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Friday, April 11th, 2014

Making! From The Perfect Pattern Parcel!

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So I didn’t even sign up to participate in Kids Clothes Week this spring but I’ve still been busy! I got the chance to work with Perfect Pattern Parcel and I’ve been sewing my way through some of the awesome patterns included in the parcel. It’s no joke when they say you can use it to build a spring wardrobe for a little girl.

Perfect Pattern Parcel is a cool project that supports indie pattern designers and raises money for DonorsChoose.org. You set your price for the patterns! It’s a pretty sweet deal. Don’t miss the Prefontaine Shorts pattern though, it’s the bonus pattern and has to be “unlocked”. The shorts are so GOOD even if, on the first run through, I couldn’t quite grasp the instructions. They make up pretty easily and now I see how they go together. B will definitely be rocking a pair of these retro shorts VERY soon!

And the Celestial Tee? Also great! It sews up so quickly, it’s a great pattern to have. I used to be afraid of printing and piecing patterns at home but I’m all about it now. I can do it while I catch up on tv and don’t have to drive anywhere and wait in line. That’s what I’m talking about.

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The Prefontaine Shorts are made from an amazing and ENORMOUS thrifted muumuu and a tee of mine that I cannibalized for the trim (instructions on how to do this are included in the pattern instructions!). Everything else I dug out of the stash. That felt pretty good too. I am so happy with how these pieces turned out. I know that the Hosh pants are the thing for Avery so she will get those and even though I tend to shy away from doing to much fancy stuff I may just even work up one of those pretty dresses. Maybe. Perfect Pattern Parcel has a FB page, you can see the awesome things that everyone is making over there.

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Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Words

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We’re having the fabled language explosion. Well, maybe not an explosion just yet but this mama feels like it’s a comin’ which makes me happy because for a long time I was wondering where it was. So now in addition to mama and dada she says a pretty respectable Chase, Avery and Teenie. She also says cheese and please, where is, what’s this, what’s that and mmm mmm for no. That’s a lot of words for B. Really, a lot. I’m excited to hear what she has to say in the upcoming days. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

This Weather

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It’s so good. I don’t even care that it’s supposed to snow again this week. Well, I care a little but I’m choosing not to think about it. I kind of can’t even go there right now. The American Craft Council show was here in Baltimore this weekend and it was nice to have a peek around there and it was even nicer to sit outside and have a glass of sangria. I kind of broke the seal on that. And, you know, Sangria is just a gateway drink to margaritas which I pulled the lid off of this afternoon. Come on summer!

I made a good carrot cake too. From this book. So good!

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