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a coral clutch

Posted on Aug 6th, 2013

I tend to choose clothes that are in safe colors (blues, white, grey, tan, black, etc). When it comes to accessories, I like to have a little more…

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a makeup bag for me

Posted on Jul 14th, 2014

Last year I posted about a makeup bag that I made had made for my sister and friends as gifts. I had been meaning to make myself one since then, but…

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a new summer tote

Posted on Jun 20th, 2014

Last year I made myself a summer tote. While I loved how it turned out, the leather straps stretched out a bit more than I would've liked, and it…

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a summer tote

Posted on Jul 9th, 2013

If you follow me on instagram (@kdahll) you might have recently seen a photo that looked similar to this one: I've been in the mood to make a…

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a tiny easter dress

Posted on Apr 21st, 2014

I've had The Itty Bitty Baby Dress Pattern by Made By Rae bookmarked in my browser since 2009 when I first saw it on Film in the Fridge. Luckily I'm…

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baby shower gifts (part 1)

Posted on Aug 19th, 2013

One of my very good friends is pregnant. As soon as I found out that she was pregnant with a boy, I started looking around for things that I could…

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baby shower gifts (part 2)

Posted on Aug 20th, 2013

As I mentioned yesterday, one of my good friends is pregnant with a boy, and I sent her some gifts for her baby shower because I wasn't able to…

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baby shower gifts for my niece

Posted on Feb 10th, 2014

My brother-in-law and his wife are about to have a baby girl! To say that I'm excited is an understatement. Yesterday we had a baby shower. I decided…

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diy: little zippy bag

Posted on Aug 4th, 2014

I like to organize with little bags. Luckily they are pretty easy to make. You can make them any size and they are a great way to use up little bits…

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feel-better neck wrap

Posted on Feb 21st, 2014

Ugh, for the last week or so I've had an awful cold. It finally feels like it is on the upswing, so fingers crossed I'm free of it by the weekend. I…

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felt coffee sleeve

Posted on Oct 11th, 2013

I have sensory issues when it comes to paper. I love the smell and touch of most papers, but the feel of some paper absolutely drives me up a wall. I…

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helmet cover

Posted on Feb 3rd, 2014

Charles and I are on our annual ski trip to New Hampshire and Maine. Woohoo! I sewed this helmet cover before our trip last year and it turned out…

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how to sew: a pillow with piping

Posted on Jun 9th, 2014

  Throw pillows can get really expensive, especially considering they are just fabric and stuffing. I don't even bother trying to buy…

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how to sew: envelope-backed pillows

Posted on Jul 2nd, 2014

  When we moved, I returned the vintage desk and chair that I had borrowed from my parents when I first got married. I've since replaced…

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knitting bags for travel

Posted on Jun 25th, 2014

I feel like we have been doing a lot of traveling this summer. I have been bringing my knitting along for something to do in the car/plane/etc. I…

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leather wallet + free pattern

Posted on Jun 2nd, 2014

    A little over a year ago I made a leather wallet for Charles. He was tired of keeping a large one in his pocket and…

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makeup bag

Posted on Jul 30th, 2013

When I am trying to decide what to make people for gifts, I like the items to be useful while still being cute. I noticed that my sister was hauling…

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makeup brush roll

Posted on Jun 25th, 2013

I used to keep my makeup brushes loose in my makeup bag, but the bristles would get bent and I found that any leftover makeup would rub off on…

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neck pillow

Posted on Aug 8th, 2013

As I mentioned yesterday, we are in Chicago for a wedding. Thanks to an old ski injury, I've been having neck problems for the past couple of months.…

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paper pieced heart pattern

Posted on Feb 9th, 2015

Paper piecing is one of those skills that can be a bit tricky to pick up, but once you do, you realize how easy it is. It's basically building a…

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pencil case

Posted on Jan 26th, 2015

For the past few months, I have been working a project that has me working away from my desk as much as I have been at it. I originally had pens,…

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reversible apron

Posted on Oct 2nd, 2013

When I worked in a coffee shop, aprons were a necessity. I was tired of the plain black ones, so I started to make my own. I also made some for a…

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TARDIS cross stitch

Posted on Nov 21st, 2013

Last year for my sister's birthday, I made her a TARDIS cross stitch. I couldn't find a pattern online, so I made up my own. I used graph paper to…

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update: baby boy quilt

Posted on Jun 16th, 2014

Well I didn't finish this quilt before the baby boy that it was intended for was born, but I did complete it before we drove up to NJ to go meet…

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update: quilt for auction

Posted on May 12th, 2014

I finished the quilt that I was making to be auctioned off, making it the first quilt that I've made since we moved to Maryland. Sewing it together…

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valentine’s day hearts

Posted on Feb 14th, 2014

I first came up with these little hearts when I was thinking about Valentine's Day cards. I generally send out cards to my best friends and family. I…

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work in progress wednesday: baby boy quilt

Posted on Jun 11th, 2014

Our friend Tanner and his wife Wendy are expecting a baby boy any day now. I'm am working on a blue and green quilt for them. I wanted something…

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work in progress wednesday: hexagon quilt

Posted on Jul 10th, 2013

Shortly after I heard that Hurricane Sandy was going to make landfall in New Jersey, I realized that if we were to lose power for an extended period…

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work in progress: quilt for auction

Posted on Apr 30th, 2014

One of my family's friend and neighbor is currently battling cancer. To help support them, our church and our yacht club is going to do a joint…

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