Nifty Item #3: It’s a Fabric Bonanza!

It's a Fabric Bonanza via The Thinking Closet

bonanza [bəˈnænzə] n 1. a source, usually sudden and unexpected, of luck or wealth. I’m one of those people who never wins things.  Raffles?  Stopped bothering buying tickets.  Contests?  Not since the seventh grade poetry contest.  Giveaways?  Please. Until now!  This past September, by a wild act of God, I won the September Sponsor Giveaway on one of my favorite blogs, Lil Blue Boo.  I was shocked – – floored – – when I heard {read more…}

The Brother I Never Had

My new brother CS-6000i sewing machine

If I had emerged into this world with a Y chromosome instead of a second X, my name would certainly not have been Lauren; according to my parents, it would have been Luke.  So, logic follows, that if I had had an older brother, his name would have been Luke.  Luke, Lauren, and Lisbeth.  It has a sort of ring to it, doesn’t it?  And the alliteration makes the English major in me swoon. Growing {read more…}

Ticket Stub Memory Box – Tutorial

Ticket Stub Memory Box Tutorial by The Thinking Closet

I never know what to do with ticket stubs.  They’re a memento of a special event, but since I don’t scrapbook, they usually stay in my pants’ pocket for a few washes until transforming into pieces of lint. So, when I saw this project for a Ticket Stub Memory Box on Pinterest, I thought it was such a creative solution to the ticket stub dilemma, I just had to try it!  Here’s a picture of {read more…}