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contemporary cottage diy blog
Marie K Godwin:  I was taught to sew by my mother when I was about 6 years old. I learned to cook so I could eat. And I’ve learned to diy my home to save money.  I am also an artist. I believe in organic foods and grow them. And because of the garden, I’ve become a foodie. I plan to share some great recipes soon 🙂
Rat (short for Rugrat) is the timekeeper of the biz. He lets me know when it’s time to eat, time to stop working, and when the mail or deliveries get here. Hobbies include chasing squirrels, begging for treats, going for walks, and napping. He also guards the homefront against cats.
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A new wall for ideas!

  I have ideas. Lots of them. But, they're scattered through notebooks, sketch pads, my computer, and post-it notes. Acknowledging that I'm a visual person, I decided to make an idea wall for my sewing studio. I had no idea how I was going to do this. So I googled for...

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A garden that didn’t give up

  When I do a winter garden, I generally do it from seed. This year, there was so much going on in my world (house updates, making pillows,  & such), that I didn't get a chance to seed my greenhouse before September. So I seriously gave up on the thought of having a...

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