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Tangible Pursuits
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Fall Jackets
It is fall in my part of the world and the weather has turned cooler.  The change of seasons always seems to bring a lot of chores - putting the summer clothes away, bringing the cool weather clothes down - and while I'm up in the attic I notice that there ...

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Bottoms Up(cycle) Quilt
I have been on a bit of an upcycling kick lately.  I'd really prefer not to throw anything away if it still can be used in some way.  That is especially true of clothes.   I will donate clothes that are in good condition, but some of the kids' clothes are t...

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Avengers Pajamas
My little guy is very much into Marvel super heroes lately. He has a gazillion Marvel action figures and Legos; he has started playing the Lego Marvel Superheroes video game with his brother; and at bedtime he almost always chooses a book featuring Iron Man...

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Iron Man Raglan T-Shirt
The kids had a day off of school on Friday so I took the day off as well. What the big kid wanted to do most on his day off was to sew a new soft toy. He and I have been sewing up quite a few soft toys lately, which I will have to share in another post. ...

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Winding Twine
When my intangible work takes up most of my time, I really find myself craving the tangible.  So, this past year, when I didn't have much time to sew, I found a project that I could do a little bit at a time - while watching the kids or watching TV.  I had ...

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Kimono Slippers
  Last week was Selfish Sewing Week and, while I didn't have much time to sew, I did manage to make myself a pair of slippers to keep my feet warm now that it is getting colder. I followed the free pattern by Lauren E Fabrications , using a canvas fabric fo...

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Lightning McQueen Letterman Jacket
I sewed my little guy a letterman jacket for fall using the pattern by Fairytale Pattern Designs (affiliate link). The body is red and black sweatshirt fleece, with red ribbing for the cuffs, collar and bottom band.  The pattern doesn't call for a lining, b...

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Toddler Play Purse
For my niece's 2nd birthday I decided to make her a play purse and phone with several different fasteners so she could practice her fine motor skills.  I was inspired by this one that I saw on Pinterest, but I decided to make mine with pockets and use what ...

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T-Shirt Quilt
I have been working on this t-shirt quilt for almost a year now, although I've probably been thinking about it at least twice that long.  I have been saving t-shirts for this project since the little guy started growing out of shirts -- about three years ag...

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Giveaway Day Winner
The winner of the fox lovey pattern giveaway is comment number 32: Jodi, who said that her favorite thing to sew for a new baby are the Henry & Helga Elephants .  Jodi, check your email! Thanks to everyone for stopping by!
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