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I am totally impressed! They look great!

I just scrolled down and saw your link to the hair blog. THANK YOU! I have 2 small girls and one is growing out her bangs right now - UGH!



Looks comfy! And the sheet you chose is really nice! Awesome!


Those are cute! I may have to make myself some!


They are SO cute! I love the fabric! I am so envious of your sewing abilities! I never learned...keep saying I need to :)


great job on pants! I was with chris when she made hers and have been inspired myself. btw, she gave me Living Simply for Christmas and it has been a wonderful read, it really inspired me to slow down and enjoy the important things, thank you for that.

miss chris

Ha! Those are adorable. So glad that I could turn the tables and inspire *you*, my dear. Enjoy. xoxo


Very cute...I've got a pattern similar but can't get inspired...maybe this will inspire me.

Marla Taviano

You're flat-out amazing.


wow! those are great! I LOVE that your sheets are reincarnated. i have a few things i've been holding on to that could use a new purpose. and i also know what you mean about making notes, and i sew for a living! i can alter something i make regularly, then i go for 4 months without making it and i'm right back doing it the old way, kicking myself! i can't wait to have a proper studio where i can make sense of it all.
cozy pants would make great gifts! i find folks love handmade, the extra time, the extra thought.....


oh! i forgot! i also instilled the birthday book idea from Living Simply. I love it! and i kept it real simple so i won't get scared of it in the future. it didn't quite have the effect i wanted it to have, yesterday for gracie's 3rd birthday though. she just kept saying NO! when i would tell her that the baby in the picture was her. she was insisting that she was a big girl and that there was now way that baby was her. maybe next year she'll get it..... jackson was way more excited about it :-)


Cute! Love that fabric.

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