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the duh way to journal your projects

I often save the scraps of my projects, planning to someday glue them to a fancy journal and keep this neat little creative book of sewing memories.  Those scraps have mostly just sat in my fabric stash.  I found a better way: office supplies.

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finally, a crafty thing: walker tote

Can you guess what it is?  I made a thrown-together terry cloth version of this several years ago for my grandpa when he had to use a walker.  Now it's Nana's turn.  She's asked for it several times and I just know she's going to be proud to "wear" it to the cafe at her […]

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better late than never: spring blanket for S.

A while ago (okay, over a year ago), after years of pain and paperwork, dear friends of ours finally brought their baby home from China.  Beautiful little S., one year old. This blanket shouldn't actually take a year to finish.  It got put to the side after some rough times in the Butler house.  And […]

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for a spring baby

You probably wonder if I sew/crochet/create anymore.  I do – but only the easiest stuff.  With two kids and so many activities in my life I have a short attention span.  Just ask the half-emptied dishwasher. This sweet blanket and burp cloth set is my go-to project when I want to feel crafty again but […]

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flour + salt + water = jewelry

Evyn loves art.  Her friend K loves art.  I love doing art projects.  Sounds like a regular art day is in order! We had our first one last week.  We made our own clay beads, then painted and strung them to make bracelets.  The girls loved making the clay dough:1 cup salt1 cup warm water2 […]

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