Gratitude

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In case you didn’t know, Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday. I strongly believe that every nation or other group of people need a communal feast day to rally around. Food is celebration, life, pleasure, sharing, and even intimacy. I love and adore food! So Thanksgiving is a special day that I literally look forward […]

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Seeds of a Wardrobe

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At this point, I think everyone who sews has seen or used one wardrobe builder or another…except for me. None of them really spoke to me. Some “required” or were built around garments I don’t wear, like jeans or white button down shirts. Some didn’t account for New England winters and all the gear needed […]

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Baby Steps Towards a Baby Project

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In my last post, I said I’d make some culturally celebratory items for LJ – and had every intention of doing so. How hard could it be to sew some small things for a baby? I even found a free pattern for a diaper cover over at Made Everyday. But after skimming through the steps, […]

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African Independence Month

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Every month, I take photos of LJ on her X month birthday. I try to have a special outfit for her that is unique and relevant to that month. I’ve really only been doing this here in Georgia, and I really only started with her 3 month birthday. So there haven’t been many monthly photo […]

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