•   fabrichick She got so tall! Holy cow! 1d
  •   jessee_artschooldropout @fabrichick haha, right?!?! I was just telling my husband we either need to buy her new pants or more knee high socks to cover how short her current pants are. I seriously just bought her new leggings two months ago and they are almost 2" above her ankles now!!!! 1d
  •   doxiemumz We had those tall lanky children, I took to washing all clothing in cold water and hanging everything to dry to help prevent high-water pants for a few extra months! She is lovely, btw! 1d
  •   writeintights She's cute. 7h

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jessee_artschooldropout Good thing I'm REALLY good at Tetris!! Coraline had to stay home sick from school today, plus I'm still sick BUT we still had to go pick up all the Girl Scout cookies. So I just exhausted myself helping the loading dudes try and figure out how to pack 83 cases of cookies, plus a Coraline in to my Honda Element and still make it safe to drive. There isn't room for any more boxes without something falling on Coraline (though if she wasn't in the car I could pack it to the ceiling) For the first time ever I'm envious of all the moms in line with mini vans. 🏻 #lifeofagirlscoutleader 3d
  •   jessee_artschooldropout @kdenoya I ask myself that everyday. 3d
  •   megahurtz121 I need a case of tag along haha 3d
  •   ariane__k Ack! Hope you get some good rest time after all that - people just don't get how tiring the most basic things can be... 2d
  •   thehometownquilter Yummy! 2d
  •   ingubo Great stuff! 2d
  •   loveofewe Oh man, I'm cookie mom of Zelda's troop and I have 95 cases to get in mid. Feb. Now I think I'm going to get one of the troop leaders with a van to come with me! 2d
  •   jessee_artschooldropout @loveofewe yes! Or take two cars. I saw a bunch of the larger troops with multiple cars. 2d
  •   panther_mom123 I'll loan you my van for a case of thin mints 2d

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jessee_artschooldropout This flu has been straight up kicking my butt! Maybe because my immune system was already compromised I'm not handling it as well? I also feel like it has completely cursed me. Every electronic I touch or anything I try to machine sew goes completely wonky!! I have accomplished nothing substantial in three days and it's driving me crazy. The most I can show for my time is this completely pieced #modernminis4andover piece. I finished it in bed the other night. It also looks a bit wonky, but I'm hoping the quilting I have planned for it will clean it up a little and help define the different areas. Fingers crossed. (Though I'm waiting a few days to quilt it, because you know, I'm cursed). @giucy_giuce @fabrichick @andoverfabrics #epp #jesseemakesquiltsnow #andoverfabrics #alisonglass #lizzyhouse #miniquilt 3d

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jessee_artschooldropout After a longing to restart this project, and a bunch of request from you all to be included, @mypapercrane and I have decided to restart the #justtwowordsproject !!! This time around we are going to make it public. Instead of once a week word prompts between the two of us, we are going to do once a month prompts that we share with everyone. This is a great exercise in stepping outside your creative comfort zone, and see how each person views just two words in a unique way.

This months words are Alphabet & Fish. The finished project is to be a rug.
You can use whatever medium is most comfortable for you, just make sure the end result looks like a rug. You can share your progress throughout the month, but if you're like me you might want to wait and share the finished piece. It's all up to you! This is supposed to be fun!! At the end of the month @mypapercrane and I will be picking our favorites and sharing them on our blogs. So make sure to use the tag #justtwowordsproject every month and the tag #justtwowordsfeb for this month. We are really excited to see what everyone comes up with!!! Make sure to check out the tag #justtwowordsproject to see the pieces we made last year! This will give you an idea of how we worked.
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jessee_artschooldropout Another flashback from the #justtwowordsproject @mypapercrane and I made up for ourselves! This design was intended to be a journal cover, but I ended up making a pillow of this illustration for Coraline's bedroom using @spoonflower (I believe it's available in my shop) She still sleeps with it in her bed every night. ️ I need to draw more... 6d

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jessee_artschooldropout My husband found these tiny dinosaurs in one of my old craft show boxes! Obviously my first thought was "they are SO CUTE! I need to take photos of them with other toys!" #jesseelovestoys #Coraline 6d
  •   astrosnik Well duh! 6d
  •   dkbnyny ooh, we're just getting ready to watch Coraline 6d
  •   amyjoquilts I want to come to your house just to play! I'd have a blast looking at your collections and I think we'd have fun exploring your craft boxes. 6d

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jessee_artschooldropout Most of my work today was secret and/or very technical and it all took longer than it should have. So instead of pretty progress photos of fabric and thread, here is a shot of something different I laid out yesterday and has to do with something I'll post about on Monday! 🏻 super duper cryptic and to clarify I'm not casting, these were all reject pieces. 1w
  •   kidgiddy I'll take the rejects! 1w
  •   amyjoquilts We still use the sparkly, rainbow "happy birthday" banner you made! It's been through 4 parties now! 1w

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jessee_artschooldropout This is how I feel right now! I have caught whatever illness my family has been dealing with all week. I was realllllly hoping this one would skip past me. #jesseelovestoys 1w

