danamadeit I'm starting to adapt a Phil Connors mind set...."it's gonna be cold, it's gonna be grey, and it's gonna last you the rest of your life."
Dude.
Winter.
I'll see your grey and raise you some fuzzy fleece and floral ribbing.
Hooray for new pattern progress! Time to start mixing it up... #groundhogdayover50shadesofgray
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  •   bailjane Oooo love it!! Especially the floral ribbing!!! 1d
  •   travelingkat So adorable!! 1d
  •   karissmith That's really cute...still grey in your neck of the woods? 1d
  •   littlebitofmoose Have you got a tutorial for that somewhere? It's so cute! 1d
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  •   emily4apples I need this pattern in my life! 1d
  •   danamadeit It's a new pattern that I'm working on. Hopefully it will be ready in the next month or so! @littlebitofmoose 22h
  •   skippee I love grey~ so it's a happy color to me! Adorable sweater! The contrasting ribbing is so cute! 17h

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danamadeit That blog post that starts out as a quick "hey here's a cool quilt I saw at Quilt Con"....and quickly morphs into a pile of mush about why I love blogging and why I love blogging friends, and why I think @madebyrae and @whipstitchier are amazing, and why I'm inspired by @nathaliebearden and @cottonandsteel, and what really matters in life, and why there better be wood working classes in the next life. Yep. That rambling post is up on the blog. So thank you for being a friend traveled down the road and back again....(please tell me you saw the Christina Aguilera and @jimmyfallon bit this week)....?
I'm no contender with the Tonight Show, but come read. Danamadeit.com
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  •   whipstitchier Haha!! I feel the same way. And woodworking!!! Have we ever talked about my obsession with (someday) learning to make furniture?? Every time I think I can't love you more... xxoo 2d
  •   whipstitchier @livefreemiranda Yes!! Sushi-ception!! Next time, we all meet for grilled cheeses... 2d
  •   mariasuzanne Can't wait to read! I attended #quiltcon this year too and got to see my good friend's quilt in the show too! 2d
  •   nathaliebearden You had me at woodworking! This made my day, my week, actually my month! Thank you for the love. I am so happy we met in real life!!!! And that picture of baby Florence. You are amazing on so many levels. And one beautiful woman!! 2d
  •   caryn_mlg #quiltcon is coming to Pasadena next year!! Are you going to come for a visit? Maybe that would bring @lyndseywells for a visit too!! 2d
  •   skippee Loved your post! 17h
  •   danamadeit We'll take woodworking together and yes! Florence is soooo cute it hurts! I'll email you some pics :) I think you're amazing on many levels as well and really loved your post about getting into quilting. Inspiring @nathaliebearden 7h

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danamadeit "Owen, it's not nice to ask a woman her age. But fine. I'll tell you......I'm 9"
Owen: #whatever
#kidconversations
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danamadeit I'm afraid the candles might put it over the top.
Thank you @lemony_ for the inspiration!
And happy happy (yesterday) birthday to our favorite Lucy girl! We couldn't ask for a sweeter jelly belly #ilovelucyw
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danamadeit None of this stuff would ever be possible without a good helpful husband and dad....who watches the kids all day...and then tells me to go see a movie I've been wanting to see So thank you Casey and thank you to all the other dads out there who are doing the same! You guys make life better 😎....and so do sprinklers and swimming suits in February #lookoutlane 1w
  •   whipstitchier He's a good 'un!! 1w
  •   sewinginnomansland These blogger hubby's of ours. I feel like they deserve a conference of their own with classes like "how to calm your wife the night before deadline" and "how to quickly take the picture she really wants of her in the dress she made" you know survival skills 1w
  •   ascorsonelli Yes yes yes! 1w
  •   jleahc Dana were you at quiltcon today?? I think I saw your pretty self! Or your doppelgänger! 1w
  •   skippee Aww, such an awesome hubby! 1w
  •   danamadeit Hahahaha Yes! @sewinginnomansland 7d
  •   danamadeit Yep! Check out some previous pics in my feed @jleahc hope you had s good time! 7d
  •   nobigdillkaty So now I want to know what you saw, too, and another amen to @sewinginnomansland. 2d

