Christine Wightman

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Certain Quarters From 1970 Are Worth a Ton of Money Now

Time to search your house and cash in!<p>You already know that some of your favorite vintage childhood toys — Beanie Babies, Barbie dolls, and Cabbage Patch Kids Dolls — could be worth a small fortune if they're in good condition. But now there's another seemingly ordinary thing from the 1970s that's …

The Louvre's closure proves art cannot survive climate change

Strikes, floods, protests and sense of betrayal pile on misery for France<p>Read more<p>One of the oldest human illusions is that culture is a conquest of, or an escape from, nature. It is an illusion we need to abandon fast.<p>We might nurture some desperate dream that, as the benign post-ice age climate …

Museums

DIY Ring & Earring Jewelry Organizer

I have a mega crush on DIY'ing organizational solutions and storage. I don't know what it is, but I just love coming up with custom creations to our …

15 Vintage Crafts We Should Bring Back

Everything old is new again, especially when it comes to crafting. Some of these vintage crafts are already enjoying a resurgence; others may be …

Show Off Saturday: Bunny Treat Bags!

Easter is almost here! Last week after I stitched up my Wonderland Apron (using Melissa's beautiful new Wonderland fabric from Riley Blake) I knew …

Wonderland Embroidery Hoop Set

Alice in Wonderland has always been one of my favorite stories. We even named our new Shepherd puppy Alice! So when I saw the fabulous fabric …

basic tote {a tutorial}

In my last post I shared a simple pouch made of Kraft Tex and I mentioned I wanted to make a tote bag using this interesting, slightly intimidating …

Bunny Bunting {Tutorial}

Do you decorate your home at Easter time? I must admit, I love my bunny decorations and enjoy displaying them around the living areas at this time of …

How to Hack a $350 Anthropologie Purse for WAY Less

Hands up if you’re an Anthropologie fan on a Forever21 budget. Yeah girl, we hear you. This project is based around the Clare V Calf Hair Patchwork Tote ($350, sold out now) on Anthropologie that I just had to have but couldn’t swing the price on the tag. I was swooning over how the sleek textures …

Wool Pincushion Tutorial

I love working with woven wool. I first started sewing with wool about 14 years ago and I love it for a few reasons. First, it’s so forgiving. It …

Tip Jar: Goose Goose Geese!

You didn’t really think that I would forget about Flying Geese.<p>Really? This is Into The Wind – it’s made with Larkspur by 3 Sisters.<p>Flying Geese – …

Quilting

My First Quilt – Quilting Video Tutorials

Those of us who have made quilts before remember the feeling of anticipation when planning our first quilt – “I hope I do this right!” You may have …

Step by Step Instructions to Make Your Own Rag Rugs

Learning a new skill can seem insignificant but it really can change the course of your life! Making a rag rug with my daughter did just that for …

Home Decorating

21 Cute Fruit Projects to Sew

I have been seeing so many cute fruity sewing projects around – they have me all inspired to get sewing! Plus they make me think of Spring and Summer …

Patchwork Heart

Happy Wednesday! I've been doing a little sewing but mostly a lot of designing and getting things ready to sew. I also made the cutest little …

DIY Projects & Crafts

De-boning Shirts

I am so happy with my sewing room except for one area….<p>My recycled shirts. I love my quilts that are made from recycled shirts….really love them. …

Tips for successful sewing on canvas

Tips for successful sewing on canvas<p>Canvas is a good sturdy fabric for sewing projects that will be put to heavy use. It’s not difficult to sew on, …

Sewing

55 Sewing Projects to Make And Sell

Love to sew and need some creative, new ways to make money selling you sewing crafts? I was also wondering what makes the best project to sew and …

10 Bright + Cheery Spring Sewing Tutorials

What are your favorite things to sew when good weather, new blossoms and longer days make their debut? Here are 10 favorite bright and cheery spring …

Fabric Tortilla Warmer

If I had to pick one type of cuisine to eat, hands down and every time, it’s Mexican food! I sometimes joke with my family that I should have been …

How to Read a Fabric Bolt

When you walk into a fabric store, you'll notice most fabric is wrapped around cardboard bolts that stand upright on shelves or racks. What you may …

Pillowcases with Deep Pleated Ends

In our rush-around worlds, what is one the thing we want most? <i>A nap!</i> With work and home committments, sleep often falls by the wayside. Make those …

DIY Doggy Cooling Vest

Walking your dog on a hot summer day can be a real torture for your furry friend. If only you could help him cool a bit and feel more alive on summer …

Best photo collage apps for iPhone

Stitch together your favorite moments onto a single photo sheet. It's like scrapbooking for the 21st century!Sometimes you have a group of photos but …

Apps