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DIY Fabric Bow ~ Pattern and Tutorial

  So, I made THESE cute patriotic peasant dresses for my five girls before Independence Day. The dress is made of red and white chevron quilting cotton. The bows are detachable, making it a multi-holiday dress, if they so desire.  It took me awhile to figure out how I wanted to make the bows so I thought I would share a tutorial today showing how I made them. They can be made in any cotton…

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Independence Day Dresses

I felt like making dresses for the girls again this year. Don’t be too impressed, though. These were super easy! I just whipped up some peasant dresses, but shortened the length and sleeves a bit. For the youngest daughter, I also decreased the width. (See my fast peasant dress sewing tutorial HERE.) Then, in my quest to use up my patriotic fabric stash (see HERE), I added these big blue and white starry bows. I…

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Lily’s Quiet Book ~ Paper Dolls Pages

I still have some of this paper doll fabric left (from HERE and HERE) and my girls love dressing up the dolls, so it was a given that I would include these pages. I made a few changes, though. I thought the previous pages were a bit plain so I made it look like there is a floor by sewing a strip along the bottom. (It drives me crazy that they don’t line up perfectly,…

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Lily’s Quiet Book ~ Pie and Tea Party Pages

One of these pages is simple and the other… not so much. The pie page is pretty easy. I made some HERE and HERE. I really like the gray background on this page, though. I am almost out of the blueberry fabric by now. I don’t know if I can make any more of these. The tea party has two very special guests. I saw many pictures of Lily with her stuffed lamb so I…

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Lily’s Quiet Book ~ Woodland Friends Pages

These pages are my FAVORITES!!!! It is a little forest camping scene. OK, there is only one tree. It is a clearing. Use your imagination. Let’s have a look at the details. Shall we? I did a mini version of my button flowers pages (see HERE and HERE). Reversible, of course. I also used vintage ric rac and buttons. Next we have a bush with tiny button berries and felt leaves. The bush actually creates…

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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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