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Lily’s Quiet Book ~ Camera and Sewing Machine Pages

Like I said before, I kinda’ stalked my cousin on facebook to figure out what they would like. That sounds creepy. Let’s call it creatively brainstorming ideas. I knew Lily’s mom is talented at photography and sewing, so I incorporated that into the book. The background for the camera page is yellow with tiny butterflies. I sewed some vintage trims on the top and bottom just because it needed something.  The applique on the camera…

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Lily’s Quiet Book ~ Cover Pages

So, I guess I might be back to blogging a little bit.  I mean, don’t expect anything consistent from me. Quiet moments like I am having right now are far and few between. Yeah, I could be folding laundry, but I just don’t feel like it. It has been a long week. Since I have been away for so long, I have a lot of crafty projects that I have done in the meantime. I…

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Elastic Waist Doll Dress Pattern

Happy World Doll Day! In honor of this day, I would like to encourage you to use up some of that scrap fabric (I have WAY too much!) and make some doll clothes for organizations that donate dolls to children who could use a little joy in their lives. Here are some that I have found: The Broken Doll– restores dolls and gives them to girls in foster care and hospitals Broken Dolls Healing Hearts–…

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Teen Peasant Dress Pattern and Tutorial

This year, Project Yesu was looking for some dresses for the older girls of ages 12-16. I challenged myself to create a variation of the peasant dresses we normally make that would meet some of the unique challenges of making larger sizes. It is longer, but has enough width at the bottom to allow for easy movement. I also lined the top to allow for more modesty. The elastic waistband is another nice feature that…

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Peasant Dress Quick Sewing Tutorial

I know there are peasant dress tutorials galore, but I am going to show you how to make these dresses using a few tips and tricks we have picked up over the past few years while making hundreds of these dresses for groups like Project Yesu. I already covered the “system” we use for cutting them out quickly and efficiently. Today I am showing you how to sew them together. I mentioned yesterday that we will…

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