Tag: gifts

A complete pair. Mini oven mitts by HLB

Birthday makes for a 3 year old

My nephew recently turned 3, and I made him some things. First was a Fort Kit (as seen here on the interweb) using thrift store sheets and a pillowcase modded into a drawstring storage bag.   He loves to ‘cook’ … Read More

Embroidered tea towel detail

Wedding Shower Gifts

My brother-in-law (if I was married) and his fiancée are getting married in the fall. Both families threw showers for the bride to be, so I made up some mostly non traditional gifts for them. Gift registries are great but … Read More

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1962 Jumper Dress

Made up this cute but understated jumper dress and bloomer set for my niece who had her first birthday this week. The Pattern is a vintage Simplicity (4246) that I had in my stash, I think originally from the thrift … Read More

The Wedding Quilt

The Wedding Quilt

  In the summer of 2011 my Mom married a man she had been with for 15 years. If you ask me, that’s real commitment! I had thought about doing some quilting – just to try it out, and had always … Read More

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Projects of 2012: Sewing

There were fewer sewing related projects this year as compared to others. I was doing more stage management and lots of new apartment fixing, cleaning and organizing. Here are the hightlights:     Plan for 2013 is to work on … Read More

a stocking for my niece!

xmas projects 2012

  Yes, I know it’s nearly February, but now that I’ve finally set up the new site, I am planning to bash out a bunch of posts at once. In past years I have gone all out to make handmade … Read More