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Nice Surprise

| Fabric

I went to visit my mom yesterday and she surprised me with some amazing new sewing books (Clare Youngs’ “The Perfect Handmade Bag” and “The Perfect Pajama” by Kristina Nilsson and Jennifer Pirtle). Can’t wait to get sewing on some of the bags. I love, love, love to make bags. I think I love bags […] Read more…

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Clothesline Bag

| Bags, Totes and Zips

  I made this clothesline bag for my sister. You cover clothesline with fabric strips and sew together with a zigzag stitch. It’s really easy and lots of fun to see it take shape. Alas, the timing is off on my sewing machine now (not from this project). I tried fixing it myself, but I […] Read more…

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Snake Scarf

| For Kids, Yarn Love

  I just finished this scarf for my son. It’s his first scarf. What better scarf is there than one shaped like a snake for a 4-year-old? He loves it! He actually took it for show-and-tell today. I got the pattern out of the book “Knitting Pretty” by Kris Percival. If you haven’t checked out […] Read more…

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Mailbox Fun

| For Kids, Tutorial

Yesterday my son came home from school with an announcement about a Valentine’s Day party they would be having. He needs a decorated box with a slot for mailing Valentines and an opening to open the box so that he can retrieve his Valentines and his name has to be on it. I think I […] Read more…

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Vanilla Extract

| Cooking and Baking

I made some vanilla extract in early November. It has such a beautiful color now. I opened one up yesterday and made some yummy pudding. It was amazing! If you haven’t made vanilla before you should try it. It’s very simple and makes for a great gift for your favorite chef. 2 vanilla beans (split […] Read more…

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