Category Archives: Sewing

Bow Tie for Easter Sunday

Easter is approaching, and the Boy requested a new bow tie for the occasion. A bow tie is easy to whip up – instructions are here!

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Neck Wallet Hack

Last week I made a neck wallet for a friend who was the victim of a pickpocket. While rummaging through my sewing box, I came across some cord I forgot I had – so I thought I’d whip up a second one for … Continue reading

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Neck Wallet

I made this neck wallet over the weekend for a friend of mine who had her wallet stolen on a rush hour bus coming home from work. The thief unzipped her purse, removed the wallet, and zipped the purse back … Continue reading

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Bow Tie for Easter

On Sunday, I made the boy a new bow tie for Easter. I’ll stash it in his basket among the peanut butter eggs, Marshmallow Peeps, and jelly beans – where it will be roundly ignored until he has sufficiently ingested … Continue reading

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Handwarmers

While we didn’t get get as much snow as the forecasters promised, it is nippy out there. Yesterday was a snow day, and the boy and I weren’t about to be cooped up in the house. There were walks to … Continue reading

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Sewing A Pinched Pleat Curtain

Recently, I found myself in need of a pinch pleat curtain. Now, I’m no Elsie de Wolfe – any curtains I’ve made in the past for my house have been simple panels. I suppose I could have just gone out … Continue reading

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Barkcloth Tote

The bigger the bag, the more unnecessary junk you carry around with you. I raided my fabric stash and made a streamlined bag just big enough to hold a few essentials.

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Art Supply Pouch

Just when you thought you were done with the back-to-school shopping, you get what I call “The Teacher’s List” – notebooks, color coded folders, art supplies. Since my son’s pencil case is on the small side, I whipped up a roomy pouch … Continue reading

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A Quilt for Katie

Our niece Katie is going to make our family a little bit bigger next month – she’s having a baby boy! Katie is a roller derby queen who loves donuts, sriracha, and has a great sense of humor. Which will come … Continue reading

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Bow Tie Bonanza

I went into assembly line mode this week and made graduation bow ties for Lloyd’s friends. I’ve been volunteering at the school for eight years, so I’ve spent a lot of time around these kids – and they’re graduating this … Continue reading

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Polka Dots and PF Flyers

Next week Lloyd graduates from 8th grade. Such occasions call for an outfit. I really didn’t want to buy him a pair of dress shoes, since his feet seem to change sizes every two weeks. When Joe spotted these tomato … Continue reading

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Bow Tie for a Spring Concert

This week is the spring concert at Lloyd’s school. It’s bittersweet, as this is his sixth and last year playing violin in the school’s orchestra. I made a special bow tie to mark the occasion. Break a leg, Lloyd! 

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Sewing a Kindle Case

I made this Kindle cover with traveling in mind – it’s big enough to hold the Kindle and the data cable. I used a high loft quilt batting for extra protection, and wide ric rac to hold the flap into … Continue reading

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You Bought Me a Kindle – Are You Crazy?

It was the “BIG” Christmas surprise from my friend Dan – a Kindle. You know, the jaw dropping, shock when you open a gift and have your socks knocked off? Yeah, it was one of those! I love my Kindle – … Continue reading

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