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UPCYCLED – Baby Knot Hat from Summer Dress

In between making gifts and filling orders, I like to motivate myself with new ideas. I've been wanting to sew a baby knot hat for a long time now just haven't found the time or right materials. This week's 'quickie project' came when I was cleaning out my closet of all the old and ill-fitting… Continue reading UPCYCLED – Baby Knot Hat from Summer Dress

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Paper Heart Garland

When decorating for a party, it is nice to have something unique and eye-catching.  However, finding something that is not typical party decor can be a little difficult.  It can be costly for "stock" disposable cliché garland and banners so I why not change that! I purchased a large heart craft punch at my local… Continue reading Paper Heart Garland

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Baby Leggings

In between requests and projects that are a must to complete, I like to give myself a creative break by doing something that keeps me motivated and happy.  I reward myself with these pauses to keep things exciting. This month my "fun" project is baby leggings!  Who doesn't love stretchy pants!!  My serger sewing machine… Continue reading Baby Leggings

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Yellow and Black Burp Cloths

I can't help but want to collect all of the beautiful fabrics I come across.  Getting them in fat quarters makes it easier on the wallet too!  These yellow prints have been sitting in my stash for almost 1 year now so it is finally time they had their moment to shine.  A tiny amount… Continue reading Yellow and Black Burp Cloths

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Red and Gray Chevron Burp Cloths

I've been eyeing some awesome fabric combinations for some baby burp cloth gift sets.  I couldn't wait to put together this red and gray set!  I absolutely love the chevrons (who doesn't right now).  Its gender neutral and modern.  I have an extra set available in the shop which I will be sad to see… Continue reading Red and Gray Chevron Burp Cloths

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Cabin Fever Sewing

Ivy the Dane joined the spayed club this week...and as a result I have been on "Ivy watch".  She has definitely enjoyed the pampering and now at 5 days post op she is getting back to her playful self.  I never mind her company, I look forward to it.... but not being able to leave her… Continue reading Cabin Fever Sewing

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Nursing Infinity Scarves

I've been sewing a bunch this week trying to knock out some projects that have been stacked up for a while.  I put together 2 nursing scarves with some gorgeous fabric.  They are great infinity scarves as is but are made extra wide and in a length perfect to wear as a nursing cover up.… Continue reading Nursing Infinity Scarves

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Burberry Baby Shoes

After making these baby shoes months and months ago, I finally got around to photographing and listing them in the shop!  I had forgotten how much I like them.  I also made a more girly version with a Mary Jane style using same fabric.  The strap made out of super soft elastic and lined with fleece.  Check… Continue reading Burberry Baby Shoes

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Nursing Scarf

Crochet has taken up most of my time lately that my sewing to-do list keeps getting longer and longer.  I've been really excited about making this project and was waiting for some new fabric I ordered from FABULACE on Etsy.  I bought a super soft knit jersey in a gorgeous leopard print that was going to… Continue reading Nursing Scarf

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WIP – Crochet Edge Flannel Blanket

WIP (work in progress) I usually wait until a project is complete to blog about it so I thought I would start writing about some while in progress. I was commissioned by a friend to make a crochet edge flannel baby blanket that will be given in a baby shower gift. The first time I… Continue reading WIP – Crochet Edge Flannel Blanket

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Craft Art

I ordered this amazing little find from Craftique Redux via Etsy.  It's a small art print on a beautiful wood piece.  Came across it as I was "window shopping" some Etsy listings, it spoke to me.  Very simple and it reminds me of my mom and I.  My mom who has quite a humble background,… Continue reading Craft Art

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Lucy Bag

Crochet Lucy Bag This crochet tote with faux leather straps  is one of my latest labors of love.  I attempted it at the request of a friend and was excited about being creative and using vibrant colors.  I lined the bag with heavy canvas to protect the crochet exterior from getting stretched out or weighed down. … Continue reading Lucy Bag

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Prepping for the Christmas Boutique

After a successful first showing at last month's Harvest Festival, we are hard at work for next week's Christmas Boutique being put together by our newest craft fair friend. Women's accessories were a big hit last month so I am trying my hand at a few new winter items. Here's a peek at some of… Continue reading Prepping for the Christmas Boutique

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Gray and Yellow Baby Gift Set

Finally sent off the gray and yellow baby gift set I put together over the summer. Love this color combination for a baby. Although it can be gender neutral, this set is special for a little girl we are all waiting for. It includes burp cloths, a flannel receiving blanket with a crochet edge, and… Continue reading Gray and Yellow Baby Gift Set

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Harvest Festival – our first craft fair

The first Chucks For Chancho showing was a success. Spent some quality time with my sister, the new Chucks For Chancho contributor. We met some great people and got great feeback about our crafts. It's always uplifting when a complete stranger honestly appreciates something you've created from scratch with your own hands. Leading up to… Continue reading Harvest Festival – our first craft fair

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Baby Blanket – Finally Tackling Minky Fabric

The last couple weeks have all been a blur as we prepare for our first craft fair. I hope to have on display and for sale some of my favorite hand crafted items. Creating inventory has been a challenge while trying to keep up with my actual job, my husband, housework, and the occasional request/orders… Continue reading Baby Blanket – Finally Tackling Minky Fabric

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Baby Fabric Bunting

In searching for new baby gift ideas, I came across these adorable baby fabric garlands. They are perfect for a nursery, crib, or my favorite.... a hospital bassinet! I LOVE these beautiful felt garlands! I imagine when I have more children, I will have something similar for our first few days together at the hospital.… Continue reading Baby Fabric Bunting

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More Fun Zipper Pouches

After seeing how fun and easy sewing a simple zipper pouch was, I couldn't help but make a couple more.  I've been looking for a project worth using some beautiful silky owl fabric.  It ended up making a great lining for a small make up bag with a blue cotton as the exterior.  It makes me happy when… Continue reading More Fun Zipper Pouches

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Lace Sash for Dress

I had a special request this week for a lace sash to be worn with a dress.  After studying the sample picture I was challenged with, I hit the fabric store in search of the perfect materials.  Luckily I came across the perfect lace already cut to the size I was looking for.  After much brainstorming… Continue reading Lace Sash for Dress

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Folklorico Charras Zipper Pouch

Folklorico Charras Zipper Pouch I've had this beautiful cotton Alexander Henry fabric for months now just waiting for the perfect project.  The fabric has several scenes with beautiful Mexican women (cowgirls).  My Pinterest boards are now overflowing with sewing ideas and tutorials.  One of the most recent that proved to be helpful was a tutorial for… Continue reading Folklorico Charras Zipper Pouch