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I love spring on Nantucket.  It’s so wonderful to see the island come alive again after months of a cold, desolate downtown.  The anticipation of summer grows as one by one shops and restaurants set up window displays and open their doors for business.  And in true Nantucket decadence, the community and island visitors gather together to celebrate spring with a festival of nostalgic beauty: the 37th Annual Daffodil Weekend.I’m always in love with how Nantucket celebrates.  Everyone was in spirit for the weekend, dressed in yellow and covered in daffodils, some even from head to toe.And Nora was too, thanks to a slap-dash sewing project Friday night after I heard last minute about the festivities.   (Next year we’ll be more prepared.)

There were costumesand a hat pageant Continue reading


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I Made That!

Remember Housewife Challenge #4?  The one where I said I was actually going to use my sewing machine…but then didn’t really follow through on (except for one Christmas dress)?

Well this weekend I got serious.  Really serious.  Because I actually do want to do it; I don’t want my hobbies take a back burner to everything else.   Often, I don’t start projects because they seem so big and daunting and where am I going to find a whole hour in the day to make a dress?  Well, I realized that I’m looking at it all wrong.  It’s not about the big picture, it’s about taking the first step.  I realized all I have to do is commit to 20 minutes, 2-3 times per week sewing and I’ll have at least one new thing each week. So now I am going to sew at least 20 minutes on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

So far, so good.  I planned to only sew for 20 minutes, but probably spent 45 on Monday, because I was on a roll.  I started simple with a new pillow and pillowcase for Nora’s “big girl” bed.

And then used the fabric I cut off of my thrift-ed Betsy Johnson dress to make Nora a little skirt. Continue reading


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Being Creative

Lately, we’ve been having a lot of fun exploring creativity.  Nora made her first painting towards the end of January and she loved it. It didn’t turn out too badly, either.Or maybe I just think that because I’m her mother… Continue reading

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Homemade (My First Giveaway!)

I love making homemade everything.  I’m a little bit crazy about it in fact…I always have at four or five projects going at once.  (Which really makes my husband crazy.)  I dabble in sewingbaking Continue reading


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