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Ruffle Tank Easter Dress

For the Easter dresses this year, I wanted to: use things I already had, if possible skip the commercial pattern thing let the girls have a say in what style they wanted I had one yard pieces of cotton quilting fabric in pretty calicos that I made work for the younger girls, but I had to buy some for the oldest one. All these addicting blogs gave me the confidence to “wing it” with the…

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Painted Plastic Easter Eggs Tutorial

I get these crazy ideas in my head and I just have to try them. This time I thought, what about painting plastic Easter eggs? I wasn’t entirely sure that it would work and that the paint would stick to the plastic, but I gave it a shot anyway. I was pleasantly surprised that it DID work and that the texture was very nice- much more like real eggs. So of course I made a…

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Pirogi Casserole

This is such a quick and easy recipe that I wanted to share it here. It is a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes (or plan ahead and make a little extra!) Pirogi Casserole 12 lasagna noodles, boiled 2 cups mashed potatoes 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese ½ cup butter You can also add some chopped onions, salt, and pepper to the mashed potatoes, but I don’t. Place…

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Butterfly Quilts

I try to make quilts for my new nieces and nephews when they are born. For my niece, Eden, I made this beautiful butterfly quilt, and I used some extra blocks to make a doll-sized version for her older sister, Anna, too. I used only fabrics I had on hand- I didn’t have to buy anything, so it was some major stash-busting! I even used up extra binding that I over-cut from the last quilt…

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Sneak Peek in the Studio Friday #3

Lots of crafting this week! I am just plugging away!!! (Guess this is my version of nesting since the more things I finish the closer I am to moving my sewing stuff for Baby#5) This pretty basket and the quilt it is sitting on (full blog post on the quilt next week when I finish its complimentary doll version)…I LOVE SUNFLOWERS! I finished this embroidery and frame for my etsy shop.I went through a patriotic…

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My Buttercup Bag, Modified

As promised, I am showing you all my modified Buttercup Bag. I got this LOVELY fabric like I used in my sister-in-law’s purse for Christmas (I just reversed the outside and lining for mine). After making one for my daughter as a trial run, I realized the original pattern was too small for me, so I made mine a bit bigger (still a bit too small for me, but I am trying to size down…

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Monster Cookies

Yummmmm… I LOVE these cookies! I like to say that they are just about everything you could want in a cookie. Oatmeal, peanut butter, chocolate chips, m&m’s,… This is a modified Amish recipe, so you might want to cut it in half! This would make about 10 dozen cookies! It took FOREVER to make a full batch Saturday night, but hubby ate a lot of dough to help me out! 🙂 Monster Cookies 6 eggs…

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Sneak Peek in the Studio Friday #2

I am taking part in my second Sneak Peek– I was pretty busy last week, so I have extra things to show you all that I have been working on. There are other things, too, but they are either listed in my shop or I don’t have pics yet. A cute kitty taggy blaket for my neice from my pile of things started. She loves tags, but will not play with it. She even threw…

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