Author Archives: Lynda

October Update

I’ve been so busy around here getting ready for winter. Most of the porch cushions are cleaned and packed away until spring. I also worked on the basement and the garage. I’ve also spent lots of hours outside weeding and … Continue reading

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How To: Printing With Leaves

Nothing reminds me more of Fall than leaves. Five years ago I wrote a post on using watercolors with the leaves on paper. You can check that post out here. But today we’re talking about printing with leaves on fabric … Continue reading

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New favorite tool: DIY Foam Daubers

In the past, for stenciling I have really loved to use stencil brushes. I’ve also tried a variety of sponges, but was never happy with the delivery of paint on the fabric until I met the DIY foam daubers. I … Continue reading

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Revisiting the Smokies

We just returned last week from revisiting the Smokies. Dave and I traveled there back in 2005 after we first met. The trip was somewhat of a disaster since we really didn’t know each other well and shouldn’t have been … Continue reading

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Monday This And That

Good Morning! I was hoping I’d have a new tutorial ready for you today. I had ordered a tool I needed to complete it, but it was damaged in the mail.  However, I found out that our local Joann’s store … Continue reading

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Sewing little bags

I have this love-hate relationship with sewing. Really, I’ve always thought of myself as sewing-challenged. Maybe not anymore. My mother was a wonderful seamstress. She made most of my clothes. She made my sister’s clothes too. Often they would be … Continue reading

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Dyeing scarves with silk ties revisited

Last year I wrote this post on dyeing silk scarves with silk ties. I thought it was time for an update especially since I was going to be demonstrating the technique on one of our local television stations. Here I … Continue reading

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Indigo Play Date

Two years ago I taught an indigo dyeing class. Connie wasn’t able to attend that class so we decided one of these days we’d have our own indigo play date. This week we finally got together and played. Here is … Continue reading

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Ice, Paint, and Water

Good Morning! Can you believe it’s almost September? This summer has really flown by. Last week I spent a little bit of my time ice dyeing. When I showed Dave this piece he asked if he could have a shirt. … Continue reading

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Sunday Roundup

Happy Sunday! Here’s a Sunday roundup of what has been going on here this past week. I’m teaching my Wind Wishes: Inspirational Flags class this week at Gilda’s Club so I’ve been preparing for this fun class which involved cutting … Continue reading

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