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How To Make a Tomato Pin Cushion // Free Pattern

This adorable tomato pin cushion is such a fun little sewing project and a nice asset to your sewing supplies. You can make this pin cushion out of quilters cotton scraps or of course, a felted wool upcycled red sweater! Tomato Pin Cushion Materials & Supplies PDF pattern Fabric (cotton quilters cotton or an upcycled felted wool sweater) Green Felt
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zipper bracelets

Upcycled Zipper Bracelets | 3 Adorable DIY Styles

These upcycled zipper bracelets are unique, easy to make, and quite adorable. In this tutorial, you will learn how to make them using 3 simple methods. Oh, how I love upcycling and making useful items out of repurposed items! When you think “outside the box” you can come up with so many fun things that are UNIQUE and ONE-OF-A-KIND. In
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Delicious Tortelloni in Sage Butter Sauce Recipe

This savory tortelloni sage butter sauce recipe is so delicious and so easy to make! It’s a quick meal and who doesn’t like that on a hot summer day? Serve it with a green salad and warm bread! YUM!!!!! Sage is an herb that I have growing in my garden. Not only can you use it in culinary dishes or
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How To Sew on a Button | Simple Hand Sewing Method

Everyone needs to learn how to sew on a button. Most likely some time in your lifetime you’re going to have a button pop off a shirt or some kind of clothing, and sewing it back on is super easy. In this post, which includes a VIDEO TUTORIAL, I’m going to show you how easy it is to use a
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How To Make a Yummy Nutritionally Packed Berry Smoothie

This berry smoothie is one of my favorite go-to breakfasts. I like it because it is quick, tastes yummy, is very nutritious and most importantly, it sustains me until lunchtime. I am one who does not do well with the standard bowl of cereal or other breakfast entrees. If I eat pancakes or french toast for breakfast, my body responds
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Jan Howell

Jan Howell

Whether it’s a new recipe, a fun craft, or some handy tips for your garden and home, I hope to empower and inspire you with skills that you can use to create joy, improved health, and to do it in a simple way.

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Hello, I'm Jan

I help DIY crafters take back their creative passion by providing them with patterns and projects tutorials that are easy to follow and quick to make. Most projects utilize upcycled fabric and materials, making the projects inexpensive and environmentally compatible.

Upcycled Denim Patchwork Quilt

Have you ever slept under a denim patchwork quilt? There is nothing better! There is just something about the heaviness of the denim and the coziness of a soft flannel
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Cool Zipper Upcycling

As many of you know I’m really into upcycling and recycling items, and clothing is one of them. In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to deconstruct an
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