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danamadeit That one time when Rae (@madebyrae), Deborah (@whipstitchier) and I were all in the same place at the same time!....and we took a 2nd Street selfie on our way to eat sushi. Oh how I love these ladies! #quiltcon #austin #texas ....and I swear I have a similar photo with @vchristenson and @noodlehead531 on the windy streets of Minneapolis 6 years ago, when selfies were awkwardly done on a dslr instead of a phone. #yayforblogging! 1w

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danamadeit And we're off to Quilt Con!....and by we, I mean the most adorable bag that Anna from @noodlehead531 made and sent me (Anna I you! Thank you!) and a giant roll of striped Oilcloth fabric. Never leave home without it. You never know when you'll need cabana stripes.
If you're here at the convention center come find me at the @stitchlabatx booth 216 in about 30 minutes I'll be there signing #fabricsAtoZ books! #quiltcon
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danamadeit Owen just walked into the kitchen, "hey mom, remember that picture the dentist wanted me to draw for their office....?" I don't often lol. But LOL. #owenwankenobi 1w

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danamadeit My sister in law Sara came over today and we sewed together ....she made skirts for her girls, and I used her scraps to make skirts for their dolls No matter how many years or skirts I've sewn, it's exciting every, single, time one comes together!...kind of like solving a math problem. It worked! #mooshka #mooshkadolls @sumansmiles 1w

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danamadeit New video guys! I'm soooo excited about this one, cause we're gonna sttrrrretch your sewing skills. Yep! We're talking all about knit fabrics! And if you've ever been afraid to tackle them, today is your day. I'll show you how to sew with them on a standard, normal sewing machine (yay for @babylocksewing! ) Then we'll make my favorite stretchy headbands! They're so fast. So easy. You'll start making them for everyone you know. Come watch! Direct video link in my profile. #madeeverydaywithdana 1w
  •   kpwine22 Love this photo shoot spread!!! U two are adorable!!! 1w
  •   amygreca I love your videos, thank you so much!! 1w
  •   blueeyedfreckle I really love you Dana. These facial expressions are priceless 1w
  •   vsnoga Wow! Love this one so much! Sooo fun! I've already got a list of things to sew with Tay this summer. And I just used your perfect ribbon trick wrapping a present this morning! 1w
  •   vsnoga @eringromada , let's make some of these this summer with the girls! 1w
  •   eringromada Yes!! @vsnoga I love it!!! 1w
  •   livefreemiranda I totally missed this post! I can't wait to check the video :-) 5d

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danamadeit Guys, Lucy made this Frida head for her "Biographies in a Can" project at school (with a little assistance) and it just makes me smile! People are always saying "enjoy your kids while they're little, they grow up so fast"....and I totally get that. And I've enjoyed many good baby and toddler and moments. But I gotta be honest, kids just get more fun as they grow older I love seeing what talents and projects they're passionate about!
Come see Frida-in-a-Can on the blog! Lucy gave her amazing lips....and brows of course danamadeit.com #ilovelucyw #fridakahlo #frida
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danamadeit Well this is just the sweetest thing on my Thursday ... the amazing Ashley from @makeitandloveit made baby doll baskets for her kids, and today she's giving away 3 free patterns! So head over to enter and to see her darling Chloe. And if you've made a basket too, make sure you tag it to #babydollbasketmade 1w
  •   littlehill04 Eeeks! The doll looks so real! 1w
  •   kp3825 @makeitandloveit thanks so much for the info!! And yes the doll looks creepy and adorable all at the same time lol 1w
  •   deliacreates So precious!!! @makeitandloveit that shot is a framer. 1w
  •   jessica_kesti So cute! 1w
  •   wildmary Tou remind me that I never published pics of the basket I made last spring. I really enjoyed to make it and my niece LOVED it. And my son was so jealous :D I'll try to find those pics soon :) 1w
  •   bruegido Thanks for this nice pattern. My daughters will love it. 👭 1w
  •   sugarbeecrafts This baby basket is on my to do list!! 1w

