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Strawberry Shortcake Doll Dress

Last year, I made my niece a Strawberry Shortcake dress for her birthday.(See it HERE!) So, this year I decided to make a matching one for her 18″ doll. I just took the free T-shirt pattern from Liberty Jane (found HERE) and shortened it. I used an old, white T-shirt for my fabric. Then, I used freezer paper stenciling to make the Strawberry Shortcake logo on the front. Those tiny pieces were a PAIN to…

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Rag Edge Flannel Baby Blanket Tutorial

These rag edge flannel blankets are my go-to baby gift. Sometimes I make bibs, burp cloths, and taggy blankets to make it a complete set. With just two layers of flannel, it is a nice weight without being too heavy. The rag edge is soft and popular with babies, too. 🙂 This is what it looks like after just one washing, but it will get more frayed over time. These are so simple to make.…

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Vintage Modern Charm Square Star Quilt

Finally! Another quilt finish! 🙂 These pics are a little dark since a storm was rolling in… I am gonna’ call it dramatic. I used the Storybook Stars pattern from Moda Bake Shop HERE. I did straight line quilting on my sewing machine. It is OK. I like wavy lines like I did HERE better. It is backed in some more Vintage Modern fabric and I used red Kona for the binding. I don’t even…

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Vintage Baby Dress Collar Tutorial

Here it is! The last Easter dress for this year! I let the other girls have a little say (or a lot) in their dress designs. Hannah doesn’t care. It is fantastic! I wanted it to be simple. So unlike me, I know! I wanted little hints of blue and a sweet, vintage baby look. Then, because I can’t really let things be simple, I went over the top (after Easter) with a bonnet, shoes,…

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Gracie Dress Tutorial

Do you know what it harder than sewing a dress for a 2yo?  Taking pictures of that 2yo wearing the dress. I tried being sneaky and taking pics when she wasn’t looking. Her sisters tried to help… She even said, “I’m not cooperating!” and sat down in the grass with her arms crossed. Even bribery didn’t work. This one is stubborn! Unlike the picture-taking, she did not voice her opinion on the dress. So I…

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Lydia’s Sweetheart Dress Tutorial

These girls love to twirl in pretty dresses! Taking a break with the one who can’t twirl yet! This dress features a halter top and sweetheart neckline with a pop of orange trim,… …a button halter back,… …a twirly circle skirt (of course!),… …and another little pop of orange on the petticoat lining. This dress was the most 1950s-ish of all of the dresses I made. I can convince a 5yo a little easier than…

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Sunrise Dress Tutorial

I am going to be totally honest here. This was my least favorite dress when we sketched out all of the designs. In the end, I LOVED it! Sometimes my 10yo’s fashion ideas make me raise an eyebrow, but it was her dress, so I went along with it. Yeah, she was right.  This time. I pushed for a wide neckline and scoop back because I knew it would look great on her body type.…

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What Moms Really Need for Mother’s Day

I want to be totally honest. I am not Super Mom. Things are not always sunshine and roses around here. Yes, I squeeze in a lot of crafty things, but there are a lot of things I don’t do. When it comes to school, I am one of those slacker moms. I don’t check my kids’ school folders. Yes, I know that I should. The first kid or two I was all over that. Now,…

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