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Courteney

About Courteney

Courteney will be sharing sewing, crafting, and DIY projects. Her philosophy is simple: crafting makes life better. Her projects will help you realize how easy and cost effective it is to make things for yourself. Courteney is a high school science teacher who lives in Atlanta, GA. Between raising her dog, Padfoot, and teaching she keeps pretty busy but always finds time to be creative. Her mom taught her to sew very early in life, and it has remained one of her favorite activities into adulthood. Although sewing is quickly becoming a lost art; Courteney hopes you will join her in revitalizing this skill with many fun and practical projects. Catch up with Courteney at her blog, Crafting with Court, where she shares all the projects she’s working on.

Farmer’s Market Tote Bag

By Sewing Contributor Courteney from the blog Crafting with Court.

Sew a Farmer's Market Tote Bag

It is Farmers Market season around the country.  I love fresh produce.  It tastes the best!  I always had trouble deciding what bag to bring to the farmers market.  The produce is usually wet and dirty which stains my traditional green bags.  I wanted a strong bag that could hold plenty of produce but wouldn’t stain.  If you relate to this problem or simply want to make a wipe clean bag follow this tutorial!

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Flower Initial Wreath

By Sewing Contributor Courteney from the blog Crafting with Court.

Spring Flower Initial Wreath

As the weather warms up so should your door décor!  Flowers are perfect for the season and wooden initials are a super easy way to add a personal touch.  Make your own and wait for your neighbors to ask where you got your wreath.

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Dog Necktie

By Sewing Contributor Courteney from the blog Crafting with Court.

DIY Dog Necktie

May is the season of graduation and weddings.  If your dog is going to either, you want them to look their very best!  If a Dog Bow Tie isn’t his style, a Dog Necktie is the perfect way to dress up your dog without annoying him (too much.)  This pairs great with the Shirt Collar Dog Collar to make your dog super dapper!

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Sewing with Scrapbook Paper

By Sewing Contributor Courteney from the blog Crafting with Court.

Create a new look in your scrapbooking with a sewing machine!

Since I love sewing so much, my love for sewing bleeds over into my scrapbooking.  Sewing scrapbook paper can seem a little bit daunting at first, but is really simple.  You can use this technique to make anything you use scrapbook paper for!  I’m going to show you how to make this adorable scrapbook layout, but you can use the tips I provide for any project!

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Mother’s Day Gift – Valet Tray

By Sewing Contributor Courteney from the blog Crafting with Court.

DIY Valet Tray

My parents are taking a big cruise this summer to celebrate their 40th anniversary.  I wanted to make my mom a gift that she could use on the cruise, but wouldn’t take up much precious luggage space.  This valet tray is perfect because it will keep all her things from falling off the dresser or night stand, but will lay flat in her suitcase for travel.  If your mom travels, this is the perfect DIY gift for her, too!

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Bunny Place Card Holders

By Sewing Contributor Courteney from the blog Crafting with Court.

Bunny Place Card Holders

Many Easter celebrations are centered around a family gathering and meal.  Family gatherings can be both joyous and stressful.  Everyone knows if Uncle Chuck and Aunt Evelyn sit next to each other at dinner, they will be arguing politics for the rest of the day.  This situation can be easily and cutely avoided using place cards.  Place cards also add a little bit of elegance to your Easter dinner.  So, follow this tutorial to enjoy a beautiful and peaceful Easter dinner.

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Shirt Collar Dog Collar

By Sewing Contributor Courteney from the blog Crafting with Court.

Quick & Dapper Shirt Collar Dog Collar

Easter is just around the corner, and I think even dogs should look dapper for the occasion.  I wanted to dress my dog up, without putting him in a full on Easter Bunny costume (although I did consider it.)  The Shirt Collar Dog Collar is an easy way to make your dog look fancy without too much to do.

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