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Celebrating the 4th of July

Lately I’ve been in a sewing mood so I decided to whip up a cute top to wear on the Fourth of July. It’s basically a fitted version of a pillowcase top. Besides this little sequin number I’ve raided my linen closet to design two brand new ways of making pillowcase blouses from embroidered pillowcases. […]

How to use your new Brother XL2600i sewing machine

Need help with your new Brother XL2600i sewing machine? If you need some help with setting up and using your brand new Brother XL2600i sewing machine, you’ll find it in this tutorial. Maybe you’ve misplaced your manual or you just find video demonstrations more helpful. I’ve rounded up the manual and the best YouTube videos […]

yo yo flowers with a kick

Crafting tutorial: yo yo flowers with a kick

Yo yo flowers are back! I’ve got a new twist on this old favorite. These yo yo flowers have a kick because I’ve added some layers and embellishments that you don’t usually see. Making yo yo flowers is a good way to use all those leftover pieces of fabric and remnants of trim, beads and […]

animal print fabric cuff bracelet

Sewing tutorial: fabric cuff bracelets

This tutorial shows how fast and easy it is to make cuff bracelets out of fabric. This is a great way to use fabric scraps from your stash. You can even use an old pair of jeans or a favorite shirt that’s seen better days, anything you want. You’ll also learn three different closure methods […]

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lynda makara

My name is Lynda Makara. I’m an artist, DIYer and dancing queen. My love of color, sparkles and shiny things shows in everything I do.

Creating art and beauty all around me is my passion, and that’s what this blog is about. It’s about art. It’s about home. It’s about inspiring you.

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