Darling Fabric Yo Yo Gift Cards – A Quick and Easy Project

abric Yo Yo Gift Cards | www.bitsofivory.com

We’re back with a flashback fabric yo yo project this morning. These cards are really simple. I say that a lot, but the truth is I really do love simple projects that are done quickly. When I had little ones I loved projects that could be done and cleaned up during naptime.  Now I love […]

Of Bumble Bees, Apple Blossoms and Emily Dickenson

It's all I have to bring to-day by Emily Dickinson | Bumble Bee and Apple Blossoms | www.bitsofivory.com

One recent evening I found myself out underneath our apple tree, and was fortunate to capture a photograph of this delightful little visitor to our garden.  The scent of the apple blossoms was so sweet, and the snowy white blossoms so beautiful, I couldn’t help thinking of one of my favorite Hans Christian Andersen stories, […]

4 Tree Pruning Principles You Need to Know for Better Goals

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Once upon a time our garden-smart neighbor taught my husband how to prune fruit trees.  I cried the day he trimmed our overgrown orchard of four apple trees.  Each snip saw a perfectly good branch fall to the earth below. I was sure that trimming had irreparably damaged the tree. It looked so odd and sparse. And […]

20 Ways to Add Authentic Vintage Charm Using Fabric Yo Yos

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Looking for last minute Christmas gifts, table decor or ornaments?  Planning ahead for the perfect gift for a new baby?  Want to make a big impression this Mother’s Day? A few weeks ago we explored making fabric yo yos.  As promised, this follow-up post will explore 20 ways to use fabric yo yos in your projects. […]

Random Thursday: Breathe Deeply

There’s something so comforting in the scent of lilacs – a subtle assurance that winter has passed and the world is coming back to life.  This time of year I love their scent drifting into the bedroom on a morning breeze, teaming up with the neighborhood chickadee to gently nudge us awake.  I’m certain if […]

Top Five Tuesday

Spring has stayed through June, and I’m feeling particularly thankful for that.  I love the cool spring weather and am not quite so fond of the hot summer, so an extra month or so of chilly evenings and rainy mornings has me ready to share a few of my favorite things this season. 1.  I […]