Hawaiian Quilts & a few links

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  One of the things I was especially excited to learn about on my recent trip to Hawaii was the art of Hawaiian quilting. I’ve always loved the bold colors and simple designs of Hawaiian quilts. Since I know that many of you love quilting and fabric as much as I do, that you would… 

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Saturday Snapshots: Hawaii pt 2

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I thought today I’d share a bit more with you about the rest of our trip to Hawaii.  We pick up on day 4…  Let me first tell you that “vacation induced oneryness” has begun to set in at this point.  The photos are pretty but we were not without our fair share of “who… 

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Saturday Snapshots: Hawaii pt. 1

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I thought I’d share a bit with you about my very first trip to Hawaii!  I was not going to share much about my trip here on my blog, but then my husband protested… he says that he really enjoys reading the posts about our trips. Plus I do have to admit that I frequently… 

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DIY Photo Album

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  //Disclosure: Affiliate links are included in this post. This is a compensated post, I received complimentary product in exchange for this post. // I like to keep a stack of mini travel photo albums on our coffee table in my living room.  I try to make a little scrapbook for each trip that we take…. 

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Fun Fabric Luggage Tags

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Are you or someone you know traveling this summer?  Want your bag to stand out in the luggage pick up at the airport?  Why not make some fun and unique luggage tags?   (You can find the pattern for the bag in the photo here) I actually shared the free printable for these luggage tags a… 

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Smash Book Travel Album

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Last summer I had the great opportunity to travel to South Africa with my extended family.  It was an amazing trip and I’d go back again in a second!  You can read about my trip here, if you’re curious. Before I left, I knew that I wanted to document my trip as it happened. I… 

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Disney Cruise Scrapbook Travel Album

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Pin It A few months ago I shared with you one of my “tricks” for scrapboooking vacations. Today I’m going to show you how I used those tricks to make this Disney Cruise Scrapbook.  Essentially I do the journaling on the trip then come back afterwards and add photos and embellishments. A few weeks ago,… 

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Padded iPad case tutorial

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Pin It   I broke down and got an iPad2 for me.. I wasn’t sure I wanted one until I saw all of the great magazines you can get on it now.  I have a bit of a “paper clutter” problem and I thought this might cut it down a bit. I also wanted to… 

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Vacation scrapbooking … on the go

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***This is a repost of a guest spot I wrote for Thirty Handmade Days Blog…. It fits in perfectly with the “journey” theme this month!  **** I am sharing something with you today that I have found works for me. It’s not a sewing tutorial, but something that I’ve been doing for the last 3-4… 

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Free Luggage Tag Printable

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Everytime I go to the airport I think “I should have made a luggage tag”… I always forget and use the freebie ones at the luggage counter. Since it’s Journey month here on the blog, I thought it would be a good reason to finally get the luggage tags done! I think they are kinda… 

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Baby Travel tips with guest Lindsay Sews!

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Please welcome Linsday as a guest poster for our monthly theme “Journey”. Make sure you go visit her blog and show her some love!! I’m Lindsay, and I blog over at Lindsay Sews and Craft Buds. I’m so excited that Melissa has asked me to share this tutorial for readers of The Polkadot Chair. I… 

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A pouch to contain those blocks I’m always stepping on…

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I’m so very excited for the theme this month!!  I love to travel! My “bucket list” of places to visit in the world is a mile long and I’m grateful to have been able to visit some fun places the last few years.  I thought it would be fun to share some ideas that had… 

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Introducing the July Bag! Plus…Fabric Flower tutorial

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Whew!! How was your all’s weekend? Ours was crazy busy…. We had a family wedding to attend,  sick kids needing to get better,  and a million errands to run. In the midst of it all, I spent lots of time last weekend doing this… Writing, editing, and writing again, and fighting with the computer to… 

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