Learn to Sew Class

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First off, take a beginning sewing class!  It’s a lot of fun to sew with others that are at about the same skill level as you.  I learned more from my class than I thought I would, since I don’t really plan on making a lot of clothes.  It’s also helpful that the teacher knows… Read more »

Fixed Sleeping Bag

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At daycare, Lillian sleeps on a small cot with a sleeping bag.  We had an old one that I had growing up so we have just been using that.  It’s warm and doesn’t have the slick outside, which to me makes it more comfortable than the slick ones.  The zipper has become increasingly worse, so… Read more »

Potholder and Oven Mitt

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I made my in-laws a potholder and oven mitt from the Prudent Baby tutorials.   Last year they were able to purchase a summer home on a lake so I thought it would be fitting to use fishing material. Potholder On to the process of making them.  I started out with the potholder and was pleasantly… Read more »

Happy Valentine’s Day

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For Lillian’s daycare class I decided to make Valentine’s since there are only a total of eight kids and two teachers.  I made these from noodlehead’s blog. First, I printed the image onto white cardstock, then I let Lillian “sign” all of them. After that I cut out the cardstock and vellum and then sewed… Read more »

My First Major Mistake

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I attempted to make a Kindle case but I could not find a tutorial online for one I liked or for the Kindle 3.  So I took a few different ideas from other case type tutorials and attempted it.  I used this one to help get the dimensions, and this one as the basis of… Read more »