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Teri Olson
mama! mama! mama! mama! mama! At least that's what my kids call me...
mama! mama! mama! mama! mama! At least that's what my kids call me...


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refashion month at house of estrela
I love a good refashion!  It's a great opportunity to use my creativity to make an old (and usually unwanted) item into something entirely fresh and new.  I enjoyed being part of Magda's Refashion Month last year (check out my t-shirt refashioning tutorial ...

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see ya later alligator!
This top is quite a departure for me since I tend to choose subdued colors and prints.  And nothing about neon alligators says subdued!  Plus, I'm not really a fan of ruffles, which technically I guess these aren't, but the overall look to me still screams ...

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canadian pattern designer blog tour - e&m patterns No. 6
Just a little housekeeping before I get to the sewing :) Be sure to scroll all the way down to the end of this post for a fabulous giveaway from E+M Patterns!  And then head over to Lulu & Celeste for an even bigger giveaway with over $400 in prizes!!!  Als...

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mae's parachute top - and why I sew :)
I have to be honest - I often find sewing to be really, really boring!  So many people have asked why I don't open an Etsy shop and sell the stuff I make.  I usually just tell them that I only sew for my family because I want sewing to remain a hobby that I...

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everyday basics - cuffed denim shorts
As much as I love sewing a beautiful dress, I feel the most accomplished when I sew an every day basic that I know Mae will wear frequently.  I love that she can swing on the swings, ride her bike and run around outside like a crazy girl in something that I...

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japanese sewing pattern - a sundress for mae
For the next couple of weeks, I will be sharing most of the clothes I made for Mae for this summer.  She's just starting to wear them since it really hasn't been warm enough until now.  Just like usual in Michigan, we haven't needed any summer clothes yet s...

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baby basics tutorial - pants with yoga waistband
Here's the third and final tutorial for sewing the baby basics 0-3 months pants.  This version has a yoga waistband and cuffs and is my personal favorite!  All three versions are included with the pattern and can mixed and matched to your heart's content :)...

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gracious threads baby shower guest post
Today I'm guest posting as part of the Gracious Threads Baby Shower series with the second method for finishing the baby basics pants with FOE!  Before you go, here's a little sneak peek: Materials: Knit - Upcycled tee from Target FOE -

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FREE 0-3 months baby pants pattern
It seems like I always have a baby shower to attend!  I guess that's what happens when you come from a large family :)  My favorite handmade baby gift is still a bib made from this pattern , but sometimes I like to give a little something else too.  So toda...

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craftingcon - once upon a time meets family history
This month's theme for CraftingCon (to see my post, click here ) is Once Upon a Time, which, in terms of the competition refers to anything more than 100 years ago either real or fictional.  In other words, pretty much anything you can dream up is fair game...
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