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I love making messes with my sister on rainy days!  But I don’t like cleaning it up…..

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I have been trying to think of different ways that you could use embroidery instead of just stitching on fabric in a hoop.  I just discovered this artist today, and all her work is great!  I like the combination of the acrylics with the embroidery combined with applique.  The colors are also really great and would just pop off your walls.  I’ve included some pictures of pieces I really love but you should hop on over to her etsy store to check out the rest of her great things!

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I had a great time up at my mom’s house again this weekend thrift shopping and eating and laughing!  I always have a great time when I go up, and I admit that I have to go to the thrift stores up there when I do.  I always walk away with great finds (pictures to follow in other posts) and one of my finds inspired me to write a tutorial for you lovely folks today!  I found a few of these little wooden plaques that I have some ideas for (to sell) but I also thought of a fun idea for the home.  I like to have a notepad around at all times, and having one by the door or refrigerator is especially helpful for last minute groceries or errand reminders.  So here is a project utilizing one of those wooden plaques and some scraps/leftovers from other projects.

Enjoy!

It was a little difficult photographing the padding compound at work but just put it on the edges and make sure all the pieces are together as it dries.  I use little clips to keep it all together to make sure that the paper attaches to the cardboard properly.  Here is the site that I bought the padding compound from-it is awesome stuff!  You can make notepads to your hearts content!  They have a great little tutorial that has pretty nice pictures explaining the process that I had a hard time photographing for some reason!

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If you live in Minneapolis, or nearby, there is a great store called I Like You that you have to visit.  I just dropped off a few pieces of my embroidery there today, and I love their store.  They sell tons and tons of local crafty folks’ goods and it is run by the two nicest ladies!  Swing on by if you get a chance, you will not be disappointed.  They are at 501 1st Ave NE in Minneapolis……well go on stop reading and check it out!

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