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handmade for baby: colorblock cardi

Kids Clothes Week is keeping me super inspired! So last night/this morning I designed and stitched up this little cardigan. I loved the idea of making layers that are easy to put on/take off and so I came up with this pattern for a colorblocked snap up cardigan using a onesie to gauge the measurements. […] Read more…

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handmade for baby: all sorts of baby clothes

  As I discover with each new clothing project—sewing with knits is not so bad (I’m starting to love them actually) I’ve been definitely shopping around for cotton knit fabrics to add to my previously non-existent stash. So far I’ve cranked out a few (okay, maybe more than a few) little shirts since they are […] Read more…

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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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