Refashioning a tent-shirt

i just love the store kiabi. there aren’t any stores near me, but there’s an online store. and if you take advantage of bargains like “buy 1, get 4 free,” you can really get a lot for a little. the but every so often something …

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More freezer paper stencils

i told you it was addictive!! a few weeks ago i wrote a tutorial on doing freezer paper stencils on t-shirts with this warning. and you know what i did? i discovered kiabi (a sort of european old navy), took advantage of the good prices …

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Clothespin apron

it looks as if spring is just starting here in southern italy…yah! i just love the sun and the arrival of my favorite season makes me feel great. i spent a lot of time this past sunny weekend out on the balcony with my hands …

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A field of flowers

we started talking about carnival a month ago. first my little girl wanted to be a princess, then a fairy, then hello kitty. but in the end i got a nasty tummy bug that kept me out of action for most of this past week…the …

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DIY Christmas stockings

one of the nice things about having two cultures in one house is that you celebrate a lot more often. not only are there different holidays to celebrate, but the ones in common are often celebrated in different ways. for example, christmas. in the USA, …

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100% recycled pillow

these days all my energy has been going into the birth of my business with my cloth products. it’s a lot of work and a lot of thought. i haven’t slept decently in 3 or 4 nights thanks to bizarre dreams about sewing cloth diapers. …

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And from undies to…

God knows what in the world I was thinking when I bought these pairs of underwear a couple of years ago. Apparently I was under the delusion that my behind had miraculously gone back to what it had been maybe when I was 18, a …

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Potty seat bag

My daughter has just started using the potty regularly, a huge relief because we’ll be taking a trip abroad this summer for more than 6 weeks and I really wasn’t too thrilled at the prospect of bringing our cloth diapers with us and having to …

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Appliques

I had some things I wanted to spice up a tiny bit so I decided to add some patches. Here we have a nice Hello Kitty (my daughter’s most recent passion) and a dinosaur. Nothing special. Then I saw this post on how to make …

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Bike helmet padding fix

Yes, a bike one. In Italy nobody uses one. Go figure, nobody even wears a helmet on scooters. But I don’t care one bit and I go out and about my town with my daughter in her bike seat behind me, both of us with …

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RIP puntino :(

Yesterday was a tough day, the due date of the baby that I lost in October at 9 weeks. Don’t worry, I’m not going to bother you all with tales of the despair that a woman who miscarries feels nor how insensitive some people can …

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