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  • blazer fail

    Well I’m a bit behind on my Self-Stitched September quota so I thought I would stop making my own patterns and use some commercial ones. Here is my attempt to make a quick blazer from the March 2010 Burda Magazine, style 121. I decided that I wanted to lengthen the blazer and omit the darts, […]

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  • moccasin party

      It’s no secret to anyone who knows me (and probably everyone else as well) that I have a thing for moccasins. I’ve had at least one pair every year since about 2000 and my love is only compounding as I age. My current moccasin crew is pictured above, this fall I will finally be […]

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  • mom times wednesday

    Yesterday I went out to my parent’s house to hang out with my mom. My dad is up at the cabin working on the pontoon boat motor (always boat motors are breaking, what is the deal with boats?!) so we decided to have some party times. We went on a ton of errands, our first […]

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  • weddings

    My sister got married yesterday, which is why it’s been a bit silent around here. Everything went off well, including my cat and I making the boutonnieres the morning of the wedding. She sure was a great help and kept trying to walk off with the flowers in her mouth. The bouquets were made by […]

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  • a few things

      This is a bit late but I did a little guest blogging over on Bliss in a Teacup on Tuesday about summer in Chicago. Also, I decided that it was time for a little freshening up around here. I got tired of the plain arial or trebuchet or whatever it was font, just seemed […]

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  • fourth of july

    Hope everyone had a very happy fourth of july! Mine was full of sewing and cutting for my sister’s wedding dress. Things will be sort of uneventful around here until after the 17th when the dress is finally complete and she’s married!

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