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  • This and that…

    Haven’t written anything in a while but figured I would catch up a little… …Went to Chicago for a meeting 2 weeks ago.  Took the kids with me – they had a better time than I did and got to… Read More ›

  • American Girl

    My 9 year old has become totally obsessed with American Girl dolls and their accessories.  As someone who rarely played with dolls, it has been so neat to see her and her sister playing with the dolls, imagining they are… Read More ›

  • January Sews…

    So, since committing to the RTW fast, I have been concentrating on what I need for my wardrobe and trying to consider things that I can use to expand my sewing skills and my ability to actually finish projects.  At… Read More ›

  • Baby it’s cold outside…

    and other activities. Well, we are hunkering down for a cold night tonight.  The weathermen have been getting people all hyped up for today and tomorrow.  This morning was an almost balmy 52.  but they were predicting that it would… Read More ›

  • End of the Year

    Well, another year is coming to a close.  There is a lot different on this blog than last year but I found myself a little too busy most of the time to keep updating.  But, I have had a good… Read More ›

  • SONP #4

    Found this fabric in the clearance section at Hancock Fabrics.  I immediately thought of making a maxi skirt from it.  It was $2 a yard and I ended up buying 4 yards.  Two other people in line asked where I… Read More ›

  • SONP Project # 3

    I’ve recently re-kindled my enjoyment of sewing and have shared a few dresses and skirts I have made the girls.  I also have been making a few skirts and outfits for myself.  It is really gratifying actually finding clothes that… Read More ›

  • A little red dress…

    Yup.  Really getting into the sewing thing again.  I actually sat down and did several pieces after work last week (after work, after dinner, after bedtime for the kids).  I threw this together Monday evening for Addi to wear to… Read More ›

  • More Sewing…

    Amalia has outgrown many of her clothes so she is one of the first people who I am trying to make clothes for this summer.  She is a great model too.  This skirt I drafted using the tutorial here.  I… Read More ›

  • Minnie!

    Addison has a Minnie Mouse thing.  She talks about her as if she is real.  The other day while browsing the sale bolts at Hancock Fabrics, I found this red and white polka dot knit fabric that looked like Minnie… Read More ›