My first ever quilt

This is a little out of order since I already posted my second quilt, but here you go anyway.  I made it using Amy Butler’s Lotus Brick Path Quilt pattern and fabric.  I totally heart Amy Butler.  She is the one who got me addicted to fabric and got me sewing again in earnest.  Since… 

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A Little Birdie Told Me

Oooooh, with a surname like “Bird” the jokes must get old by the time you’re, say, 6. Or if you married into the family, probably before the vows were even said. But I could not resist making custom “Bird” gifts for a Bird mother-to be. First, a “Birdie Bump” shirt, which involved painstakingly cutting out… 

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Matchy-Watchy

My kids and Adrianna’s kids hang out together a lot. So it’s a good thing they all seem to like each other, alllllmost all of the time. So when I saw khaki pants on clearance at Target for $4 and a bibbed shirt on clearance at Gap for $5… I bought two of each, because… 

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Rag Letters

Not only did I love this tutorial and idea because I knew my three-year-old would love playing with the rag letters, I love that they make beautiful letters for short-term use banners. I could change them every day. I can announce K’s 3rd birthday… and then announce Maegan’s 30th. Except the 3rd is funner as… 

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Ribbon Mayhem No More

For at least ten years I’ve had scraps of ribbon hanging around. I’ve gotten ribbon grab bags at places like Hobby Lobby or Gardenridge or Big Lots. I love to look at them, play with them, tie up lovely packages, use them for random tasks like tethering the kid-proof cabinet lock key near the related… 

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A Joint Effort

So, you know how I like to joke that the only thing I learned in college was how to procrastinate? Well, here’s a little story about that. When I first saw Heather Bailey‘s line “Pop Garden”, it was love at first sight and I decided the only way I could properly capture all the fabrics… 

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Oliver + S 2 + 2 Tunic + Skirt

That’s a lot of pluses!  Hi blog readers, I’m the Adrianna of “Adrianna & Susan”.  I am the proud mommy to Z, age 3, and P, age 1.  Both are lovely & tolerant girls that get to model all my sewn clothing successes and failures until they are old enough to put a stop to… 

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Every day is race day

After my husband completed a really big race, his bib seemed to need fitting display. We shadowboxed it with his medal, but also scanned it, complete with the safety pins, and had it printed on a t-shirt for him and also for big sister. I particularly love the safety pins. They look pretty real until… 

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Honey, we need a pool

This was a one-nap project. Well, one nap and ten minutes after nap as the nap was cut short by an upset tummy. Big sister’s dollhouse was in need of a yard for the dolls to play, and while making a yard I decided that they may as well have a pool and a garden… 

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