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The top that nearly toppled me

Just in time, I finally finished my entry for Spring Top Week at Made By Rae. I made Simplicity 2922 out of a linen/cotton blend and then dyed it. This is the first top I’ve ever made for myself (or anyone for that matter), so you’d think that would be enough of a challenge, [...]

My apprentice

I loved reading Beverly Cleary books when I was young, and my 5-year-old really likes having them to read to him now. We’ve gone through all the Henry Huggins books, The Mouse and the Motorcycle, and the Ramona Quimby series multiple times. After listening to a chapter in “Ramona and her Mother” that featured Romona using [...]

Paintbox Quilt Top

Here’s the finished top to my Paintbox Quilt from the quilt-a-long at Oh, Fransson! (turned 90 degrees so it wouldn’t drag on the floor). I wasn’t going to post any pictures of this quilt until I was done, but I have a bad feeling I’m going to mess up the quilting so I might as well show [...]

Ticker Tape Doll Quilt

As my son gets invited to more and more birthday parties, I’ve noticed the trend of kids NOT opening their gifts during the party. I understand the reasons for it, but I also think it’s nice for my son to see his friend open the gift he brought, rather than have it squirreled away to be [...]

Wooly Pig

I realized at 9 p.m. last night that my son has a playdate today with a friend who 1) sent him a very nice gift basket after his recent surgery and 2) turned six last week. So my husband suggested I “craft something up” to give her.

I quickly settled on this stuffed pig from “Martha Stewart’s [...]

Robot Memory Game

I don’t generally go crazy with my son’s Easter basket, and especially so this year given that our house looks like the day after Christmas thanks to generous friends and family who showered him with gifts after his recent surgery. But I did make him this little memory game featuring his current obsession: robots.

My first thought [...]