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Grace’s Quiet Book- Sewing Machine Page

OK, so I made this page because I like to sew, but my other daughters have shown interest and once I got the idea for this page I just HAD to go with it! I wanted to make a vintage style sewing machine and I had this black swirl fabric I had been hoarding that was just perfect!!! I drew my own template that was very much inspired by the lovely art a good friend…

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Grace’s Quiet Book- Pie Page

This was definitely my easiest page and only took about 15-30 minutes. It is a little too advanced for her at this age (2 1/2) but she should grow into it and it is good motor skills practice. Maybe one day she will want to weave baskets like Mommy! 😉 (shameless plug for my etsy shop here.) The pie page of Grace’s quiet book was inspired by THIS one.  I used leftover blueberry fabric from THIS…

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Grace’s Quiet Book ~ Introduction

This might be the best Christmas present I have ever made! I have been wanting to make a quiet book for a long time. I even blogged about the time I found the paper doll fabric I used. It was originally supposed to be for my daughter who is now 5 and (so I thought) too old. Thankfully, I have a few more in line after her so I could still make one. I really…

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DIY Girls’ Ninja Turtle Costumes- with TUTUS!

We did a family theme for the first time this Halloween. My husband came up with the idea of going as characters from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Then, the girls wanted tutus with their costumes and that was a deal breaker for the guys. We battled it out for a month or so until Team Tutu won out, meaning I had to throw together cheap, homemade costumes at the last minute. My son unwillingly…

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Turtleneck to Maxi Skirt Tutorial

This one has been a long time coming! I finally got some cute pics of my daughter in her maxi skirt so that I could finish up this post!  Last spring, when I was on my maxi skirt sewing kick, my 5yo had requested a RED one. Well, I thought I would just pick some fabric up at a nearby Walmart, but they no longer carry ANY knit at that store! 🙁 So, I wandered…

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I LOVE Baby Girl Sewing!

I absolutely LOVE sewing cute baby things! Especially baby girl things! 😀 So, do you remember the Easter dresses I made this year? (If you don’t they are shown at the end of THIS post.) I also made a matching tie for my son later this summer (shown in THIS post) but he didn’t want the “girly” yellow I picked out so I used grey instead.  That meant I had a half yard of coordinating…

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Easy Doll Maxi Skirt Tutorial

Well, this tutorial has been a long time coming!  I made these when I went on the crazy, maxi skirt sewing marathon session a few months ago.   I tell you what- since I am conquering this whole “fear of knit” thing, these were just the easiest things to sew.  The hard part… sewing shirts to match, finding a spray bottle and the “official” sparkly hair pick (at the same time), and untangling that awful…

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Sneak Peek ~ A Little Sewing Time in the AC

My sewing machine is in the air conditioning.  I have really been in the mood to sew a lot lately! First up, I expanded upon this years’ Easter collection: I made a tie for my very unhappy son who says that polka dots are “girly” but I think it is very classy.  I also made a purse for Grace with scraps from her Little Diva Dress.  She is really into purses right now.  I used…

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