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jessee_artschooldropout #fbf to the time last year when I made this pretend bedding as part of the #justtwowordsproject that @mypapercrane and myself started for ourselves. I STILL wish this was my real bedding!!! Maybe I could do some appliqué or something? Maybe piece together a few yards of @spoonflower fabric?!? Maybe? 1w

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jessee_artschooldropout Today on the @sizzix blog I share the two little birds I made using @kidgiddy 's Bird & Egg die along with @karenlewistextiles #blueberryparkfabric !! I'm hoping to make loads more and maybe make a mobile? Or ornaments for a spring themed tree? They also would be great pin cushions or decorations around the house! Coraline wants them as transportation for her mini Lalaloopsies. The possibilities really are endless. 🏻 @sizzix_quilting @robertkaufmam #robertkaufman #sizzixquilting #kidgiddy #karenlewistextiles #acoloraweek #acolorstory 1w

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jessee_artschooldropout Officially my first jelly roll quilt! In all its wrinkly glory. I thought it would be a quick sew, but since I can't sit at my machine for long periods of time without my stomach hurting, it took me awhile to assemble. Now it will be folded up and placed on the very bottom of "needs quilting" pile. You may see it again next year.

In other news, I LOVED working with @jennifersampou 's shimmer coordinated roll up with @robertkaufman. I bought it on a whim because it was pretty, and now I'm itching to work with all the new yarn dyes she has coming out. I'm hooked! 🏻 #jesseemakesquiltsnow #jellyrollquilt #robertkaufman #jennifersampou
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jessee_artschooldropout Coraline has spent most of her snow break reading her #sewingschool books to find the perfect project. We finally sat down and tried out one yesterday. A simple tote bag with leftover binding as the handles. I had to change the pattern up a little to accommodate the supplies we had on hand, and Coraline hated that we weren't following the directions perfectly, but in the end she loved the finished piece. That's all that matters. Next up she wants to make a felt submarine pillow from a drawing she did. This will be interesting. #coralinetrillian #coralinesews #sewingschool2 1w
  •   sewanastasia Pretty cool :) 1w
  •   gigidunlap35 First place my great grandaughter heads for is my sewing room. Going to teach her making a blanket for her doll. 1w

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jessee_artschooldropout A few weeks ago my husband found out he got the new job he had interviewed for awhile ago. It's much further away than his current job (however there is way less traffic, so technically it's the same length drive, time wise) so we started looking at houses around where he'd be working. We found the most perfect home (with a geothermal heated indoor pool!!! An indoor pool! ) but after A LOT of thought we decided to stay put where we are. It really is the smartest choice since there is a large possibility his next job will be back near DC. His line of work will always bring him back to the DC metro area.
So now that I had the itch to decorate a new home, I have decided to change a few things in my current home instead.
First thing on the list is my kitchen. When we had our house built, I thought dark floors, dark cabinets and dark gray countertops was a good idea. Five years later, I now know it wasn't. It's too dark. Like depressing dark. So I'm having the cabinets painted white. I figured while I was at it, I'd finally get the backsplash I always wanted. Bora Bora (teal) hexagons from @fireclaytile !!! Though my husband is more in to the H shaped tile. They are having a giveaway, so I figured why not enter? I'm going with them no matter what because they have the exact color, shape and size I want.
I can't wait until I can get started!! Im not traveling until fall, so I'll be able to afford this (this is one of a few reasons I'm not traveling for a bit) I'm shooting for spring, early summer once I feel better and things die down for us a little. I love sharing these types of things, so I'll be ridiculous and take loads of photos #newyearnewtile #artschooldropoutkitchenredo
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  •   rosehillmb I've got a light blue Penny tile for my kitchen backsplash but heck if I can find anyone to install it for me! You'd think ppl would want to take my money 1w
  •   jessee_artschooldropout @rosehillmb really?! I haven't looked at people to go the tile yet. I was going to ask around my neighborhood for referrals. It's how I found the company to do my cabinets too. 1w
  •   jessee_artschooldropout @rosehillmb what about doing it yourself? Penny tiles are normally in sheets right? 1w
  •   rosehillmb So far anyone I've found, either quoted me an INSANE amount or flaked out when I contacted them to do it. I would totally do it myself except I've never tiled anything! And from what I've read penny tiles require a lot of detail work. They are in 12x12 sheets...I'm more worried about doing it all myself with 0 experience 😕 1w
  •   rosehillmb I might have to bribe my mom to come help me though if I ever want it done! Maybe b/t the two of us, we could figure it out 1w
  •   linzinator I love that color. Our kitchen needs a major upgrade too. Oak cabinets (blech!!!) that u want to paint white and add a minty backsplash similar to yours. I'd also love to get wood countertops but that ain't going to happen. Granite is so heavy looking but at least it's easy to clean. 1w
  •   jessee_artschooldropout @linzinator I am not a fan of the way granite looks, but I will say I do love having them. I can just place a hot pan or cookie sheet on them no issue and they are super easy to clean. I've only ruined two parts of the counter in the five years we've had them. Once was when I spilled a bath and body works oil diffuser and the other time was when I spilled etching cream. I have learned my lesson with both. 1w
  •   linzinator Yes exactly! They're really low maintenance. I appreciate them because our previous home had tile and boy was that a pain in the ass to keep up with. Just wish they were a bit lighter but I'm thinking the white cabinets will perk them up! Good luck with your renovation, I'd love to see pics! 1w

