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Another Baby Quilt

Another Baby!!! My niece is having a baby. So wonderful. She wanted to decorate the baby’s room in purple. So a purple baby quilt it is! I have always loved appliquéd hearts for a baby girl quilt. The purple fabrics … Continue reading

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The Liberty Shirt – Phoenix Style

Found this shirt during my WAYyyy too many minutes (hours) online. It costs just slightly less than car. Anyone who sews has uttered the phrase “I think I remember a very similar pattern.” And let the hunt begin! I knew … Continue reading

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Dad’s Shirt -> Baby Shirt

The quilts from his Dad’s Shirts were fun, and then his Dad had requested a shirt for the baby. Give me a minute! (OK, maybe 3 hours!) Baby-sized clothes can be a bit daunting due to the tiny little….., well, … Continue reading

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Baby Quilts from Daddy’s Shirts

Babies are special. Grandbabies even more so (if that is even possible!) So, what does The Destashifier do when a grandbaby (the First Grandbaby!) is due? Make a quilt, of course. Or better yet… TWO QUILTS! One  bassinet-sized, and one … Continue reading

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Appliqued Leaves Jacket

No weddings this year – but there is a graduation!  In a colder climate! Which only means one thing! Time to make a jacket! I selected  McCalls 7201.   This Nancy Zieman Swing coat has no center back seam and a … Continue reading

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Sock Yarn Baby Sweaters

Sock Yarn is irresistible. Every knitter has a skein or two (or 12) of soft, squishy sock yarn in gorgeous colors in their Stash. My Yarn Stash included 3 skeins of sock yarn rosy-pink with yellow, darker rose and purple … Continue reading

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Traveling MOB Wardrobe…

How many dresses are too many to take to a wedding? If one is the Mother of the Bride, there is no limit. If one sews, the limit is only established by the time available for sewing.  Using Tried and … Continue reading

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Stash Couture Mother of the Bride Dress

A tropical wedding in a beautiful island setting. The bride was breath-taking.  The groom handsome. So much planning! Bride’s dress.  Fittings. Bridesmaids dresses and groomsmen attire. Flowers.  Cake.  Dinner.  Seating.  Imitating impossible Pinterest pictures. And the logistics of transporting everything … Continue reading

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The B-C-D-A quilt!

Hours spent piecing and hand quilting a baby quilt.   Hours. Only to hold it up when finished and have the husband ask, “Why are the letters out of order?” So excited for a niece’s new baby that I just … Continue reading

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Free People-esque for $6

Love the Free People look.  Boho and comfortable! Don’t really love the prices. I came across a long ecru slub-knit top for $6.  It fit like a bag and the V-neck reached a point below my ribcage. But, it was … Continue reading

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