Category Archives: At the Craft Table

Kids Can: Draw String Pouches and Donuts

A while ago I started teaching my kidlets how to hand sew.  This is something that they seem to enjoy but it often gets pushed to the back burner.  Recently, Anna found some kids sewing books at the library and … Continue reading

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A “Short” Day

When I went to get my Small Fry dressed for the day yesterday, I realized that I had forgotten to do laundry and that the little one only owns 2 pairs of shorts so far this year.  Bit of a … Continue reading

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Jammers for Summer Jammies

I used some lightweight gingham to whip up 4 pairs of jammer length pjs for the kidlets for this (amazing!) warm weather we’ve been getting.  This also so much faster with my new Singer serger, Susan.  Finishing the seam allowances … Continue reading

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What We’ve Been Up To

I’ve been slowly working on a few projects around here.  I’ve got a sewing project (for my brother) I almost finished and then decided it wasn’t just right so I’ve scrapped it all and started over.  In the meantime, I’ve … Continue reading

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Down Time With Pom Poms

I spent most of the day getting started on spring cleaning with the help of the kidlets today.  We’ve got a beautiful front entryway!  Everything else is going to take time.  I have a 4 page checklist of things I … Continue reading

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Come Meet Lucy

Today I brought home my newest friend.  At least, I hope we’ll be good friends for years to come.  Meet Lucy, my new Janome sewing machine. I’ve spent a long time saving up for this girl and I unpacked her … 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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