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  • Handmade Everyday: My Four Winds Quilt

    We talk a lot about handmade wardrobes over here since we’re in the wardrobe business, but we also love having handmade items in our home as well, so I thought I’d share my recently finished Four Winds Quilt on the blog today. After we moved and went from a full to queen sized bed our […]

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  • Handmade Apartment Tour | Living Room

    When I moved the only furniture I owned was two dressers, two small bookshelves, a desk and a kitchen table which left a lot of things to be purchased. Luckily through the kindness of friends I inherited a hand me down couch and chair that just needed a little bit of help. Lucky for me […]

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  • Handmade Apartment Tour | Bedroom

    You guys, I love my new bedroom so much! I painted the walls a light silvery grey that is so cozy and relaxing and it’s the perfect size for anything I would want in here. I haven’t made too many things for the bedroom yet, just this chevron pillow, but I’m making super slow progress […]

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  • Handmade Apartment Tour | Kitchen

    Welcome to my new kitchen! If you follow me on Instagram (@grainlinestudio) you already know that I’ve been doing a lot of home sewing since I’ve moved into my apartment and finally I’ve finished it all up and it’s time to share. One thing I owned prior to moving was this kitchen table, which you […]

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  • Owl Baby Quilt

    You guys, awesome news! My sister is pregnant! I really wanted to be the first one to send her something for the baby and I succeeded in my mission with this owl quilt. It helps that I bought the fabric a few months ago (dude, you’ve got to be prepared for this stuff) but this […]

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  • A Little Couch Spruce Up

    after – cute inviting pillows and blanket (and cat) before – cute inviting cat Oh this couch. It’s been an eyesore since I moved into this apartment with Luke some odd years ago (maybe 4? Neither of us are sure right now) and I’ve never really been sure what to do about it. It was […]

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  • Roamy’s New Cat Bed

    the supplies what’s this? hmmm… happy cat! (And now for a Roamy themed post for National Cat Day) It’s actually a few weeks old, I made it before I went to Victoria, but Roamy now has a new cat bed! She used to sleep in a plant we had here but she was getting dirt […]

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  • A Small Doll

    I meant to post this little lady on Monday but I’m up at the cabin and the internet I’m used to borrowing was turned off until today. I made this Olive doll for my friend Paige’s baby shower. Paige and I met at U of I many years ago when we were both Photography majors […]

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  • a small pouch a long time in the making

    You are so going to laugh, but this pouch took me 3 years to complete. I know, it’s really embarrassing. I have some pretty lame excuses, I was in school for some of that time, I lost the pouch in a back corner underneath my pattern table for some more of that time, but really […]

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  • doll party

    Woah, I almost can’t really believe that I’m actually posting something finished on here, it’s been so long since that happened! I made this little doll for a friend’s baby shower today which was a “High Tea Rager” themed party. Pretty amazing right? I know, I wish I would have thought of that idea for […]

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  • lend a hand

    I spent Saturday and Sunday working on this quartet of oven mitts and potholders for a very good cause, to help a friend’s mother. “Mary Ann Freitag, a resident of Orland Park IL, suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm in May 2009. Mary Ann is 48 years old, a wife, a mother of 4, an avid […]

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