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Maternity Leave

I’m going to go ahead and schedule this post for my due date. If the baby has already I arrived (oh, please, oh please!), I am busy recovering. If not, I am busy feeling miserable. I will be taking a blogging break for a while to bond, rest, and enjoy my family. If you have […]

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DIY Nursing Sleep Bras + how to sew lingerie elastic

Nursing Sleep Bras

I’ve really gone of the sewing deep end, because I am about to post a picture of my underwear on the internet. Yes, you will be spared pictures of me modeling said underwear, because some things can be taken too far. I love the undergarment sewing trend that has taken the world by storm. I cannot […]

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Carousel baby cardigan - pattern by Lisa Chemery, sewn by Sew Fearless

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Two weeks to due date. I’ve been feeling a strong need to retreat this last week. I haven’t felt like leaving the house as much, or visiting friends, or adventuring with my children. I’ve been touchy and emotional. During one of those grouchy moments when I was literally hiding from my children in my sewing […]

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Leather Case for Knitpicks Interchangeable Knitting Needles

Leather Interchangeable Knitting Needle Case

I’ve taken to stashing my current knitting project in my Better-Than-Basic Bag and working on a sweet little baby sweater during my now frequent visits to the OB waiting room. (36 weeks and counting!) When my interchangeable knitting needles‘ factory-made vinyl case bit the dust last week, and I ignored my family encouraged my children toward self-directed […]

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Crinkle Gauze Summer Baby Swaddle Blankets

Super Easy Crinkle Gauze Swaddle Blankets

It’s so strange how close this babe of mine is to being born. I keep waiting for insane nesting urges to strike, but as of yet… I am just puttering along day by day, overseeing the summer play of his many older siblings, as unfinished business keeps piling up around me. It’s remarkably chill compared to my last […]

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Maternity Maxi (Southport pattern by True Bias, Sewn by Sew Fearless)

Maternity Southport Maxi

I’ve been wearing my maternity tanks to death since I sewed them, but I felt like I needed something a little more special for Sunday mass and date nights. When Lauren pointed out how nursing-friendly the new True Bias Southport Dress pattern was, I realized how easily it could be adjusted into the perfect maternity/nursing dress to […]

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How to pair bag fabrics to interlinings for the better-than-basic bag

How to Pair Bag Fabrics and Interlinings

It’s the end of the Better-Than-Basic Bag “Launch Week“! I hope you enjoyed my heavier-than-usual posting schedule, and found my posts helpful. I did want to cover one more topic before we end – pairing your bag fabrics with interfacings and interlinings! The Better-Than-Basic Bag calls for a heavy-weight fabric for the outer bag. Quilting […]

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