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Quilted Bag

I made this quilted bag last night and I’m really happy with it. And not just because it’s pink! I had the outer fabric and lining picked out, the flower made, the shape cut out and then at the last minute it occurred to me to quilt it. yeah! I’m all jazzed up to make a hundred more now. Next time I think I’ll splurge on one of those fancy magnetic snaps, put some batting in the straps as … More

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Omiyage!

I am a superstar. I was able to (for the first time in my short career as a mother) coax Oscar back to sleep after he woke up from a super short napper. hooray! So I used my extra free time to finish this Pretty Princess paperweight from the Omiyage book. This is my second one. I made the first for my 14 year old niece as a “good luck at high school” present. I’m sure she thinks I’m a … More

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Time to get crafting

I’ve finally become motivated to do something with all the raw materials I’ve accumulated over the years. Every trip to the thrift store/garage sale/flea market ends up with something being added to my stash for making a something or other some day down the road. Today is that day!

I recently set off searching to find some cheap yarn online and found myself sucked into the world of crafting webblogs. So inspiring! What a great place to brainstorm, get feedback, … More