Sunday, January 12, 2020

Christmas Tree Ornament Sewing & Craft Projects with Step-by-Step How-to Tutorial Videos

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How about clear, step-by-step tutorial videos?

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Free Printable Sewing & Crafting Templates

Sorry, free templates no longer available. 

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Cruising with Confidence Class Coming Soon

Boise Community Education's Winter Catalog came out today. Guess whose class - and picture from Alaska - made the front cover?

Registration is open!
Class details can be found here.  I’d love to have you join me!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

String Snowball Ornament and Winter Decor DIY Craft Project - Tutorial Tuesday

Today's project is doing double duty as a Christmas ornament and an after-Christmas and still-winter snowball decoration. We're working with string and glue so you better cover that work surface - it might get messy!

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Homemade String Snowball Christmas Tree Ornament Craft Project
To make these you will need:

Looking for more Christmas ornament ideas? Check out these projects!

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Friday, December 27, 2019

The Final Friday 15

Way back when, our daughter kept telling us not to leave a bunch of stuff for her to get rid of. (Like when we're dead and gone and she has to clean out the house.)

We listened to her. Several years ago we sold our big two-story house and moved into a small two bedroom manufactured home in a retirement community. Got rid of couches and sofas and chairs. Coffee tables and end tables and lamps. TVs and a double digit number of bookcases. Desks and printers and computers and office supplies. Teaching materials. Camping equipment and Christmas decorations. Dressers and oh-so-many clothes. And much more stuff we haven't yet missed.

We thought we had done pretty darn good. Once we were settled into this new place we had room for everything. No storage unit needed, no boxes of junk thrown in closets. It all fit just fine. But then I started looking around and realized we still had too much stuff. So these past two years I've been working on getting rid even more things.

Thus the Friday 15 was born.

Every week I made it a goal to get rid of 15 items by Friday. Between the things I took photos of and the things I didn't, over the course of two years I've gotten rid of 2,000+ things. (How is that even possible?!) The Idaho Youth Ranch Thrift Store was the recipient of most of the donations, with the garbage and recycling bins getting another chunk. I sold a slew of things on eBay and a few items even made their way into our daughter's house.

Thanks to the Friday 15 I now have empty drawers in the bathroom, empty cabinets in the kitchen, and empty shelves in the closets. It's a nice feeling. It's allowed us to live my collect moments, not things mantra.

Letting go of the stuff has lightened our loads and cleared our minds. As embarrassing as it may be to show some of my discarded stuff off to the world, I'm okay with it. The end result is so worth it. While I'll never be done-done, I'm as close as I'm going to get for a while.

If you're ready to consider downsizing your own life and want to explore more about the how and why, check out The Minimalists. Life changing.

Downsizing in 2019

Downsizing in 2018

emptied my computer trash

Goodbye junk. Goodbye Friday 15. Goodbye 2019.