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Joy Candrian
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Wife, mother & grandmother. Loving the stages of my life.
Wife, mother & grandmother. Loving the stages of my life.

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10 Simple Sewing Projects for Beginners
I've been teaching sewing to beginners for a few years now and thought I'd share ten of my students' favorite simple sewing projects.  If you're looking for some simple projects to teach to a new sewer, you might want to consider teaching them how to make o...
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Make a Halloween Baby Carrier Shark Costume
Get ready to turn heads with the cutest baby in town on Halloween!  Last year when the cute baby in the photo above was born to my niece, I asked my niece what she wanted or needed for the baby. She told me all she wanted was a baby carrier costume. Music t...
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The Flintstones Family Costumes
Are you and your family Halloween fanatics? Are you into choosing a theme for your family costumes? If so, and you love dressing up, you'll love this post.  My youngest daughter's family loves Halloween and getting all decked out every year. She's a redhead...
The Flintstones Family Costumes
The Flintstones Family Costumes
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How to Make the Flintstones Costumes
How to Make the Flintstones Costumes
How to Make the Flintstones Costumes
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Nautical J.Crew Knock-off Sundress
Before this spunky girl went on a trip with her family, I got a request   to make her this nautical  J.Crew " Knock-off Sundress ."  I made this same dress last summer for two other granddaughters after my daughter fell in love with this style at J.Crew. It...
Nautical J.Crew Knock-off Sundress
Nautical J.Crew Knock-off Sundress
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The Blues Apron
I found this vintage 1960's apron pattern, Simplicity 3702 .  I thought it would be fun to make myself a pretty apron. The fabric used as inspiration for this project was an "interior fabric swatch" - you know, the kind that you look at to decide if you wan...
The Blues Apron
The Blues Apron
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44 Books to Read With a Sewing/Quilting Theme - And A Free Giveaway
Fifty has a lot more solid ring to it, but 44 is the number of books I ended up with for this post. That's because several of the books I read, in all consciousness, I cannot recommend. On the flip side, several books I do recommend can be yours. Sound intr...
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Boys Hoddie
Do you ever start projects that make you want to pull out your hair?  Well, this is one of those. But I'm glad I stuck with it, because the end result left a smile on the recipient's face that was worth it to me. This particular project was transforming one...
Boys Hoddie
Boys Hoddie
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Fabric Doll House & a Free Pattern to Make a Mini Doll
I've found the perfect project to use up all your little scraps of fabric, random buttons, lace and tiny seed beads!  Make a doll house and with all your random leftovers, create dolls and a wardrobe for those dolls. I feel like that book The Hundred Dresse...
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