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Embroidered Mesh Word Art for Nursery

Embroidery was one of my very first crafting loves.  So, when I was invited to try out a new product from DMC I jumped at the chance.  This new stitchable mesh is so amazing and gives me a fun new medium to create on! They also have stitchable cork and cork with gold flakes!  I was able to get my hands on some of that too and I can’t wait to play with it. When I was thinking about what…

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Small things {a Mom-day post}

Dear Baby-  The other day I was walking past you sleeping, tucked into the corner of the couch.  I was on my way to get something or other done, rushing, overwhelmed, exhausted.  I often feel like I’m on the verge of falling apart into frantic tears or mindless ranting.  Having a newborn is hard, even if they are easy- as you most certainly are.  But in that moment of rushing past, I glanced down and looked at your sweet face…

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A Big Thank You

Thanks for being patient with me while I adjust to having a new baby, a family of 7 and putting my house back together after finishing the basement.  It’s been a lot to take in the past 4 weeks, but the good news is my feet are now actually looking like feet instead of floaties, I actually have a craft room where all my goodies can live together in one place (finally), and the heartburn that comes with pregnancy is…

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Car Seat Canopy

Baby will be here officially next week.  If she doesn’t come on her own before next Wednesday, I am scheduled to be induced.  My babies tend to be big (like my last three were 9 1/2 pounds or bigger) so my Dr. is kind enough to let me have them a week early.  (and yes, all 3 of them WERE 7 days early- even the 10 lb 6 oz. one)  I have not had a car seat canopy with any…

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Looking Back- and Forward {Mom-day}

This year has been so amazingly fun.  I have learned so much about myself as a person- what I am capable of and what really drives me from within.  I have learned that I LOVE blogging.  I love connecting with so many people I wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to associate with.  I love being inspired by all that I see, and it’s an incredible rush when you feel like perhaps you’ve inspired someone else, just a bit. 🙂 I have…

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Baby Legs for my Baby’s legs

Literally dozens of tutorials exist to make these baby leg warmers, so I won’t bore you with the fine details, but I finally made a pair for my L.L.Bean. She is a kid who loves the bottom appendages of her body. She is forever sliding on or taking off pants/shoes/socks. She unloaded the ENTIRE package of new socks for my hubby and literally tried them all on. (and in the process scattered them through the entire main floor of the…

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Baby cards happy birthday paper

I was asked to teach a class for a Super Saturday in September. It always makes me nervous, what if no one likes my project? What if nobody picks me? (ahh, the never ending self doubt) So anyway, we decided that offering a kit that included a set of four different cards would be best. One birthday, a baby, a thank you and just a simple note card. Using some ideas I have already done, and modifying others, these are…

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Baby Gifts

I was invited to a baby shower last week. Love to welcome these new little ones to the world!I saw the idea for this over on Abby’s blog here. I had this fabric from a swap in our neighborhood (didn’t I say Free was my favorite word?). I have just one word of advice, if you make one of these, leave your stitch length a little longer. I had mine short and it perforated the wrapper, so when I turned…

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I have done this banner in felt before, but I loved the look of these fabrics and I just had to try making a banner using the wonderful, bright colors. I love how it turned out and I think I will make a few more of these for some boutiques I have coming up. This is a baby burp cloth I have made. The dinosaur is appliqued on with adhesive and then sewn around for durability. I think he is…

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