Category Archives: Sewing

A Hedgehog for Hazel

When I accompanied Mabel to the State History Fair a couple of weeks ago,  we stopped at a nearby quilt shop and I bought enough of this fabric to make a simple skirt for Hazel, who loves to wear skirts. Then later … Continue reading

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Mama’s little helpers

Several years ago my sister passed this vintage dress on to my girls. The skirt was tattered, but I liked the bodice with its tiny covered buttons, so I sewed a new skirt onto it. About a week ago I … Continue reading

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How to do a turned-under edge on a homemade patch or applique

I’m stuck at home with an eye infection today, and since my day was already ruined I figured it was a perfect time to do boring mending. And while I’m at it, I thought I’d share the technique I used. … Continue reading

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A new outfit for a wee dolly

This is what I’d been working on before my evening went crazy (as described in my previous post). Last year my mom gave Hazel an Effanbee “Wee Patsy” doll that’s a 5″ plastic reproduction of an older composition doll. I … Continue reading

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Fixer-upper

This was a nice morning’s project. (Not to mention that, after being sick a LOT in the last few weeks, I was thrilled to be showered and dressed and not napping this morning.) I found this jumper for a few … Continue reading

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Pretty patches, and Hazel with straight hair

I spent the whole day mending yesterday. It was very boring, but also sort of satisfying. I always wonder if I’ll ever catch up. I hope so. Anyway, of about ten projects, here were the only two slightly-creative ones: I … Continue reading

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Summer sewing with kids

Yesterday I wanted to look in a fabric store and I had all my kids with me. I told them to put their hands in their pockets and not touch anything, but that if they saw anything they really loved … Continue reading

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