school photo holiday dresses

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by Janice on 12/10/2015

The girls are still letting me make their ‘fancy’ dresses to go see Santa in. I will be quite sad when they decide this has to end! We went back to an old favourite this year “School Photo Dress” by Oliver & S. I made it in the size 8, but the 10 in length. […]


knitting needle wall organizer

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by Janice on 08/11/2015

My craft room has needed an overhaul for a while now, and the knitting needles in particular, seem to get unruly very quickly. This fabric caught my eye a few years ago, originally purchased for a valence on the windows of my craft room. I purchased a metre of it, so had just enough to […]


pjs for outdoor school

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by Janice on 05/10/2015

We have a wonderful option at our local public schools, where the children go to outdoor school for 3 days and 2 nights in grade 3, and 5 days and 4 nights in grade 6. Outdoor school “provides students and teachers the opportunity to explore and discover a wide range of natural connections in our […]


spring break bags, cotton + steel

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by Janice on 03/10/2015

My daughter and her friend previously  finished these drawstring backpacks, based on a tutorial from Happy in Red. We are headed up to Whistler for a few days with my parents and my Aunt for spring break, and I thought it would be fun to package up the girls activities in coordinating bags. I have […]


My elder daughter is currently horse crazy, so I couldn’t resist this fabric from the Folk Modern fabric collection. I had purchased 1.5 m in each of these colours and had come up short to date, on what to make with them. When I was browsing the Hide and Seek dresses on flickr, I noticed […]


We took the girls to Disneyworld the first week in October. It was a once in a lifetime trip for us, as it’s bit aversive to get to Florida from Vancouver. We stayed at the new Four Seasons Orlando (which I would highly recommend) and the girls actually enjoyed the pool more than the parks. […]