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Conquering New Things That are Really Old

Conquering New Things That are Really Old

Having embarked on my new/old journey into textiles and sewing (again), I have been incredibly insecure about my sewing abilities. I have been sewing since I was 10 years old and have a very crafting oriented family.
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The Art of the Quilt

The Art of the Quilt

As I have been working on my new fabrics and prints, I had the overwhelming desire to put it all together as a series of quilts. First of all, I love blankets, I and my family can't get enough of them. My grandmother was a huge quilter and at her funeral a few years ago, her quilts adorned...
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The Feeling of Making

The Feeling of Making

Last week I was feeling especially lethargic. I have these ups and downs with my creative life that sometimes become overwhelming. Having launched my lille huset dollhouses 5 years ago, I took on a lot of debt to get it all going. Now that I have decided to diversify my making and have gotten into creating my own fabrics and goods, I have the constant debt cloud hanging over me and of course being completely vulnerable in the outcome
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Cozy Breakfast

Cozy Breakfast

I don't know why but I love dark walls with green. My new obsession is with green and blue.
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Compact Home Office

Compact Home Office

So our home in Austin, although sprawling is actually not that big. It is about the same size as our home in Chicago measuring around 1,900 sf.
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Yucca Drive Kitchen

Yucca Drive Kitchen

A while back I posted about my kitchen rehab in my home in Austin.
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Down and Dirty on IKEA Kitchens

Down and Dirty on IKEA Kitchens

I am making this post as an experienced IKEA kitchen assembler and user. When we lived in Chicago we discovered their kitchens.
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Stone Fireplace Redo

Stone Fireplace Redo

We bought our current house about a year and a half ago, and because it is a 70's ranch house it is really dark and has a giant fireplace. Of course, it was a selling point when buying the house but after living here...
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Kitchen Renovation

Kitchen Renovation

Over the past six years we have been studying typical Chicago house floor plans. We wanted to make the most of a small space and we had several rooms that had no natural light exposure. Our solution was to move the kitchen into the "dark" part of the house and open it up to the back allowing for natural light. In the process, we also created a family room, creating a larger feeling, naturally lit home.
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Hook Walls Are the Best

Hook Walls Are the Best

I am a HUGE fan of hooks, it is probably because I am too lazy to mess with hangers and let's face it what can't go on a hook?
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N. Whipple Street

N. Whipple Street

This was our home renovation on Whipple Street in Chicago. The house was built in 1890 and was built as a workman's cottage.
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