Monthly Archives: May 2013

First Strawberries

Last fall, a very kind acquaintance gave us some strawberry plants.  They survived the winter and last week, we harvested our first two of the season. Since then, we’ve been harvesting 2-3 per day and it’s Ellie’s favorite thing to … Continue reading

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Color Book Tutorial/Sew-Along, Part 3: Sewing The Cover and Trimming the Pages

This is Part Three of my Color Book Tutorial/Sew-Along.  For an introduction to this tutorial plus the finished book and links to all the other parts of this tutorial, see this post. It’s time to finish sewing the pages by … Continue reading

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KIOS: Grooming, Part 6: Family Cloth and Mama Cloth

This post is part of my series, “Kickin’ It Old Skool: Why and How We Are Old-Fashioned” or KIOS for short.  If you’re new to the series, please read my disclaimer before continuing on.  I’m keeping a table of contents … Continue reading

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And Now, It’s Official – She’s Really Growing Up

For the past two nights, Ellie has slept through the night.  By “STTN”, I don’t mean that she didn’t nurse because she’s been night weaned (off and on, with more and less success), since last summer.  By “STTN”, I mean … Continue reading

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Comments = Answered!

To Jana, Karyn, Elizabeth, Mom, Nicole, and anyone else who has left a comment in the last few weeks: I think I’m finally caught up with answering your questions/comments (and in a few cases, asking new questions of my own).  … Continue reading

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It Might Be A Good Idea…

for me to start paying attention to what I put my son down next to (now that he’s a rolling machine): That’s only a suffocation hazard, a sharp object, and a full, heavy water bottle. No big deal.

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The Winner For Giveaway Day 2013!

Thank you so much for all your great recommendations, everyone!  If you too are looking for inspiration for what to sew for boys, check out the comments on this post and you’ll find lots of great ideas. The random number … Continue reading

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