Ribbon Top Boxes as Accessories or Gifts

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Sure they are gorgeous as accessories in your home, stacked, tucked in a bookcase, or placed on a coffee table, but consider them as gifts as well since they are functional and beautiful. I believe this is about the third ribbon top box I have made. I don’t remember where I saw it first, but…

Learn How to Make a Sampler Quilt Wall Hanging

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A Sampler Quilt wall hanging gives you the chance to learn about quilting, how fabrics and colors go together, and find out if you are a quilter at heart!  Many years ago, when my daughter was still a toddler, I felt the need to get back to something creative. I was working at Sherwin Williams…

Stay Organized with a French Message Board

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In today’s world, being organized is key. It makes a day run more smoothly and can keep you from pulling your hair out! I use my French message board every day. I glance at it for all my important phone numbers, a list of my hundred user names and passowrds, special humorous comics that make…

Learn the Secrets of Flower Arranging

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Why do some containers of flowers look perfect and others falter?  It’s all in the arrangement! As you can imagine, Matt and I have visited many homes over the past several years. In those visits, we’ve discovered that there is one accessory added to a home that always, and I mean always, makes an impression. That…

What is the Color Wheel and Why is it Important?

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The color wheel is how colors are organized, and knowing about it can help you select co-ordinating colors for your home.  In the beginning, Newton discovered that color is light. All of the colors of the spectrum are within sunlight. Every time we see a color, we are seeing colored light. An item may appear…