Category Archives: sewing

costumes

Over the past two weeks, I’ve been working on two space-robot Halloween costumes. :) These costumes have been WAY more work than I was expecting…but they also might be the best costumes I’ve ever made. Yesterday I made the helmets…which … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day gifts

This year for Mother’s Day I made┬ásets of dishtowels for┬áthe three mothers in our midst (mine, Dave’s and Dave’s step-mom). I chose two of the boys’ drawings, scanned them and reduced their size to a little smaller than 4×4. Then … Continue reading

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little and weighted

Last week I wrote notes to all six (!) of the boys’ therapists. They both receive occupational, physical and speech therapy and I was curious how therapy was going. I wanted to know what everyone was working on. I wanted … Continue reading

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jammies

I made these pajama pants two years ago. I made them for a 3 1/2 year old and an 8 month old and when I saw that they were no where close to fitting, I chose to stash them in … Continue reading

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gifts given

This Christmas I only made a couple of gifts. One of the gifts I made was a pocket of photos for the boys’ grandparents. I used Andrew’s awesome self-portrait: And embroidered it onto fabric. I sewed it to a piece … Continue reading

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Gearing Up: Boys’ Room Redo

We have big plans for the boys’ little room. Their room is 7 feet wide and 14 feet long. I think my mom’s closet is bigger than that, but my boys don’t care at all. They love being roommates and … Continue reading

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hexagons, complete

Remember those hexagons that kept cropping up around here now and again? Well, the project is done, the gift given and the secret revealed. This little quilt was part 2 of my 2 part wedding gift. Part 1, was the … Continue reading

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almost done

Remember those hexagons a while back? Well, my friends, the hexagon project is almost complete! This is all you get for now, though. ;) I’ve learned a lot so far with this little project. I drew hexagons on the white … Continue reading

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homemade therapy

Recently I seem to be going through another phase of processing my life as a mother of a Special Needs child. (On a side note: even saying, I am the mother of a Special Needs child feels like a step … Continue reading

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faux headboard and natural curls

I decided to go ahead and try to make a faux headbord. Ladykis commented that she hangs a quilt above her bed that acts as a headboard and that idea simmered for a little while until I had this marvelously … Continue reading

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