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Deuce Cities Henhouse

A few weeks ago I found some curtains I really loved at Ikea, they were just the look I wanted, at the price I wanted. The only thing is that I wasn't into the the gathered curtain thing going on at the top. I don't mind this look, but the curtains were going in the new music room, and it needed to be a little more dudely, plus all the other curtains on the main floor of our house are have grommet READ MORE
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A Blanket for Gus

Every new kid in this world needs a blanket he can carry around with him every place he goes. In good Auntie fashion I felt obliged to make our new little buddy Gus something special. I came across a tutorial for a beautiful cut chenille baby blanket over on Aesthetic Nest and knew it would be perfect for our boy August! This cozy chenille is sure to keep Gus warm during the cool Fall READ MORE
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We're getting there, slowly but surely. The new baby's room is almost done, just a few more items to hang on the walls and a handful of things to sort through and put away and this kid's room will be good to go. One of the new additions to the room is the quilt hanging over the crib. My Grandma helped me assemble this "red cross" style quilt and then she did the hard work, the beautiful top-stitching. READ MORE
in Around the House, My House, Nursery, Sewing

A Quilt for Baby #2

I got to spend some time with my grandma this weekend, she's been quilting for 20 years and got me started on my first quilting project, a baby quilt for #2. I thought I'd be a little more agile with all of the measuring and cutting equipment, but it did not come so naturally for me. I did not realize all the precision that went into creating a quilt, everything has to be perfect, even the ironing READ MORE
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I’m a Sewing Fool.

Woah, I'm surprising myself here. I followed a pattern and I successfully sewed a lap top sleeve for my computer. So here's the evidence, and I'm so proud. I was inspired after seeing this tutorial on The Cottage Home blog. If you haven't seen this blog, and you like sewing you should check it out. Lindsay makes all sorts of awesome things for her girls, and she sells it in her etsy shop too. READ MORE
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