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kcw fall 2014: storybook

I Can Fly! // elsie marley

The theme for this season’s KCW is STORYBOOK. I have a lot of favorite kids’ books, but this one is my favorite favorite. It’s fun to read, which is a must when it comes to kid’s books. I hate slogging through poorly written bleh books (I’m looking at you Berenstain Bears). But I Can Fly is wonderfully written, which is not a big surprise seeing that it’s by the great children’s book author, Ruth Krauss. She’s written some fantastic books. A Hole is to Dig is really good too: random and perfectly kid. (more…)

stripy suit

stripy swim suit on elsie marley

I started sewing clothes for my kids 6 years ago. These pants are actually the first thing I ever made! Part of me is very proud at how far I’ve come. That up there is a by god homemade swimsuit! But then another part of me is disappointed with my sloth-like pace.

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sew fantastic blog series

stripes and flowers tee on elsie marley

Annika from näh-connection asked if she could interview me for her Sew Fantastic blog series. What I am supposed to say no? :) Annika blogs from Germany and she is interviewing sewing bloggers from all over the world this summer. (more…)

happy homemade sew-along: round up and winner!

WooHoo! We made it to the end of the sew-along! Cherie and I were a little worried at first that no one would come to our party :) But you showed up and wow! you made some beautiful hoodies. I’m going to show you half and Cherie’s got the other half of the handmade hoodies on her blog.

happy homemade sew-along: round up

1. gray stripe 2. pink spiders 3. yellow stripe 4. floral 5. yellow

I think when something you sew works out, you want to let out a primal, “Yeeeeeaeaaah!” That little girl up there knows what I mean.  These buttery yellow and bubblegum pinks were some of my favorite hoodies.

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happy homemade sew-along: the hoodie!

polka dot hoodie on elsie marley

Ta Da! Finally, the hoodie is finished! And she even likes it! You can see lots more happy kids in their happy homemade hoodies in the flickr group.

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