Author Archives: the grateful thread

Easy sundresses for girls

I think I’m going a little overboard with feeling like I have to make my daughter a new dress or outfit for every single holiday, major or minor.  With so much going on for end of school year activities I … Continue reading

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Maternity jeans, salvaged

The most comfortable, flattering, best-fitting jeans I’ve ever owned was when I was pregnant.  I wore those things every single day of both pregnancies.  Well, almost.  I love those jeans so much that I have seriously considered getting pregnant again, … Continue reading

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Super Easy Summer Top

If only summer would actually come… We’ve been getting record low temps and record rainfall here in Northern California for this time of year.  So to try to get my mind off the bad weather and perhaps to will summer … Continue reading

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Gretchen’s Granola

I love good, homemade granola.  The kind that comes in a cellophane bag with a pretty ribbon and hand written tag.  The kind that costs more than red meat in the store.  The kind you’d see for sale at a … Continue reading

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Stylin’ strap

A good friend who is an extremely talented photographer, asked me to make her a strap cover for her camera.  I’ve seen them for a long time now for sale on etsy for around $20-$30.  This amazes me (especially now … Continue reading

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A Near Miss

I decided to try going on my own for the first time – no pattern. I don’t often sew clothes for myself.  As a matter of fact, I think I’ve tried one skirt and one shirt and didn’t like either.  … Continue reading

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Another awesome FREE pattern!

This is my go-to gift for all of the 4 and 5-year-old birthday parties we’ve been going to this year (for girls, that is).  I can whip one of these skirts out in a half hour and the variations are … Continue reading

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Scrumptious Banana Muffins

OK, I left out the ‘whole wheat’ part in the title because I thought I might lose people with that.  But these are scrumptious and healthy!  And I used something called white, unbleached whole wheat flour which makes no sense … Continue reading

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Art tote for Pascale

As I mentioned, my good friend’s daughter, Pascale, wouldn’t be caught dead in a dress.  She even goes in the pool wearing boys swim trunks and a t-shirt.  She’s a very talented soccer player and a very talented artist.  She’s … Continue reading

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Popover Sundress for Noemie

I just whipped up this little dress for my good friend’s daughter, Noemie.  Her mom is a whiz with Photoshop (and I have yet to read my Photoshop for Dummies book…) and recently helped me clean up some photos I’ve … Continue reading

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