MadeIt fashion show week

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  Hey, guys! Few things could have possibly made my little fashion and feminine things loving 6 year old happier than telling her she was going to be in a fashion show. She gasped and grabbed her clothes and started sashaying around immediately. Thankfully we got the low pressure version of a fashion show – […]

Lego Jackson Pollock // Violet turns 5

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Our electrical storm of a girl just turned 5. Everything she does is so big and so her. It seems like such a difference between her at 5 and her more scholarly and nerdy older sister. They’re really as different as can be, which is great in some ways and a constant clashing and clanging […]

Backyard Art Camp – repurposed art inspired book roundup

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  A reuseum! Never heard of it? The summertime kid art fun called “Backyard Art Camp” dreamed up by Jane of Buzzmills and Melissa of A Happy Stitch has a clever theme this year. Crafts and art made with repurposed materials. Cool right? Less trips to the craft store with my kids is always a […]

Birthday Batman cape tee

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My baby turned two this week. Rude. It’s like my kids are all basically grown up at this point. His snuggles and neck hugs are still prime though, so I’m not complaining yet. You’ll hear about it when he stops nursing though. He’s superhero obsessed and already has an encyclopedia of info developing in his […]

Curiouser and curiouser! – Sewing in Wonderland

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“And what is the use of a book,” thought Alice, “without pictures or conversation?” Alice in Wonderland is such wonderfully strange fun. I’ve loved it since I was little. You should have seen me in the role of the queen of hearts in a kids production of Alice. I accidentally beheaded a foam flamingo during […]

Becoming more happy, calm, and focused – around here

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The thing about having a crisis of any kind in your life, is that it can force you to evaluate things. What you believe, your habits, your surroundings, what’s worthwhile. Kind of like New Years, but probably more meaningful since it’s coming from within. I had one of those things this year. It all started […]

Cosplay kids’ Riddler dress

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  This dress was originally made for the 30 days of sundresses series on Melly Sews, but some tragic computer issues finally blew up right as I was finishing my original post, and have kept me from blogging anything for a long long time. So I’m just getting it up now. Do any of you […]

STYLO 4 – half of the details

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    It took me longer than I would have liked to get around to the details on my Stylo looks, but we went on a truly great family vacation. Way better than typing on a geriatric, possessed computer that likes to flash pixelated squares and restart whenever it feels compelled to make me crazy…..anyway. […]

STYLO 4 magazine release day!

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To make up for all the many days and weeks of neglect on my blog, I’m now going to make up for it by offering up a doozy. Way way back in the day, STYLO magazine made its debut, and I had the crazy luck to land a spot in it, after having replied to […]

Kids Clothes Week – Mini Hudsons

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Normally the shady, poorly lit and executed kids clothes week pictures can be explained by the intense sewing schedule and hastily photographed items. But my hastily photographed item has no other excuse other than its maker’s lack of motivation to do any major struggling with little models. Unfortunately, this super relaxed shoot still had its […]