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jessee_artschooldropout We tried sledding on a bigger hill today. Coraline DID NOT like it. At all. She may have cried, very loudly, most of the way home because she hated it that much. ️ We tried.
#thejonasbrotherseastcoasttour2016 #coralinetrillian
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  •   ellascottage That's ok, I'm not much of a sledder myself 2w
  •   eyecandyquilts Side note, I love that her middle name is Trillian. 1w

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jessee_artschooldropout We just spent two hours outside trying to get from our front porch to the side of our house to uncover our furnaces exhaust pipes and other important utility things. I tried to help, but with my asthma and medical stuff I pretty much just watched Coraline play and helped her when she got stuck. The snow was as tall as her, so it happened a lot. They also shut down the highways around us and the gas stations all ran out of gas, so there won't be plows coming by for awhile! We're stuck here!!! #thejonasbrotherseastcoasttour2016 2w
  •   sariditty Uhhhhhhh......where are you in MD?! If this is where I think it is, then we only live about 20-25mins apart! 1w
  •   jessee_artschooldropout @sariditty I'm in Brunswick, MD. Where are you?! 1w
  •   sariditty That's close to me, I think!! I'm in (rural) Harpers Ferry! 1w
  •   jessee_artschooldropout @sariditty really?! Crazy!! That's not far AT ALL! We have to go grocery shopping in Charles Town often since we don't have a grocery store. I have a friend in Harpers Ferry. Are you far back in the woods? Or near historic? 1w
  •   sariditty OMG!! I grocery shop at Martin's in Charles Town! I'm right off of Shepherdstown Pike about a mile or so from 340. We soooooo need to get together for lunch and plan to take over the world!! 😈😈😈 1w
  •   sariditty (Or coffee. Orrrrr gluten free pizza. Orrrrrrr...) 1w
  •   jessee_artschooldropout @sariditty YES!!! Once this crazy storm is over, I'm down!! I went out this morning to refill my medications and the roads were all ice. I also was just told 340 is closed due to a huge accident. So I'm staying in for awhile longer. 1w
  •   sariditty I'm finally dug out from the 40" in our driveway! We had to bring in a back hoe to free us. I'm venturing out to the USPS in a few, but then right back home. I'm in no mood to mess with crazies on the road. Maybe next week or sometime soon! I'll DM you my digits too! Hooray for IRL friends!! 1w

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jessee_artschooldropout The snow drifts made it almost impossible to leave through our doors without feet of snow falling in. My husband came up with the brilliant idea of using the windows. So I bundled Coraline up and passed her through the window on to the deck. She loved it! It's the simple things people!!
#thejonasbrotherseastcoasttour2016 #coralinetrillian
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  •   merrilie_g Such joy 2w
  •   mrsdennis93 Such a happy girl 2w
  •   unboundquilts Good idea! I might be trying this in the morning!! 2w
  •   radcrochet Genius! 2w
  •   quietplay Not living where it snows, I've always wondered what people did to get out when the snow was that deep! Smart! 2w

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  •   ariane__k That is a LOT of snow, even to someone who grew up in Saskatchewan! Hope you don't need to be anywhere! 2w
  •   daniellemcmillen Wow!! 2w
  •   ecoffeedrinker Oh gosh, so jealous! I'm hoping we at least get a couple inches, it's been a really weird winter. 2w
  •   jessee_artschooldropout @ariane__k We're only halfway through the storm too!! We haven't been hit this hard in years, and I'm curious to see how people react. Luckily for us, I work from home and my husband was already off all next week. So we are just calmly watching the snow. 2w
  •   jessee_artschooldropout @ecoffeedrinker it's been super weird! This is our first storm of the season, and it's not as wet as usual. 2w
  •   jonesis78 It's a sea of snow. We love a good #snowmaggedon in Seattle, but rarely get them. Glad you can just enjoy!! 2w
  •   ariane__k Only half?!!! Well it sounds like a very picturesque staycation at least! Hope you can make the most of it (I'm sure it's no biggie having to stay at home and rest for you!) 2w
  •   shaunargh I can't even imagine how cold this would be, but I want to be snuggled up in bed during it so hard @houseofhayley_ @ames_kevs 2w

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jessee_artschooldropout I wanted to do my normal random placement of fabrics thing for the #modernminis4andover piece but decided it didn't work for my design. So I made a digital version and a legend to keep things mostly in order. I've been working on it while catching up on all the CW action shows tonight and since I'm not really enjoying most of them, I'm actually getting a lot done. #lizzyhouse #alisonglass @giucy_giuce @fabrichick #sewwiththebest #epp @andoverfabrics #quiltcon #andoverfabrics 2w

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