An Open Letter to Target: Regarding your New Restroom Policy


Mary From Martha

To Whom It May Concern:

I am a woman. I am a frequent shopper in your stores. I am first and foremost a mother. Your recent change in policy of who you allow to use each restroom concerns me. You stated in your blog post, “We believe that everyone…deserves to be protected from discrimination and treated equally.” and “…you’ll always be accepted, respected, and welcomed at Target.” As a business owner, I do understand your right to make a stance as a company. As a parent, I will never understand why you would trade the safety of our women and children for the sake of not hurting  feelings.

I realize that everyone needs to feel accepted, loved, and wanted. I know the struggles of a person struggling to find their identity. I also know that as of September 2012, a Gallup poll showed that approximately 3.4% of Americans identify as

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Tutorial: iPhone/iPad Stand


Factotum of Arts

As promised here is the Tutorial to make a iPhone/iPad (or other electronic device) stand I posted last week.

iPhone Stand


  • Fabric 12″ x 9″
  • Cotton
  • 2-3 cups of rice
  • Pellon Ultra Firm 1 1/4″ x 5 3/4″
  • Polyester Fill
  1. Start with a piece of fabric that is 12″ x 9″. Fold in 1/2 and press (6″ x 9″  size once folded)Tutorial_Size
  2. Sew a 1/4 inch seam at the top, with a 1 – 1 1/2 ” gap, and the side of the folded fabric (refer to black lines).
  3. Fold the fabric so that the side seam is now in the middle at the back. The top will form triangles. I press the seam open for a flat appearance later.Sew along the bottom to form a 1/4 inch seam leaving a 1 – 11/2 inch gap (refer to black lines).
  4. Through one of the holes, feed the fabric through to…

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Night Night Darling Girl, a Non-Quilter’s Baby Blanket


Hello! Jess from The Sewing Rabbit here again! Not being a quilter, I usually shy away from sewing projects that require a lot of precision piecing, floor space, and of course….quilting. But when good friends of mine get pregnant, I know there is only one handmade sewing present that truly goes the distance. A baby blanket. They are some of my most cherished possessions, blankets that were given to my mother when I was born. And I watch my kids sleep every night on quilts that were given to them when they were born, knowing that they will hand those down to their children some day. Baby blankets are some of the most precious gifts we can give a new Mother. Which is why I wanted to share this DIY today. A quick and easy baby blanket, for the non-quilter.

Night Night, Darling Girl. A Non-Quilter’s Baby Blanket.
Beginner friendly.

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