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Must Make Monday – Santa’s Little Helper

It’s not too late! There’s still plenty of time to make your kiddo or loved one something special for the holidays. Check out some of the tutorials I’m considering using.

Chez Beeper Bebe – A Dozen Animal Sewing Cards

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Must Have Monday – Garden Gear

My husband and three year old daughter PZ do the gardening around here. Not me. That doesn’t mean I don’t like to have some input on what gets planted and the overall look of our outdoor space. For example, I’m planning on making an oilcloth tablecloth for our picnic table and some of those punch tin can lanterns before the end of the month. There will be details on those projects later, but for now I’ve got some great garden gear and tutorials that will bloom excitement in even the most hesitant of gardeners and make your neighbors green with envy.

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Must MAKE Monday

So I got the opportunity to see Handmade Nation, Faythe Lavine‘s documentary on the Handmade movement, this evening at the Portland Museum of Contemporary Craft. I sat from the first chords of “Hands On” during the opening credits all the way until the closing reel with a smile on my face, relishing the thought of seeing this film again.

As a nod to the movement, and in hopes of sharing just a shred of that feeling with you, I present Must MAKE Monday. Since my goal is to make all handmade gifts this year, and I don’t want any of those recipients to have the surprise ruined, all these Must Makes will be things I want to make for myself or my girls and not gift projects that I have planned.

how-to make a picnic blanket

how-to make a picnic blanket

I have always wanted a beautiful picnic blanket. This Sew, Mama, Sew tutorial by Erin from house on hill road is well written Continue reading