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Fall Decor

This morning Simon woke up with congestion/a runny nose. Despite being disappointed that he didn’t feel well and that I would have to deal with a sick toddler, I felt resigned that we really are entering autumn. It seems like … Continue reading

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Hand Made Advent Calendar #2

Last year I made an advent calendar for Elias out of felt. While I was finishing it, I was massively pregnant with our second son. It was during that time about a year ago that I came up with the … Continue reading

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I Made an Advent Calendar!

What is Christmas? It’s all about the incarnation. Christmas is truth wrapped in a small package. It’s God laying in a manger. It’s eternity touching earth. Christmas is hope. It’s what made Jesus’ life and ministry possible, which in turn … Continue reading

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Another Finished Project!

As I’ve said before, when I sew one of something, I usually sew enough to make me never want to sew one again. I can say I (hopefully) will not be making burp cloths again for a long time! It … Continue reading

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Hand made burp cloths!

I had been wanting to spend some time making something by hand for my new little guy on the way. I know it’s normal, but I often feel guilty for not thinking about him much (although that is getting more … Continue reading

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Finally Finished!

Well, it has been years in the making, but I finally finished my 3rd quilt! I’m very proud. I don’t actually remember exactly when I started working on it…I finished the top awhile ago and then put it away for … Continue reading

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Art Lessons From the Creator

I’ve been noticing more and more recently how much my son wants to emulate my husband and me. He is 17 months now, and is becoming more physically capable of actually doing things on his own. He can wash his … Continue reading

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What Crocheting Taught Me About God

“Crochet a scarf” is one of the items on our Smith Family Bucket List this winter. That sounds great…especially for winter…but there is only one problem with that. I didn’t know how to crochet. So last night I asked my … Continue reading

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Flannel Board Stories!

When I started attending the library story time for one year olds, I was reminded of the flannel storyboard. I really wanted to make something by hand for my niece for Christmas, so I decided that making her a flannel … Continue reading

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Tree of Thanks

I’ve been trying to preserve some beautiful fall leaves for a couple of weeks now. Normally I’m pretty skilled at arts and crafts kinds of things. I read online about three different methods, and chose the easiest sounding one: ironing … Continue reading

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