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Puffy Petal Flower Tutorial

This week I made something special for my baby girl!  I am sharing the full tutorial over at Fireflies and Jellybeans next week, but here is a little sneak peek… I made some fabric flowers with five petals to match the fabric and embellish her outfit a little bit.  I have made fabric flowers before, but after playing around for a few minutes, this just seemed like an easier way to do it. Cut a…

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Strawberry Shortcake Ball Gown

My daughter is STILL on the Strawberry Shortcake kick, so for her fourth birthday she wanted a Strawberry Shortcake “theme”… again.  But this time she wanted all of her friends, too.  OK.  No problem.  And, just because I wanted to, I made her a Strawberry Shortcake ball gown – copied from the Glimmerberry Ball movie.  I am pretty happy with the results and I think she likes it, too!  I used the more expensive satin…

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Pretzel Buns

When I am feeling particularly ambitious, the kids and I make homemade soft pretzels.  They like playing with the dough to make different shapes and sometimes we use them as buns.  This is a recipe meant to be like those pretzels you get at the mall.  They are awesome!  Here is how we make them… Sprinkle yeast onto the warm water.  (Ooooh… fascinating!) Stir to dissolve. Add brown sugar and mix that up, too.  Then add the salt and…

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Bread Pudding

Bread pudding is something that my mom made quite a bit when we were growing up.  It is a great way to use up bread that is not so fresh, or those icky end pieces. You can serve it warm or cold, and it is also perfect for breakfast or a dessert. Bread Pudding 6 eggs 1 cup sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 2 cups milk 8 slices of bread spreadable margarine or butter cinnamon Start…

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Phillies Throwback Quilt

I let my brother-in-law choose the colors for my nephew’s baby quilt and he really likes the old school Phillies stuff.  To be honest, I had no idea what “throwback” meant, but I googled it. Using the 1980’s Phillies jerseys as my inspiration, I designed this strip quilt- very different than anything I have made before.  The maroon and white stripes remind me of the sleeves of the jerseys and just look plain ol’ sporty!  I…

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Vintage and Lace Nightgown

Next to nothing in the way of PJs or nightgowns survived the first two girls to be passed down to my 3yo. Nightgowns are, in my opinion, way too much $ for what they are to buy them in stores. I made it from some great giveaway prizes, so it cost me nothing but a little bit of thread, elastic, and time. Sweet!  There is that picture smile again. I whipped this one up in about a…

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Halley’s Plan B Dress

Halley’s dress was not what I intended to make.  It was supposed to have a yoke across the neck and ties on one side, but I just could not get it to lay flat, so I ended up ripping it apart and going to Plan B!  It still has the big bow on one shoulder like she wanted, so it works.  I also found a way to incorporate some extra white into the dress so…

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Isabelle’s Bubble Dress Tutorial

As promised, I am showing you all how I made Isabelle’s Easter dress.  I talked her into a bubble dress, but she chose the wide, high bodice style with a highish waist and wide sash part herself. And she picked the buttons out, too.  (Yes, it is missing one- I forgot the buttons when I used Mom’s machine to make the holes and didn’t listen to her when she said she thought the pack only had three buttons. …

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Lydia’s Easter Dress

I was running out of time, so I again went over to craftinessisnotoptional for a quick rescue!  I used the tutorial she had just posted for the dress that she made her daughter for Easter (You can find it by clicking HERE!).  I was going to make it sleeveless, but I gave up and just followed her directions.  I found that it was a little tricky under the arms,  but overall it went together pretty well.  And…

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Grace’s First Easter Dress

Those Easter dresses were so much work that I am showing each one off in its own separate post and telling you all how I made them, hopefully getting some tutorials out on my original designs by the end of the week.  So, here we go- youngest to oldest… For Grace, I made a simple sundress and a ruffle-butt diaper cover.  I was crunched for time, so for the dress, I used a tutorial that…

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