Category Archives: Sewing

bag to blogging

It’s been awhile since my last post…  and I miss my blog.  So here goes: My most recent project was a birthday gift for a newly 6-year old little lady old named Ruby.   Every time I see the birthday … Continue reading

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Sleepless in the castle

  Little Riley had a 6th birthday party.  Seeing how cute and sweet she is now, I almost feel guilty for repeatedly and thoroughly describing the horrors of infant-rearing to her father prior to her birth.  I guess I thought … Continue reading

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The Devil Loves Tulle

  Penny turned 4 last weekend.  Along with every other girl in America, the child has  a “Frozen” obsession.  On her birthday list this year were: “Frozen dress”, “Frozen cape”, “Frozen cake”, “Frozen party”, “Frozen hair”, and…   “Frozen kitty“. … Continue reading

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Nope, “windy city” is not just a cute nickname

Every year I run away from home and escape my nutty family and crazy job participate in valuable professional development at the annual American Speech Hearing and Language Association (ASHA) conference. This year the convention location was Chicago. My colleague … Continue reading

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Going Lala-Loopy

Our little Penny turned 3 years old this Saturday.  She’s such a good sport for being so willing to be a part of our family….                 For once, instead of tormenting the poor … Continue reading

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Cat-eyePad cover

  My friend/ coworker Sylvia had a birthday this week (55!) making her eligible to order more budget-friendly options off the senior menu at our local IHOP.       I once showed Sylvia a picture of this cat iPad cover … Continue reading

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Crafting like an elf hittin’ the syrup

Long gone are the fabulous spendthrift days of fancy free mall shopping; in this decade granny makes all of her holiday gifts herself…                 The Christmas season has now become the annual catalyst … Continue reading

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Merry Fishmas

It’s that time of year again…making holiday gifts for my co-workers who always take the extra time to remind me that they are my co-workers, not my friends.  Well, I happen to like you guys anyway…   First up:  The … Continue reading

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The dress from ACK!

Or I just forgot how to sew.  Or suffered brain damage somehow. My co-worker’s daughter had a 4-year birthday party this Saturday.  Along with a gift for Riley (the birthday girl), maybe I should have taken along those infant bibs … Continue reading

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Plums are ok…

But peplums are awesome!!!   Maybe because they hide my biggest problem area in such cute fashion, or maybe because they remind me of one of my childhood favorites The Jetsons….     but I love peplums!!   Who wouldn’t want to look … Continue reading

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