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Vintage Pique’ Rib Hat

free knitting pattern for vintage pique rib baby hat

  This is the first pattern of a matching hat and sock set for newborns in a classic design. Pique’ rib creates a texture that adds interest to solid yarns. The intersecting purl bumps also break up variegated yarns into interesting little dashes of color.  Happily, the nubby outside texture gives way to a smooth rib inside the hat to …read more

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Short Sleeves to Long!

DIY Convert Short Sleeves to Long Sleeves for Winter

  Let’s face it, Winter is raring and ready to go!  Here in northern Utah, we went from temperatures in the high 80s to low 50′s (F), in a matter of days! Sadly, I just went school clothes shopping and stocked up on warmer weather clothing.  To solve this, I’m taking the frugal route – all of those brand new short sleeve t-shirts are going …read more

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Formal Tee’s? Yes Please!

Tie T-Shirt

Every year just before Easter it’s easy to find little suits, dressy shirts, sweater vests and hats. But my guys never thank me for buttoning them into stiff collars and lacing them into dress shoes. So this year, my sister-in-law, Carli and I set out on a quest to make my boys Easter outfits that are dressy without the formal. My boys and I were …read more

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Noo-Noo Hair Bows

Painted Pasta Hair Bows

  Leave it to my witty daughter, Jaydin to come up with the most unique ideas for handmade holiday gifts for her sisters. Last year you may remember the Holiday Crayons she made and gave to her younger sisters and cousins. This year it was pasta hair bows! Yep! She actually started with bow tie pasta, then used little squirt bottles …read more

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A Princess Room Makeover

Remodeling Girls Room

When we moved last summer and our girls haggled for bedroom possession in our new, larger 5 bedroom house, our youngest girl Ivy came up with the short straw, ending up with the dungeon of a game room. It sported black-out window coverings, navy blue walls and didn’t even have a closet. Oh, and I won’t even mention the anti-static office carpeting – …read more

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Colorful Silhouettes

DIY Silhouettes

  Remember those profile silhouettes you made in black and white in grade school to give as a gift to your parents? Christina Williams transformed them into fabulous focal points for your home. She published an easy DIY tutorial on how to create these updated silhouettes on canvas in trendy colors! We had so much fun making these at …read more

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Featured: Retromama Softies

Bunny Softie Retromama Pattern

  Kim – Retromama on Etsy – and I go way back. I don’t think we’ve ever exchanged more than a few emails with one another, but we’ve been acquaintances in the cloth diapering community for many, many years. About 5 years ago she made me a great boho bag that I carried faithfully, first as a diaper bag, then a school satchel. I’ve always admired …read more

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Showering Baby

Cindee at Baby Shower

  A few days ago we surprised my sister-in-law Cindee with an afternoon baby shower. She looks as gorgeous as ever with 8 weeks left to go in her pregnancy. Can you imagine her poor tummy getting any bigger?! My girls and I made some mint green iced cupcakes and arranged them on a cupcake stand (Jaci described them as “Oooodles of Cupcakes” …read more

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Textured Tootsies

Textured Tootsies Knitting Baby Sock Pattern

  I can’t think of a more satisfying project than making teeny little baby socks from sock yarn leftovers. Extraordinarily useful and oh, so cute! The smallest size is a scant 3″ long and will fit baby from the very start. A perfect little touch of luxury for the new arrival. I created this pattern based upon one of my favorite sock patterns …read more

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Grandma’s Littlest…

Grandma's Littlest Two

  Here’s my two littlest Grandchildren, photographed so beautifully by their Auntie Jennifer of The Shoot Shoppe. Baby brother is scheduled to make an appearance in December, (though I can’t imagine how Mom will hold out that long!). Grandma is knitting furiously just in case the littlest surprises us. This little one will be born in …read more

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