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Harper’s First Dance Recital

Lately it’s been all business and no family fun here on the blog. But today I want to share with you these photos of Harper at her first dance recital. Sometimes it’s easy to get sucked into work and chores and responsibilities and forget about the beautiful and simple little things around us – like […]

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Harper in a cotton field in Alabama

Sweet Home Alabama

I’ve been noticeably absent from the blog for a few days because we’ve been vacationing visiting with family in Alabama. I marked out “vacationing” because…well…as anyone with kids can tell you, traveling with kids leaves a lot to be desired in the R&R department. I like to say that vacationing with kids is just like […]

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KCW Day…(I dunno!): V-Neck Cardigan

Kids’ Clothes Week started really strong for me and went downhill around day 4. First, Harper was a bit under-the-weather. Second, my serger broke. And third, we went out of town on Saturday for a little impromptu family bouldering trip. BUT, I did manage to get this last little gem completed before the end of […]

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Burda Sewing Pattern 9503 Dress

KCW Day 2: Burda 9503

One thing I love about sewing and knitting for children is that it allows me to practice skills on a smaller scale before doing them on larger, more expensive pieces of fabric. That’s what I’m telling myself, anyway, since I’m not particularly happy with some of the details of this dress. Namely: the button placket. […]

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Toddler Backpack by Made-by-Rae

Toddler Backpack by Made-By-Rae

…AKA quite possibly the worst photos I’ve ever taken. Can we talk about two-year-olds? At 8am? Harper goes to preschool three days a week, and those mornings can be a little chaotic with a young infant around needing milk, diapers changed, etc. You know how it is. We’ve been trying to give Harper more responsibility […]

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Pattern Review: Ottobre 4/2013, Views 14 & 15

If you’ve never sewn an Ottobre pattern before, you’ve really been missing out. I was recently turned on to these Finnish sewing pattern designs by a friend, and they are just fabulous. I’m not sure why more American sewists don’t use them – I can only imagine they are turned off by the layered pattern […]

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Ezra’s Birth Story

Has it really been four months since I’ve posted? Why yes, I guess it has. I really have no reason for my absence except for…you know…third trimester, having a baby, buying a new house, moving in to said house, having family in town for several weeks, etc. You know – the usual. I’m sure I’ll […]

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Harper’s New Dresses…and Some Coloring, Too

Lately I’ve been getting a lot of sewing done. Harper has reached this glorious age where she likes doing things on her own – playing with her babies, running around in circles, watching a show or climbing to dangerous heights on unstable furniture. She also loves creating artwork… Here are just a couple of things […]

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Things that are happening.

Well first, there’s this. My sweater design for KnitPicks is ALMOST ready for testing! At least it’s knitted. Now, I just have to let it dry. Seam it. Photograph it. Grade the pattern. Make tutorial videos. Have it tech edited. Sign up testers. Have it tested. Edit the pattern if necessary. And then, you know, […]

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