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Happy Mother’s Day!

I hope that all the wonderful moms out there are having a great Mother’s Day! This is my first Mother’s Day as a mother-of-two, and I am feeling great! I thought having one kid was awesome, and then when #2 was on the way, I was very apprehensive about how I would possibly manage to split my love between two tiny people, and what if I couldn’t? what if there was something wrong with me?! Well, as it turns out, it’s not difficult at all! Instead of a finite amount of love to be divided in twain, the love just doubles and there’s plenty to go around! Lol, that’s a bit silly, but I’m feeling silly today (and it’s true). Someday, my children will realize that their mom is a dork, and then they will have to come to terms with their own dorkiness that I have instilled into them. Check out what this dork made for her own Mom!

Mother's Day Coffee Cozy

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The Grocery List PDF

Newly available for sale in my Etsy Shop:

The Grocery List - Printable PDF

This product is also posted on Flickr

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Tutorial: Dancing Ribbon Rings

With my niece’s birthday (6 years old!) coming up, I was searching around for something to get her when I discovered these beauties: Dancing Ribbon Rings.

These would make awesome party favors for a little girl’s party! They’re quick and easy, and relatively inexpensive. They would also work great in Easter or May Day baskets, or make them red-white-and-blue for the 4th of July, or Christmas-them-up for stocking stuffers!

Download the Ribbon Rings Tutorial PDF

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Happy Valentines

Today we celebrated a quiet Valentine’s Day at home with the new baby. Gunner and I made Bo’s favorite cookies for a surprise. Gunner was such a great helper! I was quite impressed. I didn’t know how I was going to package the cookies in Valentine form, I didn’t just want to put them in a gift bag, but luckily we used up the last of an oatmeal container and decorated for Daddy’s Valentine. It was a lot of fun!

Daddy's Valentine

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New Etsy Items in Shop

I’ve been working like mad getting new things made, as I may be participating in a local craft fair next month. So yesterday I was able to get these NEW things listed in my Etsy shop. Go check them out!

Triple Button Neckwarmer Single Button Neckwarmer Double Button Neckwarmer Unisex Hooded Scarf Unisex Hooded Scarf Raspberry Charcoal Scarf

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Gifts for birthdays!

Zippered pouches for my mother’s and my niece’s upcoming birthdays :)

Zippered Pouch for Sara Zippered Pouch for Mom

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Beanbag Game for DG

Newest MSCE was actually worked on yesterday afternoon/evening. This is a beanbag game for my nephew’s birthday present. He’s 3 years-old! Sooooo cute! and such a little stinker, lol!

Space Cadet Beanbag Game

The beanbags are full of lentils in a self-contained muslin pouch, and the “covers” are removable with a velcro closure (for washability). The game plays like Bocci Ball or Horseshoes and the bags are designed for indoor or outdoor play. I’m mailing them out today, hope he likes them!

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Fabric Scrap Easter Eggs

I recently joined the Dabbled “Make Something Cool Everyday in April” challenge… project… thingie. This is my first project for MSCE! It was easy to choose, as the other day my 4-year-old son colored Easter eggs at Grandma’s house, and brought them home thinking he could “play” with them. (unsure) Of course, by “play” I mean throw them up in the air and let them thud to the floor, crack them and crumble the eggshells all over, and hide them around the house. (annoyed) So I banished the Easter eggs to the refridgerator, and my son pouted and was generally bummed. Then I remembered the Fabric Easter Egg Tutorial I had seen on the Retro Mama blog, and it was a perfect solution!

Fabric Scrap Eggs

I used some of the smaller scraps that I had, so they’re not really coordinated or anything, and I fudged the directions a little to accommodate some of the strange shaped fabric pieces, but Gunner loves them and was so excited that I made him an Easter present! Much success!

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Childhood, Childhood

I finally got around to finding a good use for my old She-Ra toy shields that I’ve been saving and carting around for the last 15-or-so years. For whatever reason I just could not give these up as I sorted through old childhood things. I never knew what to do with them, they’ve been in storage all this time, but I would never part with them, even as I rid myself of so many other adolescent possessions.

She-Ra Shield Magnets

You can also see in the photos a portrait that my son (then 3.5 years-old) drew of his mom, me. (heart) I love it so much, it is easily one of my most cherished things in this world. I plan on framing it one of these days, but until then it will stay on the fridge where I can swoon over it every day.

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