Category Archives: finished

Baby Booties

The list of my friends that are having babies just keeps growing! For the past couple of years, my go-to gift for baby girls has been the Itty Bitty Baby Dress from Made by Rae (a few of my versions here and … Continue reading

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Denim Patchwork Pillow

One of the craft blogs I read is hosting a “scrap attack” quilt-along. Theme projects like that have never really struck a chord with me, but for some reason, I was inspired to pull out my scraps and make something. I have … Continue reading

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Handmade Christmas: This and That

I have a valid excuse for still posting Christmas gifts, I promise. The last few years, my family has celebrated Christmas in January, to give us more time to see the rest of our families during the actual Christmas holiday. … Continue reading

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Handmade Christmas: sewn gifts

First up, a tie for Ryder. I used a free tie pattern from the Purl Bee, but modified it to make the base of the tie a more traditional width (the original pattern will make a skinny tie). Sewn gift … Continue reading

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Handmade Christmas: Wooden Projects

Happy New Year! We had lovely Christmas weeks visiting a lot of family in Michigan & Tennessee. We even saw a bit of snow in Michigan. I was getting worried that we’d go a whole year without seeing snow! We … Continue reading

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Stitched Clock

I’ve had a couple of projects lingering in the craft room for several months while I debated the details of them. This clock started its life when I asked my dad to cut me some circles out of wood to … Continue reading

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Itty Bitty Baby Dress, take 5

I am lucky that so many of my friends who are having babies are having girls, because I have the perfect go-to gift for them – the Itty Bitty Baby Dress! This version is a little different than the 4 … Continue reading

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Handmade Cribbage Board

As a wedding gift for Ryder’s brother and his new bride, we decided to make them a cribbage board. After finding a template online, we purchased two 3/4″ boards from a hobby wood shop – walnut and white maple. With … Continue reading

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Accordion-style recycled magazine clock

I love reusing junk from around my house to make interesting clocks. I’ve been making a lot lately with catalogs and magazines that we get in the mail – most un-asked-for. My latest clock I made by folding IKEA catalog … Continue reading

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Beach cover-up: finished!

Funny how having a deadline forces me to make decisions and actually finish projects. I was determined to actually wear my beach cover-up when I was at the beach, which meant I needed to finish the neckline. I decided on a slightly … Continue reading

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