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Wendi Gratz
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The May Resolution Report! I made some changes to help me with my weight loss and exercise goals - want to join me on My Fitness Pal? http://www.shinyhappyworld.com/2014/05/may-resolution-report.html
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New in the shop today - two teddy bear patterns (big Eddie and little Freddie) and a new color of Cuddle Fleece - rich teddy bear brown. :-) http://www.shinyhappyworld.com/2014/05/big-eddie-and-little-freddie-two-new-teddy-bear-patterns.html
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Controlled Chaos! Block #2 in the scrappy quilt-along is done and posted. :-) http://www.shinyhappyworld.com/2014/05/controlled-chaos-scrappy-quilt-along-2.html
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It's astounding how many orange scraps I have. :-)
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My new pattern - a Mischief of Mice! I hope you love them as much as I do! http://www.shinyhappyworld.com/store/products/mischief-of-mice-pdf-mouse-softie-pattern
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New video! How I cut small squares from scraps. These are the two techniques (and tools) I'm using to cut squares for the Controlled Chaos quilt. http://www.shinyhappyworld.com/2014/05/video-how-to-cut-small-squares-from-scraps.html
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Thanks for the Tutorial, had so much fun cutting squares from my giant pile of scraps.
May have enough to make a small quilt.

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It's Show & Tell time! The collage shows just a tiny bit of the cuteness. There are some terrific stories in this month's round up. Don't you want to know what a Special Island Grandpa Bear is? Find out here! http://www.shinyhappyworld.com/2014/05/show-time-6.html
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I turned Abby Glassenberg's cute duck into a cute bluebird - and you can too! http://www.shinyhappyworld.com/2014/05/turned-abby-glassenbergs-duck-bluebird-too.html
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I teach sewing and embroidery to beginners of all ages.
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Wendi Winters
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I'm on a mission to teach people that anyone can sew.
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My name is Wendi Gratz and I'm on a mission to teach people that anyone can sew. I spent over twenty years working in the children's book industry and the experience has left its mark on me - all my favorite artists are children's book illustrators, I believe people are basically good, and I can't abide beige.

Now I live in the mountains of North Carolina with my husband (author Alan Gratz) and daughter (awesome kid Jo Gratz). We read, garden, play games, homeschool, raise chickens, and make costumes for our annual geek vacation to Dragon*Con.

I teach sewing and embroidery at Shiny Happy World. Come join us! You'll find free video tutorials and patterns designed especially for beginners of all ages.

Want to know what content circles to put me in? I like to hear about children's books (new and old), secular homeschooling, geek news, contemporary crafts, good food, and board games.
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Minimalist Art from ModTots. We cannot get enough of these absurdly cute art pieces from ModTots by Modern Bird. The studio itself describes

Wendi Gratz: Owl Softie Pattern
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Owl Softie Pattern. $5.00. Add to Cart. View Cart. Here it is! The owl softie pattern I designed for the Harry Potter Camp I taught last wee

Wendi Gratz: Seam Finishes: How to Stitch Bound Seams
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I've already showed you two super easy ways to finish seam allowances - today we're moving on to something slightly fancier, but sti