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DIY Chore Charts

DIY Chore Charts

  After a whirlwind-awesome-busy summer, my kids are now on week 2 back at school, and I’m starting to feel a little more normal!  As much as I love summer and playing at the beach, and vacations and visitors, etc, I crave a schedule and consistency.  So, before school started I revamped an old chore(…)

4quarters and Exposed Elastic Skirt Mashup

It’s National Sewing Month and what better way to celebrate than with  the Jo-Ann Sew Your Style Contest sponsored by Pellon?  Create a non-quilted, non-traditional project with quilters fabrics: ie, apparel, pencil cases, purses, etc.  I jumped at the chance to use these two darling quilter’s fabrics at Jo-ann to make myself another skirt. This(…)

a Foxy pattern review

Along with the rest of the world, my 2 year old, Scarlet, is obsessed with “what does the fox say.”  So, when I saw that this darling etsy shop had a fox pattern, I thought I’d give it a whirl. Made it. Loved it. Scarlet loves it. It’s easy. So, I thought I’d share it.(…)


 I’m thrilled today to tell you about one of my favorite places to shop! If you’ve never heard of this amazing online store, you need to put this on your bookmarks bar!  I have several dresses from eShakti, (I might have a slight addiction) and every time I wear one of them, I get tons of(…)

BInding a Quilt

BInding a Quilt

  Today I’m just re-posting this binding tutorial  that I did about a year ago.  I got a lot emails from readers saying that it was helpful, and I’ve helped a couple of friends bind their first quilts lately, so I thought it was appropriate to re-post! enjoy! My mother-in-law taught me how to quilt,(…)

Piper Pattern Review

I’m thrilled to have the chance to share with you a new pattern on the block! One of our fabulous sponsors, Violette Field Threads, the home for zillions of darling patterns for both girls and…older girls…:), has recently turned one of their most popular girls patterns into a pattern in adult sizes! The Piper dress(…)