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Heart Bites


One of my husband’s awesome aunts gave usBakerella’s Cake Pops for Christmas. I’ve had my eye on this book for months and was so excited to get it!! My daughter and I flipped through it and decided that these lovely cake pops were too cute not to make. We did not have pop sticks, so just turned them into bites. They were super easy and cute. The book calls for a heart-shaped cookie cutter, but I did not have one that size. So, I free-handed.


I love making cake pops! We wrapped them up in tissue paper and gave them out as valentines.


It was a fun project, well worth the time and effort. Thanks, Bakerella!

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This is what they look like! It was tough finding fabric. I spent at least 45 minutes to an hour just wandering the store with my two toddlers in tow (I don’t recommend this!) and finally settled on this cute polka dot print.

Since I would not have a lot of time to finish the project, I opted for just making the pants (with the children’s version of Heather Ross’ pattern I’ve blogged about before here ) and using some t-shirts I already had. My talented mom helped me turn them into long-sleeved shirts with red knit fabric. Seriously, in just a few minutes the sleeve had been cut and perfectly fitted. Awesome!


I added the ribbon tree and voilá!


Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!

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Both dresses are ready! And we have a portrait appointment for tomorrow evening. (That is what we are wearing. I love my teal cardigan and how well it all goes. I love this color scheme!) We should be getting Christmas cards back next Thursday *sigh of relief*


The fabric is plaid dupioni silk from Fabric.com The pattern was awesome and so easy to sew. It is the Sweet Little Dress from Leila and Ben . I made a few modifications to it:


I added three rows of ruffles to the top.


I also lined it with red pongee fabric. I sewed both fabrics together at the top before working on the casing.


I added tulle ruffles to the lining. Cute!!


And, inspired by Probably Actually , I embroidered a tag for the dresses. My daughters’ names seemed too long last night, so I just embroidered the personal logo I had to create for myself back in college (my major was Graphic Design and a personal logo/identity was one of our assignments).


I loved working on these, and I’ll definitely be using this pattern again.

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Happy Thanksgiving


The above is a picture of a small corner of my craft room. Our family is moving before the end of the year and I am rushing to complete projects I have before having to pack my beloved sewing machine, fabrics, yarn, paintings, patterns, until they get unpacked again in our new home.

I am grateful for creativity! Making things is such a fulfilling part of my life. Making things for people I love makes me happy in a special kind of way. I am grateful for my family and their love and because God has given His children this yearning to create, like He does.

Love this video about Creating.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Thanksgiving Countdown

I had bought these branches/twigs from HobbyLobby to use as a Halloween Countdown, and we decided to go ahead and repurpose them as a Thanksgiving Countdown.


We write down a blessing we are grateful for on each leaf and my daughter hangs it up. It’s been fun!

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