Meghan Campbell Draper

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Quilting and Fabric Crafting Basics: A Lesson in Pre-Cut Fabric Bundles

If you’ve been in a fabric store recently, you’ve probably noticed that, in addition to the usual shelves filled with bolts, there are also tons of pre-cut options to choose from. So, if names like “fat quarter,” “charm pack,” “jelly roll,” and “layer cake” have you wondering if you’ve wandered …

Gardening 101: Hornbeam

Hornbeam, <i>Carpinus:</i> “The Hedge of Dreams”<p>“Build it, and they will come,” the voices told Kevin Costner in <i>Field of Dreams</i>, prompting him to make an …

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Lifestyle HuffPost<p>Since my daughter began living as her authentic self as a transgender girl<p>U.S. Detroit Free Press<p>Molly McQueen, granddaughter of …

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Gardens: why the poppy is more than a symbol of remembrance

There's a good reason we've adopted the poppy to remember our war dead. But it is also a hopeful flower: of life following death, of the triumph of nature over even the ugliest of man-made scars<p>Every soil contains a bank of sleeping seeds. They will lie dormant below the surface for years, waiting …

Largest yellow star ever seen revealed in new light

A powerful telescope in Chile has imaged the largest yellow star ever discovered.<p>The star, called HR 5171 A, shines 12,000 light-years from Earth in the center of a new image released today. Known as a "yellow hypergiant," The star is more than 1,300 times the diameter of the sun, much larger than …

Big guns: Army soldiers to get powerful new Swedish-made tank-stopper

The U.S. Army is bringing in the really, really big guns.<p>Regular units will soon be issued a Swedish-built "recoilless" rifle that can fire an 84-mm. projectile nearly a mile and has the power to take out a tank. The 15-pound guns, which soldiers hold just above the shoulder to fire, were …

Arranging Family Photos

The wall of pictures in the home of Martha Stewart Living editorial director Gael Towey and her husband, Stephen Doyle, looks as if it has grown up alongside the family. There are photos from the couple's wedding 23 years ago; a painting of a moth that their daughter, Maud, 21, painted in high …

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How to Use Coffee as Soil Fertilizer : Fertilizer & Gardening

How to Prepare a Large Pot for a Container Garden : Around the Garden

Thorny problems: when should I move an iris?

Our gardening agony aunt answers your questions. This week: bay trees, apples and box<p><b>Janet Mallory</b>’s mother has offered her part of a messy mass of Iris unguicularis, from a plant that has been growing for years at the front of her house. Is now (when it stops flowering, that is), the right time to …

Urban gardening: how to go green in the city

Even the smallest of urban nooks and crannies can become a productive green patch<p>Gardening urbanites are greening our pleasant land. Tucked away in apartments, ecologically ambitious city gardeners are making the most of any space they have, even if it’s just a windowsill, balcony or piece of wall, …

How to Peel Garlic Before Planting : Planting Garlic & Gardening Tips

How to Use White Gravel in a Garden to Reflect Light : Gardening Tips & Advice

How to Use Epsom Salts for a Greener Garden : Gardening Tips & Advice

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10 DIY Table and Wall Clock Projects

Clock hands are easy to come by: there are kits, you can disassemble a cheap or salvaged clock, or even keep one intact and embellish around it. And …

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Sweet Dreams: 15 Inventive Beds You Can Make Yourself

You spend nearly one-third of your life sleeping, so ideally your bed should feel comfortable and special. Here are fifteen “dreamy” and easy designs …

13 Creative Designs for Easy DIY Planters

From vertically sprouting succulent gardens to converted colanders that bloom with living greens, these unconventional homemade planter projects …

Transformed :: A Suitcase

Hi there! Claire here, to bring you our latest before-and-after of…a pet bed! Two weeks ago, I polled you guys on which pet bed (out of 3 choices) I …

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