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Sweet Things for My Niece

Well hello there again! I don’t want to speak too soon, but I think I might be starting to get a hang of things again. I’ve actually been able to sneak back into my sewing room more and more regularly too. huzzah! One of the first makes I’ve managed since Ernest was born is this little gift set […]

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


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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Trio of Pillows

Trio of Pillows

I’m finding myself being pulled away from my sewing room quite a bit these days. While I am feeling the emotional drive to do All The Projects, my body needs me to slow down and rest between these spurts of activity. I am also finding myself occupied more and more with “nesting” projects. Sadly, this […]

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busy hands

Becoming a Beginner again

My sister and her family came for a visit over the weekend. We both live far from family and these visits are as precious as they are few. It was perfect timing for me craft-wise because my sister is a knitting fiend, and I had the opportunity to peck her brain about my knitting project. […]

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curved quilt piecing

Does this mean my hobby has a hobby?

I caved. The lure of luxurious comfort in the form of cowls did me in. I bought some yarn and some needles and I am joining a knit along. Hopefully by Nov 9th, I’ll have a snuggly warm Gap-tastic Cowl to sport around the playground.  (more…)

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