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WIP Wednesday ~ Bring on Spring!

OK. I am slacking on the blog posts again. Yes, I have all of these awesome projects here and I am only giving little teasers about them. One of these days I will catch up enough to start blogging about them for real. From last week…~No, still no pics of those doll quilts. I am not sure if our wood glue is any good- it might have frozen- so the doll bunk beds still need…

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WIP Wednesday ~ Productive Week

I thought I would do another WIP Wednesday post to share what I have been doing around here lately.  I may not have blog posts up to prove it, but I have been super productive! I finished up 2 out of 3 doll quilts, but did not get any pictures of them yet. Those sampler ones took so long that they deserve a full blog post. 🙂 Plus, there is a piece on the doll…

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Doll Ruffle Apron Pattern

Since I still had some fabric left from my daughter’s ruffle apron I decided to make a doll version, too. Everything was made the same way, but with smaller pieces: Apron Front- Cut 1 (pattern HERE)Apron Back- Cut 1 (same as front)Neck Ties- (Cut 2) 2″ x 15″Waist Ties- (Cut 2) 3 1/2″ x 15″Bottom Ruffle- (Cut 1) 3″ x 44″ Use 1/4″ seam allowances.  You can find all of the directions for constructing this…

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WIP Wednesday ~ Doll Quilts

I have a lot of sewing projects going on right now. A few weeks ago, I did my first ever free motion quilting! Now, don’t laugh… For a first time I don’t think it is too bad. I still need to add the binding to this scrappy doll quilt.  After my practice round, I quilted two more doll quilts that I am making for my daughter. These sampler blocks took for. ev. er. so I…

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Sneak Peek of Doll Dresses and Some Valentine Stuff

I have been doing a lot of craft projects for the kids/with the kids lately on these cold, snowy days. I made a few new things for their dolls a few weeks ago and ended up designing some new patterns. This one is a reversible doll dress. It was surprisingly easy and I hope to release a pattern to go with it soon. It only requires two fat quarters of fabric and some bias tape.…

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Girls Ruffle Apron Pattern and Tutorial

My 4yo has been not so patiently waiting for her new apron. Previously, she used a hand me down one from her sister, but it was getting pretty small. She wanted to match my cupcake apron, but I let her choose the fabric for the back, ruffle, and ties. She LOVES to bake with me. Especially cookies or anything with sprinkles. And now we can match. I took pictures as I was making this apron,…

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Scarves- Crochet and Sewing

I made four scarves this year for Christmas. The first was a basic, crocheted infinity scarf for my mom. I forgot to take a picture. The second was made the same way, but a bit smaller for my 10yo. Well, she thought it was too long, but not long enough to loop around twice, so I offered to rip it out and redo it. I ended up making a smaller cowl with a shell stitch.…

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Mustache Pillow and Sparkly Pink Pillows

More pillows! That seemed to be the thing this year. I had an idea to make a huge mustache pillow for my daughter. I had some gray dot minky that I hadn’t used for what I originally intended- an elephant taggy blanket- so I used it for this project instead. It goes perfectly with the gray walls and trim in their bedroom! The back is a fun arrow print in coordintating colors that I knew…

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Finish-A-Long Goals Q1

I have been proudly showing off all of the things I have actually finished lately, but for each one, there is probably 2 things that are unfinished and 10 things in the grand ideas stage. That is how it is for me in this stage of life. One day I will have lots of time to sew, but that day is not today. However, there are some things that my girls are waiting on, and…

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Shirt and Suspender Memory Pillow Covers

I was asked to make these special pillow covers in memory of the recipients’ loved one who had recently passed away. He was known for wearing these button down shirts and patriotic suspenders. They were fairly easy to make. I had to iron all of the shirts really well, then slip my rotary cutting mat inside the shirt. Being careful of the placement of the buttons and pocket, I cut out a 16 1/2″square. I…

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