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Finding the beauty of imperfection in a refashioned jean skirt

Sewing is always fun for me, but sewing with friends? Even better. I especially like a challenge, even when it’s posed to me in an unorthodox way: I laughed when I first read her comment; coming from a friend as dear as she, I knew it was sent in love, but in truthfulness as well. (read more…)

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Go out on a limb

This week, as you go along with the carefree days of summer, may you be intentionally aware of who you are connected to, and with whom you are traveling through this season of life. Oftentimes we are given just the right companions, if we simply look around and embrace those who make up our community. (read more…)

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How to make fabric yo-yo earrings

I really love yo-yos. Not the circular toy that goes up and down on a string– I was never all that great at those– but rather the little fabric circles first made popular in the 1930s. I’ve made them in all different sizes – to embellish t-shirts, baby onesies, hair clips, and – one of (read more…)

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5 reasons not to be afraid of sewing

5 keys to overcome your fear of sewing

There’s something about a sewing machine that can be so darn intimidating– it’s enough to frighten prospective sewists into packing that machine away in a closet with an open-ended “someday I’ll learn” feeling. If this sounds familiar to you, the truth is, all you need is a patient friend to walk you through the basics. (read more…)

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DIY mini mei-tai baby doll carrier

There’s just something so sweet about a toddler and her baby doll (or his, for that matter; my son loves his doll and animals, too). When we were first preparing to bring home baby number two, I decided to make a baby carrier for my daughter who was just over two at the time. I (read more…)

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