Monthly Archives: December 2014

Winter Baby Bonnet

Patterns that give finished measurements are awesome.   It is such a simple thing, but it can make a world of difference.  For instance,  I made a Winter Bonnet  from the free tutorial and pattern at the Purl Bee that only told … Continue reading

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Challenge: I hate clothes

Actually, I hate clothes shopping.  I will do a lot to avoid it even buy clothes at the grocery store.  I’ve always been a half size and a different size on top than on the bottom.  My wardrobe for teaching was … Continue reading

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Pile of Fabric Loses

Due to the large number of orders and it being the holidays and all it took seemingly forever for my many yards of fabric to arrive.  Some were out of stock by the time my order was cut so it … Continue reading

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Felt Star Ornaments

These simple felt ornaments were fun to make.  The stars are a bit rough as I drew the pattern by hand.   Creating new stitch patterns for the French knot decorations kept them interesting even as I made a dozen.  They worked up quickly as they are … Continue reading

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Ringing in the Holidays

O is entranced by jingle bells.  According to him, all bells are jingle bells, and any song featuring bells or the word bells is jingle bells and is from either Frosty or Rudolf (the movies).  I have yet to determine … Continue reading

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Give and Give Again Stocking Stuffers for Sewing Enthusiasts

A few years ago the only present I requested for under the tree was  a full set of queen sized sheets that matched (including 4 pillow cases). To help with quality and fitting in the room I gave the following specifications: Percale, White, … Continue reading

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My First Scrappy Project

This Dear Santa Mug Rug was finished a couple of weeks ago and I thought I would tell you a bit more about it.  It will be perfect for holding letters to Santa when the little ones are old enough to write them … Continue reading

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