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Lizzy House Mini Quilt Swap


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LED Wristbands

I’ve been working on a tutorial for making LED wristbands for a spring break camp at the Fab Lab next week. It’s not my normal way to link to a slideshow, but I’ve already done the composition there and don’t … Continue reading

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NSFW Merit Badges and a Crafternoon

I made another batch of merit badges on Friday afternoon. Despite having NSFW language on them, they are actually for the authors who are writing chapters for the book I’m co-editing about teaching books with taboo and controversial content. My … Continue reading

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Grown-Up Merit Badges

This is a project I’ve had in mind for awhile and finally got around to completing it this week. It was born out of the high levels of self-congratulation I feel when I do something responsible, like going to the … Continue reading

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Pen Pal Pouch

¬†My niece asked for stationary to write to her pen pals for her birthday, and being a person who is quite fond of old-fashioned-delivered-by-the-post-office-mail, I assembled a pen pal pouch for her. Inside there is stationary, stamped envelopes (with vintage … Continue reading

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More Toddler Gifts

Toddlers are my creative muse at this point. There is definitely an appeal to making something small and cute. All of these projects (with the exception of the leg warmers) are easily completed in an hour or two and will … Continue reading

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Toddler Birthdays

A couple of my nieces have Birthdays coming up which has provided some much needed inspiration around here.

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The heat has given us a reprieve and I spent some time this afternoon doing handwork. Not sure where these will end up yet, but enjoyed listening to This American Life and stitching away this afternoon. I’m back to school … Continue reading

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Mermaid Dress

I just got back from several days in Colorado with my brother, sister-in-law, and their daughters. Their oldest daughter Clara, plus some Alexander Henry owl fabric¬†convinced me to start sewing again a couple years ago. Clara is turning five this … Continue reading

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pretty little pouch

I’ve been wanting to make a pouch so I could employ one of my new little charms as a zipper pull and this pleated pouch by Needle & Spatula fit the bill. I’ve forgotten how much I enjoy a pouch … Continue reading

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