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Promotional Bunting

With one of my other endeavours, The Westside’s Story, I hosted a Day Camp Fair a couple of weeks ago. I was looking for something really dynamic to go in the window as promotion for the event. And then I thought, why not get crafty? So I whipped up some basic, construction paper bunting. This is so easy, and can be used for a myriad of occasions, including birthdays, celebrations, and personal declarations for Valentine’s Day (e.g. I LOVE [lover’s name here] displayed prominently in your front window to embarrass your spouse)!

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Sleeves to Fingerless Gloves

Digging through my mound of sewing material and clothing the other day, I found some baby pjs that, I guess, I had planned to mend when my kids were tiny. Oops! Stuff gets away from you when you’re elbow deep in diapers. My daughter’s too big for these footie pajamas, but she does love to be stylin’, so I made her some cool fingerless gloves from the onesie sleeves.

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Lucky Pinata!

I love a pinata! I find the store-bought ones are made of hard cardboard, they’re difficult to bust open, and they’re just no fun! If you have a few minutes a couple of days, they’re very simple to make and you’re left with a feeling of artistic accomplishment. For my son’s game-themed birthday this year, I decided to roll the dice and create this pinata.

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Upcycled Blanket Sweater

I am a scavenger. There. I said it. And I feel no shame. I find treats, treasures, and materials where other may just see junk. And my latest acquisition is an old blanket that was put out for the trash. But I saw more in that old blanket and repurposed it into a cozy sweater. And it was easy!

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