Category Archives: Sewing

A Quilt for Jeanette

I made this lap quilt for one of my favorite neighbors who is celebrating her 92nd birthday today. The squares are six inches, backed by a fleece throw. Happy birthday Jeanette!

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Anchor Bow Tie for Easter

Easter will be here before you know it, and it’s my thing to sew a new bow tie for The Boy just for the occasion. Making bow ties is a great way to use up the smaller scraps in your … Continue reading

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Envelope Pillow Cover

While cleaning out a closet, I found my son’s crib blanket. I loved that blanket and could never bear to throw it away. It was too small to use as a throw, so I decided to make pillow covers out … Continue reading

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Scrap Quilt

Last week was our 25th wedding anniversary, and I wanted to make something special for Joe. I thought a quilt he could snuggle under watching movies, would be ideal to get him through what’s supposed to be a cold winter. … Continue reading

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Fabric Stash Bow Tie

Wading through my fabric stash, I found this fat quarter. I don’t remember where I bought it or why, but small patterns are great to make bow ties with. I set aside a little time yesterday afternoon and made this … Continue reading

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Green Polka Dot Bow Tie

A new button down shirt calls for a new bow tie. I made this yesterday to add to The Boy’s bow tie collection! If you’re interested in making one, there’s a tutorial here.

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Bow Tie for Easter

It’s our tradition that I craft a bow tie for the boy for Easter. This is this year’s model! The how-to can be found here.

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Bow Tie for the Boy

Every year at Easter, I make a bow tie for The Boy. This year, I let him go through my fabric stash, and he selected this ancient swatch of fabric for this year’s tie. I think he did a good … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!

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Bow Tie for Easter

As is our tradition of devouring a Dutch baby pancake at Easter brunch, the other is sewing a bow tie for the Boy to wear to church. Bow ties are a great way to use up small bits in your … Continue reading

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Bow Tie for Spring

Calling all modeling agencies – I have a handsome, six foot tall, seventeen year old with a perfected brooding expression, and he can pull off a bowtie! I whipped up this tie in less than an hour, no advanced sewing skills needed. … Continue reading

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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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