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Cornelia French

I am a seamstress and crafter, at the moment I am spending time making things for my grandchildren.

TRAVEL LIGHT DURING THE WINTER. It can be done, I promise!


I'll briefly touch on some of the original tips here, but if you've been here a while, you can skip through below to see the outfits. The bulk of the work in traveling light is planning. Preparation is everything. You must spend a couple of hours thinking through this, and not wait until the night before. I can't stress this enough. Ready? Know Your Destination + Activities What will you be doing on your trip? Try to make sure each item you take can be worn with more than one outfit. Try to wear the bulky items on the plane as long as you can remain comfortable doing so. Take at least one nice dress. Snow and Ice Dyeing. With all the snow and ice that’s piled up in the Northeast and other parts of the country right now, we thought it was about time we put it to good use!

Snow and Ice Dyeing

Create unique and amazing colors and patterns with Snow and Ice Dyeing it’s a super easy and fun way to dye fabric. INSTABRAID. Cutlery Tray for Jewelry! I LOVE Jewelry, real jewelry, costume jewelry, all of it . . . almost as much as I love shoes!

Cutlery Tray for Jewelry!

I have a small jewelry box for my "real" jewelry. As much as I'd love to fill a wall with gold and diamond jewelry, we can't afford that :( so as far as my real items go, I only own the classics. A small pair of diamond studs, a pair of peal earrings, a pearl necklace, a cocktail ring, a couple of white gold bands, and of coarse my wedding band and engagement ring!! DIY Personalised Clock – A FUN way to learn to tell the time! I found this fantastic idea over on Pinterest here and just HAD to make it.

DIY Personalised Clock – A FUN way to learn to tell the time!

I’m keen to start Master L (5yo) on learning the time so I thought this was a FUN way to get his learning juices flowing! This would also make a wonderful gift too! It may look difficult to make, but trust me, it was a piece of cake! It’s also very inexpensive – in total it only cost me a little over $10! You will need: 22cm clock (9 inches) Glue (I always use a glue gun, but craft glue would work just as well) Screwdriver Clock battery Scissors First take a photo of your ‘subject’. Make sure you get the whole ‘subject’ in the shot from the tip of their finger to the bottom of their toes and take the photo front on.

The ideal pose it to have one finger pointing straight up with their arm close to their ear & the other arm down by their side. I printed the images on both a 6×4 and 5×7 size photo. Now using your screwdriver, take the front off the clock and keep the screws in a safe place! Homemade Extracts. Hi guys!

Homemade Extracts

As you can probably tell Jenny and I are way into Christmas and love giving homemade gifts as presents. We already shared with you a cute wrapping situation for one of our banana bread recipes, and today we thought we would do homemade extracts. We are giving you recipes for five different kinds: lemon, grapefruit, vanilla, cinnamon, and orange. Saartjie "Sarah" Baartman (Hottentot Venus) Oct 9 2013 Saartjie “Sarah” Baartman(before 1790 – 29 December 1815) (also spelled Bartman, Bartmann, Baartmen) was the most famous of at least two Khoikhoi women who were exhibited as freak showattractions in 19th-century Europe under the nameHottentot Venus—”Hottentot” as the then-current name for the Khoi people, now considered an offensive term, and “Venus” in reference to the Roman goddess of love.

Saartjie "Sarah" Baartman (Hottentot Venus)

Southern Africa Sarah Baartman was born to a Khoisan family in the vicinity of the Gamtoos River in what is now the Eastern Cape of South Africa. She was orphaned in a commando raid. Saartjie, pronounced “Sahr-kee”, is the diminutiveform of her name; in Afrikaans the use of the diminutive form commonly indicates familiarity, endearment or contempt. Transfer a Photo onto a Slab of Wood. My All-In-One “Miracle” Eye Serum. Tutorials/Projects. How to Make B Vitamin Water for Natural Energy. Similar to electrolyte drinks, vitamin water plays into a public that is trying to become more and more aware of their health.

How to Make B Vitamin Water for Natural Energy

Its sleek packaging and appealing names make it sound like the perfect combination-you get vitamins while drinking a healthy dose of water. Again, like electrolyte drinks, there’s not really a whole lot to it. Vitamin water actually contains 13 grams of refined sugar in each serving, which equates to 32.5 grams of sugar in a bottle. Regular Coke, which has 39 grams of sugar, isn’t a far cry from that. A regular can of Coke also has 140 calories, while a bottle of vitamin water has anywhere from 100-125 calories. DIY Lip Balm & Lip Scrub. Anthropologie-inspired Ruffled Burlap Lamp! Fabric Bracelets at Joann. 0.50 off any one Zulka® product. Give the Gift of S'mores! Maiden D'Shade: Tricycle Diaper Cake Tutorial. I love when I have an opportunity to try something new.

Maiden D'Shade: Tricycle Diaper Cake Tutorial

Even when it is just new to me. I have a baby shower to go to tonight and the gifts are supposed to be practical, i.e. diapers, wipes, etc. (baby #5, boy #4) and so I thought I'd try my hand at a diaper cake. So, I looked on 'the Google' for boy diaper cakes and saw some fun ideas, one being a tricycle which looked easy and fun and cute! An Awesome, Inspiring and Empowering Horoscope Newsletter. Fanciful Flower Hair Accessory at Joann. High Waist Bow Skirt at Joann. Cummerbund Wrap Belt at Joann. Cube Block Home Dec Pillows at Joann.

Welcome to a World of Inspiration. 23 Unique Balloon Projects to Make. How to make balloon activities that will delight kids of all ages.

23 Unique Balloon Projects to Make

These balloon craft ideas include balloon game like balloon spoon race and balloon pop games. Introvert or Extrovert: Test Yourself With Our Personality Quiz. Apple Pie Egg Rolls. Make-A-Cake Series. Easy Baby Skirt Tutorial and Pattern. <div class="greet_block wpgb_cornered"><div class="greet_text"><div class="greet_image"><a href=" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src=" alt="WP Greet Box icon"/></a></div>Hello there!

Easy Baby Skirt Tutorial and Pattern

If you are new here, you might want to <a href=" rel="nofollow"><strong>subscribe to the RSS feed</strong></a> for updates on this topic. <div style="clear:both"></div></div></div> (This is the project for Week 4 of the Learn to Sew series.) Seriously, I need to stop sewing things for baby girls. Last week it was the dress and the shoes. This skirt is so quick and easy! Here’s another version: 3 Layer Ruffle Baby Skirt Tutorial: What you Need: 3 coordinating fabrics-about 1/2 yard each for a baby or toddler size (you will have leftover) Get more though if you want to make this for an older girl. Elastic Large Safety Pin Steps: Dollar Doll Clothes - Free Patterns For AG & 18" Dolls. Recognize the source of these cute small-scale prints for doll clothes? Yes, during a recent foray through the neighborhood dollar store we came across some quality women's underwear seconds and naturally asked ourselves what we might make from them.

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