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Monday
Mar162009

Wool Felt Jelly Beans

Easter has always been my favorite holiday. In all honesty, I think it's because it involves jelly beans. So as you can imagine, I had a blast making these felt jelly bean bags for my daughter this Easter. My favorite part was the wide array of beautiful colors of wool felt to choose from. It was an instant winner with my daughter who is in her "rainbow phase". She loved mixing all the colors and then putting them in rainbow order. Ah, to be young again. She was equally thrilled to stash them back in the custom bag that had her initials on the drawstrings. Happy Easter! --Page

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Sunday
Mar152009

Easy Drawstring Bag

We made this simple drawstring bag to hold colorful felt jelly bean bags, but it can be used for a wide range of things. A custom gift wrap alternative, a travel bag, a knitting project bag and the list goes on and on. It sews up in less than an hour and works with any kind of fabric. A perfect use for those fabric scraps you've been wondering what to do with.

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Sunday
Mar082009

Whit's Knits: Crocheted Passover Yarmulke

With Passover approaching, these beautifully simple crocheted yarmulkes are easy enough to whip up amidst all your other Seder preparations. Holidays are made special by the unique ways each family finds to interpret the traditions of the day, from handed down rituals to secret recipes. If year after year your guests were offered these hand crafted yarmulkes, the day would only be enriched. As my mother loves to say, God is in the details!

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Tuesday
Mar032009

Molly's Sketchbook: Little Boy's Tie 

This little boy's Easter tie is quick but very well made and will brighten any Easter outfit. The tie is sewn almost entirely by hand, so if you don't have a machine its easy to finish without one.

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Thursday
Feb122009

Molly's Sketchbook: Curved Seam Pillows

These pillows will not only teach you how to sew the dreaded curved seam but will also make a great modern addition to your living room or bedroom.  Enjoy! --Molly

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