Check out what YOU made!

I’ve been meaning to do a round-up of all the gorgeous items you all have made using a Crafterhours tutorial for awhile.  So sit back and enjoy a LOT of eye candy. (click on the Crafterhours pictures for the original tutorials) ~~~~~ Meisjesmama created two Milkmaid skirts.  I love how she incorporated it into a Little… 

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KCWC: Denim-ish Skirt

I originally made this skirt a few weeks ago as part of my Fall Wardrobe sewing series.  Z needed an essential denim skirt, but I wanted something with a little movement, so I chose chambray instead.  Chambray has a denim look, but it is super thin and works more like a linen.  It has the… 

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KCWC: Derainbowfication

De-Rainbow-fication.  Yeah, it’s a word. Yesterday I finished derainbowfying P’s dress.  If you remember, the originals looked like this: And now P’s looks like this: Unfortunately, I had a very uncooperative model, so I snapped these pictures really quickly before realizing I was in manual mode and hadn’t changed my camera settings.  So they’re way… 

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Over the Rainbow

First, the best news – Susan is getting all her stuff today!  Wahoo!  I told her to unpack her sewing machine and ignore the rest :) Also, it’s day 3 of Elsie Marley‘s Kids Clothes Week Challenge, and I haven’t posted about it yet.  But that doesn’t mean I’m not participating.  On Day 1, I… 

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Happy Birthday Susan!

Today is Susan’s birthday.  And since it’s her birthday, and birthdays mean wishes, I wish: I was there.  And our kids were not.  And we had unlimited crafty time.  And cake.  And wine.  But not so much wine that we burned ourselves on our hot glue guns or sewed things wrong-sides-together, you know.  Just a… 

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Fall Wardrobe: Appliqued T-Shirts

No fall/winter wardrobe is complete without some nice long sleeved knit shirts.  I found these for a steal at the local Walmart-ish type store.  The only problem was the fairly horrendous silver foil screen print saying “cute girl” on the fronts.  Why do manufacturers insist on defacing their clothing like that?  Well, it was easily… 

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The Antidote

Recently I was accused by Florence (one of my favorite bloggers.  I get a smile on my face just seeing her in my google reader line-up) of posting cute pics of my kid in a romper and causing people with “no more kids for me” status to maybe rethink their decision.  Looking around blogland, it’s… 

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Fall Wardrobe: PJs

First up in my series of fall wardrobe sewing: the essential pajama! Just a simple pair of pjs, made from one of the cute ribbed knits in this pile.  I made a ringer shirt with long sleeves and thick wristbands, then just traced an old pair of pj pants and lengthened them for the bottoms…. 

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Are You Ready For Some FOOTBALL?!

Hokie Football, of course!  Tonight is the season opener, vs. Boise State, at Fed Ex Field @ 8 pm.  But you already knew that, I’m sure.  In fact, I bet you’ve already started tailgating and are reading this from your iPhone. To kick off the season of the best football team from the best college… 

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I Spy Update- Squared Up

Lot of I Spy excitement happening in my mailbox. I have to open the door carefully and be ready to catch the stuff that leaps out. Well, that’s what K and I talk about as we go check the mail anyway. These are my own fabrics for the swap. The one on the far right… 

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