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patchwork pillow

I know, another pillow.  Sorry if I’m boring you.  I thought it would be nice to make this one for my brother and his wife’s nursery.  With all the scraps leftover from the other nursery projects, I figured this pillow would get a lot of use and fit right in. 

Just a simple square patchwork, with an invisible zipper again (I’m hooked).  It’ll be a fun one to throw on the rocking chair and when it gets spit up or projectile vomit on it, zip it off and it’s ready for the wash! 

I’ve got a project I’ve been slaving (yes, really, well almost) for the past few days and I’m really excited to show you, but you’ll have to wait until tomorrow!

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now that’s crazy talk

my little girl turned 2 last weekend
is she really not a baby anymore?!
we got her the perfect present: paints, markers, a drawing pad of her own, and play-doh
And of course I’m happy to tell her “yes!”, when she asks: “Paint Mama, paint?”
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birthday pouches

I had to quick whip up a couple of these the other night for a set of birthday girls.  My cousin’s daughters both have August birthdays, so we usually get to celebrate with them when they come to visit their Grandma. 

Gotta love a zippered pouch.  I had great visions of something patchwork, but when it came down to it, I was running late on time and just used this cute doodle fabric that I think is really perfect for girls who aren’t so little anymore (hey, they’re almost tweens!). 
I think it’ll be a nice pouch that should last them a while at least until they move on to their next favorite thing.  Perfect for a little stash of lip gloss or whatever they want to tote around.

The only difference between the two pouches is the zipper color, I didn’t want to make them so different that they’d fight over one or the other, but different enough so they could tell who’s whos. 

So lemonade lip gloss, a pouch, and a fun little banana leaf recycled notebook we picked up at Target = fun and functional birthday present in a hurry.