Modern Folksy Bunny 2017 Sewing Kit

Modern Folksy Bunny 2017 Sewing Kit

  I can’t resist making Modern Folksy Bunny Sewing Kits!  It’s something I look forward to every spring.  My youngest, Marion, loves the Peter Rabbit stories.  My others were only moderately interested but she loves them.  Something about being naughty I think!  Although she is interested in the stories about Peter, Benjamin, (and that very naughty Squirel Nutkin), she likes how the very sweet Flopsy Mopsy and Cottontail look....

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Yes- I do still sew for my family

Yes- I do still sew for my family

Hello friends.  I realize it’s been a long time since I shared things I sew for my family here. As many bloggers have noted, with social media, sometimes blog posts about simple things sewn never get blogged about anymore.  I have every intention of sharing these simple projects on my blog, but then the task of perfect photography and lack of time always gets in my way.  So, today, I am going to play catch-up (with iphone photos!) and...

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Sew Cute Love Your Lunch Bag by Alex

Sew Cute Love Your Lunch Bag by Alex

  I have been admiring the great looking bags and sewing by Alex on instagram for quite some time.  I knew she would create a really cute Lunch box for our sale this month and I was not let down!  Alex actually made 2 Love Your lunch boxes.  First up is this adorable green chevron in which she used homemade (the best!) piping, added a lovely embroidered monogram, and (on both bags) she used these cool swivel clips… I need those for...

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Hello Hoops

Hello Hoops

For my Handmade Arcade back in December, I made these fun Hello Hoops.  I have been buying hoops from the thrift store for years.  They are irresistable, no?  I am on a thrift store diet currently, but I still have my stock pile of hoops just waiting for something cute.   I printed out "hello" in a nice font (i think it was little days) and then taped it to the window and put my fabric on top of it to trace it....

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A Baby Book

A Baby Book

Baby Books!  Love em or hate em?  The pressure of filling them out makes me aprehensive.  I am fine with the initial info about when baby was born, what was happening, what the birth was like, etc.  It's just the follow up that gets me!  All the other kids have half filled baby books- great at the beginning and then lots of blank pages!  Life gets in the way and I forget to stop and fill out baby book...

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Pencil Cases- Back to school gifts

Pencil Cases- Back to school gifts

School has already begun and the routine is in full swing.  Since our school provides almost all of our school supplies, the only thing I can really contribute to the girls' supplies is a cute pencil case.  I made up these simple cases.  I found a very similiar tutorial to how I made mine here.  There are lots of pencil case tutorials out there since they are fun and easy to make and the kids (and grown ups!) love...

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Hooped Valentines

Hooped Valentines

Whenever I see embroidery hoops at the thrift store, i gather them up in my basket.  They are addictive!  I have too many now and it is time to start using them up.  I thought Valentine's day would be the perfect time to get started! These are on our stocking nails which I thought was the perfect place.  The idea began as just hearts with fun fabrics and I could practice my embroidery stitches.  I then changed...

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