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Stuffed Animal Mix UPS

We just finished our first fun sewing project in the new basement Art Studio! We bought random stuffed animals at the Goodwill Outlet where everything is priced by weight… $0.99 a pound. Then the kids cut the arms, legs, and heads off the animals and sewed them together to make new crazy creatures! We had …

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Art Studio

Yesterday was my 38th birthday! ๐ŸŽˆ ๐ŸŽ‰ I had such a lovely day!!๐Ÿคฉ Simone had found a dead cicada weeks ago – but she saved it for me (after pranking her cousin with it) and gave it to me as a birthday gift! I love it – it is so well preserved… you can see …

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Zero waste also means giving old clothes new life

Skirt # 1 I have this skirt that kept ripping at the lace seams. One day my mother spend 1/2 hour sewing the tiny holes for me and then said, “you better wear this a lot!” I promised her I would, and then promptly got a tear in the lace that simple mending wouldn’t fix …

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How my sister inspired me to work towards being a Zero Waste Family

Zero waste is not something that happens overnight or in a weekend or even within a month! The idea can be overwhelming – How can we change our lifestyle so drastically? Will it really be worth our efforts?? Here’s how my sister inspired me to make changes at home! โค๏ธ๐ŸŒธโค๏ธ๐ŸŒธโค๏ธ๐ŸŒธโค๏ธ๐ŸŒธ Once upon a time I …

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Girl Scout vest

This may not seem like a big deal to some people… but I had put off sewing Simone’s badges on her vest for 1 1/2 years! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Talk about procrastination!! My new year’s resolution for 2018 is to do things that I find hard. For some reason, the Girl Scout vest intimidated me! I was …

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Sewing prairie hatsย 

Prairie hats and aprons are a huge deal when playing house outside! They are also a necessity when camping in covered wagons… which is exactly what Simone’s Girl Scout troop will be doing in a few months! So… some sewing savvy moms (aka Girl Scout moms) and I got together to teach ourselves how to …

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A SOLE HOPE shoe cutting party

My friend Noreen and her daughters hosted a shoe cutting party and the kids and I went! What’s a shoe cutting party? ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ It’s a get-together where you cut a pattern out of jeans (and a thin plastic) that will be sewn into shoes for people in Uganda. The shoes prevent sand fleas (jiggers) from …

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From vintage dress to sweet couch pillows

So… I owned a very beautiful- yet hideous vintage dress! I loved the floral quilted print…  …but it was very unflattering!!! So… I decided to turn it into pillows for the classroom couch ๐Ÿ˜Š Before After Comfy, cozy, cute, vintage, FREE ๐Ÿ˜‰

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The things we do for our children…ย 

Like giving a child your amazing sewing space so they can have their own room… Which is exactly what I did for Eli! * I apologize that this is not about the wild or nature- just about my ever changing family ๐Ÿ˜Š My fabulous sewing corner under the stairs!    The space directly under the …

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Upcycled jeans sewn into fishing pole cases

The kids and I are going to learn how to fish this summer. ๐ŸŽฃ We will be taking 5 different classes as well as practice at our local park! We have attempted to fish before… ย BUT …we hardly ever caught anything and our poles kept breaking apart and getting tangled together ๐Ÿ˜ต So- yesterday we …

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