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Me @ 17 months

me at 17 months

My sister was born when I was just over 18 months old. When I was admitted to see my mom and first sibling, the story goes, I gave a brief “uh-huh” to the new baby and  launched into telling my mom about the hospital gown they’d put over my clothes. “Horsie,” I pointed out, and “horsie,” all over the gown. (I’m probably getting this all wrong, but that’s how I remember it).

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One-Yard Wonders

One-Yard Wonders is my absolute favorite sewing book! I refer to the “Sewing Fundamentals” section all the time, and I made H’s pinafore for her first birthday and smock for her second from patterns in it. I’m also working on its fabric barn playhouse, and have more fabric from Kathleen I want to use for two of the toddler dresses. I’ve bookmarked the “Charging Station,” “Tabletop Ironing-board Cover” (since I burnt a hole in mine), “All-you-need Sewing Kit,” “Not-Ugly Car Trash Bag,” “Matt’s Map Bag,” “Convertible Craft Apron,” “Growth Chart,” and “Checkers to Go” to make over the next year or so. It’s rare I find a book with so many patterns I really like!

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10 in March

by Lori Ann

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I haven’t had much time on the computer lately but have a read a few articles I’ve bookmarked to come back to:

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Redwork Embroidery: Link Roundup

Redwork quilt

photo by medea_material

I loved the redwork embroidery on a pillow in one of my favorite craft books, Handmade Home by Amanda Soule. I wanted to find a similar pattern with a “motherly” theme so I headed over to the site she got hers from, PatternBee. I searched the web as well (and snagged 10 swagbucks while I was at it!) and found some great resources I thought I’d share for anyone else interested.

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Clothes: Less is More

2 weeks + orange shirt

Guess what I did today!? I got dressed out of my CLOSET!! It’s the first time since before Tigger’s birth that my clothes didn’t come straight from the suitcase!

Umm, yes, that means it’s taken me over 2 weeks to unpack. Just yesterday did we manage to finish unpacking, and now my clothes are in my closet!

The first thing I realized when unpacking was that I didn’t have enough hangers for everything. At one point in my life, that would have meant going out to buy new hangers. These days, as I pursue contentment in what I own, I find ways to pass along excess, and to make use of ‘waste’.

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Baby Gear

…one of many answers to “what have you been doing!?”

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Bags & Crafts & Hemp & Burlap

My friend here is designing bags/purses from burlap, hemp, and local embroidery (some machine, some hand). The main fabric is recycled burlap sacks, so the bags are very environmentally friendly! She wants to know what foreigners think about her work so please comment with your thoughts.

Bag #1: Black Teddy Tote
Bag #2: Local Embroidery & Buttons
Bag #3: Rainbow Teddybear Tote
Bag #4: Local Embroidery Messenger Bag
Bag #5: Hand Embroidery & Hand-woven Hemp

You can see more photos here.

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