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This is just one of those posts with different things in it and no title came to me, so I’ll let you make one up yourself ;).

Life is busy. The hubby is gone for a while. The Coast Guard has him away for a bit. But, my mom is coming to visit soon. So that is going to be super fun! Girl time is a good thing. My darling little one was patient with me and let me get a few things done this weekend. I made this little doll for one of my nieces.

Clothespin Doll

She has a birthday coming up this week. I also made her a few hair clips. I love how the first one looks like I sprayed whipped cream on it! lol. Mmmm….maybe I should go to the store and get some…..

Fun Hair Clips

***I also want to share with you a wonderful challenge that Sarah is doing over at Come and See the Seitz. It is a Pattern Challenge. Here is what she says about it:

“I’d love to have anyone who is interested in stretching their skills with apparel construction to join me in these efforts! It’s simple:

1. Choose your goals (ex. To sew 4 garments before your next vacation, or to sew 1 swimsuit before summer, etc.)

-Make your goal(s) attainable and realistic for your personal life.

-Not interested in sewing clothes for yourself? That’s OK! Make your goal to sew clothes for your children, or your husband, anything goes!

2. Put it in writing!

-Blog about your goals, or if you don’t have a blog, get it in writing. You’re more likely to challenge yourself if you have someone to keep you accountable.

3. Grab the “Pattern Challenge” button and Join our Flickr group.

-Post on your blog’s sidebar to get the word out! Post about this on Facebook! Tell your friends!

-Send me an email if you are participating, and I will add a link to your blog to my sidebar of participants.

-Copy the HTML button to your sidebar:

4. Blog about your finished garments and categorize/tag them as “Pattern Challenge” . In addition to this, you can post them to our Flickr group. Be sure to add a note to your picture with a link to the blog post that describes the garment, if there is one.

-Title your blog post according to the sewing pattern name, and include “Pattern Challenge.” For example, my first pattern was Burda 7550, so I’ve titled my first post, “Pattern Challenge: Burda 7550.” This will help when others are searching for pattern reviews.

-How awesome would it be if someday we had a whole pattern library from these posts? My mind is spinning! Please, feel free to offer suggestions!

My vision for this project is that in just a short amount of time we will have a virtual pattern library full of our reviews and photos of finished garments. We will also stretch ourselves to learn more about garment construction and we will have a way to share in the joys (and sometimes terrors!) of sewing clothes!

Please consider joining with me if you have any inkling of a desire to sew more clothes”

She’s kicking it off with a $50 giveaway to AllModern.com!!! Head on over and enter the giveaway and think about your goals.

***Also, for those of you who don’t know (which is probably not many people at all since these ladies are so popular), Dana and Rae are hosting a whole month of Celebrate the Boy on their blogs.

It’s chock full of amazing tutorials/ideas/pattern reviews/etc. of things just for the boys! I highly recommend you follow along. I know I’ve bookmarked some things for gifts to make for the little men in my life.

***And for those of you who want to learn how to sew, Disney at Ruffles and Stuff, has started writing up tutorials just for you! Check out the first few here.

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  1. says

    OK, OK. I am a little freaked out because I was planning on making a clip THIS week with the whipped cream on it. Seriously. Is it because we share the same name? The same Jesus? Maybe it is just the same brilliance? OK, no. Because you are the master crafter and I am an amateur crafter. But I am still excited. :) Love it!

  2. says

    I think the doll is adorable, but my little one is still to little for one like that. I didn’t realize you were a Coastie spouse and I’ve been following your blog for while. If you don’t mind, send some warm weather to us frozen spouses in Alaska. It really is a small world I guess.

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