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Wide leg pants!

I was so inspired by the success of the shorts I made, that I took the plunge on pants. I don’t think I’ve ever had a pair of wide leg pants that fit properly, so I am very pleased with … Continue reading

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I made shorts!

Although I have made pants before, they never fit right. I tried again with the Colette’s Iris pattern. Here is my practice pair of shorts that I made with some left-over fabric. I had to adjust the pattern a bit … Continue reading

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Embellishing embroidery

Somebody gave me a couple pieces of embroidery and cross stitch and I didn’t do anything with them for a long time, but I found them back recently and decided to get creative. Here’s my puppy pillow: Here’s what it … Continue reading

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A tale of two skirts

I recently made two skirts from the same pattern. It’s a narrow skirt that I’ve made before. I actually created the pattern myself, based on a couple skirts that I bought and some patterns I already had. But this time … Continue reading

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Reworking my grandmother’s embroidery

I have several pieces of embroidery from my grandmother that I’ve recently reframed, and one that I repaired. These three cross stitch pieces were either not framed at all or framed in very plain wood without borders. I added cloth … Continue reading

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Plaid dressing gown

I love plaid flannel, but flannel shirts are not really my style. Besides, by kids have expressly forbidden me to wear plaid flannel shirts. (Of course, plaid wool is a completely different situation. I wear lots of plaid wool. But … Continue reading

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Trinky’s birthday present

Lida designed a dog toy for Trinky’s birthday. One of his toys fell apart and she took the squeaker out for the new toy. Here is her design for an octopus: Lida chose an octopus because Trinky likes to grab … Continue reading

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