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Moon Fairy Jacket & Celtic Knot Work Pattern

For Halloween and the Renaissance Festival this year, Fairy wanted me to make her this fairy jacket from Simplicity pattern 1293. Although it was in adult sizing, I was able to modify the smallest adult size to work for her, mainly by reducing the length of the sleeves. To add some interest to the back, I chose to create a Celtic Knot Work Crescent Moon pattern in gold rope ribbon. If you would ... read more

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DIY Sunflower Showcase

Sunflowers are one of my all time favorite flowers. I love how big and bold their beauty is. I love the healthy seeds they provide us with. I love how they spend their day following the sun. And I love that their harvest signals the transition from summer to autumn. I was looking for some inspiration for making some sunflowers, and when I was overwhelmed by so many choices, I thought the projects ... read more

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Gnome Home :: Part 2 :: Cutting Out Pieces

  Before beginning, read GNOME HOME :: PART 1 :: GETTING STARTED Following those directions found in Part 1, design your gnome home and create the full-sized pattern you will be using. Trace your patterns onto the wood. Using a hand saw or jigsaw, cut out each wood piece on the lines you have drawn. Your cutting does not need to be perfect. Don't worry if you go off the lines a ... read more

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