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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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Little Miss Muffet (from an old Tshirt) Tutorial

Kindergarten had a nursery rhyme program for their friends and family.  My daughter was assigned to Little Miss Muffet.  Cute, right?  Oh, and costumes and props were welcomed.  Also, I procrastinate. So, at the last minute, I threw together a little costume made from an old Tshirt.  I constructed the dorky-looking hat bonnet and a half apron and had her wear it over the jumper I made her big sister last year that she had…

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Backstitching Embroidery Tutorial

About a year and a half ago, I figured out how to do hand embroidery and I have been selling “framed stitcheries” in my etsy shop.  A friend of mine asked me to teach her, so I snapped some pictures of a piece I am working on that will look the the one above when I am all done.  (If you find that my pictures are not phenomenal, I am blaming most of it on…

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Chicken and Waffles

Chicken and waffles is a very common meal around these parts. I can remember the first time I met someone who was not a “local” and had never had chicken and waffles. I was shocked and horrified! I thought everyone ate chicken and waffles. It is really just good, homemade waffles topped with cooked chicken and gravy. You can figure out how to make the cooked chicken and gravy on your own, but here is my…

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Car Roll Tutorial

In my attempt to be the coolest aunt ever (I have 22 nieces and nephews so far!), I made this cute little car roll. It is made from some fabric I had on hand (it’s hard to find non-girly stuff in this family!) and some size 4T jeans that were headed for the garbage. I was inspired by THIS tutorial, but I wanted to do a few things differently:a) I don’t have duck cloth and…

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My Own Cookie Recipe

I like to just throw things together when I cook/bake. I saw Martha Stewart just dumping vanilla out once and was truly inspired! I NEVER measure vanilla anymore cause Martha doesn’t do it so I don’t have to! This non-measuring technique can get carried away sometimes. I was so hungry for oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and couldn’t find a recipe. SO I just threw a bunch of stuff together and ended up with a DELICIOUS…

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Naomi’s Quilt

Not my best quilt ever, but it is FINISHED!!! AND I got it done BEFORE her first birthday (with 4 hours to spare). I originally wanted to machine quilt this one, but since I can’t lower my feed dogs, it was a failure. 🙁 So, rip, rip, rip it was. Then I hand quilted the cow blocks, but I couldn’t figure out how to quilt the red blocks, so I gave up and tied them…

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