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danamadeit Will you be at Quilt Con this weekend, here in Austin??.... I'll be signing books at the Stitch Lab booth on Saturday from 11am-12pm. And I'd love to meet you! So please stop by and we'll chat! (I may or may not have chocolate and new business cards with me...) #fabricsAtoZ #quiltcon @stitchlabatx 1w
  •   heyhildie Oh is that this weekend! I went a couple of years ago and loved it even though I'm not a huge fan of quilting. 1w
  •   jennalouodegard Wish I could hop on a plane and be there!!! 1w
  •   3girlsforme71 I'd love to meet you!! 1w
  •   lindalovesparis That's awesome! 1w
  •   danamadeit @nathaliebearden what days will you be there?? I want to meet you! 😎 1w
  •   danamadeit Thanks Linda! @lindalovesparis 1w
  •   nathaliebearden Will get there Friday evening leaving out after lunch on Sunday! Let's make it happen! 1w
  •   karina.jay @danamadeit I have to give a shout out to you and your book. My 10 year old daughter just gave a presentation about different fabrics. Your book was her go to reference. It was simple yet informative and definitely inspiring. She has a whole list of new fabrics she can't wait to sew! 1w

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danamadeit Hey design-y friends...it's time to update my site....and I'm wondering if you have a good Designer recommend? I'm looking for someone who can do graphics (minimal) along with coding, redesign/layout, and mostly someone who can create a mobile layout. Let me know if you know a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy/or girl (of course) Thanks! 2w
  •   ezzysim My husband is pretty awesome!! ryan@simmerstudio.com.au we are in Australia, but don't let that stop you 2w
  •   terawozqualls Check out gretchendevault.com. Her and her husband do amazing sites in Wordpress! 2w
  •   kylie_brett @mywork.com.au do excellent websites and are very reasonably priced. You can see examples of their work on their website. 2w
  •   aboswell I commented over on Facebook but I don't know if you check there. Give me a call. 1w
  •   danamadeit Okay thanks Aaron. I have so many recommends to sort through here I may not get to it till next week but thank you chiming in and for the offer! @aboswell 1w
  •   aboswell No pressure. If it works, it works 1w
  •   lifewithzeke @affariproject are wonderful. 1w
  •   danamadeit Thank you all for the wonderful recommendations! I need to build like 10 websites now 1w

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danamadeit Whenever Lucy's invited to a birthday party, I stew over what to buy as a gift...and then remember that it's faster to sew a skirt, than drive to the store. Done! A little skirt love on the blog today. danamadeit.com 2w
  •   laurapwood I do the same thing all the time! Whenever it's a boy party I'm stumped. 2w
  •   skippee The bear kind of gift! 2w
  •   skirtfixation skirt 2w
  •   rebirthofcool_handmade I do the same and it's always your simple skirt pattern!! Handmade gifts are the best anyway. 2w
  •   cmckinney Yup! It's working now. I could get to the site just not through your IG link. But it all seems to be fine now :) 2w
  •   imfeelincrafty What about boy parties? Do you sew presents for them too? I used to, but have resorted to Legos from amazon these days! 2w
  •   cece_urban That fabric 2w
  •   canamharris Good idea!!! My son was invited to one for Monday and I really didn't feel like driving the 25 minutes to the store! 1w

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danamadeit He brought home three different shades of tulips, and I had three vases. It was the perfect match And per your recommendation....the Christmas light canopy is still up! (but it might come down after Valentine's Day. It's had a good run) #happyvalentinesday #lookoutlane 2w
  •   angielutes So sweet. I love grocery store flowers (especially tulips) that I arrange in my own containers. I feel like a florist! 2w
  •   skippee Your table, your chairs, your flowers~~ love! 2w
  •   everydayreading Seriously - your house 2w
  •   kammoz Love me some 2w
  •   oreokaren Pretty and sweet 2w
  •   chrisallowitz Love this!!! Casey is such a good guy!! 2w
  •   razorbates so pretty 2w
  •   wrapgirlwrites I love it! Tulips are my fav! 6d

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danamadeit ️Happy Valentine's Day!️ from our crazy hearts to yours. #sugarhigh #schoolparties #ringpops #3000conversationhearts #whendidvalentinesdaybecomehalloween? 2w

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danamadeit #TBT to 2012,when Valentine's Day was going down the drain #claradoll 2w

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danamadeit Not sure what to make for dinner? I've got my favorite crock-pot beef stew on the blog today!...which of course tastes even better with sweet cornbread (and melty butter, and honey) So come get some! And if you're not a meat person...omit the beef and make a yummy veggie stew instead. #mmmm danamadeit.com #beef #itswhatsfordinner #crockpot #slowcooker 3w

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