Beyond Naps : How do you sew with kids around?

I, like many others, got into sewing as a hobby when my first daughter was a baby. She was one of those majestical creatures who napped daily well into her threes. However, the days of pure unadulterated nap time are far behind me now, and it’s rare to have time during the day when everyone… Continue reading Beyond Naps : How do you sew with kids around?

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Nicole’s Bohemian Babydoll Top

I had the pleasure of pattern testing the Bohemian Babydoll Top (6m-9yr) for Elegance and Elephants a few weeks ago, and wound up making a top for Nicole. It wound up being part 2 of a coordinated set of pretty tops for my girls that they wore on Easter. Nicole thinks its a very pretty… Continue reading Nicole’s Bohemian Babydoll Top

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If you ain’t dutch … Anise Koek

If you know what I’m talking about, fistbumps / secret Dutch handshake (which I imagine would be a regular handshake but taller and with blue eyes.) (I’m 5’6” – 6’5” was a typo lol -with peasoup greenish/hazel eyes, for the record.) You probably don’t need this recipe. In fact, you’re probably still off baking right… Continue reading If you ain’t dutch … Anise Koek


Christmas Cards from #sponsored #mc #TopoftheMantel

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Cardstore. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.  No matter how ahead of the game I try to be on Christmas cards, I always fall short. Generally it’s right at the finish line… at the church I… Continue reading Christmas Cards from #sponsored #mc #TopoftheMantel