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Aqua and Gold Top

Aqua and Gold top by the Crafty Cupboard

I had a bit of a selfish sewing streak this past month. And that’s totally okay!!! Especially since the fruits of that labor were awesome, like this Aqua and Gold top!  This was a labor of love for me because I drafted it from scratch based on a few of my other tops in my closet that I love.  And now I have another one that I love!

Aqua and Gold Top by the Crafty Cupboard

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Summer Dress in Rayon Challis

With Melissa’s annual 30 Days of Sundresses going on, I felt inspired to make a sundress of my own. And when I say sundress, I mean a dress I can wear while chasing after my kids and having then climb all over me with their warm little bodies and despite all the chaos, the dress still looks good and be perfectly modest. I’d like to introduce you to the perfect summer dress!

Summer Dress and Sweater

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Girls Bedroom Update

Back in March, Mike took the big girls on a trip to Missouri and left me for my own mini-vacay with the baby at home. I took the opportunity to re-do my oldest daughter’s bedroom for her as a surprise. There’s nothing like a quick, cheap girl’s bedroom update in a weekend! Not being able to put anything up on the walls in our previous house was torture for me, so I made SURE we could pound nail holes to our heart’s content here. For this room, I […]

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June Visiting Teaching Printable Handouts

June’s Visiting Teaching Printable Handout message and attribute of Christ is about Virtue, which is pure righteousness and goodness. I love the story highlighted about the woman with the issue of blood who reaches out to the Savior and touches his robe and is consequently healed (Luke 8:43-48). Christ’s virtue and power is so great that we need but reach out to Him!

 

June Visiting Teaching Printable Love of God Quote-01-01

As usual, I […]

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Another Sugar Pop Top

Sugar Pop Top

I know I promised to blog the tops I made for my girls, but I got hit with the flu last week and I didn’t finish 2 of the tops… and then sewing ADD kicked in and I started new projects, like a pillow and this Sugar Pop Top. I actually made it twice- the first one was too small. Obviously I need to start exercising and eating less chocolate (or simply measuring twice and cutting once). Lucky for me I had enough of this fabric for […]

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This month over at Project Run and Play, I am a featured designer from Season 6. That was the most intense thing I have ever done! This time, however, I am the one calling the sew-along competition for May! I’ve chosen the Summer Chevrons Shirt as the challenge pattern, and you are welcome to sew along! Using the pattern and tutorial, create a unique garment that will stand out above the other contestants. There are prizes involved for the winner (Over $100 worth!)! So get sewing! Voting begins the final week of May, so have […]

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May Visiting Teaching Printable Handouts

The visiting teaching message for this month is supposed to come from any of the General Conference addresses given last month, so the May Visiting Teaching Printables are my own picks. There were so many wonderful messages, and it was difficult for me to sift through all my favorites to find a few to share with my Sisters I visit. In the end, I was a sucker for the music analogy from Elder Anderson, and also the wonderful truth of Elder Renlund’s talk on […]

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Goodform Chairs before

A few weeks ago we were on a family walk around our neighborhood and I spotted a pair of vintage chairs in someone’s bulk trash pile out on the curb. We were a few houses away from the chairs yet, but I jabbed Mike in the ribs and said, “I want those chairs!!” Someone was outside in the yard, so Mike asked (I was too scared. ‘Hi, can I have your trash?’ I was a bit embarrassed!) if we could haul them home, and they obliged. The chairs […]

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Teacher Gifts Goodie Bag

Teacher Gifts Goodie Bag

I’m still putting together a few somethings for my girls’ teachers at school, and I decided to wrap it all up in a Teacher Gifts Goodie Bag. There’s not a whole lot going in this bag (although more than our usual fare!), but my girls picked out the contents and requested the tags, so I hope their teachers love it!

Germ Juice

My oldest daughter really, really wanted “Germ Juice” for her teacher. I think her previous teacher […]

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Teacher Gift Idea Free Printable Gum Packaging

Teacher appreciation week is coming! That means plenty of parents are looking for the perfect Teacher Gift Idea, so hopefully this helps someone out there! Last year I sent my kids to school every day during the week with one little gift, so their teachers got a little something every day. I wanted to do the same thing this year! This Printable Gum Packaging is really fast, and is SO adorable!

Teacher Gift Idea Custom Gum Wrappers

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