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It’s all Happening in Queue for the Zoo

  Pattern: Archer by Grainline Studio Fabric: Liberty Tana Lawn “Queue for the Zoo” SKU: ZOO-G Year: contemporary, and classic Notions: thread, buttons, interfacing Time to complete: One day to cut, one day to make First worn: January 2016 between rainstorms Wear again? It’s … Continue reading

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Featured in Sewing World Magazine, one of several sewing and crafting social media sites, is featured in the February Edition of Sewing World Magazine. As part of the team, I’m flattered that Sewist is represented so thoroughly in the article. The website, Sewist, is the … Continue reading

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More Rag Doll Adventures page 3 and 4

After making two rag dolls from the Jess Brown book, I found that their skinny little legs and arms were very hard to turn right side out and stuff, not impossible, but time consuming. They are as cute as can … Continue reading

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Rag Doll Adventures

What’s an adventure? According to “An adventure is an exciting or unusual experience. It may also be a bold, usually risky undertaking, with an uncertain outcome.” In my Rag Doll Adventures, my first steps were to locate the exact pattern and wait patiently for … Continue reading

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The Hawthorn Dress Renamed!

I had the pleasure of reading Barbara Kingsolver’s latest novel “Flight Behavior”. It’s about a woman from a small town who is not sure about where life is taking her, but finally figures it out through a series of events … Continue reading

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Student Artwork “Holes”

We’re presently reading the novel Holes by Louis Sacher. This has always been one of my favorites. These 5 pictures are all done by boys. It’s interesting  that they all chose to draw the scene when Zero hits the councilor … Continue reading

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Vampires! New Moon

  It’s the Harry Potter series for girls and their moms. I’m on book two. It’s not exactly Anne Rice, but it’s entertaining.  I like to read what my students are reading and this seems to be the latest fad. … Continue reading

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