Groundhog Day!

Today, we are taking our art supplies and meeting under the trees. Our mission is to create a mural worthy of the animal friends that roam our backyard. Call it installation art, call it crazy, but once you read about who (or what) is taking note of this incredible art, you will be RUNNING to… Read more »

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Following Baby Q’s Lead

The best thing a pediatrician ever said to me was to follow my children’s interests. He said to pay close attention to what piques their interests and then immerse them in as much information and related experiences as those little sponge brains can absorb! In my house, that extends to what I am sewing for them!… Read more »

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Easy Peezy PJs!

Call me crazy (and many have) but it seems like my 3-year-old grows out of his PJs quicker than any other garment in his closet. Not only that, but the color fades quickly and the pajamas go from precious to plain dingy. ICK! So, my answer is to make his pajama bottoms and pair them… Read more »

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When the Back-to-School Bug Bites Back!

WARNING: If you haven’t had children yet and still envision a Hollywood style life as Mom and Dad, STOP READING NOW! You know back in August when I was dreaming of back-to-school time, a little more time to myself to sew, write, etc… I’d forgotten about what happens when you send your sweet little germ… Read more »

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Jon Jon Sew-Along: Day 3

It’s Day 3 of our Jon Jon (a.k.a romper or longall) sew-along and today we are going to finish our project. For those of you just joining us, we are sewing the Johnny Pattern from The Children’s Corner.  If you missed Day 1 or Day 2 of our sew-along, no problem! This sew-along will stay on… Read more »

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Jon Jon Sew-Along: Day 2

Welcome back to my first Sew-along! If you missed the first day, no problem, click here to catch up. We are making a romper from the Children’s Corner Johnny pattern. Easy to make and to customize, you can fill their closets with longalls. At $60-80 a pop in stores, you are going to love being… Read more »

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Jon Jon Sew-Along: Day 1

Welcome to my first sew-along! We are making a Jon Jon (also known as romper, longall, or shortall). To get started, you’ll need the Johnny Pattern from Children’s Corner. This is a great pattern and easy to customize once you get the hang of it! I’ve made them by the dozens, each one different, each… Read more »

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Feather Hunt: Easy After School Fun!

Today we are heading outside for a nature walk! But not just any nature walk. We have an artist-in-residence today (a.k.a G.G. or grandpa!) and G.G. has a special way of making the normal VERY interesting. Unbeknownst to my 3-year-old, G.G. has a fantastic collection of bird feathers and he has littered the backyard with them…. Read more »

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Now What?!

It’s hard to believe that summer is over! As usual, sending kids back-to-school produces a strange soup of feelings. You have the happy with the sad. Relief with the melancholy. Then there’s the happy-to-see-them-off paired with a flip floppy heart at pick up time because you’ve missed them so. The only other time I’ve had… Read more »

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