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Sock Monkey Tutorial with Pictures #DIY

October 6, 2012

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This weekend, we will celebrate nephew’s fifth birthday, as well as Thanksgiving.  Right now, his world revolves around Curious George.  The world being a little short on Curious George paraphernalia right now, Auntie M decided to make him a sock monkey. To begin, you will need a pair of socks, some stuffing, and a pair […]

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A Little Help For My Friend

June 15, 2011

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A few weeks ago, before the gastrointestinal bug of the century hit our house, an old high school classmate of mine, Mel from Serafina and Stella, sent out a request for someone to make her a half apron for an upcoming trade show.  It was in something like 6 weeks.  That would be plenty of […]

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Sew Crafty

June 1, 2011


Vintage Button Display

Following my mother-in-law’s last visit to her sister and brother-in-law’s cottage, I began to receive packages in the mail. Inside the envelopes, along with a few goodies for the kids, were packages of vintage buttons.  And I mean real vintage.  Not reproduction vintage made last week in China and shipped over here.  Little cards labeled […]

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The End of the Thread

March 2, 2011

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And the apron saga is finally reached its finale. Can I get a Hallelujah? And a huge sigh of relief. The last missing tidbit was the cutesie little cupcakes I decided to go ahead and make to go along with the apron. Cupcakes are, after all, just little pieces of cake, right?  Wrong. Essentially, I […]

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The Apron Saga – Part Deux

February 26, 2011


It is finished! At least the apron part.  And with several hours to spare, I might add.  E2’s birthday isn’t until tomorrow, you know. The apron saga has not actually been too bad, so far.  I’m pretty impressed with myself. Once I conceded that I would just have to hand gather the ruffle, things were rolling right […]

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