Archive for ‘sewing’

December 19, 2013

B’s custom crayon rolls

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I just LOVE these things! These are for two twin girls, age 3 who love dancing…and there’s sparkles in the fabric. It’s just so doggone purdy!  crayon roll brenda

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December 14, 2013

Sewing for Christmas Part 3: Custom Order

Tracey ordered 4 bunnies and 4 crayons rolls and some soap and I had so much fun mixing and matching fabrics for her!

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November 21, 2013

Sewing for Christmas Part 2- Crayon Roll

Sewn for a Secret Santa gift but they are so much fun, I’ll be making more! I know several people who might like them for art pencils, crochet hooks, knitting needles, makers and makeup brushes.

I used a snap closure because crayons are generally used by young children, some who are not old enough yet to tie a ribbon and loop closure with a button could be a choking hazard so I turned to my handy dandy snap press that I use for cloth diaper making and I like it very much! The snap is easy to open and close for most young children.

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November 20, 2013

Sewing for Christmas Part 1- Child’s feedsack apron

A Feedsack apron for Rachel. She has been bugging me for months to make something from a feedsack. We don’t normally get these plastic-y type feed bags as much of what we purchase comes from the co-op in paper bags or we buy in bulk and it’s loaded into barrels for us. I was at the feedstore a while back and they had feed on sale at half off because the bags were ripped or looking a little bedraggled. After using all the feed, I washed them up and got to cutting! She’s gonna love it!

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Feedbag apron pocket

Nice big deep pocket to hold all the farm goodies a kid could want to tote!

 

 

September 6, 2013

Green bag lunch

Not your Momma’s brown bag lunch!

Fun re-usable green bagged lunch bags in an array of prints!

Coming soon to OUR STORE!

Lunch bags

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Fully lined!

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Folds flat! Space saving!

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Quality construction with double stitched seams.

September 5, 2013

Egg tote!

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With my cloth diaper making, I end up with a lot of scraps! I generally try to use even the smaller scraps to add accents! I used to make quilts pretty often when Jer and I were first married and when the kids were little. I started a bed sized quilt for Rachel 2 Christmas’ ago. I finished Drew’s twin sized quilt last fall…

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recently Rachel uncovered her half-quilted quilt underneath many of the other fabrics I use for cloth diapers. With fall and <shiver> winter around the corner, I figured it was about time to finally finish the quilting on it so it’ll be ready for use during -what the Farmer’s Almanac is predicting to be- a “piercingly cold” winter. These quilts and projects always bring to mind all the scraps…

I always save my scraps. Sometimes we use them as kindling (cotton, hemp & bamboo make AWESOME kindling/fire starters!), and sometimes I just wait for the perfect project! This egg tote is one such project!

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We have a metal collapsible egg collecting basket, quite the fancy and space saving contraption. It’s wonderful…except at egg collecting time each evening the children get a little over-zealous sometimes and set the basket down a little too hard before running off to play. I was getting a little tired of broken or cracked eggs. I’ve been wanting to make a coiled basked for a while and after one cracked egg too many, there was no better time!

I’ve seen others that are shallower and the handles were just itty bitty things, more of a display basket really.  I wanted something deeper that would hold 18+ eggs (or a decent amount of stuff), with long enough handles that met in the middle.

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It’s washable & padded & super sturdy too, everything you’d want in an egg basket, or a purse (I’m thinkin’ a button closure is in order!), or key basket or a display basket!! A little rustic, a little shabby-chic, a little scrappy, a little country, a little homespun with a lotta love put in!

Love this tote! Farm-fresh eggs, Easter eggs, hard boiled eggs or golden eggs -leave out the rotten eggs and goose eggs please =)! This is one basket you CAN “put all your eggs in”! Look for a them in OUR STORE soon!

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