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Farm Animals Quiet Book Page

On our little farm, spring means lots of new baby animals. I wanted to reflect that in the spring quiet book, too. I came up with this little sunset farm scene and tried out some different applique techniques. I hand embroidered the fence and some details, then sewed on the barn. The barn doors are held shut with a round button and a loop of narrow elastic. Inside the barn are some “animal pens” made…

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Umbrella and Flowers Quiet Book Pages

One of the first ideas I had for a spring themed quiet book page was to make an umbrella with sliding bead raindrops. That grew into the April showers bring May flowers pages. I had some gray bias tape on hand, but I had to buy a big bag of clear beads just for the few that I needed.   I appliqued a yellow umbrella with the machine, but the handle is hand embroidered with a satin…

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Spring Quiet Book ~ Cover

Yes, I know it is July. Better late than never. So, since it is now summer and we are in a heat advisory this morning, I have been finally getting pictures of this quiet book ready to post while hiding in the AC. However, I realized that the spring book is much more detailed than the winter quiet book and resulted in a crazy amount of pictures. Rather than overload one big post, I am…

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Finish-A-Long Goals Q3

Well, I got a big jump on finishing things last quarter… and then life happened. We got busy. Now it is summer and soon it will be harvest time for the garden. So, things don’t look like they are going to slow down anytime soon. But, here is my list anyway. I don’t know how much I can actually accomplish in the next three months, but I will try my best. 1. Spring Quiet Book–…

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Ombre Dyed July 4th Skirts

I haven’t been sewing lately, but I have had this idea in my head for awhile to make ombre dyed skirts for the girls and July 4th was as good of a reason as any to try it out. I had some knit in a tote that was given to me about 9 years ago (back when I was still scared of sewing with anything but quilting cotton). So, this project only cost me about…

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Create In Me a Clean Heart Floral Canvas

I haven’t fallen off of the face of the earth or anything. We are just in a busy season. This spring, we had girls on 2 softball teams and a soccer team, plus all of our regular work and farming stuff to do. It has been C R A Z Y!!! So, as far as crafting goes, I am on a little bit of a painting kick. I got my sunroom all cleaned out and…

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Romans 12:12 Canvas Word Art

Once a week or so, I write Bible memory verses on our dry erase board. A friend of mine suggested putting them on canvas, so I told her to choose a verse and I would make one for her to try it out. This was my sketch on the dry erase board… I rewrote it on paper and used carbon paper to trace over that and transfer it to the canvas. Then, I used a…

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Mothers Day Proverbs 31 Canvas Painting

I have never painted on a canvas before! I don’t know what I was waiting for. This was a really fun project to do. I just painted on the words with paint pen and then added the flowers all around. I hope they don’t look too much like a little kid painted them. I think they look OK from a distance anyway. It was inspired by THIS free printable, if you want you own!  …

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Pink Lemonade Bunting and Basket

For my daughter’s first birthday party in August 2014, I used a “pink lemonade” theme. I meant to make these pennant banners to decorate, but didn’t get done in time. I did finish one for in her bedroom, but there were so many extra triangles left over! That became another unfinished project that I added to my Finish-A-Long goals (see HERE). Well, now they are finished! I had enough to make one more bunting identical…

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Felt Taco Earbud Holder

We recently sent my brother a Mexican themed care package because he was hungry for Mexican food. Of course, as soon as we assembled a package he went all healthy on us and probably won’t eat any of it. Just so you know, it took 5 lbs of animal crackers to be able to make a small dish of chocolate-covered-burros! Anyway, at the last minute, I threw in something non-edible and just plain fun. it…

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