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The Tiger Party and a Winner!

The Tiger Party and a Winner!

First, the winner of the Never Been Stitched giveaway: HEATHER!!! Heather, contact me with your mailing address, and you’ll soon receive your copy of Never Been Stitched!  E-mail me at thepracticalperfeccionista at gmail. Now, on to the party!  Miss Adventuress thoroughly enjoyed her party, so I consider it a great success!  I also had a … Continue reading

No-Sew Love Monsters!

No-Sew Love Monsters!

I have exciting news to share with you today: a new book is about to be released, and one of my projects was included!  It’s called Never Been Stitched, by Amanda Carestio.  It has an assortment of no-sew and low-sew projects in it.  (Edit: I’m giving away a copy of this book right now!  Giveaway … Continue reading

Meet Rita, our Christmas mouse

Meet Rita, our Christmas mouse

Rita has arrived!  She was hoping to be here at the beginning of Advent, but only her husband Ramón (currently unavailable for a photo) came then.  Rita was still visiting some of our friends in México. Ramón and Rita are missionary mice, and they’ve come to teach us about life in other countries, and help … Continue reading

Penguin Paralysis.

Penguin Paralysis.

It kind of sounds like an awareness campaign, doesn’t it?  But it isn’t the penguins who are paralyzed, it’s me!  Paralyzed by a penguin.  A stuffed penguin, at that.  Ready to see the culprit?  Here he is…or she?  I’ll have to ask my daughter… lt’s an innocent-enough looking penguin, right?  I’ve been wanting to show … Continue reading

Children’s art project = home decor

Children’s art project = home decor

My children are constantly creating works of art, and of course they want them displayed!  There’s only so much 3-year-old artwork I want to hang in my living room, but I want them to feel that I value their talents and effort.  The most recent solution to this dilemma?  This fish wall art!  I’ve had these … Continue reading

Snowman apron!

Snowman apron!

I finished the snowman apron!  It took several hours longer than I’d hoped, and was much more complicated than the little elephant print apron I made first for my daughter, but I love it.  And, more importantly, my son loves it.  He has decided, however, that it needs pockets, and I think he’s declining a … Continue reading

Living Room to Rainforest

We have been transforming our child-friendly living room into a rainforest!  I had hoped to finish it before the Amazon rainforest birthday party, but it wasn’t as complete as it could have been.  I’m going to show you what we did, and then tell you what we would have added if we’d had more time.  … Continue reading

Completing a 15-year-old project…

Fifteen years ago, I received the gift for which I had been longing: a giant 2′ x 3′ box with thousands of tiny pieces.  My overambitiousness is deeply rooted.  Fourteen and a half years later, the box was in pristine condition…with all of the pieces still inside. But no more!  It has become this!   … Continue reading