Mary Bourque Marcotte

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These Quick Videos Will Reduce Your Stress In An Instant

Nature wins every time. 🌳<p>It’s been a rough couple of months in terms of stress, to say the least. Luckily, Mother Nature has our backs.<p>A recent study from the University of California, Berkeley and BBC Earth suggests that watching nature videos can reduce stress and anger and increase feelings of …

University of California

Best Houseplants: 9 Indoor Plants for Low Light

The most important thing you need to know about plants: they prefer <i>not</i> to live indoors. You will never see a botanical description of a plant that …

Gardening

11 Little Known Laws of Mindfulness That Will Change the Way You Live Your Life

Ever heard of mindful living? It’s become incredibly popular in recent years thanks to countless scientific research studies showing its benefits.<p>The …

Mindfulness

8 Breathtaking National Parks to visit this Spring

Spring is around the corner, and whether you’re a weary student or just someone who finds winter exhausting, there’s probably only one thing on your …

National Parks

The High-Low T-Shirt: How to hide your panty line..

The High-Low T-shirt is the perfect item to hide your panty line. Let's face it, girls, sometimes depending on the mood and “time of the month,” we …

Sewing

'Heartless to the core': autistic man chased by Centrelink debt collector

Autism Australia head says her son almost paid $3,000 to a debt recovery firm when he did not owe Centrelink anything<p>A call from a private debt collector was the first 21-year-old Jack Rogerson learned of his $3,000 debt to Centrelink.<p>Rogerson, who is autistic, was confused and unsure of how to …

Loans

Quick & Easy Sunglasses Case Pattern

I am notorious for losing my sunglasses. In fact, my brother bought be a bunch of $5 pairs last year for my birthday so that I would always have …

Best Ways to Get Paid for Reading

<b>Question:</b> How to Get Paid to Read?<p><i>Allena, I've heard you mention getting paid to read. How exactly do you this?</i><p><b>Answer:</b> Great question. Here are a few …

Body Language

Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin review – beyond spooky

A sympathetic biography argues for a feminist reappraisal of a tortured genius of American gothic<p>“One who raises demons,” the writer Shirley Jackson once observed, “must deal with them.” Whether fiction could raise demons and deal with them remained for her an open question, one that drives Ruth …

Literature

15 Quick Quilt Patterns | Easy to Make

It always feels so good to finish a project on time. To keep keep that spark alive I’ve rounded up 15 super quick quilt patterns to make in a …

Sewing

How To Make A Quilt Design Wall For Your Sewing Room or Home Studio

A design wall is a fabulous tool for quilters as it lets you step back from your work and view your quilt on a single plane. You can audition …

Sewing

Long Arm Quilting Service

Our Longarm Machine Quilting services are:<p><b>Edge to Edge:</b> A continuous quilt design that covers the entire quilt edge to edge at $.02 per square inch. …

Sewing

Road to California 2017 - Award-Winning Quilts

7<p>Take a look at some of the award-winning quilts from <i>Road to California 2017</i>, including the <b>Best of Show</b> and <b>Marie White Masterpiece Award</b> winners. …

Quilting

Here’s What Makes Quilt Making Services so Popular

Come winters and we seek rescue under the blankets, beneath the warmth of woolens and more such things that protects us from cold and keep us warm. …

Sewing

Tips on Labeling Quilts and Sewn Projects

<i>How do you document your quilts, and what do you include on quilt labels?</i> That’s the question I posed earlier this month, via this blog, <b>Facebook,</b> and</b> …

Make a Baby Onesie Quilt

Recently, I was inspired to make a quilt from my son’s onesies! This is pretty surprising because A) I generally don’t like onesie quilts and B) I’m …

Sewing

How to make clear vinyl zipper bags

Did you see the earlier article about the clear project and storage bags I made with the snap tops? These have been very handy for sorting and …

Sewing

Car Diddy Bag

Isn’t it amazing how quickly a car can get unorganized and messy? And add some kids into the mix… yikes!<p>This tutorial is for a multifunctional Car …

Dog Collar & Leash Sets

Take your pet <i>walking in a winter wonderland</i> in style this year! Beautiful ribbon, hardware, webbing, a couple of hours; and you can make your very …

Dogs

Cloverleaf Bag Tutorial + Pattern | Sew Mama Sew | Outstanding sewing, quilting, and needlework tutorials since 2005.

on September 11 | in Sewing Tutorials + Patterns | by Beth | with 12 Comments<p>Lorraine’s ikat bag blog has been one of our must-visit sites for years …

50+ WAYS TO USE LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE® FABRICS

We’ve been so excited to see all the ways that crafters, homemakers, and fans have been using the Little House on the Prairie® fabrics by Andover …

Get Organized! Projects from Janome

The start of a New Year means a fresh slate with lots of resolutions.<p>If you have organization in mind for your New Year’s resolution, this project is …

How to Store Scrap Fabric In Plain Sight

When I was a little girl learning to sew, my mom would give me her scrap fabric. My mom is not what you would call a fabric hoarder at all, but she …

Tutorial for my car trash bags

As seen on....<p>This little bag has received lots of attention on Pinterest.<p>And Featured on Craft Ideas Magazine<br>Summer 2016 Issue<p>GO TO OUR<p>SHOP …