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Under the Sea! Lottchen Tunic

Affordable Fabrics and More has done it again with another gorgeous fabric collection! For this one, I used the Lottchen Top/Tunic/Dress by German designer, Pea aus Schilde and I just love how it turned out! Read on to learn more about this outfit! It took me *ages* to decide how I wanted to use this… Continue reading Under the Sea! Lottchen Tunic

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Talkin’ or Racin’? Car Fabric for Boys (and Girls!)

Sometimes it can be hard to find awesome boy friendly fabric, so I was excited to see this new monster car design from MK*Designs! Of course, when it arrived my daughters insisted it was for them and were pretty bitter when I declared it was for their brother. Monster cars for everyone! Each of the… Continue reading Talkin’ or Racin’? Car Fabric for Boys (and Girls!)

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SLPC Betty’s Ultimate Flounce Circle Skirt Dress

Simple Life Pattern Company have done it again with a beautiful dress pattern - right in time for your holiday sewing! Betty's Ultimate Flounce Circle Skirt Dress pattern* includes: Size 2T - 12 Difficulty: Intermediate Double or single flounce flutter Side panel color blocking Side panel bows (or ties) and pocket bows Sleeveless or sleeved… Continue reading SLPC Betty’s Ultimate Flounce Circle Skirt Dress

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Math: Toddlers & Staying Flexible

When people learn that I homeschool AND have a toddler, I'm often asked what she does while I'm teaching. Her favorite thing to do, actually, is participate! Her favorite time of day is Math lesson because she just ADORES all the manipulatives! I have an Ikea abacus that she plays with during our lessons, but… Continue reading Math: Toddlers & Staying Flexible

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My Monster Tour – Daniel Tiger Dress

So I've been on a sewing hiatus for a few weeks. I just felt like I was getting burnt out, unable to focus my ideas, and needed to catch up on a whole bunch of other things! I thought it would just be a one week hiatus, but next thing I knew, it had become… Continue reading My Monster Tour – Daniel Tiger Dress

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HOT Bluprint (Craftsy Unlimited) Deal!

(Contains affiliate links) I love a great deal, especially when it's Craftsy classes!! This week only, get an entire week of Bluprint FREE with no credit card required! Bluprint has tons of classes available - learn sewing, knitting, crochet, baking, painting, kids art classes, drawing, photography, woodworking, yoga, and much much more!! This deal ends… Continue reading HOT Bluprint (Craftsy Unlimited) Deal!

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5 and 4 is 9: Visualizing Quantities with Fingers

*Contains affiliate links One of the foundational concepts RightStart Math* teaches in Level A is the ability to visualize a quantity without counting it. The author points out that as humans, we are designed to visually understand quantity in groups of 5 because we have 5 fingers on each hand. The curriculum spends a lot of… Continue reading 5 and 4 is 9: Visualizing Quantities with Fingers