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Felt Celtic Pins

St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t last just a day anymore–it’s a month-long celebration complete with parades, dinners, and wearing of the green. When I was in grade school, I used to push the limits of my Catholic school’s dress code with green accessories, right down to green shoelaces and nail polish. Although I’ll still wear green… Keep Reading

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Spring Flowers Cross-Stitch

It’s snowing here in Pennsylvania as I write this blog post, so any bulbs that had started to sprout in my garden are now covered in a few inches of fluffy flakes. While I wait out this temporary setback to the arrival of spring, I thought I’d share a cross-stitch project that might help chase… Keep Reading


Animal Crackers in My Soup Pillow

Does anyone else remember the song Animal Crackers in My Soup?It’s very old, but still very sweet. It got stuck in my head somehow a few months ago and inspired me to make this pillow. It’s sewn from blue gingham and red polka-dot fabrics and appliqued with lion, tiger, and elephant animal crackers swimming in… Keep Reading

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Felt Easter Peeps Basket

I’m not sure what I liked better about the Easter basket I got every year as a child–the chocolate bunny inside or the fluffy pom-pom peep that was tied to the handle. I never outgrew those little yellow peeps. I have a flock of peeps that come out every year with my Easter decorations. Last… Keep Reading


Pink Retro Telephone Pillow

©2017 Kathleen Berlew The 1970s was a colorful decade of avocado appliances and pastel telephones. My family had white and beige wall and desk models in our house, but my grandmother had a pretty pink telephone on her nightstand that I absolutely loved. This little pillow is a tribute to that phone and to all things… Keep Reading

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Red, White and Blue Beanbags

With Memorial Day just one week away, picnic season is upon us. Eating outdoors is my favorite summer activity. I’ve already pulled out my favorite warm-weather recipes, and I’m ready to dig into a new season of burgers and potato salad. To celebrate the holidays that mark summer’s beginning, middle, and end–Memorial Day, Independence Day,… Keep Reading

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