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How to Use Elastic Thread to Make Smocked Fabric Smocked fabric by the yard is very popular… It is so easy to purchase it, make a seam, and voila – a cute little dress or top. The downside is that Read more…


My daughter painted the sweetest picture for me in her art class. I love the bright colors and her fun approach to a vase with flowers! I decided to build another frame using pieces from the scrap pile to showcase Read more…


 Upholstering the RH Inspired Baroque Chair… Here is another plan I drew for The Design Confidential that I was planning on building…  (That seems to get me in a lot of trouble!) Although this chair doesn’t have the turned legs like Read more…


This is not the typical 70s wine bottle lamp… There are tons of awesome liquor bottles out there, not that I’m in the habit of hanging out at the liquor store (really, I’m not), but the few times I’ve been, Read more…


Building the PB Inspired Rebecca Trunk The Rebecca Trunk from Pottery Barn… Gorgeous! The bad news is that it retails for $499.00! Yikes! It really is a beautiful piece! I drew the plans for this piece for The Design Confidential. It Read more…


How to Give a Dress a Makeover I love dresses.  Yes, I actually wear them on occasion – even on some of my trips to the home improvement stores to buy lumber, parts, power tools, etc! I really love the Read more…


 How to Make a Ruffled Tote Bag I saw the cutest tote bag with fabric ruffles on it… I knew my daughter, aka “The Han”, would love it! Then I saw the price tag… I know a lot of people Read more…


Build Picture Frames from the Scrap Pile As I was poking around in my scrap pile the other day, I came across a few good pieces of oak. Since I built the frames for mirrors and a cork board, why Read more…


I really think 2x lumber is awesome… To me, it seems more economical to buy 2x lumber and rip it down to suit my needs especially ripping 2x4s into 2x2s (I can’t seem to find any that are straight at Read more…


How to Give Shoes a Makeover with Duct Tape Not long ago, duct tape was only available in the grey/silver color but now with the variety of patterns and colors, duct tape is a fun part of my crafting world! Read more…

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