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Another Valentine Party!

We can’t believe another Valentine party is here! Our friend Michele has an annual Valentine’s party and it is always a wonderful time; good food, great conversation and a cozy fire. And every year we try to make something  for … Continue reading

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A Basket Divided

Well, summer is almost done. The kids start school, Melany and I go back to our perspective jobs. However, we had one more giant burst of creative energy so we decided to make baskets. Bunches of baskets. With cool dividers. … Continue reading

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We did it!

Well…after 9 long months of planning, hard work and a long day of labor we are happy to announce… there are curtains up in the Spiehs’ living room We started with a geometric pattern that I saw online.  I took … Continue reading

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Get ready, get set! It's Farmer's Market Time!

Spring seems to finally be here (although there were temp’s in the 40’s this week, yikes!). Here at city made, spring means Farmer’s Market. The Saturday downtown FM is one of our favorite events to do. We meet so many … Continue reading

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Baby Shower gift set

(Carol here) O.k. So I have been obsessed with divided baskets. Making them, not buying them. I was determined to figure out how to make one. I managed to muddle my way through. Here is my first attempt. Not too … Continue reading

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Sam-e-o's upcycled bibs

A new member of the family joined us in January. Samuel Henry. He’s adorable, of course. He also inspired us to make some bibs. We had plenty of shirts from when the boys were little. We decided to use them … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning-Closet totes

Spring is coming…at least we hope.  We have definitely been getting the itch to clean and organize.  The Spiehs house recently had an “operation closet redo”.  I really wanted to utilize the doors in our coat closet and hung a … Continue reading

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Valentine's Day- an up cycle tradition

Each year, for the past four years, we have made the girls Valentine outfits for our annual,  “Cookies and Cocoa” party that our wonderful friend Michele hosts. In 2010 we made “cupcake” skirts. This was back when we were just … Continue reading

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Handmade Christmas-Part four: Bean Bag Chairs

The Spiehs’ girls have always wanted bean bag chairs.  Well, “always for a long time,” as Ava puts it.  To be honest I dreaded this project because I thought it would be hard, tedious and boring.  However, it was just … Continue reading

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Handmade Christmas-Part Three: Peace Sign Baskets and Pj's

Carol and I really enjoy making gifts for each other’s kiddos.  The girls, and sometimes boys, are very interested in what projects we are working on and love it when we make something for them. For Christmas this year, Carol … Continue reading

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