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Toy Mouse – Part 1

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I realized that I did not make anything for my cat, Lucy, for Christmas. Since she constantly chews up and destroys the toy mice that I purchase for her, I decided to make a toy mouse. I used felt to make the mouse and leftover scrap pieces of a t-shirt from my t-shirt yarn project to make […]

Slim Bracelet

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I was looking for supplies to use with a project that I’m working on when I realized that I had a container filled with scrap beading wire. I was saving it thinking that I would make something with them. After several years (no, I’m not kidding), I finally figured out what to make with them: […]

(Not) Hoppin’ John

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Happy New Year everyone! I hope that you are having a productive week. My family traditionally celebrated New Year’s Day by eating soul food dishes such as collard greens and ham hocks, pig’s feet, chitterlings (basically pig intestines) and hoppin’ john or some other dish with black-eyed peas. These dishes were supposed to bring good […]

Chain Choker Necklace

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I have been busy during this holiday week making and sending gifts to my family members. I wanted to make one more project before the end of the year, so I decided on something simple: a chain choker necklace. The necklace radiates pure elegance. It’s a lovely addition to any outfit. I was able to […]

Ribbed Turtleneck Choker

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I mentioned a couple of posts ago that I was checking out the accessories trends for Fall/Winter 2015-2016. Well, I noticed another trend that might seem strange at first but makes perfect sense: the wide turtleneck choker. It’s easy to wear and doubles as a headband. It can be folded and placed in your bag, […]