Monthly Archives: November 2011

Quick Afternoon Project

Our school work was light this afternoon so I thought I’d get back at the sewing machine for a little while.  I had found this tutorial on CraftGossip today and thought it was worth trying out since I had a … Continue reading

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Do It Yourself: Fabric Napkins

Yes, you can.  Even if you’re a beginner, as long as you can sew a straight line, you’ll be fine! Choose a main fabric and a backing fabric.  Quilting cottons work well for this project. For cocktail napkins you need … Continue reading

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First Snow of the Season

We woke up to this: So I sent the kidlets out to do the shoveling for me: Even though the Small Fry is sick (flu maybe?  stomach bug?  ’tis the season!), he’s been staring out the patio door a large … Continue reading

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Candy Cane Coffee Cakes

I remember my mom making these when I was a kid — I’ve always loved them!  This is the first time I’ve taken the time to make them myself.  The recipe makes 3 very large coffee cake or 6 half … Continue reading

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Crafting A Bird Feeder

I’ve said it before, but one of the things I like most about home schooling is the freedom to set our own schedule.  Usually we do regular pencil-and-paper school work Monday-Thursday and on Fridays we do art or science projects … Continue reading

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Fabric Scraps Into Christmas Gifts

Dove into my (overwhelmingly large) selection of fabric scraps this past week to get a start on some girlie Christmas presents. I made Anna two fabric bookmarks to go with the stack of books I’ve been collecting for her.  I’ve … Continue reading

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Look, Ma! No Hands!

Looks like the Small Fry is all about multi-tasking!  He’s such a little ham, sometimes!  He even did a little dance for me.  (Just ignore the dirty floor/highchair/house in the background…)

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