Monthly Archives: March 2013

Oh My Giddy Aunt!

*Note:  You should read that in actor Paul Bettany’s voice.  As Chaucer in A Knight’s Tale. I could have also titled this:  Happy Easter!  What Was I Thinking?!? I think this may be the first year we’ve given our kids … Continue reading

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Easter Parade: Gingham Style

For Anna’s Easter dress I challenged myself a little this year.  I started with the pattern for this 1 hour dress from McCall’s (M6098).  We ended up using the pattern mostly for sizing purposes. Next, Anna and I sat down … Continue reading

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Easter Parade: Treasure Pocket Pants for Small Fry

I have absolutely fallen in love with the Treasure Pocket Pants from Sewing For Boys. If you’ve got small boys and haven’t tried this pattern out yet, you should. The photos didn’t really entice me when I first looked through … Continue reading

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Easter Parade: Clean Slate Pants for Noah

For Easter this year, the boys are just getting new pants.  I can’t seem to get myself together enough to create them a complete outfit all at once for any given year.  Last year they got shirts, this year they … Continue reading

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Easter Parade: Washi for Mama

Made myself a Washi dress in time for Easter.  Love this pattern! I opted for the sleeves, a scoop neck with visible top-stitching, and added length.  To add the length I simply added an extra wide strip around the hem … Continue reading

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Birthday at Our House

There was a birthday at our house today.  Someone’s leaving 35 behind and it’s not me…  Shhhh!  I didn’t tell…  😉 Here are my two helpers this morning baking chocolate birthday cake.  This is Brian’s birthday cake.  Every year.  Always.  … Continue reading

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Overheard at Our House

During a particularly serious discussion about wolves trying to break into our house (“Gasp!  What if they can break through windows?!”) after reading about the wolves in Little House on the Prairie: Brian:  “Well, wolves aren’t likely to try to … Continue reading

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