Penny Rugs: Boot Scrapers to Placemats

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The penny rug has humble beginnings, but the beauty of this textile art has endured for more than 200 years.  Homemakers in the 1800s never let anything go to waste, so old clothing, hats, and blankets would be recycled into mats or rugs.  They would use coins as templates to make circles of different sizes,…

A Very Crafty Summer

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Aside from writing like a lunatic this summer, my two months of freedom also turned out to be an adventure in crafting.  It all started when I got the bright idea to clean out my craft closet, which had become ridiculously stuffed and unorganized.  As I started pulling things out and sorting through supplies, my…

I’m Getting Spoiled Again!

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For the third week in a row, an amazing reader and fellow blogger has been kind enough to nominate me for two more blog awards.  What an honor to receive the One Lovely Blog Award and the Beautiful Blogger Award from mywithershins.  She writes an incredible blog filled with beautiful crafts, photographs, and fantastic stories.…