Jackson Turns 6!

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Everything is awesome! Jackson, I cannot believe you are 6 years old! Or that just a year ago I was in labor during your birthday party with your little brother Felix. This year you had no doubt in … [Read more...]

Tutorial for creating your own patterns

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Have you ever had an article of clothing that you absolutely loved? One that fit you just right and you wish you had second, or maybe at least had it in a different color so it wasn't quite so obvious … [Read more...]

Hula Hoop Play Tent

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I am so excited after a long break that I have finally opened my etsy shop back up! I will continue selling the book slings that I made in the past but I also plan to add some new products to my … [Read more...]

Baby Moccasins

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I have been playing around with some leather I got from my local thrift store. I used it to make Felix these sweet, soft as can be baby moccasins. They are perfect for a little baby whose not quite … [Read more...]

Daddy Daughter Dance

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Michael took Isabel to a Daddy Daughter Dance tonight that our home school group put on. It was so fun sewing her dress and getting all of the perfect matching accessories leading up to the dance. I … [Read more...]

Happy Halloween

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Michael and I went as Jerry and Elaine from Seinfeld. Jackson went as Emmet from the Lego Movie.  Isabel chose Cinderella. Owen went as Harold from Harold and the Purple Crayon. If you have … [Read more...]

A day at the Pumpkin Patch

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We had a wonderful morning at the Pumpkin Patch today. Owen has been looking out the window at our neighbors pumpkins every day and waving saying Hi Pumpkin!! Hug Pumpkin? Hold Pumpkin? I decided it … [Read more...]

Shoe Rack

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I found this pallet on the curb a while back and decided to turn it into a shoe rack to go on the back porch and house our rain boots.  First I hosed it down to clean it off. Then I sealed and … [Read more...]

Shorts On The Line!

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Last week I came across Carla's blog and her post about this years Shorts on the Line challenge.  I  am so glad I noticed it just in time to join in the fun. If you sew (or have always wanted to … [Read more...]

Simple Maxi Skirt With Pockets

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To determine how much fabric you will need to measure your waist size at the spot you plan to wear your skirt. For a gathered skirt like this I would say to go around 1 and half your waist size. For … [Read more...]