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Hello, it's me, Melanie.  Creativity has always been a large part of my life, and now that I am a stay-at-home-mom, I have a little bit of time to Do It Myself on a regular basis.  I am an avid sewist, a collector of vintage Pyrex, and a terrible cook.

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On: How to: Make a DIY Modern and Minimalist Nativity Set (Post)

This is so fantastic!

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On: How to: Make a Fun and Festive Space-Saving Christmas Tree (Post)

This is so pretty! What a fun idea for a...

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On: How To: Make Pretty Dough Ornaments (Post)

Trista and Shyla, there are some suggestions on top coats...

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On: Roundup: 10 Recipes Using Leftover Halloween Candy (Post)

Ha ha!  Scott, you got me on that one. 

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Best of Curbly: Top 10 Room Makeovers of 2012

By: Craftmel Dec 31, 2012

The year 2012 proved to be very productive when it came to makeover projects, and there are plenty of posts worth mentioning.  Here is a collection of 10 of the best room makeovers of the year, from bathrooms to bedrooms and some projects in between.  Don't forget to refresh your memory on their humble beginnings!   

created at: 12/30/2012

1. Lofty Attic Bedroom

2. Airy and BrightContinue Reading

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DIY Cross-Stitch Sweater

By: Craftmel Dec 26, 2012

DIY Cross-stitch Sweater

No, we're not talking granny sweaters... we're thinking of the modern spin to an old look, with over-sized and bold patterns.  This very simple heart pattern would be easy to duplicate and is perfect for the cooler… Continue Reading

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i think your very sexy

i'm loving your work with plants.  i live in phoenix too, and an appreciate anything that can keep the green from turning a crackly brown. great stuff, Mel~!

Great stuff.  Helping a new parent be more comfortable and enjoy time with there kids is great

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