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swiped from Craftsy. . .

How I have tortured my IG friends with photos of these placemats!  I shamelessly stole the idea from Craftsy – using the same Kaffe Fassett cool range millefiori fabric, the same pattern layout.  But rather than a QAYG, I actually built the quilt sandwich – I’m hoping to become more comfortable FMQ and this was an […]

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C-c-c-cold in SOCal. . .

Most of North America is busy rolling their eyes at us, but it seems winter has reached glorious SOCal!  This jaded Canadian is shivering and wondering exactly who forgot to pay their sunshine tax this month? Just in time I managed to finish my final finish for 2014 – tah-dah! Oh I do love this […]

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Ah-ha!

I love binding a quilt. Now, I really enjoy all aspects of the quilt making process. . .that first whiff of inspiration, the fabric selection, pressing, cutting, sewing, quilting. But to sit at the end of that journey with a quilt on your lap, hand stitching that beautiful binding. . .all cozy and snuggled.  Brings […]

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it always starts with the wantsies. . .

when i get the wantsies, I get ’em bad.  Over in Insta-world I noticed some slippers popping up. . .a little stalking and googling later I found this was a pattern by Ayumi Takahashi and in an old issue of Stitch Magazine (Summer 2011).  A quick payment of $3.99 and a week later the magazine […]

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the Wantsies!

When I saw these gorgeous Liberty Tana Lawn Pincushions by Red Pepper Quilts, my skin tingled with the worst case of the wantsies. . .but at $29 plus shipping from the land of Oz, nuh-uh!  Totally worth it, but way out of my budget – that sigh you hear is my husband, that sound is relief. […]

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Momma Lazy IV

Practical Life. . .or child labour? Nipper1 made a huge crayon mess.  So I  put her to work cleaning it up, we tested what we could use to clean the mess. Dry cloth, wet one. . . scrubby brush, scrubby brush a little soap and good old fashioned elbow grease. . .we have a winner! […]

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Momma Lazy lll

Sunday I woke up early, really early, dark outside, dog told me to “get lost” early. So I made myself a cup of tea, sat down and thought I would get some crochet done – I’m finishing up some sensory baskets for Nipper2. About 20min into my solitary bliss, Nipper1 came stumbling down the stairs. […]

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Daisy Naptime Pillows – check!

Done and done. . . Nipper1’s was completed first and then hidden so I could start/finish Nipper2’s.  Cutting the fabric for both at the beginning was a pain – but the best decision! I would never have wanted to go through all that cutting again. . .and sewing the second time round went by in […]

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Momma Lazy ll

This is our work/craft/learning space, a nice long table from Costco, with the table’s fold gap being our dividing line. Nipper1 is to my right and Nipper2 is usually getting into something (iPad, Legos, fabric scraps) underfoot. While Zabi the Wonder-dog will be snoozing a safe distance away. Our pompom sorting was a fun and […]

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Nope, momma lazy. . .

Chit chatting with a fellow mommy outside of Nipper1’s summer camp last week, we got on the topic of kids helping and how young is too young.  My Nipper1 is 3 years old and she loves to help and I try to take the time to let her do so. That means letting her take […]

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