Category Archives: sewing

Sewing a Ring Sling

Hi there! This little peanut has grown a lot since I took that picture, but she’s still just as sweet.  She even wrote me a card and gave me a gift for Mother’s Day (with dad’s help, of course).  I … Continue reading

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Flannel and Chenille Burp Cloth Tutorial

I thought I should get back to these amazingly plush and cute burp cloths that I made (with some difficulty, but that doesn’t matter – they’re too cute not to make!).  They’re soft fuzzy white chenille on one side, and … Continue reading

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The hardest thing I’ve ever sewn–Baby Chenille and Flannel Burp Cloths

If these aren’t the most challenging sewing project I’ve taken on, then they at least come pretty darn close!  The crazy part? It’s a rectangle.. you sew straight lines.. really, there’s no skills required!  So what the heck was my … Continue reading

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iPhone Cover Sewing Project

Heyya! I got all busy with my sewing machine – can you tell?  We almost get along even.  Except that I sort of broke her.  In making this project I broke a needle, which seemed to also throw the machine … Continue reading

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See-your-baby Style Nursing Cover Tutorial

Hiya, Well, first of all.. I have a baby, ya’ll!  She’s a precious little love bug.  Little miss Lila came into our lives on Thursday, February 9th, 2012 at 8:50am, weighing 8lbs, 1oz.  Sleep’s still an issue for me, and … Continue reading

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A quilt 16 years in the making

Hi there, Yep, this quilt took 16 years to make – I’m not even exaggerating.  It might have been 16 1/2 years, even!  When you look at it, it doesn’t look all old and dated, or maybe I have my … Continue reading

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Pillowcase to Bassinette Sheet

I got all sewy with it today.  This is the family heirloom bassinette that little peanut will sleep in for the first 4+ months of her life.  It’s been in Nathan’s family for at least as long as him and … Continue reading

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Baby Mary Janes

Hi! I’ve been excited to share these little baby booties with you.  I’ve adapted a few patterns to work for what I wanted, and I’m pretty happy with the result.  Bonus – these weren’t quite as frustrating to make as … Continue reading

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Handmade Nursing Cover

Hi, hi! There hasn’t been much teaching work for me this week, although I was a librarian for a day.  Ha! I know, it was a bit crazy.  At least I understand how the books go on the shelf, but … Continue reading

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Baby Girl Blanket

Hello hello, I’ve been getting my sewing on.  The first project I recently tackled was this little flannel baby blanket.  I found some flannel that I loved at fabric.com and just had to have it.  I made a rectangle (practically … Continue reading

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Handmade Cloth Baby Wipes

I’m watching The Biggest Loser, and I’m munching on a crazy delicious salted chocolate chip cookie.  Bad Shauna.  Now don’t tell me you don’t sit and munch on things while watching that show.  I promise I’ll exercise tomorrow! Ignore my … Continue reading

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Itty Bitty Baby Booties

Hi there, Meet the itty bitty baby booties.. aka the most frustrating thing I’ve ever sewn!  These took me many many hours (I don’t sew much!), accompanied by much cursing and seam-ripping, and accepting some of the mistakes as part … Continue reading

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Canadian chequebook cover

Hiya! I played with another sewing project.  Baby’s first chequebook cover – modified from Prudent Baby.  I am oh-so-proud! First off, I heart this fabric!  So it’s important to note that my seams aren’t perfect.  I have a lot to … Continue reading

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Baby’s First Sewing Project – Tissue Holder

Hey there.  I hope summer’s going well! I’m pretty excited, I have to admit.  I got my sewing machine a good month ago and haven’t done much other than a few stitches here and there, plus some hemming. I’ve had … Continue reading

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Braided Headbands – a continuation

I’ve been dabbling in crafty things.. in a very random style.  My Stampin’ Up! goodies have arrived, so I can start hosting parties.  Check out my site and store for more info! I’ve also been playing with those braided headbands.  … Continue reading

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