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Mini Art Folios

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I recently made these cute mini art folios to give as favors for my daughter’s “birthday playdate.” the pattern is by Ginger Cake and I actually loved sewing these. I have made both the regular size folio and the mini folio and have received many compliments on them.

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Pattern Review
I love this pattern. The instructions are very well written, with many pictures to help visualize what you are actually supposed to do. It sews up quickly and, if you have many to make, I recommend setting up a serialized operation where you cut, “fuse,” iron, and sew. It is an easy craft that provides a lovely, practical, useful result.

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This time I just made a small drawstring pouch to put them in. I love making this project; it is a quick, easy, and very inexpensive gift.

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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.

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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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Mermaidens

Inspired by this post from one of my favorite blogs, Homemade by Jill, I gave doll-making a try.

My daughters are obsessed with Mermaids and this adorable Mermaiden from Wee Wonderfuls was a joy to make. It was fun and easy from start to finish, and I even learned a new stitch: ladder stitch.

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I loved making toys! And I am also curious about something: when you make something for one of your children, do you feel like you have to make the other one something too? I could not make just one of these mermaids, but the same happens if I make a dress, or a skirt, or a game… I always double-craft! And feel bad when I don’t. I wonder if this happens to anyone else?

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Hillary Lang, author of Wee Wonderfuls, has a lovely blog.

Linking at Skip to My Lou.

Tip Junkie.

Mommy by day… Crafter by Night

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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

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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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My eldest daughter, who is three (though she is sure she is my contemporary), announced that she wanted a “pink polka-dotty nightgown.” Blown away by the specificity of her request, I decided that I had to make it happen!

It was very easy to put together. I’m not exactly sure what the fabric is (some cotton I found at the fabric store). It wrinkles very easily, but it was the only pink polka dot fabric in the place.

The bodice is lined with the same fabric. It has three white buttons on the back. My favorite detail, though, are the ribbons in the sleeves– so girly and playful!

She loved it. (sigh) Mission accomplished!

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Linking at Skip to My Lou Made by you Monday

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