Author Archives: Lynda

Five marking tools

I thought I’d share theĀ  five marking tools I really, really like for those painted canvas pieces. First up is this neat wood clay roller. It comes with three other rollers and you can buy it online or at Blicks. … Continue reading

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Peppermint 100% Coconut Soap

If you’re new to the blog, you might not know that Dave and I make our own soap and have done so for the past seven years. If you’re interested in our soap recipes, check out this link. When we … Continue reading

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Painting canvas class

There is nothing like a new online class to inspire me. I just completed “Paint & Stitch: Vibrant Acrylic Quilts” on Iquilt.com. This painting canvas class is taught by the talented Katie Pasquini Masopust. I learned a couple new things, … Continue reading

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How To: Reverse Applique

I’ve wanted to try reverse applique for quite a long time. I’ve also been looking for ways to use my ice dyed stash. Here is my tutorial on this fun and easy technique. Supplies: Three pieces of fabric: top, one … Continue reading

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Flag Swap and more

Back in February I posted about this Positive Prayer Flags swap. Last week I received my six flags. Aren’t they beautiful? I’ve added the extra flag I made so I end up with seven flags from this swap. I’ve hung … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!

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Cutting it up

Now with my studio reorganized, I’m ready to play. First up is cutting one of my ice dyed pieces. I’m asked a lot what I do with all of my fabric. To tell you the truth, most of it is … Continue reading

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Studio Redo

For the last week or so I’ve been working on my studio redo. In addition to moving furniture around, I’ve gone through my stash and took it off to Goodwill. I still have lots of stuff, but now it seems … Continue reading

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Comparing rope for bowl making

For awhile I’ve been using 3/16 inch all-purpose cotton clothesline rope for making my bowls. Recently I tried 3-ply cotton. For any of you interested in making rope bowls I thought it would be good to show you the difference. … Continue reading

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How To: Toilet paper tube bird feeder

I was meeting with my friend Martha and her daughter Jillian this week and I wanted a fun easy activity we could do together. I thought a toilet paper tube bird feeder would be perfect and would feed our birds. … Continue reading

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