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Crafting for a Cause: Special Olympics

Special Olympics Texas Scarf

I started knitting about 3 years ago and crocheting 2 years ago. I had no idea it would happen, but knitting and crocheting has become a part of my everyday life. I carry yarn and hooks/needles everywhere I go. Seriously… everywhere.

However, I quickly ran out of things to make for myself! Thankfully, that didn’t mean my yarn crafting days were over! My friend Julie introduced me to charity crafting. I still get all the joy of knitting and crocheting with the added bonus that I’m crafting for a cause. I’ve made things for several different charities, but today I want to share one project in particular with you: Special Olympics scarves.  Continue reading Crafting for a Cause: Special Olympics

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Trash to Treasure: Guest Room Nightstand

Trash to Treasure Guest Room Nightstand

Upcycling furniture is a passion of mine. And by upcycling, I mean picking up discarded furniture on the side of the road and repurposing it for my needs. This has become such a well known hobby of mine that friends and family will send me pictures of things by dumpsters and ask if I want them. I have gotten an entire bed frame and loveseat from just this method. What can I say? I’m a sucker for a good upcycling project!

Today I want to share my most recent project with you. It’s a side table! Or, for my purposes, a nightstand for my guest/craft room. This is how it started:

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