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Sunday, February 14th, 2010

Homemade Valentines

I can’t even remember how many cupcakes I’ve consumed in the last 24 hours.  Probably fewer than Chase but I know she’s got me on candy.  She had candy this morning before she had Cheerios.  I can remember my mother giving me little plastic hearts filled with Smarties for Valentine’s day.  I wanted something similar for Chase but the closest I could find was a little heart tin filled with m & m’s.  They taste nothing like Smarties but I think it’s probably the closest substitute.  She was very pleased.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Monday, January 11th, 2010

Le Petit Marché

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Monday, December 7th, 2009


library-494On a couple of different fronts.  I put this little guy together today from this tutorial.  Couldn’t be simpler.  But now I have the idea of using it the reverse way so Chase can swaddle her baby like mommy.  This is going to be part of her big sister gift along with the baby doll with closing eyes that she previously requested.  My goal is one more blanket (which I’ve already cut) and two more diapers.  I think I can do it.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Friday, November 13th, 2009

Ben’s Beanie

library-311It’s done!  So I ask him to put it on so I can take a picture.  And this is what I get.  You make a simple request like ‘look normal’ and this is what you get.  But if you’re really clever, like I am, you will pretend that you’re done and then suddenly and shockingly insist that your subject just, ahem… farted.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Sunday, October 4th, 2009

Baby Doll Cloth Diaper Tutorial

library-8295Part of my plan for Christmas/birthday/new baby season is a new set of gear for C’s baby.  Actually, she has asked for a brand new baby with eyes that close.  That’s part of the plan too.  But this is scrap buster month over as Sew, Mama, Sew which got me thinking.  I made a couple of diapers a while back but nothing too fancy and got to thinking about how to make them better.  As a result, I barely slept last night but I did come up with an idea.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

Pink Pixie Hood

library-2303I love to knit hats.  Probably because they’re quick and easy.  I borrowed Baby Beanies by Amanda Keeys from the library but wanted to try so many of the hats that I decided to buy it.  I have come to accept that I need to just buy some books outright because by the time I return them to the library I inevitably owe as much as it would cost to buy in fines.  There are tons of books out there with so many cute ideas but this one leans toward simple which is just right for me.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Monday, August 10th, 2009

Project :: Fat Quarter Diaper Changing Pad

library-2232I was going to title this post cloth diaper changing pad but I couldn’t figure out how to place or not place hyphens so that it didn’t sound like a pad for changing cloth diapers instead of a changing pad made out of cloth.  Grammar is so tricky.  Then, my camera wanted to be tricky.  I had exactly enough battery power left in my flash to take exactly two pictures.  My flash batteries always disappear very suspiciously.  When questioned, Ben said, No, he didn’t know where he could find me a set of batteries.  However, upon further probing, it appears that he Read the rest of this entry »

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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

The Verdict :: Quick and Dirty Shorts

The pants turned out pretty cute.  They’re pants right now and not culottes so hopefully we’ll get at least two seasons out of them.  This year as pants and next year as highwaters :)  The shorts are just ok but that’s what you get for quick and dirty.  They’ll be just fine.  Oh, and that last picture?  That’s the I don’t like these short pants picture.  It’s to be expected at this point but I’d like to know who taught her to say short pants.  Funny.

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Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Progress :: Puppet Show Tunic

library-1861It’s coming together really nicely. All of the main construction is completed I just have to put in the hem and button holes.  I was going to try to finish it up tonight but Ben got a new toy for fathers’ day and we’re both a little addicted.  He’s in time out though.  He claims he overexerted himself.

It looks kind of sad just hanging there all wonky-like but I’m fully confident that it will be super cute on.  I’ll put some more time into it while I’m NOT at the office, mwah hah ha.  

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Friday, June 12th, 2009

Completed :: Oliver + S Tea Party Dress

library-1790It’s done!  AND I met my goal of finishing one project this week in spite of the fact that I cut it last weekend and then didn’t touch it again until today.  This is a one afternoon dress that comes together easily with excellent results.  Next time I may try adding in the flat piping but the dress is super cute as is too.   Read the rest of this entry »

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