only!

Enter to win the below fabric from my good Friend Jennifer at Sisboom

 18" (1/2 a yard) of this up for grabs

Check out this cute Summer Purse I made with another Sisboom Fabric

Here's a Link to Lesson 3


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My {Summer} Purse

I've been receiving a lot of compliments on my latest accessory, my Summer Purse.  I made it with some really great 

I was trying, for what seemed like months, to purchase a new Purse to go with my Summer outfits but was having trouble picking just the right one; I think it's an occupational hazard. Ha...

Below is my Summer Purse...

I like it so much, and it seems as though I'm not the only one.  I'll be making these, custom order only, with a price tag of $35.00 (+shipping and handling).

I'd love to know what 'you' think of it....consider pinning it.. with #HandmadeSummerPurse in the description and just maybe we'll do a giveaway for one...stay tuned.

Update 7/19: Much to my surprise, I was blessed with a mention over at Sisboom,  How cool is that...
Update 7/25: This post/purse got the Readers Choice Award, over at Live.Laugh.Rowe
Over the Moon...


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Coupon Organizer {Giveaway}

Hi All,

I wanted to share a fun, awesome {giveaway} happening now over at The Happy Housewife.

Here is an image of the Product up for grabs.

Head on over and enter to Win.

The contest Ends Monday, July 16th. 

Good Luck. 

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Latest Sewing Creation {Car Trash Bag}

Hi All,

I get asked (a lot) by friends (and family) to make products they think of because it will either make their life easier, or more organized.  I gladly accept their challenges because it's the funniest part about my job/hobby – it gets my creative juices flowing!

I’ve kind of made a rule that after 5 people ask for something, I usually go to the drawing board and sketch the idea out, with the plans to make a prototype … below is my latest creation.

A Car trash Bag

It was made with a washable (cold water/mild soap/hang dry/no iron) fabric and attaches via Velcro onto any headrest.

I've decided, since so many could benefit from it's purpose, it's now a new product added to the  { Travel }  category, and ALSO up for grabs by one lucky winner. :)

{ Giveaway }

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good Luck!!


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