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Bear Carrier

This adorable bear/doll carrier will soon be on its way to my friend’s 4-year-old daughter, whose birthday was last week. (I like to extend the celebration by sending gifts late, ha ha). This is a project from a review copy of  “Oliver + S: Little Things to Sew” that I recently received. The instructions were very clear, […]

Silhouette Easter Eggs

While I still believe that I’m the only person with a Silhouette machine who does not absolutely adore it, I can’t blame the poor results for this project on the machine. Instead, I’ll blame my six-year-old. OK, to be fair, I’m not sure these eggs would have turned out THAT much better had I been working […]

Giraffes for Christchurch

These two guys are on their way to New Zealand, where they will be given to children affected by the recent earthquake there. I have had a penpal in New Zealand since I was in 7th grade (We have met twice as adults — once in New York and once in London. Someday I’ll get to […]

Skiing Sheep

My parents took a trip last fall to Prince Edward Island, which made me quite jealous because I adore “Anne of Green Gables” and have always wanted to visit L.M. Montgomery’s home. In addition to bringing me a pretty mug and coaster with Anne’s picture on it (it makes me feel slightly fancy when I use […]

Once Upon a Thread

I just stumbled upon “Once Upon a Thread” at “No Big Dill,” a month of sewing projects inspired by children’s books. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know that I often make gifts for birthdays and Christmas that go along with books, so I can’t wait for even more inspiration! I went […]

The family that works together…

AP Photo/J Pat Carter

At first glance, this picture may appear out of place on a sewing and crafts blog, but I did make the skirt I’m wearing!  This is me, my husband and my son… and Jamie Oliver. We spent the weekend at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. My husband covered the festival […]