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Jane@Buzzmills
bailjane(at)hotmail(dot)com
Interests: Sewing, crafting, cooking, creating with my daughter and for both my daughter and son, running, hiking, fresh air! dancing quietly with my husband and noisely with the family...
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I can hardly believe that it has been month since Violet's last day of First grade...and two since Henry's last day of pre-k! We have been so busy these past four weeks that the kids and I haven't been home for an entire week since school ended! We've been having... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at Buzzmills
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Last month Rachael offered a super sweet and free sundress pattern for girls as a part of the 30 Days of Sundresses series...the Katydid dress and knowing how much Violet loves a nice comfy knit dress...I offered to test it for her... This pattern sews up in a flash...and it's... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2015 at Buzzmills
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The other week we were heading off to the zoo for a girl scouts trip on a crazy hot and humid day, so naturally that morning I whipped up a little lion skirt to keep me cool for the occasion. It took me less than an hour to make, only... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2015 at Buzzmills
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It seems crazy to me that I haven't shared this with you all yet. I blame it on the busyness of the end of school and the beginning of summer fun! But, now that summer is in full swing it seems like as good of a time as any to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2015 at Buzzmills
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I'm so excited to be a part of The Great Pattern Hack, hosted by Michael Miller Fabrics (Making it Fun) and A Happy Stitch! So excited in fact, that I decided to sew up not one, not two, but three pattern "hacks" using Michael Miller Fabrics! After looking over all... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2015 at Buzzmills
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A couple of months ago I did some major purging of old clothes, both of mine and the kids. Many of my clothes from years past no longer fit after I've lost weight. Some fit, "kind of" but in an ill fitting way...those clothes I tossed into a pile to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at Buzzmills
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Last month my mother-in-law passed away after a long battle with cancer. We had known the moment would come for over a year and knew that it was imminent for the past three months. But still, it's hard to fully imagine what that means to us all as we begin... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at Buzzmills
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I'm so excited to be a part of 30 Days of Sundresses this year! First, it gives me a reason to make something for myself and second, well...sundresses! I mean, summer and sundresses what could be a more perfect pair? Here in Maryland our summers are mostly hot, sticky and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at Buzzmills
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A few weeks ago I noticed my husband rummaging through a laundry basket full of clean clothes only to pull out one of his two pair of Juba shorts. It was a good feeling, that of all the shorts he has those were the ones he wanted! He then told... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2015 at Buzzmills
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Way back last summer I got the most amazing nani iro double gauze fabric in the mail from the Imagine Gnats Shop. Way back, longer than that ago...I bought and printed out the staple dress pattern...They both sat and sat sadly ignored. Honestly, the staple dress sat ignored for a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at Buzzmills
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You might remember these fantastic pajama pants that I made for a friend's birthday...and that I so awfully asked Henry to try on and model... Well, it just so happened that I had just enough to eek out a pair of Kid Shorts and made them the night before Henry's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2015 at Buzzmills
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Last weekend Henry had an "Annie" themed birthday party to attend. It was a fifth birthday party for one of his classmates, one whom he particularly loves to share time with. Of course, all of the kids in his class were so sweet and fun to be around, and he... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2015 at Buzzmills
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Yesterday was all about my love for tees and simple pull on shorts and today... It's all about this tank! Back in the beginning of May I asked, on an Instagram post, if anyone knew of an good fitted knit tank patterns...and then, as if she were a pattern angel,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2015 at Buzzmills
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Once the weather began to warm up I realized that Violet wasn't the only one that didn't have any shorts that fit...At the beginning of last month I found that I too was desperate for a pair of shorts, and without time to go shopping for a new pair and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2015 at Buzzmills
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While I was too busy sorting through last year's summer's clothes to partake in Kid's Clothes Week this Spring the sewing machine was quickly back at it after the purging! Mostly because, as the weather turned and quickly got HOT at the beginning of May, we realized that Violet had... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2015 at Buzzmills
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Nearly two weeks ago Henry turned five! Five?! In the past several weeks I've felt and seen it coming. Suddenly he has become much more grown up. He says such mature and caring and thoughtful things that I often find myself either caught off guard or overwhelmed with the sweetness... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at Buzzmills
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So, I've got a goal in the coming weeks...to catch up on some blogging! To start...STYLO magazine! Maybe it's against "blog rules" to post about the same project back to back especially when things have been pretty quiet around here...but, eh I'm doing it anyway! This was such a big... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2015 at Buzzmills
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You guys, I know it's been quiet around here for the past couple of months...There are oh so many reasons for that, but one of them is because of this! I was working like a crazy lady making giant fruits for STYLO magazine! Several months ago the editors Celina and... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at Buzzmills
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It's one of those times where I've got loads of things I want to make and things that I have made, but haven't taken actual pictures of... There are ideas and thoughts swirling around in my head, but they haven't made it out yet...And then there's the fact that it's... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at Buzzmills
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Happy May Day! I was really hoping to do our little may pole celebration again this year, but I think we will have to postpone it...Next week we are acquiring a free two level playhouse/tree house sort of thing and the ribbons would only have to come down to make... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at Buzzmills
Thanks Carrie! I didn't mean to leave myself out...it just had already all been blogged before ;) I'm wearing my marigold dress & julia cardigan along with a new envelope clutch...I added the links above :)
Toggle Commented Apr 14, 2015 on Handmade Easter's "Finest"... at Buzzmills
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A few weeks ago I was asked by a friend from Violet's school if I would make her a clutch like the ones that she had seen here and here and, while I was at it I thought I'd sew a few more, assembly line sewing is where it's at,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at Buzzmills
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Well, Easter was a week ago, I suppose it's high time I shared our handmade Easter clothes... Henry has been waiting for these overalls since last Fall. I used the Charles pants pattern from Compagnie M.. He has also been waiting for me to make these Cotton & Steel Tigers... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at Buzzmills
Such adorable pictures!!! Happy happy birthday to Ronan (and to you too!) :)
Toggle Commented Apr 9, 2015 on One Trip Around The Sun at small + friendly