60 years of Stuff! Estate Garage clear out! what did we find?!

How to Recycle Old Clothes

Where to find Used Clothing Short of grubbing about in the rubbish, a good place to find second hand clothes is in your local charity shop, or if you live in the USA, your local thrift store. Another excellent source is local jumble sales and boot sales. The clothes here are often the cheapest and there are many bargains to be had.

Aromatherapy at Home

Aromatherapy has been practiced for hundreds of years without the benefit of the fancy name. Generation after generation of homemakers prided themselves in creating the most fragrant and visually appealing decor to beautify their homes and provide relief for minor ailments, from headache and anxiety to insomnia and soothing cranky babies. I will present just a few wonderful herbal home recipes. They are very easy to make and use things you probably already have around the house (ok, maybe not the orris root – the mix will do just fine without it, but the fragrance will not last as long). Treat yourself to these very affordable indulgences, after all, it’s the little things…

Putting a Price on Creativity

How do you put a value on what you create? When we create something and want to sell it, what is it worth?

The History of Penny Squares and Other Redwork

Outline embroidery played a significant part in quilting history. It was used in blocks, most commonly penny squares, which were printed muslin pieces selling for one cent each. Outline embroidery designs encompassed many styles and subjects, and many of these old patterns are still available for today’s quilters. In recent years, vintage doilies have been a primary source of outline embroidery for patchwork projects.

How to Create Your Own Embroidered Patches

Sometimes embroidering directly onto a garment is impractical, impossible or simply ineffective. Creating your own embroidered patches is an easy alternative for these situations. You can directly sew your design into organza fabric rather than a finished garment.

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