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How to Turn a Thrift-Store Shirt Into Useful Fabric

How to Turn a Thrift-Store Shirt Into Useful Fabric

I love thrift store shopping. I love the great prices and the thrill of finding something unusual or unique. I also love that my purchases are not only easier on the planet, but often in support of worthwhile causes. And thrift stores can be a great place to find fabric for sewing projects. Blankets, quilts,…

Thankful for Beauty

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my Canadian friends and readers!  After a bout of cold weather here (and even a little snow!) we have been blessed with a weekend of summer weather.  I am enjoying the beautiful warm breeze blowing through the window right now and know I will be out in the garden later…

Pattern Rescue – A great Idea!

When I was doing a Google search for something completely different, I discovered this amazing sewing website (don’t you love it when that happens?) It’s called Pattern Rescue, and it is a place where they collect, complete, trade, and give away vintage sewing patterns.  Have a pattern that is missing pieces – they will find…

Earth Day Books

I am a guest poster on Playing by the Book today as part of their “Fantastic Fiction for Kids” series.   In honour of Earth Day (tomorrow) I share a selection of my favourite environmental education stories.  Check out my post, and then be sure to check out some of Zoe’s other posts for reviews of some…

Making Laundry Soap & Fabric Softener

I guess with a blog called “Laundry on the Line” it is about time I posted about laundry.  A few years ago I was taking a First Aid class and over lunch the instructor and I were discussing chemical intolerances.  When I mentioned that I couldn’t stand walking down the detergent/cleaner isle of the grocery…

Re-usable Grocery Bag Tutorials

Re-usable Grocery Bag Tutorials

When Sew, Mama, Sew! launched their re-useable bag sew-off they included a number of links to tutorials.  When I set out to make mine, I, of course, had to make one of each, even though it would have been so much easier and faster to choose one and put them together in an assembly line (I am trying…

Christmas re-Gift Exchange

Last night a bunch of friends got together for our annual Christmas gathering.  We get together every year at this time for lots of food, lots of laughter, and a gift exchange…with a twist.  “Yankee Swaps” are really popular around here, and they are a fun way to hold a gift exchange (if you don’t…

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