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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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As I mentioned last week we celebrated my in-laws 50th anniversary a few weekends ago. For the party I made Henry a dapper little bow-tie and shorts outfit and Violet got a pretty purple dress. And, for me, well I had big plans since vintage May to make myself a... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Buzzmills
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I didn't get much sewn up for Kid's Clothes Week but I did sew up a lot of tanks! Two more tanks to wrap up the KCW, one for each kiddo... I wanted to do something along the "kid art" theme line so I had the kids draw some drawings... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Buzzmills
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Since it's Kid's Clothes Week I've got a rare Saturday post today...At the beginning of this week I had no real plans to sew any kid's clothes. I've got a few other (thousand, just like us all, right?!) things to catch up on instead...But, as is the usual occurrence with... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Buzzmills
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I've found myself doing a lot of pattern testing this summer. It all started with a bathing suit (and then another) and then the first piece of clothing I've ever sewn for my husband! I've had a lot of fun joining the testing process, seeing the changes that are made,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Buzzmills
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I've had the Caroline Party Dress pattern ever since the Perfect Pattern Parcel #2, however, at the time I only had a chance to sew up the Celestial Tee and the September Dress. So, for my husband's parent's 50th anniversary party I knew I wanted to make Violet a special... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at Buzzmills
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It's Kid's Clothes Week! Are you participating this season? I'd say that I'm "sort of" participating... The theme this season is "kid art", of course that can be taken many different ways, but I thought it'd be fun to get the kids involved and let them add some of their... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at Buzzmills
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It's that time again! Time to take off your pants! Well, and don dresses and skirts (no I'm not suggesting that you walk around in just your under garments!). Welcome to SONP (summer of no pants) 2014! What is SONP? Well, you can get all you need to know here,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at Buzzmills
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The kids and I have been busy making...making bread and butter...you know life's "essentials"! Head on over to Inner Child Giving to see our homemade goodies...a sweet little housewarming gift! Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at Buzzmills
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A few weeks ago Rachael sent out a call for pattern testers for the men's version of her Juba shorts. I was intrigued but hesitated for a bit. In all my making I have never made any men's clothes, unless you count this sweet felt vest, haha! In fact, my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at Buzzmills
I don't live in Annapolis, very nearby though, only about 30-40 min. away, but funnily we don't make it there very often. I think we forget how close it actually is! Haven't heard of Punk's, but then again I'm not very knowledgeable about restaurants there ;) I'll have to check it out the next time we are there though, sounds yum!
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I'm bringing home this post from last summer. It was originally posted on Designs by Sessa as a part of her The Porch series. We've found ourselves spending a lot of time on our deck once again during these past couple of months so it seemed like a good time... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at Buzzmills
thank you trine! I so wish I could pull off a suit like this ;)
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2014 on Little Fishes Cosi Swimsuit... at Buzzmills
thank you heidi! The girls definitely loved that they matched! :)
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Thanks olga, aren't the fishies the cutest!
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2014 on Little Fishes Cosi Swimsuit... at Buzzmills
Thank you! yes, it is a tempting suit, we probably don't need anymore either but I'm still tempted to sew up one more ;)
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Thank you rachel! I can't really tell if the fish are actually upside down or if it doesn't really matter...I did check that before I cut, but now looking back...oh who knows no one is looking that closely right ;)
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2014 on Little Fishes Cosi Swimsuit... at Buzzmills
I know the skirt...goodness, I HAD to make a skirted one!
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I did stretch it a little bit...but it was challenging to stretch and pin at the same time, so really it's just stretched minutely. Does that make sense. I was just sort of going with it and hoping for the best. My daughter doesn't have super skinny legs so it worked fine without stretching it. Alternatively, you could probably measure around your daugthers leg to see how much FOE you should use and stretch as needed.
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2014 on Little Fishes Cosi Swimsuit... at Buzzmills
oh thank you so much! Really it is those fishes! Right?! :)
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oh they are so cute...fingers crossed they make it to portugal to you ;)
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2014 on Little Fishes Cosi Swimsuit... at Buzzmills
thank you!
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Ha ha ha! thanks for stopping by! Violet's sandals are See Kai, we got them from Zappos. This is actually the third summer in a row we've had the same exact pair of shoes, yellow, then peach, now yellow again. Why mess with a good thing, right?!
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2014 on Pinwheel Zippy Pouch... at Buzzmills
Love it! Feel free to share pictures when you are done! :)
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2014 on An unorthodox "Ikea hack"... at Buzzmills
Some of the sand did rub off...not all, but a good deal after it dried, but the shells stay pretty well. We also mixed some of the sand into the clay a bit and that worked well.
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I got them from Target a few years back.
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