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Gail Felker
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Proud mother of four, teacher, writer, homemaker.
Proud mother of four, teacher, writer, homemaker.

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Our mother/ daughter refashion challenge is partly finished! Here is my big reveal… First, you may recall that Lydia sent me very large burnt orange pants and a cute sundress: Sooooo….. I made the pants into a skirt. It’s tricky laying pattern pieces on…

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Lydia and I are doing a mother/ daughter refashion challenge. If you have been following us you know that I sent her 2 thrifted items (total cost: $10), that she received in the mail and it’s up to her to create something new for herself out of them. Then…

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Lydia is beginning the transition to solid foods with a method that I had never heard of before, called Baby-Led-Weaning.  When Deacon turned six months, instead of starting with rice cereal like I did when Lyddie was 6 months old, she is giving him real,…

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Does your bathroom need an update? Mine did. My blinds were dirty, my valence full of cobwebs and bathroom mold. Time for a spring cleaning. This is my update. Next I’ll show you how I did it. First, I started with an old piece of molding that was sitting…

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Have you seen the cooking show Chopped? Four chefs are given mystery ingredients and have to create meals with them. One person is eliminated after each round. The winner takes home $10,000. We have taken the basic idea and turned it into a fun evening…

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Being a new grandma gives me a great excuse to make baby clothes! I decided to try the free patterns on fleecefun.com. The first one was their pants: You can find the pattern here. It was a very straightforward pants pattern. There is a video tutorial on…

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I absolutely love this pattern from Sew Over It. Lisa Comfort does an amazing job with her designs and the style suits me. This one, The Nancy Dress, is not difficult at all and I think a beginner sew can tackle it. Unlike The Heather Dress, (see my…

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I find looking for shells on the beach a relaxing activity when I’m vacationing in Florida (which I did a few weeks ago to get a blast of sunshine and warmth in the middle of this winter that just won’t seem to end). But what do you do with shells? I love…

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I really enjoy Lisa Comfort’s Sew Over It Tutorials and blog. She designs and sells her own patterns. She is in London, so those of us in the US either have to wait a while to ship a paper pattern, or fabric (she sells beautiful fabric too) or you can…
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