kidgiddy "Mommy I hope you're not going to be mad - but we made 'donuts' for our elves"... @american_girl #americangirlmagazine #crafts 19h

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kidgiddy Slowly making progress. #epp 1d

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kidgiddy Love these little 1961/1962 @singerco booklets that my mom sent to my girls. They were my Granny's. ️ (only $0.25) lol 2d
  •   kidgiddy @gypsythread @randomgoodsvintage I kinda took them away from my girls. for safe keeping. 2d
  •   gypsythread Excellent move @kidgiddy! 2d
  •   luckyblogs Awesome! My 11yo is getting a simple sewing machine for Christmas (shh). Do you have a good instruction book recommendation for young beginners? I figured I would teach her but she's so good with learning on her own that I think she'd like the challenge. 1d
  •   kidgiddy @luckyblogs I think getting one of the "encyclopedia for sewing" type books would be the best go to book for any beginner. It's great to have when questions arise. Learning the basics and terminology are key. With that said - any book with fun projects and great instructions are also very important. (Like mine ) Nag me tomorrow and I'll send you a pic of the book I love. 1d
  •   luckyblogs We HAVE yours and she'll LOVE having the means to create out of it ;) I'll look around this week for an encyclopedia style booklet for her. She's going to have so much fun! 24h
  •   kidgiddy @luckyblogs here are the ones I have and I'd recommend: "The Practical Encyclopedia of Sewing" by Dorothy Wood, and @nancyzieman "Confident Sewing Collection". 18h
  •   luckyblogs I'll check 'em out, thanks! 10h

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kidgiddy Not so Christmasy but finally took finished pics of this belated gift set. Will post some pics when it's been received and opened. #surprise #wantedtokeepit 2d

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kidgiddy #tbt to when I create my #SnowPeople #ChessSet for (the once known) as crafts n' things magazine. Do you play chess? 4d

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kidgiddy Trying to salvage a horrible day with #gummybears and #cottonandsteel fabric. #widn tagging @sewcanshe @sew_fantastic and @sewcaroline whatcha up to "sew" ladies? 4d
  •   kidgiddy @lxs124 @krissyvontorch @sewpixie @christaquilts @gigipoolgirl thanks! I sat in the car service dept for three hours this am waiting to have my window fixed only to find out they ordered the wrong side parts. Came home without my state registration sticker (because the window doesn't work), lost all that time getting the stuff done I needed to do because I don't have a laptop or portable sewing machine. And now have a nasty migraine. I have 11 days before I have 3 patterns due. Sorta freaking out. Thanks for the love ya'll! 4d
  •   kidgiddy @sewpixie tagging you too! I follow a lot of "sew" peeps. 4d
  •   christaquilts Ugh! That is the worst!! 4d
  •   sew_fantastic Hope the day is better already 4d
  •   lxs124 Oh my goodness that is horrible!! I hate car stuff to begin with but to spend so much time and still have to go back, that is a bummer!! Maybe you should ask Santa for a portable sewing machine...or a fixed car ;-) love you @kidgiddy! Hang in there!!! 4d
  •   the.holly.tree Oh man! Hoping the magic of gummi bears turns things around for you x 4d
  •   sewcaroline Yummy!!!! No sewing for me this week, we are at @waltdisneyworld! 4d
  •   jeepdog1 May your day be ending less stressfully. 3d

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kidgiddy Why must my ideas drive me crazy? #ihopeitsworthit! @rebelcraftmedia #whippercraftnight 4d

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kidgiddy Anyone want to press the rest of these for me? #timeconsuming 5d

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kidgiddy Heavens to Betsy - which one should I use first? Thanks so much @sizzix - can't wait to share my some fun projects! #sizzixdesigner 5d

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kidgiddy Have you ever had a #pummelo? I have to admit I bought it for it's pretty green color! Lol. 6d

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kidgiddy My youngest just finished her first quilt top. Very simple and very excited. Trying to convince her to do the little house quilt along @duringquiettime - she says she wants to but doesn't want to read the books. She likes the show better. Lol. 6d
  •   kidgiddy @duringquiettime and she might want to come snag some of that Lizzy house constellation print. 6d
  •   ruthrowe @kidgiddy I have used polar fleece for backing. You need to stretch it a bit so it doesn't bunch up and use lots of pins or basting. I use pins because I am lazy! Make sure it is really smooth or you can use basting spray to keep it smooth but still pin. It makes a thinner quilt but it is still really warm and cozy. Happy to give more advice if she needs it, love her quilt! 6d
  •   kidgiddy @ruthrowe oh thank you so much!!! I don't have basting spray but will fed get some the next time I run to Joann's. 6d
  •   yourstrulydear Awesome job girlfriend!! 6d
  •   duringquiettime I hardly have any constellations left! 6d
  •   sgthings I've used flannel in baby blankets bc Texas gets so hot in the summer. It works great, blu fleece might be warmer 5d
  •   tiffanybaxter It looks great! Pretty colors. I highly recommend the #littlehousealong , it's been so much fun . 5d
  •   runmom.ut Way to go E! 5d

