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Affordable Style, DIY Tutorials, Embroidery, mod, mothers day, Silk ribbon embroidery -

Plus a tutorial... One of my closest friends recently became a single dad. This is his first 'Mother's' day. I decided to stitch up a quick and easy gift to help him celebrate. [caption id="attachment_807" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Monogrammed Handkerchiefs"][/caption] I purchased 2 handkerchiefs - I guess I could have made them, but at $1.00 each, I was figured it was worth neglecting my handmade pledge for this project. I wrote his initials on each handkerchief and stitched  them with light blue cotton embroidery floss. I used a 3 strand stem stitch - 2 strands because it made the stitch stand...

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Affordable Style, DIY Tutorials, Garden, mod, terrarium, topiary, trash to treasure -

What would you do with and abundance of air plants and a burnt out light bulb? Here is what I did. [caption id="attachment_80" align="alignnone" width="410" caption="Light bulb air plant topiary"][/caption] I removed the top as well as the internal portions of the light bulb - (Click here for how to) - blinged it up a bit, etched some daises on the top portion and added some crushed shells and pebbles. I live on the beach in South FL. so shells are in abundance.   I grabbed some air plants from a tree in my back yard - another plentiful material...

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