The Hunt for Chocolate & Blue

I’ve been hunting for “the perfect” chocolate/blue fabric. I want to make a backpack style diaper bag to replace our old one, and I want to make a matching Mei Tai too. I have a vision in my head of chocolate brown solid – twill maybe – for the main…

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Catching up

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OK, so it’s been forever since I wrote… I have too much of a perfectionism streak and if I don’t think I have time to do it “right” I just won’t do it. But I’ve decided I need to write, even if it’s just a little bit. So what’s new……

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Why I don’t do field trips

I don’t do field trips. Yes, I know they’re an important (and fun) part of the child care experience, but I’m just not meant to do field trips. Several years ago I planned a trip to a pumpkin patch. For $6 you took a hayride to a field where you…

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Happy serger day to me!

I have a new toy – a Huskylock serger, and it ROCKS! I hadn’t planned to get a serger yet, it was on my “someday” wish list, but here’s what happened: Several years ago Teacher decided I needed a digital camera. I thought he was nuts because I had a…

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Woo hoo – Lily Pad Landing!

Zany Zebra Designs has been invited to join Lily Pad Landing! I am thrilled to be asked to join this talented group of WAHMs! They’ve all been so nice welcoming me already, and two have asked me to collaborate on sets for the grand opening this Thurs. The funny thing…

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Not a sewing day…

You know it’s not a sewing day when halfway through a seam your bobbin suddenly goes ka-fluey. You re-thread the bobbin, re-thread the top thread, pull out the ruined stitches, re-pin the pieces and sew a new seam. Then the same thing happens on the next diaper. So again you…

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Flannel’s a no-go for dipes

Well, I’ve given it a fair try, but flannel just won’t make it for diapers in my book. One set looks pretty good yet, a little pilly but not faded. The other set is both faded and pilly and just plain looks bad. There’s no way I’d put my business…

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Flannel for Dipes?!

Z-Man is going through a major Elmo stage – he just LOVES Elmo! He’s also getting to the point that he doesn’t want to be changed, but is showing some interest in what diaper he wears. His favorite was a cookie print and he’d ask for one at every change.…

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