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kidgiddy Shhhhh.... Mrs. Claus came over to borrow my @berninausa sewing machine. #lovewhenmydaughterwantstosew #candidmoments 7d
  •   jeepdog1 So cute! 7d
  •   kidgiddy @jeepdog1 thanks Glenni! She started sewing and my other daughter and I looked up and saw the hat and laughed. I showed her after I took the pic. 7d
  •   bluesusanmakes Well hello Mrs. Claus! Some last minute Christmas sewing? 6d
  •   kidgiddy @bluesusanmakes she just felt like sewing actually. Prob should've made her some cookies and offered her some milk. how are you? 6d
  •   bluesusanmakes Great thanks!! About to pop. 3 weeks left. Gotta have christmas and move to a new house first though. It's going to be a HAPPY new year. ;) 6d
  •   kidgiddy @bluesusanmakes a busy one too! Would help if I could. Are you hoping for a new year baby? 6d
  •   bluesusanmakes Just hoping to make to thru delivery. I don't care when he comes ;) 6d

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kidgiddy Getting excited (and nervous) to chat with @quilterpatsloan in 25 min! Tune in at creativetalknetwork.com 7d
  •   kidgiddy @christaquilts you are too kind. Thanks. 6d
  •   themodernjune Ooo!! I love @quilterpatsloan! I will listen tomorrow! 6d
  •   hilaryfrye http://bit.ly/16p58oX it's from June 2011. I talked about fabric jewelry. 6d
  •   hilaryfrye I just listened to your segment. You did great!! I love the idea of stories to go along with each doll/toy. Oh, and the Sizzix dies. I love die cutting. Can't wait to see the ones you introduce! 😀 6d
  •   kidgiddy Awesome thanks @hilaryfrye I'll listen to it today. And thanks / my@book was a labor of love that has been hard getting the word out. And now the dies - I'm bursting at the seams - can't wait to share more! 6d
  •   hilaryfrye Lecturing at quilt guilds is a great way to get the word out. And once you speak at one, the word gets out and you are invited to speak at others! Lots of moms and grandmas in the guilds who would love your book! 😀 6d
  •   kidgiddy @hilaryfrye thanks for the tip! 6d

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kidgiddy My Granny & Grandpop's Dicken's Village tradition lives on. #missingfamily right now 1w

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kidgiddy Was up until 2:30am helping my sweet friend learn how to make herself a skirt. Now I need to buck up and get ready to sing again in church and feel the magic Christ brings to Christmas. Then nap. Then get some Christmas sewing done for my girls. Have a wonderful morning everyone. 1w

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kidgiddy I did not make this gingerbread #cupcake but I'm certainly going to eat it. It's all I have to show for having sung in my church choir for the first time in...ever, with my girls tonight. 1w

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kidgiddy Good morning from #Maine...everything is covered in a little blanket of #snow. 1w
  •   stitchesbrew Good morning! Where in Maine are you? My mom is from Portland and Bar Harbor. Pretty country out there. 1w
  •   kidgiddy Hi Caroline - I'm just south from Portland. @stitchesbrew 1w
  •   stitchesbrew Mom was just out there and said the lobster and crabs were plentiful (her brother is a lobsterman) and she def had her share! ♡ 1w
  •   13quilts Mmmmm... I dream of Maine lobster! And snow. Salt Lake is dry as can be, and 50 degrees. It's a little disappointing to say the least. 1w
  •   brassyapple Morning!!!! 1w
  •   alexouq So pretty! 1w

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kidgiddy My first #epp stitches and I'm not thrilled. I'm using a single thread, and doing small stitches just in the fabric fold. Why can I see them? How do you stitch yours together to hide the thread. #schnitzelandboominiquiltswap 1w
  •   candied_cottons My first set was more visible, but I got better as I went along. I made sure I didn't stitch too deep into the edge, and I seemed to get better results when I pulled tighter. Not tightly enough to cause distortion, but tight. 1w
  •   4eliz Great question! 1w
  •   megsincali I do I whip stitch and sew with the backs together. That way the stitches fall on the back edge. They also look better with matching thread and after the papers come out! 1w
  •   sewcharmed I'm with @kristastitched, I figure it is handmade and I'm not a machine so it's ok if I see them... 1w
  •   alexouq I do a ladder stitch @kidgiddy I started with a whip stitch but I like to have my stitches more invisible. And you should tighten it carefully after a few stitches. I'll tag you on a Flipagram I made. Tiny needle and Bottom line works best for me ;-) 1w
  •   shad83 I whip stitch mine. I've tried a ladder stitch but it's too slow for me. Smaller needle helps big time too...it made such a difference when I changed mine. I use Aurfil & found that #2110 which is a yellow blends really well even on darker fabric versus the grey #2600 that I machine piece with. Also like @alexouq I tighten every 3 stitches. 1w
  •   kidgiddy @alexouq did you tag me on the flip gram? I don't see a pic in my feed. Thanks! 1w
  •   alexouq Yes I did @kidgiddy, do you see it now? 1w

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kidgiddy Loved having a little #downtownportland time today with my hubby, teaching my daughters' friends how to sew some owls & having these same friends for dinner. It was a crazy busy day but I wouldn't have changed a thing. #maine 1w

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