I love making softie dolls.   I love the wide-open possibilities of fabric choice and shape.  I  love stuffing them and seeing them come to life.  But what I absolutely don’t like is making their faces.  In a perfect world, I’d …

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I have been having SO MUCH FUN with my Silhouette SD!!  Seriously, folks.  Not a lick of housework has happened since they sent me this machine because I can’t stop making projects with this thing. 

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Part of my pledge for the Craft Gossip Dolly Donation Challenge was to create a shirt and pair of pants for the boy doll. 

But after a full day of drafting and sewing, and redrafting and ripping and resewing (and …

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When summer comes, we pull up stakes and move down to the neighborhood swimming pool.  Not literally, but we do spend about 90% of our free time there.  And with pool time comes swimming gear. 

My daughter has one …

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Last week I showed how to make an A-line skirt for a Groovy Girl.  Now let’s make the strappy top to match. 

This little top is a quick sew and can be made out of smallish scraps of fabric.  Dig through your …

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When I first started sewing clothes for my daughter’s Groovy Girl doll, I looked for tutorials and patterns.  I couldn’t find any, so I grabbed my daughter’s doll and some typing paper and began drafting some simple patterns.  I’ve been …

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I sleep on my side and use a leg pillow in order to keep my back properly aligned.  My current leg pillow wore out about 2 years ago, but I’ve continued to use it long past the time it should …

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napkinring10Make a special Valentine’s dinner even more special with these heart-themed napkin rings.  They’re easy to make and because all the pieces button together, you can mix and match to get the look you want.  Stamp a fun message on …

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pantaloonscarf_finished5Last week I made this gathered scarf for my daughter.  I call it the Pantaloon Scarf because all the gathers across the scarf remind me of the gathers and ruffles at the bottom of a pair of pantaloons.  (The runner-up …

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This winter I’ve been having a ball (and saving TONS of money) refashioning adult-sized sweaters into dresses for my daughter.  (See the tutorials at Smashed Peas and Carrots, Get Your Craft On, or Make It and Love It.)  …

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scarflette finished Several years ago, my dear friend Scarlett gave my daughter a little fleece scarflette.  Not only did it keep her neck warm, but the smaller size and hook & loop tape closure made it easy for her to put on …

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