Umaro Blanket for Heron

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Pattern: Umaro by Jared Flood Yarn: 4.5 skeins Knit Picks Bare Swish Bulky– Superwash Merino Wool Needle: US 11 Finished measurements: Baby-sized Time to Complete: No idea. A couple of library conferences and several faculty meetings Occasion: Welcoming little Heron … Continue reading

Tutus

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Pattern: Tutu from Oliver + S Little Things to Sew Fabric: 10 yards tulle Time to Complete: about 2 hours total for all three Favorite parts: The neon orange layer, the sight of my kids wearing tutus. Last weekend, I … Continue reading

Sorbetto with Sprinkles

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Pattern: Sorbetto by Colette Patterns (free download!) Fabric: 1.5 yards Dear Stella, Sprinkles in Multi Time to Complete: One week – approx. 1 hour cutting, 2 or so hours sewing, plus time to make bias tape Favorite parts: The precision … Continue reading

Baby Carriers

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I do love a four-day weekend – plenty of time to make things and go for swims and give my kids lots of hugs and kisses. It’s good to be home after a very busy month and just be with … Continue reading

Floral Washi

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Not only did I sew a dress this weekend, I’m here with a blog post about it! I’ve found some balance with work and life and have been fitting in time to make things, but I’m pretty terrible about documenting … Continue reading

Pigeon and Bunny Shirts

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Violet love love loves Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Moe Willems, so I decided to toss all copyright concerns to the wind and use my new fabric markers to whip up an easy shirt that would make … Continue reading

adj Laptop Case

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So, I’m still here. Still making things edible and not, though now I’m working full time, and free time is harder to come by. I did motivate for some Christmas gifts, despite a series of illnesses. I’m especially happy with … Continue reading

Parrot

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Sorry I’ve been absent for so long. I mentioned an out-of-state job interview back in August, and the latest news is that I was offered and have accepted the position. In less than two weeks, we’re moving to Las Vegas. … Continue reading

Basic Pocket Pants

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I made Violet this pair of Basic Pockets Pants from Growing Up Sew Liberated over the weekend. I had cut the pieces out months ago, so I have no idea how much fabric it took, or what it’s called, but … Continue reading

Washi Dress

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Pattern: Washi Dress by Rae Hoekstra Fabric: 2.5 yards Washi Tape by Rashida Coleman Hale in Charcoal Grey Time to Complete: One week – approx. 2 hours cutting, 5 or so hours sewing Favorite parts: The cluster of bright colors … Continue reading

Striped Skirt for Violet

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I finished another Lazy Days Skirt, from the same pattern as the last two skirts for my nieces. I used some old scraps and pieced them together for a fun striped skirt for Violet. I used my serger to sew … Continue reading

Blue Lazy Days Skirts

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My dear niece Raney is starting kindergarten later this month, and her older sister Lily will be in the first grade. I used to always get excited about getting new clothes for school, so I took the rest of the … Continue reading