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Craft: Update a Stained Shirt with cute Cupcake design!

Here is a great idea for those cute adorable shirts that get grape juice stains. Find someone like me who has an embroidery machine to put an applique on the shirt. Or you can create a simple applique on a shirt and sew around it. I will post a how to in the future.

This design comes from Just Peachy Applique a sponsor of Applique Forum.

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Craft: Cute ABC Zipper Pocket Design

Here is my first In the Hoop (ITH) project!  I’m so excited about this.   I thought I would share this on my blog.  As you may know I love to create crafts, and sew.  Recently, I’ve become re-addicted to my fancy combo sewing and embroidery machine.   Yesterday, I made this cute Zipper Bag from a new design from DigiStitches

This is for Doodle so she can keep track of her flashcards.

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Jo-Ann Fabrics: 20% off Total Purchase this week 7/22/12-7/28/12

Double check your mail because earlier between July 12-14 I got a postcard flier from Jo-Ann and it has a 20% off total purchase coupon for July 22-28! That includes sales, regular and clearance items!

The best part I just checked the ad for this month and this week July 22-28 the notions wall is 50% off! Quilting fabrics are 40% off and Pillow Forms are 50% off.

That makes the notions wall 70% off, Quilting fabrics 60% off and the Pillow forms 70% off!

If you don’t have the flier download the Jo-Ann App onto your phone and you get the same coupons!

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Walmart: Fabric Clearance

walmart fabric

Around the Washington D.C. metro area several Walmart stores are being upgraded to SuperCenters. I haven’t been to Walmart in a couple weeks and I forgot how crazy the store is with the construction going on.

This weekend we stopped in at the Walmart in Woodbridge, VA and discovered that they put ALL of the fabric on Clearance by the bolt. So whatever the bolt amount per yards X $3-$4 equals the cost. There were some bolts that had 10+ yards so they cost about $30 but most were less than that. If you are need of some fabric or are like me and love fabric, you might want to check out this Walmart or other Walmarts that are going under SuperCenter remodeling. I found these ranging from $4.97 – $12 a bolt.

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A.C. Moore Grand Opening Sale at all stores 3/25/12 only!

A.C. Moore at Rockville, MD -12013 Rockville Pike is having a Grand Opening for their new location.   The best part is the celebration is for all stores including Baileys Crossroads, Fairfax, Manassas, and Sterling, VA!

Open Sunday at 9:30 AM!  Free $10 Giftcards to the first 50 customers Rockville, MD Store ONLY!

Including the other stores:

All Gildan T-shirts $2 each!  All sizes in infant, Toddler, Youth, Junior, Womens, Adult, 2X or 3X.  Great for crafts or just to have extra T-shirts!

1.1 Gallon Plastic Storage Box $.50 each!

Sharpie Markers $.62 each

Photo Storage Boxes $1 each

8.5 x 11 Solid Color Cardstock $.08 each

A.C. Moore 4 oz Tacky Glue $.49 each

20″x30″ White Foam Board $.82 each

Other sale items for this week:

Easter Baskets 6 ct or 12 ct Fillable Eggs $.77 each!

50 Tealights $1.77 each

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Organization 2012

Organization 2012

My husband and I were talking about goals that we have for ourselves this year.  Our kids are young so just having a good time while they are little is important to us.    This means we need to be better about organization.

Organization is constant with my 3 year old. Don’t forget I have identical twin boys that are starting to crawl.  Babyproofing is never ending!   I’ve learned that if one system doesn’t work right now, there will be another system that does work.  I’m still trying to figure out the right methods to get laundry done but I will find it!   I’ll be talking about that too.

This month I wanted to talk about kids crafts.   I love crafts.  We have everything to do crafts and they are all over the house.  My plan is getting them all organized.  There are crafts that are perfect for my 3 year old to get into on her own while I’m watching the twins.  However, there are crafts she should never get into until she is older.  When I get to those places in our house I will definitely share them with you.

After a wonderful Christmas my daughter got several fun kits of play-doh, markers, and paper.  Since I’ve been staying at home she has used her table, and kitchen table to color and the paper seemed to get placed on the counter, or on top of the fridge.

This weekend after talking about organization, it dawned on me that I have some cabinets that I can re-organize and provide her space for her craft supplies.  She can now get her paper, markers and play-doh and then put it away when she is done!

We didn’t spend a penny on this.  I used some metal cans for her markers  and paints.  Then my husband found this 3 drawer box that he wasn’t using and it fits her coloring books and colored paper.  The tin on top is a old cookie tin that we have used to store her crayons.  The top cabinet holds her play-doh and the red box is an art box that holds the play-doh cutters.  Perfect!

My plan is to work on all of our cabinets one at a time and re-organize each of them.  Not only will I find more space that I know I didn’t have but also find things to donate, and sell.  I’m excited.

What are your organization goals for this year?

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Sign Up for FREE Craftsy Crafting Daily Deals – Love crafting Start saving

Just recently I signed up for FREE the Craftsy Crafting Daily Deals.   I’m so impressed with all of the amazing classes and deals on crafting supplies.  If you are at all interested in learning a new hobby or like to improve on one you already know.  In addition there are some FREE patterns on Craftsy website.  Click HERE to sign up for Craftsy Crafting Daily Deals.

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