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Handmade Christmas 2016: Owls and Stars and Colors, Oh My!

I can finally reveal the final four presents that I sewed for my family for Christmas. These four were definitely sewn in 2017 but they still count as Handmade Christmas 2016, right? My niece and nephew were both two this … Continue reading

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Handmade Christmas 2016: A Hobbit Quilt

Last year, I had the brilliant idea of making a Gandalf felt ornament for my brother and his family for Christmas.Β  It didn’t happen so this fall, as I was searching Pinterest for ornament ideas, I came across a site, … Continue reading

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Handmade Christmas 2016: Star Wars and A Star

Earlier in the year, I came across Quiet Play‘s paper piecing patterns and knew that the [free!] Star Wars themed patterns would be perfect Christmas presents for Nik’s brother and nephews. I also bought the “Striped Star” pattern from the … Continue reading

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Handmade Christmas 2016: France Firefly Quilt, delivered in person!

I’m just going to pretend that it hasn’t been months since any regular blogging has happend and just write this blog post as if everything was its normal old self. πŸ˜‰ I had a lot of fun with the Christmas … Continue reading

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That night the great I AM came down!

Merry Christmas! Love, Nik, Laura, Ellie, and Marko (For the rest of the words, and the tune, to the lovely Christmas carol from which the title of this post is drawn, see last year’s Christmas post. ) P.S. Want to … Continue reading

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It’s Been A Great Nine Years!

Nine years ago today, I wore this dress. (after wearing this dress, of course) and today (with no prompting from me, I promise), Ellie asked to try on this dress: And then Marko wanted part of the silly action: And … Continue reading

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A whole bunch of family pictures for all the picture-starved family members out there

Yes, I know I’ve been gone for over a month.Β  Life is charging ahead and I’m having a hard time keeping up (or at least blogging about it).Β  That’s a story for another day.Β  In the meantime… We’ve taken pictures … Continue reading

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