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Low Sugar Freezer Strawberry Jam Recipe / Simple and Delicious

Are you a fan of strawberry jam but wary of the excessive sugar content in most recipes? Look no further! This yummy fresh strawberry freezer jam is low in sugar and incredibly simple. Trust me, even my husband can whip this up. Why You’ll Love This Strawberry Jam Recipe Less Sugar: Traditional jams often call for a lot of sugar.
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8 Sewing Tips and Hacks for Beginners / My Best Top 8

If you are new to sewing or have been sewing for a long time, there are always some new sewing tips and hacks that could make your sewing experience easier and more enjoyable. In this post, I share with you my top eight sewing tips. 1. Preventing Ruler Slippage This tip is a game-changer if you use a rotary cutter,
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DIY FABRIC SUNGLASS CASE

How To Make an Eyeglass Case | Sunglass Case | Quick and Simple Project

In this blog post, I show you how to make a super cute eyeglass and sunglass case. These cases are quite simple to make and require just a little bit of fabric making them a great project to use up your fabric scrap. This is a beginner sewing project that is fun and quite addicting. I dare you to make
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How To Mend a Hole in a T-Shirt the Easy Way

Got a hole in your favorite t-shirt but not a fan of sewing? No problem! This little hack is quick, simple and works like a charm! I used to wonder WHY I was getting these little holes at the bottom front of my shirts. Even after wearing t-shirts a few times, and with high quality premium shirts, these little buggers
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Baked Cod Fish Sticks Recipe with Creamy Lemon Sauce

I’m not a crazy fan of fish, but this baked cod fish sticks recipe is delicious, easy to make and I’m in love with the creamy lemon sauce! Most of the frozen fish stick varieties you buy at the store have been deep fried and are so greasy, and have a lot of questionable ingredients. This recipe includes simple seasonings
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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

(UPDATED 2/23/23) 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
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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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    How To Mend a Hole in a T-Shirt the Easy Way

    Got a hole in your favorite t-shirt but not a fan of sewing? No problem!
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    DIY Ribbon Spool Storage Organizer / The Best Hack Ever

    Do you need help with your ribbon spool storage and organizing? No worries, I have
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    The Best Way To Clean the Bottom of an Iron

    It’s only a matter of time that your iron is going to accumulate a lot
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    DIY Garden Apron / Made From Recycled Jeans / Quick and Simple Project

    This DIY garden apron is a quick and simple project made from upcycled jeans. The
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    Easy To Make Organizer Containers Using an Upcycled Tissue Box

    I have this thing with recycling,  upcycling and re-purposing items when I can. In this

    How To Freeze Eggs // 3 Safe Efficient Ways

    Who knew you could freeze eggs? Well, you absolutely can. In this post, I will

    How To Make an Envelope Pillow Cover / Simple Sewing

    Is it time to switch out some of your throw pillows? Making your own envelope
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    How To Make the Best Window Cleaner // the Non-Toxic Way

    This DIY window cleaner is the best window cleaner recipe I’ve found. It’s inexpensive, gives