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A sentimental favorite of Stodola's, this sweater was a joint project between she and her boys, ages 16, 10 and 9. They contributed the background images in fabric marker and she designed and sewed the colorful applique shape resembling both a hear and a flower.

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Thrift store diva creates fashion

Fabulous finds at local thrift stores provide raw material for teacher's unique and inspired designs.

There are treasure hunters among us. What they seek isn't measured in currency and, in fact, has often lost its value in the eyes of a previous owner. These are thrift store divas, who live for the discovery and repurposing of fashion "gold" found in the


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