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Thread Catcher

| Bags, Totes and Zips

I love sewing something useful as well as pretty. The last quilting retreat I went on, I sewed up a thread catcher with some fun kona solids and essex. It wasn’t until recently that I finally finished it with the hand stitched x’s on top. The thread catcher is the perfect size to sit at […] Read more…

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Boy’s Canvas Pencil Pouch

| Bags, Totes and Zips

I don’t know how much longer I will be able to sew useful small items for my son that he gets excited about. Connor turned 12 earlier this summer and he is quickly turning into a young adult. While there is some eye rolling and occasional sarcasm and the fact that he has been taller […] Read more…

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Going Camping

| For Kids

What doll wouldn’t love to go camping with her dog? I made this tent for my daughter’s American Girl dolls. When not napping with my daughter, Isabelle and Big Baby (she named that doll herself when she was 3) can be found hanging out in the tent with her puppy. This tent was made with […] Read more…

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Apple Picking in Polka Dots

| Apparel, For Kids

This is the first of two Apple Picking dresses I recently made Gwyneth. I love how this one turned out. Simple but with so many beautiful¬†details. (And who doesn’t love polka dots??) I love the tiny gathers on the sleeves. And the bow. For the hem, I added a tiny row of stitching at the […] Read more…

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Divided Basket for Connor

| Bags, Totes and Zips

Like many of you, I have been cleaning and purging my house via the KonMari method¬†-holding onto what brings us joy and letting go of what doesn’t. For me that’s also about finding creative ways to store those items most precious to us – even when those precious items are your 11-yr-olds and not yours. […] Read more…

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