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Stitching Away

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Really, I am. I am working on finishing up a very special project. I’ll share later.

I Promise.

I am also smushing in some of my latest obsession ~ BOOK MAKING!!!

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I made a bunch for Pennsic. (more…)

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Craft Hope Project 9 ~ ConKerr Cancer

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I have finished up the pillowcases for Craft Hope Project 9. All the pillowcases are being donated to pediatric cancer patients. This way each child will have something special to make them feel a little more comfortable and loved.

This pillowcase is made from the strips I had left after making the solid cases.

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The other side. (more…)

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Catching up ~ Gardening and Crafting!

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Here are some old photos of the girls helping out neighbor garden, and making fun crafts. Lots of cuteness going on!

OK, this is about a month old, but too cute not to share. It was a morning when the weather was a bit too chilly to go for a walk, but we were in an “outing” kind of mood. So I packed up the girls and we drove over to AC Moore to find some fun $1 crafts. They each got two ~ more on those later.

When we got home, the weather was a bit nicer. Vera and Vincent, the lovely Italian couple who live next door, were in their back yard. The girls spotted them, so we HAD to go and visit. Vera was working on her flower gardens. The girls decided to help.

Once all the flowers were planted ~ at which point Mommy finally realized she had her camera with her and should start taking pictures ~ it was time for some watering. So Vada helped Vera fill the water.

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Then it was time to water away! (more…)

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Ribbit, Ribbit

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Many moons ago I bought some fun flannel froggie fabric, but it has sat in a box ever since. Last month I put a bit of it to use, but as some of the creations were gifts, I had to wait to share.

See the fabric? Isn’t it just Froggie Fabulous?

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Can you guess what I made? I made a couple to give away, and a couple for my girls. Here is one all pinny. Any guesses yet? (more…)

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Counting Bean Bags

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I just finished the latest Craft Hope project. Teaching aid bean bags. I chose to make the number set ~ with the help of my Cricut, I actually have the original that only cuts 6×12, but I didn’t see any links to that one. I don’t think they make them anymore.

So here is a tutorial. No worries if you don’t have a Cricut, I’ll tell you what to do for that, also. As with all my tutorials, feel free to share the link. I just ask that if you share, you do share the link to this post, not take the credit yourself. Thank you.

To start, tear some 6″ strips from your outer fabric. You can see my strips aren’t very long. That’s because I was using scrap fabric. If your strips are 45″ or longer, that’s just fine! You’ll need the equivalent of two 6″ squares per bean bag. Then give your strips a press and pull off any hanging threads. (more…)

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More Basket Fun

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I had to finish up the basket I started in my class over the weekend. It is the same as the one I showed before, so I didn’t take any new pictures. However, when I finished, I felt the need to play some more. So I made these cute little basket purses for the girls to have at Medieval events.

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Medieval University

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Remember my basket making post? I said I had to teach some friends how to make the baskets, also? That was this weekend. On Saturday, one of our Medieval groups had a Medieval University. It was basically a day full of classes to share the various Medieval arts and crafts we knew. I taught basket making to three lovely ladies, unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures. I did bring the camera to the class. I even dropped it in the basket water. Luckily I fished it out in time, and all was well. I do have pictures from the day, just none from the class.

At the beginning of the day, Doug took the girls outside to play in the playground. The site we were at was a church with a preschool, and they had a wonderful playground. It was just right for our girls. They loved that they were able to play on the whole thing without needing help from Daddy. There were a few slides, and much sliding fun!

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There was also a little house to play in, and to peer out from. (more…)

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