Monday, May 19, 2014

Matching Doll Tote

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

My First Tote Bag!

I just finished making my first tote bag and I love it! This one is for my niece because she loves mustaches. The pattern is called the Go Anywhere Bag by Noodlehead. There's a pleated three-section pocket on the front plus a big one in the back, and a little two-section pocket on the inside.

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014


I made matching aprons for my niece and her doll for her birthday. I had patterns for two different doll aprons, but neither of them was what I wanted. The first one had a gazillion pieces and the second one wasn't similar enough. So after making the girl apron, I used some simple algebra to scale down the pieces for the doll.

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Kimono Top

I started this Kimono Top 9 months ago, and then I found out I was pregnant and suddenly I didn't have any energy.

This week I finally finished it up in time for my mother-in-law to take it home with her to wrap up for my niece's Christmas present. And here's the matching doll top that goes with it.

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Steve Scarf

I finished a Blue's Clues' Steve Scarf for Alex a few days ago. This is the best picture I could get right now. He's too aware of the camera and was a wiggle worm today.

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Another Satisfied Customer

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Gray, Green, and Teal Quilt

A friend of mine is getting married soon, and I wanted to make her a quilt to match her living room. She has a gray couch and likes lime and teal with it. I was pleased to find Ty Pennington's gray and lime prints, but was having a harder time matching in some teal. I had found a couple of Denyse Schmidt's Chicopee prints that worked. And right before I started on the quilt, I found some of Ty's newer prints that incorporated some aqua perfectly. For the solids, I used Michael Miller's stone and limeade and Bella Solids horizon blue. I used this Market Street Quilt Pattern again (I learned it's called a disappearing nine-patch). It's an easy and fun pattern, but I think I'm ready to try something new next time!

Monday, January 14, 2013


Raincoat and matching kimono top. I made the raincoat from leftover laminated fabric after making a tablecloth.

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Friday, November 23, 2012

Fairy Godmother Is Finished!

I finished the Cinderella dress this afternoon. There's a sparkly tulle petticoat under the skirt, and I finished up the ribbon choker and headband. Once her glass slippers arrive from Etsy, she'll be ready for the ball!

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012


a.k.a. Sewing Satin Is Hard!!

I still need to make the petticoat, headband and choker. But the main dress is done. Next time I'm using polyester.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Plaid Party Dress

I love how the skirt is on the diagonal. The wrapped top was supposed to be too, but the pattern wasn't correct. I still think it turned out cute though!

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012