Halloween Oliver + s Pajama Pants

Halloween is only a few very short weeks away, and I’ve been on a mission to finish up any last minute decorating and Halloween projects.  I decided I would make Elle and William Halloween pajama pants to celebrate our most favorite time of year, and holiday!  Recently I’ve been using the pajama pant pattern from…

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Autumn Seeing Double Quilt

Playing with color is one of the elements I love most in not only quilting, but sewing in general.  I’m sure it has to do with my love of interior design.  Something wonderful and energizing comes about when color combos come together that are pleasing to the eye and soul.  Recently, I made a baby…

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Scrappy Blue Baby Boy Quilt

With so many new and fabulous fabric collections flooding online retailers and local fabric shops.  Using up old scraps can sometimes be the farthest inkling from your mind.  Yet, there is something thoughtful that comes from using those little bits and pieces of fabric that were once loved for other projects. A box of Blue fabric…

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Unicorn Oliver + S Buttoned Up Button Down Shirt

  I started sewing when I was around fourteen years old, that means I’ve been sewing for almost thirty years, that’s a long time.  Yet, I’m still learning and working at expanding my sewing skills to this day.  Recently, I put in a zipper for the first time.  To my surprise, it was much easier…

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Banana Cream Pie

With summer officially upon us, I have been scouring my cookbooks for dessert recipes that have a sense of summer something fruity, light, and creamy.  Recently I have been making a blueberry cream cheese tart that my family loves.  Yet, I wanted a second option that I could put together for summer picnic’s, or canyon…

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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup with a Soda on the side

Soups and stews have long been favorites during wintry months, and for good reason. They keep us warm, smell delicious, and with so many varieties there is one bound to please even the pickiest of eaters.  Chicken noodle soup is a classic, and has recently become one of our families favorite recipes.  Something that is…

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Celebrating the Irish with Corned Beef and Cabbage, and for Dessert A Black and Tan Guinness Cake!

  How did you Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?  We started the day by putting our corned beef in the crock pot, in my opinion this is a full proof way to make a moist, tender and ow so delicious corned beef and cabbage meal.  Since this recipe called for the meat to be cooked low…

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Colorful French Macaron Quilt

Last summer I made Elle a lovely French Macaron quilt for for 9th birthday, (see Elle’s French Macaron Quilt post).  Modern Handcraft’s French Macaron quilt was such a pleasure to make for several reasons.  One, the ease of construction, along with how quickly this quilt comes together, and lastly how visually stunning this quilt is.…

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A Modern Baby Girl Quilt

  Making for a new baby ranks pretty high on my list of favorite projects.  Not only do new parents really appreciate a hand made gift for their new bundle of joy.  Being smaller in size, these lovely quilts come together quick and easy.  Also imagining a new baby snuggled in a handmade quilt made…

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Chicken and Waffles, a Fun Family Meal

Chicken and waffles the all american comfort food!  It was only a few years ago that I had chicken and waffles for the first time.  I wish I would have known of this delicious meal sooner.  Locally, we have a little place called A Pig and a Jelly Jar where the chicken and waffle portions…

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