Monthly Archives: January 2013

Adding Skirts to the Repetoire

My first skirt for Amelia… I didn’t have a pattern so I just used one of her store-bought skirts as a model and did the best I could with a soft jersey¬† knit covered in blue and green dachshunds (adorable). … Continue reading

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Second Chair Makeover

Somehow, I don’t have a great “before” picture for this chair. Originally it was reddish-brown wood with a faded peach seat cushion, but here’s what it looks like now… And here’s my new-to-me, mixed-and-matched dining room chair collection so far… … Continue reading

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Owl Corduroy – Cuteness is Unavoidable

I made Amelia tons of dresses last year, but last week I made her first real jumper, complete with buttons at the shoulders, so she can wear it over t-shirts and leggings. I didn’t have a pattern so there was … Continue reading

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Built-In Bookshelves…At Last!

I can’t believe it, but we finally have a big, beautiful wall of built-in bookshelves! The bookcases we had were nice, but they didn’t hold all I wanted them to, and the unused space around them always bugged me, so … Continue reading

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Snowy Saturday

How I spent my Saturday morning… I’m so, so glad the kids got at least one day of snow this year. Just enough to be fun without the work. Grateful for the perfect dash of winter!

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Quiet Snowy Evening

Finally, Ben’s wish for some winter snow again has come true…

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The First of a Few

Check out the first of my dining room chair makeovers: This chair was pretty easy since all I did was recover the seat. Not a perfect job, but still a fun change. I’m very curious to see how all the … Continue reading

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