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For my readers who sew


For some time now I have hesitated to use my rotary cutter for various projects because the blades seemed to dull so quickly and I didn't want to have to buy new ones. After doing a little research I decided to invest in a True Sharp rotary blade sharpener. I sharpened several old blades that I had kept and have found them to be like new.


The sharpener is an investment (nearly $40) but I think it will quickly pay for itself since I won't have to purchase new blades very often. It is very noisy to operate and next time I use it I plan to wear ear plugs. I ordered mine from Connecting Threads when they were having a sale on cutting tools. I am not being compensated for this post but just wanted to share something that I have found to be helpful.

Now, if I could only find a way to prolong the life of those marking pens that wash out with water....

On a totally unrelated note, here is a redneck cat condo I made for Buddy and Qwill out of a small box and an old tee shirt. It was well received by both of them.


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6 Comments on “For my readers who sew”

  1. #1 Rhonda
    on Feb 24th, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    I don’t sew, but the redneck cat box looks like something I could handle. Could you give additional instructions? 🙂

  2. #2 Becka
    on Feb 24th, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Rhonda, to make the cat condo all you do is stretch an old tee shirt around a box. 🙂 The neck of the shirt faces the open side of the box. I did tuck in the sleeves on the sides and just pushed down the hem toward the back. Easy to assemble and absolutely no cost. 🙂

  3. #3 Deb Holman
    on Feb 24th, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    Very cool idea, the redneck condo! I love it!! Makes me think of how happy a child can be playing with just a box! 🙂 Oh the simple things!

  4. #4 Deb Holman
    on Feb 26th, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    so sorry becka. i wont comment anymore!! Love u!

  5. #5 Becka
    on Feb 27th, 2016 at 11:10 am

    Sorry I didn’t comment on your blog post earlier–busy week here. Glad the cats new condo reminded you of simpler, happier times. 🙂

  6. #6 Deb Holman
    on Mar 2nd, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    Thank you for your response! I love reading your postings! Always so much good information, recipes, ideas! I also love the family updates!

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