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Heads Up: Craftsy Class Sale (Ends October 31, 2016)

Every Craftsy class on sale through Monday 10/31, 11:59 PM MT!

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Random Sewing Tips (October, 2016 Edition)

Sewing tips (and tips related to sewing) I’ve collected. For your education. I do #8 but I need to pay more attention to # 4!

 

Random Sewing Tips, October, 2016 Edition

 

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Heads Up: Fabric store retirement sale

Retirement sale going on now at http://www.todaysquilting.com. Some highlights: 30%-50% off. Quilting cotton fabrics, patterns, books, notions.

Bag-Making Basics: A Reversible Tote & Zipper How To Class on Craftsy!

It’s a free class, so why not?! Enjoy this free mini class and learn how to make a reversible tote bag and a zipper pouch.

 

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“A quick, fun project that won’t break the bank – Kristin Link’s Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch. This Craftsy class is free!”

 

Get it here: Bag-Making Basics: A Reversible Tote & Zipper How To Class on Craftsy!

 

Definitions: Nutrition #2

Nutrition

In a more limited sense, the process by which the living tissues take up, from the blood, matters necessary either for their repair or for the performance of their healthy functions.

 

Source: A 1913 dictionary.

Find out more . . . about definitions at The Hope Chest.

Identifying and Avoiding Toxins in Beauty and Personal Care Products – Keeper of the Home

Is your personal care routine toxic?

 

“Have you ever received a topical prescription from a doctor, such as an anti-fungal or anti-bacterial cream?. . . Why do these products work so well when applied to our skin, rather than taken orally? The reason is that our skin readily absorbs chemicals and other substances deeper into our body– through our skin …”

 

Stephanie Langford of Keeper of the Home shares information you might want to check out in Identifying and Avoiding Toxins in Beauty and Personal Care Products.

 

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Learn about sewing machine feet!

Learn about sewing machine feet with this free mini-class! “Don’t get flustered when facing the assortment of feet that come with your sewing machine. Steffani Lincecum explains what they are and how they work.”

 

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Get it here: Sewing Machine Feet from A to Z: A Craftsy Online Sewing Class

 

Definitions: Nutrition #1

Nutrition

In the broadest sense, a process or series of processes by which the living organism as a whole (or its component parts or organs) is maintained in its normal condition of life and growth.

 

Source: a 1913 dictionary.

Find out more . . . about definitions at The Hope Chest.

Want to know more about cooking with whole grains?

Get this free mini course from Craftsy! “Learn essential techniques and mouthwatering recipes for healthy whole grains meals even your pickier eater will love, with a FREE online mini-class!”

 

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Get it here: Learn All About Cooking Grains in: Creative Ways with Whole Grains

 

Healthy Skin Tips and Recipes for the Winter Months – Keeper of the Home

Do your skin and winter have issues with each other?

 

Natalie Klejwa shares her tips for healthy winter skincare.

 

“I’m from Minnesota. It isn’t exactly the North Pole, but it’s getting awfully close. Most of us up here are well acquainted with the dry skin woes, including eczema, cracked and bleeding knuckles, flaking facial skin, cuticle cuts, chapped lips and rough, hard, dried out feet. It’s not pretty.”

 

Get her tips here: Healthy Skin Tips and Recipes for the Winter Months – Keeper of the Home

 

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