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"My life has a superb cast, but I can't figure out the plot." ~ Ashleigh Brilliant I LOVE to create. That's my favorite thing to do along with being with my family and friends and babysitting my three grandchildren!!

More Smocking...... More Smocking...... It seems I always have multiple sewing projects going at any given time. Currently I'm working on the Larkin and a few other things....but I'm also getting started on a bishop. I mentioned before that I am taking a Smocking Correspondence Course through SAGA. I have so enjoyed this course! I taught myself to smock about 11 years ago so I've always wondered if I am doing things correctly. This course has reassured me I am doing it right.....and it has given me a few tips along the way too.


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And now for the Junebug dress tutorial/sew along. (without much fanfare apparently) You’ll need: 1-2 yards of fabric, depending on child’s size.

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Texas Freckles Texas Freckles I don't have much worthwhile to say today, but I wanted to post, so here we go. It's RaNdOM fRiDaY! I was inspired by Nichole's pinwheel sampler blocks and decided to try one. I loved making it, so yesterday I made a few more after deciding to cut into my Hope Valley. I guess I'm joining the Pinwheel Sampler Quilt-Along at P.S. i quilt? I hate irons.
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Hi there, lovely ladies! How's your day? I hope you are all fine. I have recently discovered an Etsy shop which sells a variety of cute and adorable party decoration items and the stuff. I am sure most of you already know Erin. one-of-my-favorite-etsy-shop-lucky-star one-of-my-favorite-etsy-shop-lucky-star
For my third project for my HOLY MOLY I HAVE TOO MANY CRAFT BOOKS challenge, I decided to venture into new territory...smocking. The project comes from this book, Smocking for Beginners. The book's title is very misleading...Beginners?!!?? With a crafter's eye glance through the book's content, I beg to differ. Just look at these projects : Pretty gnarly stuff. a craft blog: Project 3 - A New Technique Tried a craft blog: Project 3 - A New Technique Tried
The Paintbox Quilt is finished! This quilt is made with 64 - 6.5" blocks in 32 color combinations (8 by 8 blocks with 1.5" sashing). Each combination is a Kona cotton solid and a monochromatic quilting print.

Finished Paintbox Quilt

Finished Paintbox Quilt

Homemade "Vicks Vapor shower disks"

Homemade "Vicks Vapor shower disks" Have you seen the commercials for the Vicks Vapor shower disk thingies? You put one of these disks in your shower, and voila thanks to the vapors in it, you're magically healed, your cold is gone, and your face is shockingly free of snot. I always used to watch the "Noxema girl" splashing water on her face and wondered how she was able to wash her face without being completely overrun with boogers.
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Every once in awhile I run across a quilt design and say to myself, "I can make that!" Even without taking a look at the pattern. Most of you probably had the same reaction when I posted a picture of this quilt. It's a very simple design and takes a few hours to put together. If you're like me and have an addiction to charm packs, you will more than likely have everything you need for this project right in your stash. Finished quilt will measure around 24 x 28. Im Just A Guy Who Quilts: Bundles of Joy Quilt { A Tutorial } Im Just A Guy Who Quilts: Bundles of Joy Quilt { A Tutorial }
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Linguine bunnybuns... From outer space! *With pattern* I just love weird elongated limbs! And bunnies. So, I decided to combine the two, resulting in this threesome of rather unusual rabbity things. I was going to just call them linguine bunnybuns, but my boyfriend insisted that they're space bunnies. Linguine bunnybuns... From outer space! *With pattern*
EDIT! Just wrote out a long photo-tutorial on my blog so you've no excuse now not to learn amigurumi if you've been wanting to! I made these for a class I'm going to be teaching for people who have never crocheted before, so I had to make them super easy, but still cute and customizable. Hopefully they'll be able to finish the project while I'm with them Baby Monsters! Very basic amigurumi -- EDIT: Photo-tutorial added!
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