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Hole in the Barn Door Quilt

WOOHOO! I finished it, and it didn’t even take me HALF of the month of May! Sweet!!! And then, because I am lazy uncomfortably pregnant, I walked a few feet outside to our garden, which is planted  for grazing this year to give it a rest, flopped it on top of the spelt, and snapped a few pictures as the sun was going down. Instead of hand quilting this one, I decided to try out…

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T-Shirt Nightgown Tutorial

Last summer, I did a guest post over for CraftyTammie‘s Sew Full of Summer series, so I thought I would share it over here on my blog, too.  Girls nightgowns are awfully pricey in the stores, for what they are, but my girls were in need of some.  I have made a few here and there, but as I was gradually attempting to conquer my fear of knits last summer, I converted some old Tshirts into nightgowns for the girls. I…

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Cozy Knit Maternity Skirt

Last week I whipped up this skirt for myself. Yes, I sewed something for myself. That was not a typo.  I am not usually comfortable having my picture taken, but for my loyal readers I will make this sacrifice.  🙂  I walked up to the edge of the fields with my oldest daughter and gave her the camera.    She did a fantastic job! Oh, and before you think that belly is so adorable, let…

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Little Diva Dress

As soon as she found the chapstick, I knew I wasn’t getting her to cooperate and look at the camera anymore. Oh, but she looks like a little diva in this ensemble! (For the record, I totally would not put up with diva behavior from my girls, though!) This was my absolute FAVORITE Easter dress this year. It was a lot of work, but totally worth every bit of it! I started making a tutorial…

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Flutter Sleeve Sundress

Besides the zipper, this dress was the easiest Easter dress I made this year. Making the dress was definitely easier than taking pictures of her wearing it! You see, she has an ever-evolving “picture smile” and it has recently morphed into this: Painful, right? One day she will be very embarrassed that I posted these pictures. I am sorry, dear. Just keep practicing that smile, OK? I even tried to get a picture of her…

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Boutique Style Peasant Dress (and Ribbon & Pearls Necklace)

This dress was simple to make… in theory. 🙂   I didn’t take pics of the whole process since I made changes along the way, but I will explain it a little bit here. I made the bodice in a peasant dress style (doesn’t get too much easier than that!) I trimmed the sleeves in eyelet lace after my first idea didn’t work out. I had JUST enough on hand- only an inch to spare!…

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Summer Breeze Charm Tote

After sewing my little heart out for the girls last week, I was determined to finally make something for myself!  Last year, I won a giveaway at Quilting, Losing, and Tea (Thanks, Karen!).  I thought that the Summer Breeze II charm squares would make a lovely tote bag and have been wanting to make one for myself ever since.  Well, I needed some coordinating fabric for the handles and tossed around some different ideas for how…

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Twirly Lace Dress Tutorial

This dress was deceptively simple to create and since it was the first one I made for Easter, I was able to take (some) decent pictures of the process because I had daylight. 🙂  It has a cross-front bodice, lace overlaid waistband, corset back, and circle skirt. (Say that five times fast!) I think she looks so mature and grown-up in this dress, but it would be so cute on a smaller girl, too. OK,…

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