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Dreams do come true tote bag

Today is Katy Dill’s birthday! She’s been an icon in the sewing community for ages with her blog No Big Dill, and when I heard about the gathering surprise party, themed “A Rainbow for Katy” among my fellow bloggers, I had to join in.

Katy is an artist, and a dreamer. Put the two together, and her creations for herself and her 5 girls and 1 lucky little boy are simply magical! Her Instagram feed is so inspirational. I always feel guilty I’m scrolling […]

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The Little Big Girl Room

My sweet little 6-year-old was supremely jealous when I did the weekend bedroom makeover for her sister, and begged me to do one for her too. But I didn’t want to spend money on another room… mostly because she is still so little and her sister with whom she shares the room is so little. Disaster strikes in their room all the time- those two are quite the destructive duo! So you can see my hesitation on any investments. Still, I gathered things from […]

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Diamond Teething Ring Pattern_Cover Page
It’s here, it’s here! The Diamond Teething Ring Pattern! I’ve been anxiously awaiting this reveal for weeks now. This is my FIRST pattern for sale, and gosh darn it, I’m glad it was such a fun one to start with!

So, some deets:

This pattern is for a wood + fabric softie baby teething ring, and the diamond is completely removable and washable. The pattern is fully illustrated, and has tips for maintaining the wooden ring as well. […]

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July Visiting Teaching Printable Handouts by the Crafty Cupboard

This month’s Visiting Teaching Message is about Forgiveness and Mercy, which is something we ALL can work on, all the time. It is a great reminder for us, because sometimes we forget that people need forgiving, ourselves included.

Here’s two 4×6 printable visiting teaching handouts that can keep the message fresh and at the forefront of our minds. The scripture, John 3:6, is directly from the official message, but the quote is from my own study on the subject. President Hinckley had […]

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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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