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handmade for baby: the master list

As soon as I found out I was expecting I spent many hours trying to learn as much as I could about taking care of babies. One of the big things was figuring out just what did I really need for a baby. There are many baby things out there that would be nice to […] Read more…

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the best best best news

So I’ve had a bit of exciting news (okay more than exciting–SO thrilled!) that I’ve been keeping a bit secret for the past few weeks. Now I’m ready to share with everybody that come September, me and my guy are going to be a family of 3!!!! I’m over the moon that we are going […] Read more…

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I’m back

The last month seems to have just slipped by, hasn’t it? In this unintended bit of a break from blogging I made a rather exciting ski trip to Europe and back. It seems that preparing for, traveling, and then getting back into the swing of things(and adjusted to the timezone) has left this space rather […] Read more…

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A day for embroidery.

Today I started working on this…another sample of my embroidery pattern, Sly as a Fox, Wise as an Owl. It’s been rather fun picking out floss colors from my rather large (and also rather tangled) stash. Perhaps sometime I’ll organize it onto cute cards like these: {found here} I also got around to putting this […] Read more…

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A Book

Hmm, this pattern felt a little like writing a book–perhaps it’s the 22 pattern pieces, or maybe all those diagrams for each step–either way, I’m keeping up with releasing a new pattern each day! This time I made a pattern for my quiet book–a definite Nifty Kidstuff customer favorite and perhaps one of the more […] Read more…

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A New Pattern in Store

The pattern of the day today is…. Goldilocks & the Three Bears finger puppets! I can’t tell you how many finger puppets I have stitched in the past couple years but my guess is over 1000. They are a fun and quick sewing project (perfect if you like a little instant gratification from your sewing). […] Read more…

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How-to: Improvisational Patchwork

  In the fall I moved into a new (bigger apartment) which meant I got to have a bigger bed which then meant I needed to make a quilt. I started this project back in November and come back to it every so often. Right now I have just over half of the 56 squares […] Read more…

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Writing Patterns

When I relaunched my website last week, one little section wasn’t quite finished: patterns. I’ve decided that I quite like the idea of writing patterns to sell instead of trying to be a one person sweatshop and crank out a million and one handmade toys. So instead I’m shifting my focus to spreading a little […] Read more…

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A Fresh Start

  Full Disclosure: I’ve blogged before. In fact, you can see my former escapades in the blog-o-sphere here. So, why might you ask, am I making a fresh start here instead? Mainly because things have changed. I have a NEW site, a NEW branding, and a NEW plan of action for my creative business. Also, […] Read more…

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