Category Archives: sewing

More Chalkboard Mats

In February I made small chalkboard mats for a busy bag swap.  They were so well received, that I thought I’d make them for my March group too.   I just love this Henry Alexander Zoo fabric.  I’ve used it … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Birthday Bunting

I knew Spoonflower had a bunting contest a while back so I thought I’d look there first when I decided to make a birthday bunting.  I found several that I liked, but the moment I saw Inktree Press’s Birthday Bunting … Continue reading

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