Author Archives: sewtheday

Felt Chocolate Bunnies

I didn’t end up making the felt eggs for my March felt food swap, but I did make chocolate bunnies! I made 8 total.  Five were for my felt food swaps, 1 for Bennett’s Easter basket, and 2 extras. They … Continue reading

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Regrowing Celery and Bok Choy

I while back I’d seen on Pinterest that you can regrow celery from the bottom of the stalk.  I had some celery a couple of weeks ago to make sausage casserole, so I thought I’d try regrowing it.     … Continue reading

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Soft Rainbow Colors Book

I have another baby busy bag exchange this month.  I didn’t want to do the same thing as last month, the crinkle squares.  I wanted to make something I haven’t exchanged yet to add some variety. I’d been stumped about … Continue reading

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More Sashiko Rabbits

Well, it took me well over a month to finish this sashiko panel, but it’s done! Lots of other things needed doing… other projects, school exams, and busy bags. :)  This is a long term project anyway. So here are … Continue reading

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Making Vanilla Extract

Today I went to the Olympia Food Co-op to pick up some Ecos laundry detergent and I remembered that I wanted to get some vanilla beans to make some extract. It’s a pretty simple process of letting split vanilla beans soak … Continue reading

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Upcycled Fair Isle Easter Egg

I’m participating in a felt food swap this month.  I thought I’d try making an Easter egg from a fair isle sweater to see what would happen and this is the result.   I felted the wool sweater in the … Continue reading

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Preschool Busy Bag

I realized that I forgot to post what I made for my Preschool Busy Bag group!  Whoops!  That’s what happens during finals week.  My brain is full of Environmental Technology. Heh. I made small chalkboard mats…  They have about a … Continue reading

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Crinkle Square Tutorial

Here’s my tutorial for how to make a crinkle square toy for a baby. You’ll need fabric, some kind of crinkly plastic, ribbon, and thread. I used fleece fabric, an up cycled cereal bag (food grade plastic), grosgrain ribbon, and … Continue reading

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Busy Bag – Baby Crinkle Square

I’m involved in a Busy Bag exchange where each of the 6 mothers in the group makes 6 of something small to occupy our children. The idea is that you keep one and send out the other 5.  The other … Continue reading

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Getting Froggy

I made two frogs this week from Funky Friends Factory pattern. The first one was made of some super soft minty green cashmere sweater bits that I have left over from making some upcycled baby hats.  I had to size the … Continue reading

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