Author Archives: sewtheday

Sammy Shark

Last fall I won a Sammy the Shark pattern from Funky Friend’s Factory.  It was right about the time I started having difficulty sitting at my sewing machine because my pregnant belly was getting huge. :)  So the Sammy pattern … Continue reading

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Unexpected Surprises from Spoonflower

It is always nice to receive unexpected joy.  I was very surprised yesterday to get an e-mail from Darci at Spoonflower. She informed me that I was the winner of two books, Handmade Marketplace and Craft Inc., from their business … Continue reading

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A Great Day

Normally I would avoid taking 2 kids shopping at all costs, but I really needed to get to the grocery store.  So with Bennett in the cart and baby Etienne on my back in a Beco carrier, I braved the … Continue reading

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Conversation Hearts

As a child, I remember getting Conversation Hearts for Valentine’s Day.  They were a fun part of my childhood Valentine experience, but for Bennett, they aren’t so much fun.  He has food allergies and sensitivities to artificial dyes.  So, I … Continue reading

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Reading Nook

Reading is not something that was emphasized during my childhood. I actually hated to read, mostly because of comprehension issues that I had. I read whatever I had to for school and that was it.   I didn’t read for … Continue reading

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Homemade Valentines

Bennett really enjoys making crafts, and as he gets older there are more that he can do by himself.  This makes him infinitely happy. I came across a fun way to use a toilet paper roll at Prudent Baby. The … Continue reading

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Sashiko Rabbit

I’ve started making a quilt for baby Etienne.  I made a quilt for our son and finished it for his first Christmas, but since Etienne’s first Christmas just passed, I’m going to aim for his first Birthday.  So I have … Continue reading

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Getting Settled

After much frustration with my old blog, I’ve taken the plunge and am making WordPress my new blog home. I’ve had all my posts from Blogger imported, but the links are different and it will take some time to fix … Continue reading

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A Sleeping Bag for Doggie

My 3 year old looked up at me on Christmas Eve and said, “Mama, would you make Doggie a present?”  How could I refuse such a request.  Doggie, you see, is the most beloved of all Bennett’s stuffed animals and … Continue reading

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Snowflakes for Snow Days

We had quite the snow storm last week! During some of those days we made some more paper snowflakes. Several people have ask me about a tutorial after seeing them… so here it is. This is regular printer paper.  I … Continue reading

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