Archive for November, 2011

I loved Heather Ross’ book, Weekend Sewing. All the projects I have made from this book have turned out great, have been fast sewing, and fun.

Here is a picture of some pajama pants I made for me using Heather’s pattern. The picture is awful, but the pants were super easy to made and so comfortable to wear.


I’ll definitely make more of these!


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I must have received about a dozen receiving blankets when my first child was born. They are adorable, but such an odd, impractical size that it was hard to figure out what to do with them. They were too small for swaddling, too big for burp cloths, too thin for using as towels… I held on to them for a while until a need arose: Storage!

I needed a place to gather busy bag activities, small toys, and the like, and it occurred to me that I could turn the blankets into drawstring pouches. It was a very easy project. I followed instructions from one of my favorite books, Heather Ross’ Weekend Sewing, but it’s such a simple process that instructions are probably not necessary, especially for someone who crafts.

I love my “new” stash of drawstring bags. They’re cute, and free!


Linking at Your Green Resource.

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A Birthday Cake


My three-yr-old wanted cupcakes for her grandmother’s birthday. We turned to What’s New, Cupcake? for inspiration, and picked the artist palette, since Grandma is an artist.

(Sorry for the poor quality of that picture; I was trying to snap the photos secretly in the kitchen so she would not see the cake before the surprise).

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This was a present for a friend’s 1st birthday. It was really easy to make, using three towels for both pieces. The bear bath mitt was sewn from a pattern from Oliver + S’s Little Things to Sew, a book I am absolutely in love with. It was a very easy pattern to follow, and turned out darling.

Linking at Skip to my Lou.

Every Creative Endeavor

Sumo’s Sweet Stuff.

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Pumpkin Faces


I love those games where the kids get to put different faces on a blank head, but the pieces are usually magnets and I am very paranoid about magnets.

So… I thought to make my own felt game! The pieces stick well and I get to make as many as I want for as many combinations as I can think of.

I loved putting this one together and watching my girls make faces for their pumpkins.

Happy Halloween!

Linking at Passionately Artistic.

I Can Teach My Child!

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