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What To Do With Three Handmade Baptism Gowns?

As a fiber artist, when each of my three children were born, I saw it as an opportunity to make them baptism gowns. Eldest son’s baptism gown was a joint effort between me and my sister-in-law Stacy. I wove the fabric and she designed the gown and jacket using the fabric. As a less-confident sewer at that point, I was hesitant to cut my handwoven fabric, so I was really happy to have Stacy’s help.…

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The Long, Slow Quilt

Finally! It is done! Last night, I tied my crazy quilt and hand-sewed the binding, completing a project I started probably a decade ago. I can’t tell you exactly when I started it because I don’t remember. It was quite the process, though, with lots of lag time between tasks. I was inspired to create a crazy quilt after hanging and examining some at work. (I work at the Weyerhaeuser Museum, which gives me the…

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Thoughts on “Putting Work in Its Place”

  I follow Austin Kleon‘s email newsletter, through which he shares various internet pieces related to creativity. In the latest edition of the newsletter, there was a link to an article I found to be especially thoughtful. It contains excellent advice I wish I’d had when I was in high school or college. The article is called “Putting Work in Its Place” by Kate Kiefer Lee. In it she discusses how we don’t necessarily have…

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What to Do with Leftover Yarn

It started with an afghan. A zig-zag afghan in four colors of Bernat yarn. Of course, there was yarn left over. I could not let it go unused. It’s very soft yarn. In fun colors, especially that vibrant green. So, here’s what I did with the leftover vibrant green: But I still had yarn left in blue, gray, and light green. So, here’s how I used that: I knitted a birthday scarf for my son…

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