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Shorts! Like New!!

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Someone’s favorite leggings were ruined last week in a tumble. My daughter’s eyes got real big when I pulled out the scissors and snipped off the bottoms of her pants. I hope she doesn’t get any grand ideas! With just a few more weeks of summer, we may be able to eek out a little more wear.

Using the zigzag stitch on my sewing machine, a “lettuce leaf” edge was created by pulling the jersey leggings as it was stitched. I narrowed the stitch length (.9 on my sewing machine) for a tighter hem. Volia! Shorts! Like new!

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5 Easy recipes for homemade baby food

pureeWant to feel like a supermom for the day? Here are a few easy recipes for baby purees. Just peel, steam, puree and save money!!! While we almost always grab squeezie purees (Happy BabyPlumElla’s Kitchen) on the go, those little suckers can cost two dollars a pop!

Peach, Raspberry & Apple: Steam half of a peeled peach, half of a peeled apple and handful of raspberries. Puree. Cool and serve.

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Nightstand: Homeward Bound

Knitting for Newbies: Summer Saturdays!!

I’m excited to announce that the Knitting for Newbies class series will be continuing this summer. Summer Saturdays kick off Saturday, June 15th from 9:30-10:30AM. Our first project will be baby leg warmers! Class size is limited so reserve your spot today by emailing info@mamamademe.com. For additional information  (more…)

Table Linen Dress Tutorial

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Lately, I’ve been inspired by Betz White’s work in up-cycling. When I ran into this dingy old table linen at a local vintage store, I thought, “hey, I can make my two year old wear this!” I’m only half kidding, of course. The adorable embroidered daises were too much to pass up! I bought it, sent it through several rounds of OxiClean (that stuff is amazing!), cut a hole in the middle, and voila! –a cute dress or smock for a toddler. It was really that simple. Here are the details: (more…)

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