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Denim and Blue Jean Weight and Use Reviews

PICK THE RIGHT DENIM AND BLUE JEAN MATERIAL FOR THE PROJECT…..WHICH WEIGHT IS BEST?   I use denim in quite a bit of my projects, but there is one place I don't scrimp by using re-purposed denim and that is when I am making something I want to last. For instance, I use new denim…

The 43 Top Facts You Never Even Knew About Denim

  The Top 43 Obscure and Crazy Facts About Denim  I have a love affair with denim blue jeans. It's rugged, it's long lasting and wears well, it's a cool earthy blue color, it hides dirt, and it can be re-purposed into almost anything. Way back when I was first married, my boys were small,…

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Making a Button Bonnet for a Newborn I wanted to make a snap bonnet or a baby button sunbonnet for infants that was a bit different from the other patterns I saw everywhere. Most of them are very cute! but they didn't have the neck ruffle on the bottom. While I was aware this wasn't needed,…

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Best Way to Combat and Protect Against Skin Cancer….Hats and Organic Sunscreen! Here are the States with the Highest Skin Cancer Rates….you might just be surprised at which ones they are. When I was growing up, I think there were sunscreens available but we never used them. I don't think they had a very high spf…

Delft Blue History

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Identifying Your Delftware Sometimes we get asked about identifying delftware but we aren't experts about it and usually try to steer this question to people who are. But here are some things that might help….Identifying delftware is  sort of a complicated process. You need 1) a good book to identify marks, and you need 2)…

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They say it's a brave new world but we say it's a really busy one. And while many people are still doing newseltters, many of our subscribers are letting us know they don't have the time to read them. We don't either. And with the demands on most people's time, we also don' t have…

Review of Mexican Serape Blanket Throws

Mexican Serape Blanket Throws; an Explosion of Color!    I love colorful saddle blanket style throws and rugs. And a good bargain is so much the better. However, a good bargain and bad quality equals a waste of money so I wanted to do some research between all of the blankets I liked the most.…

Finally Done with Moving!

In a million years I would have never thought it would be so hard to move and take so long. I swear that the old a person gets, the heavier the boxes are. Though the move was only next door, it's taken from the end of October to now to get pretty close to done.…

All About Bootjacks

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WHAT ARE BOOTJACKS? Here you can learn all about bootjacks Ever been curious to learn all about bootjacks? Well, while we don't know everything about them, this is a good place to start. Bootjacks are a functional and utilitarian way to remove boots economically and quickly. It's actually an implement that will hold the heel…