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Finishing the Elsa dress

In my previous post I mentioned that my Mom was going to finish the sleeves for the Elsa dress sometime before she gave the dresses to the girls. After I (Read more...)

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How to sew Elsa and Anna dresses

My Mom and I are both crazy when it comes to making things. We have discussions about authenticity and couture sewing techniques over dresses made for small girls, but we (Read more...)

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Denver Skyline painting

I started this painting almost five years ago and was then was either pregnant or nursing for a large portion of the next four years; I just now completed it. (Read more...)

Resize Patio Cushions

How to resize patio cushions

In a previous post I wrote about replacing the glass table top for our patio furniture with wood. This same vintage furniture was in desperate need of new cushions, since (Read more...)

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Refinishing furniture: Tips for Success

Most of our house is furnished with pieces that have come from Craigslist or garage sales. I love quality second hand furniture; however, many times the pieces you buy need (Read more...)


Art studio progress

When we moved into our house a little over 5 years ago it had a formal dining room that looked like this: While the lovely peach carpet was ripped out (Read more...)


Create custom graphics in Photoshop

If you have ever wanted to create custom graphics from you own images, then Photoshop’s threshold adjustment is a great tool to use. Personally, I use threshold to make interesting (Read more...)


Chemical Safety with Oil Painting

I started oil painting about 7 years ago and fell in love. If I was only allowed to keep one type of art supply in my house, oil paints would (Read more...)

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Replacing a glass table top

Many years ago we inherited some patio furniture from my husband’s Grandpa. I really like the look of the furniture, but I wasn’t a huge fan of the glass table (Read more...)

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