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Kristen Maarse
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Back to Handmade - Chevron Relay Dress
It's not as though I ever really stop producing handmade but this dress is the first item I've finished for my kids since February. The last Kids Clothing week was a complete bust for me. Between a great surge in my business and a 3 week bout with Bronchiti...

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Still scrambling for Valentine's Day ideas? Here are a few of my favourite ideas!

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Linking up at http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.ca/ - some amazing features this week!

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Sunny Yellow Chevron's
I love some of the current trends in fabric patterns. In particular, who doesn't love a chevron in sunny yellow? Spun off from this bear/doll carrier in my shop I created this adorable baby gift set for the soon to arrive nephew of a friend.   An adorable b...

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KCW - Snap! pajama's
So I'm finding the process of blogging as I go, instead of just writing about the finished pieces to be disconcerting. It's made me recognize that a lot of the projects we sew for our families take time that is so easily dismissed because at the end it was ...

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Orange, orange and more orange!
This weekend (and to be honest most of Friday) was dedicated to orange! I had a customer who ordered an orange bathrobe, with orange trim and matching orange slippers. Typically I make all my bathrobes in white and use a contrasting trim but I thought this ...

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Kid's Clothing Week - Winter
      I can't wait. After wrapping up a recent trip to the fabric store with my youngest I have a nice list of projects that will be perfect to start next week!   After months without requests the "can you make me" requests have started again. It's been a h...

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A ballerina bag
The end of last year brought a lot of sewing but I feel like the business of sewing took away from the pleasure of sewing for the people I love. Since the New Year, with everything a little bit quieter, I've managed to finish up some of the little things th...

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Happy New Year!
Well December seemed to hit like a sledgehammer this year. I was caught flat footed by a huge volume of holiday orders which was fantastic but absolutely resulted in a drop everything and sew like the wind kind of month. Needless to say all the niceties of ...
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