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Adventures in Advent Calendars

“Mommy, Memere bought me a Shrek advent calendar!”

Not the words you want to hear when you’ve spent the last month lovingly recreating the handmade Advent calendar from your own childhood for your (ungrateful) five-year-old son. At first, he informed me that I could give my version to one of his friends, but once he saw it, […]

Countdown to Christmas

The list of things I want to make for friends and family for Christmas is quickly becoming overwhelming, so I decided to add to the pressure by making not one, but three advent calendars. If I can get them all done by Dec. 1, I figure I will have proven that I can get everything else […]

Sweet Birthday Gift

One of son’s friends had a birthday party at a bakery last weekend. The kids had a great time making bread and decorating cupcakes. In keeping with the baking theme, I made the birthday girl a little apron and some felt baked goods.

The apron is from the free tutorial by Meg McElwee at Sew Liberated. I […]

Felt & Stitch Holiday

I am so excited to have a few Christmas crafts/gifts done so early thanks to Betz White’s Felt & Stitch Holiday online workshop.  My friend Annmarie signed up with me, and we had a great time getting together each week to work on our projects. Here’s a few pictures of my favorite projects.  The Santa napkin […]

Thanksgiving Bunting

Here’s my latest craft project for the AP: a scalloped fabric bunting. I know there are lots of tutorials out there already, but I tried to streamline the process a bit by using circles cut in half, and by making the largest scallops I could using 1/4-yard cuts of fabric.

I actually made a longer […]