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Journal Cover Tutorial Round Up

Journal Cover Tutorial Round Up

There’s just something exciting about journal covers, isn’t there? Maybe not for everyone, but for me, it turns a plain, inexpensive notebook into something special, and something I’m more likely to use! Plus, when one notebook is full, it can be swapped out for another! So I have this pile of journal covers I’ve just … Continue reading

Sneak Peek: The Everyday Princess Dress

Sneak Peek: The Everyday Princess Dress

It is what its name implies; a princess dress that is comfortable, easy to wear, and easy to wash, and thus suitable for everyday use.  We’re not much on frills and furbelows around here, but Miss E is almost five, and is expressing more interest in dresses.  The lack of long-sleeved dresses, and the price … 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

25 Christ-Centered Christmas Traditions: Advent Calendars

25 Christ-Centered Christmas Traditions: Advent Calendars

Earlier this week I shared 25 Christ-Centered Christmas Traditions, and promised to give you more details in case you would like to make any of those traditions your own.  Yesterday we looked at Child-Friendly Nativities; today’s topic is Advent Calendars!   When you talk about Advent calendars, you get one of several reactions.  One is, … Continue reading

Bucket Hat Theory

Bucket Hat Theory

I finished a project yesterday!  Miss E has been BEGGING for a new hat…since last fall!  Adding Baby E to our family eliminated all sewing for 9 months, but I found a little time to get this project finished.  With spring here and summer coming, it’s the perfect time to get these hats made! Miss … 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

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

Apron sneak peek…

Apron sneak peek…

I made two aprons yesterday: one for my almost-three-year old, and one for my sister.  Here’s a peek at the one for my sister…and please pretend there’s not a box of brown sugar on the floor or a few dishes waiting to be put in the dishwasher on the counter…this is real life, people. 🙂 … Continue reading

A Pillow for my Mother

A bit of applique, my first embroidered words (from 1 Corinthians 13), and some stuffing, and this pillow was ready to be sent to my mother…via overnight shipping, given my procrastination :).  Love never fails – I think mothers are among those who understand this best of all, don’t you? [P.S. Please forgive my less-than-stellar … Continue reading