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Always a Project | Oilcloth, Meet iPad

Always a Project | Oilcloth, Meet iPad

I've had "Complete my oilcloth iPad cover" on my monthly list of to-do's for some time now. I have the "standard issue" cover that my office provided to me, but it is lacking a few features. I needed something that could carry the keycard to my office, a notepad (because sometimes you actually need to write something), and a place to keep a pen.

You should know that most of my projects are born from trial and error and this one was no exception. I made a couple of mock-ups that just didn't work.
 

Concert Series Returns to the Square Saturday

Concert Series Returns to the Square Saturday

Summer Concert Series on the Square brings The Carolina Soul Band to the Courthouse Square Saturday.

That's Saturday, August 11 at 8 p.m.

Food will be on hand for sale or you can bring your own coolers and picnics and enjoy the music.

Always a Project | Pin-spired Snacking

Always a Project | Pin-spired Snacking

In preparation for our six hour drive to Florida, I whipped up some jello fruit snacks that I found on Pinterest, courtesy of the genius women behind Six Sisters' Stuff.

Three ingredients: flavored gelatin, plain gelatin, and water! No carnuba wax or anything else objectionable found in store-purchased treats.

 

Always a Project: Butterick 5644

Always a Project: Butterick 5644

So... I snuck in a quick top this week. We're heading to the beach for vacation and I wanted something new to take with me.

{And, who has time to shop? I find it much easier to fit in a few short sewing sessions!}

I found this beautiful embroidered cotton at Joann's a few weeks ago and had no real idea about what I wanted to use it for. After a quick review of my patterns, I settled on Butterick 5644.

Always a Project: Magnetic Storage Markers

Always a Project: Magnetic Storage Markers

So, after I completed my magnetic storage tins, I realized that I needed some way to know what was inside - at a glance, rather than by opening each to find what I am looking for.

I knew that I didn't want something permanent, as I'm constantly repurposing!

My solution? Little magnetic markers utilizing scrap ribbon, buttons, and... SHRINKY DINKS!!!

If you're familiar with my blog, you know how I love a Shrinky Dink project.

Always a Project: Bustin' Out Pillows

Always a Project: Bustin' Out Pillows

This blog post title is appropriate for so many reasons.

First of all, my summer semester is almost over! This time next week, I'll be free from this prison for nearly one whole month.