Monthly Archives: May 2015

April Sewing: Matchy, Matchy for Babies

Back in April, I went on a bit of a baby blanket sewing frenzy.  For these four blankets, I made matching little pouches to go with them.  Two of the blankets were for second-born babies, one was for a third-born, … Continue reading

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2009-2014 Sewing: The Project That Just Refused to End

Back in 2004, I decided to sew the names of all my nieces and nephews (plus my honorary niece and nephew) in cross-stitch.  As of 2008, I had finished three of them, finally got them framed, and gave them as … Continue reading

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Possums and Fashion Advice (because those two things are totally related)

Today, Ellie and Mark would like you to see their clips (in case you need some ideas for how to get dressed up for your Memorial Day weekend festivities). Ellie put in her own (her new skill, remember?) and Mark … Continue reading

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Mushroom Magic

Last week, the kids and I were walking to our park and I spotted this lovely thing on our neighbor’s corner. Over the past few years, Nik and I have loved being a part of a group called the Baltimore … Continue reading

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May Sewing: Inside-Out Bag of Consolation

I made a tote bag for my friend Katie for her birthday five years ago.  Recently, she had a disastrous occurrence with her apartment and I decided that the least (and really only) thing that I could do to help … Continue reading

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Filling Up Your Cute Kid Cup for Today

Since the blog has been lacking in cute kids pictures for awhile (close to a month), here’s an assortment to brighten up your day! Ellie is very proud of her new skill (just discovered yesterday)! Putting in her own clips! … Continue reading

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May 2014/April-May 2015 Sewing: A [really imperfect] Table Runner

Last May, I decided that our table runner needed some help. I had brought it home as a souvenir of our amazing trip to Greece in 2008. I loved the ribbon embroidery on it and using it brought back all … Continue reading

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Delicious Pizza Crust Dough (soaked whole wheat)

This is the dough that we use when making homemade pizza.  It’s also delicious as pita on its own.  We bake it in the oven on our baking steel as well as grill it outside in the summer.  We use … Continue reading

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Would 10,000 Hours of Sewing Flannel Blankets Really Be Enough To Achieve Perfection?

I’m not exactly sure how many flannel baby blankets I’ve sewn in the past six years.  I just used my sewing page to attempt to count just those I’ve sewn since summer 2010.  I came up with close to 70.  … Continue reading

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“Why Doesn’t This Happen More Often?”

Today I’m honored to share with you a guest post by Andy DeVos.  Andy originally wrote this as a post on Facebook and has given me permission to repost it here. I myself haven’t read (or watched) all of the … Continue reading

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