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Winter Blues Patchwork Pillow

After getting bombarded by the snow bomb cyclone last week, a blizzard that left fourteen inches, bitter wind, and frigid air in its wake, temperatures hovered near zero—and felt much frostier, thanks to that bitter wind's chill. The snow itself was manageable, as we've gotten far more than that many times before, but the cold… Continue reading Winter Blues Patchwork Pillow

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Pretty Little Bookmarks

There's a lot to think about when writing a novel. Main characters. Secondary characters. Setting. Plot. Theme. Structure. For children's literature, which has been my focus, readership age—and how that affects everything else. And, of course, the climax and conclusion. When drafting, I usually have a few of these elements in place, but not all… Continue reading Pretty Little Bookmarks

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Quilted Little Leaves Tutorial

It's happening. The temperature's dropping. Leaves are turning. Slippers are replacing flip-flops as my home footwear of choice. Slowly but surely, fall's settling across the North Fork. After those long, hot, hazy days of summer, it's finally time to bust out the boots and sweaters, fill our mugs with homemade apple cider--and decorate! As I… Continue reading Quilted Little Leaves Tutorial

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Super Snappy Repurposed Pillow Tutorial

I was away last week for a very fun project (the details of which I hope to share soon!), so didn't have a ton of sewing time. But luckily, I didn't need a ton of time to whip up a super-cute something—and you don't either! I made this adorable flannel-and-faux-leather pillow yesterday morning. Including cutting,… Continue reading Super Snappy Repurposed Pillow Tutorial