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Wet Felting With Kids – a Tutorial

You may remember that we went to Rhinebeck for the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival in October.  We showed up early and took the girls to a fiber crafts tent hosted by Fiberflame.  Each girl picked an activity.  Souricette

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Tutorial – Junior Bossa Nova

Remember this skirt?  And that souricette 1 wanted one just like it?  And that I made one and promised a tutorial?  I wanted to publish this on Wednesday but I’m having such a hard time with the images.  I’ve never

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Toddler Queen of Hearts – a Costume Tutorial

When my big girl decided she wanted to be Alice in Wonderland for Halloween (yay! not a princess!), I knew I wanted the baby to coordinate with her.  I need to coordinate them now, while souricette 2 doesn’t have much

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Taffeta Skirt Tutorial

When fabric.com was having a sale on basics, or at least what they call basics, I saw this crushed taffeta that I just had to have.  I got the iridescent charcoal and the teal, 2 yards of each.  I had

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Queen of Hearts Part 3 (Crown and Scepter)

These are the last two elements of Valérie’s Halloween costume.  A queen isn’t a queen without a crown and scepter, right? Materials 1 9″ x 12″ piece of yellow felt 1 9″ x 12″ piece of red felt craft glue

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Queen of Hearts Part 2 (Tabard)

I never wanted Valérie’s queen of hearts costume to get complicated and expensive so I didn’t want to make a dress.  The first part was a tutu to be worn over a black bodysuit.  This next part is a tabard.

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Queen of Hearts Costume Part 1 (Tutu)

The first item I made for Valérie’s queen of hearts costume is a tutu. There are plenty of tutu tutorials out there but they’re mostly no sew tutus.  I think those can be great but I wanted a tutu like

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Cabinet Cover – a tutorial

I have this cabinet with drawers in it in my office/studio.  It is filled with Very Important Papers and Very Dangerous Items and basically just Stuff-I-Don’t-Want-Valérie-to-Touch.  And of course, she loves to open up the drawers and get everything out.

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