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  • Personalizing with Patches

    I have self-diagnosed as having a massive patch problem.  I am a patch addict. I’ve written about the satchel-style backpacks I made for our children who vigorously pursue the Junior Ranger…

  • How To Sew On Patches

    For our children’s Junior Ranger backpacks, I worked hard to plan the design to enable the maximum number of patches to be added over the years.  Every Junior Ranger receives a…

  • Hand-Knitted Socks

    Hand-knitted? Hand knit?  Whichever.  I thought at one point I would never, ever, ever knit socks.  The stitches are just soooooo tiny, you guys. But my friend Alexia assured me that…

  • Knitted Ballet Legwarmers and the Magic Loop

    I finished my first sweater and cast on stitches for a second sweater.  I know!  Not only that, but this second one is TO GIVE AWAY. So the standard is a…

  • Holiday Gifts: Tutorials to Get Them Done

    What is it with this year?  December is going SO QUICKLY.  Hanukkah is already upon us, you guys!  Seems like usually by this point in the Christmas season, I’ve already cut…

  • Advent Calendar Sew-A-Long

    Years ago, I re-created my mother’s Advent calendar and interpreted it as a quilt-as-you-go project, complete with template.  The year I finally buckled down to make this for our family, I…

  • Kindle Cover Tutorial: Updated!

    One of the most popular tutorials I have ever published here on the blog is my Kindle Cover Tutorial.  I’m back today with an update to the measurements and construction of…

  • The Sew Together Bag

    This is my fourth version of the Sew Together Bag.   Previously this year, I made THREE of these puppies as pencil pouches for my children for school.  Act of motherly…

  • Antique Quilt Sections in Shadowboxes

    When my mother went away to college, her grandmother made her this quilt for her dorm room bed. When I went away to college, my mother gave it to me for…

  • Pencil & iPad Cases for Travel

    The night before we left for our recent epic trip to New York and Boston, I (quite naturally, in my opinion) stitched up some cute little cases for my goodies along…