crafts

Going green: my new lunch bag and cloth napkins for the boys

I’ve been making small changes over the last year or 2 to “be greener”. And at Resolution Time, I thought about what I could do this year to continue to green my life. Last year I converted almost completely to reusable shopping bags. The endless supply of plastic bags that I used to hoard under […]

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Get your apron on

from The Storque on Etsy (super awesome, favorite site).I am going to have to make one of these aprons. It is too cute. I wonder if my Christmas apron fabric (already cut for a slightly different pattern) can be wrangled to fit this pattern… There is just something about the waist on this apron that […]

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Cozy Saturday

I did it. I made a tea cozy. It is made from some light canvas material with batting and felt lining. I’m not thrilled with it, but I did come by the design organically. I measured my teapot and sort of shaped it from there. The end result it not as thrilling as I was […]

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Maiden Voyage

I finally had some time to play with my new toy. I picked some fabric from my stash and whipped up an apron. I followed the “pattern” for a vintage apron in Amy Karol’s Bend-the-Rules Sewing. The no-foot-pedal thing was freaky at first. I felt off-balance and rushed. And then I realized that I was […]

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Christmas came early

Tonight, my Santa (aka D.) decided to surprise me… with a spanking new sewing machine!! Apparently, he has been contemplating this gift for weeks and after consulting with the little old sewing ladies at the store where he bought it, decided it would be better to give it to me now to use in my […]

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