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  • 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 ›

  • Crafts…

    I definitely can say that I am a frustrated craftswoman.  My overextended life makes it hard for me to satisfy those feelings. The last few months, I have been following a number of craft, sewing and knitting / crocheting blogs…. Read More ›

  • 2012 in review

    The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,100 views in 2012. If every person who reached the… Read More ›

  • Mt. Vernon

    I love when I get chosen to chaperone my kid field trip. It offers such a different perspective on their lives and personalities. Today Amalia and I went to Mt Vernon. It was a beautiful day and aside from one… Read More ›

  • Cheerleading