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Crafts, Sewing, and DIY blog from Real DIY projects with full photo and video tutorials... I can provide real stories, real projects, and real photos.

Hello! I’m Danielle and I write on a variety of topics including crafts, sewing, homesteading, DIY, woodworking, and gardening. I am CONSTANTLY trying new things or upgrading our home or property in some way. I share my journey here- including the good, the bad, and the ugly!

This is an honest blog. There will be some Pinterest-perfect photos, but you will generally see me without makeup, clutter in the background, chaotically finishing three projects at once.

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Hello, I’m Danielle!

I live in Maryland on my small hobby farm with my husband and three children. I also have dogs, a farm cat, sheep, goats, horses, chickens, rabbits, and guinea pigs on my farm.

When I started this blog in 2011, it was just a place for me to share sewing projects with my family and friends. Now I show how to do everything from home renovation projects and DIY‘s to crafts!

I call myself a suburban homesteader, and I’ll also share ideas and projects for low key homesteading for people who aren’t quite ready to live without electricity or plumbing.

I am NOT a decorator. I am good at identifying problems, making things that solve problems, and analyzing what works or doesn’t work. That’s what you’ll get from me. Learn More

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I offer a variety of printables, sewing patterns, woodworking plans, and even craft kits in my online store.

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