needleandspatula I'm trying to practice my fmq skils and branch out beyond the stipple... Placemats are a great chance to practice! Swirls are totally not as hard as I thought. 1mon
  •   greenleafgoods They look so great! I love the idea of making placemats to practice, such a manageable size! 1mon

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needleandspatula Finally getting around to sewing the Xmas placemats that I bought the fabric for oh, 4 or 5 years ago. Excited to get to use them this season! 1mon

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needleandspatula Woohoo, quilted and bound in one nap! Gotta love how fast a small baby quilt goes. Glad to finally get this one wrapped up after ignoring it for too long. 1mon

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needleandspatula Easy tip for sewing binding strips together (or any other small diagonal seam) - drop your needle right at the start of the seam and then pull the needle or bobbin thread out and use it as a guide to sew next to. Do other folks do this? I got the idea from nancy zieman's technique for sewing darts 1mon

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needleandspatula Perfect vintage buttons for my first @madebyrae #geraniumdress 2mon

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needleandspatula And a bat 2mon

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needleandspatula Pumpkin on my pumpkin. Prob should have carved it thinner so you it would light up more... 2mon

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needleandspatula Well it mostly fits although it's a br snug and the hood is kinda loose. Good enough though! Hopefully she doesn't freak out and cry when she puts it on for Halloween like she did today... #dailyesther 2mon
  •   needleandspatula It looks kinda like a mouse but hopefully it will be clear she's a monkey since she'll be carrying a toy banana. 2mon
  •   urbancrunch So cute! 2mon
  •   greenleafgoods I love it! She is the cutest :) 2mon
  •   moofite Cutest monkey ever! 2mon
  •   jaceynotjc Aww, she is getting so big! 2mon

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needleandspatula One nap monkey costume, bam! I hear her waking up, time to try it on, hopefully it fits! 2mon

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needleandspatula Artist at work... Mostly taking lids on and off. #dailyesther 2mon

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needleandspatula So... Esther just built this stack and I don't think they were in color order on he table before she picked them up or anything. Maybe she's gonna be a crafter/color afficianado like me? 3mon

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needleandspatula #widrn sewing the waistband on some quick change pants (for a @fatquartershop dr Seuss challenge!). Haven't decided yet if these will be for Esther or if they're too boy-ish. Tagged by @aprairiesunrise :) tagging @greenleafgoods hope your new job is going well Natalie! Let's chat soon! 3mon

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needleandspatula Baby has been getting a lot of love and it was well past time to sew her a new, clean outfit. Hopefully the bright colors won't show dirt as easily... 3mon
  •   apoppy79 Do you think I could do this? Could you send me the pattern? 3mon
  •   needleandspatula @apoppy79 I just traced her outfit but I'm happy to show you how I did it! Not too tricky, you can cut up an old t-shirt or something. Could be a good excuse to have a video chat date ;) 3mon

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needleandspatula Morning selfie with goofball #dailyesther 3mon

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needleandspatula New make it perfect uptown girl PUL raincoat try-on success - it fits and she doesn't immediately rip off the hood! #dailyesther 4mon

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needleandspatula Finished! Yay for naptime :) 4mon

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needleandspatula Finally finished this neglected quilt top and am basting for the first time in I don't even know how long... Woohoo! 4mon

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needleandspatula Nap time sewing for the win! Made Esther this swim getup today and she wore it to the park to splash, worked great. #dailyesther #latergram 5mon
  •   marci_girl Oh my gosh, so stinking cute!! 5mon
  •   moofite Love the polka dots! 5mon
  •   pdxbex I love this. 5mon

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needleandspatula Doesn't really capture her huge grin the whole time... She stood there and grabbed the water like this for prob 15-20 min. Such a water baby! #dailyesther #latergram 5mon
  •   afewscraps So cute. We love playing there! 5mon

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