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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 am a total last minute kind of girl. As in, today is the Halloween party at Violet's school and, while I had been thinking about the craft for the party for weeks, I didn't really come up with one until yesterday afternoon! I needed something that was going to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Buzzmills
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As I mentioned the other day, we had our annual pumpkin painting party this past weekend (you can see past years here and here, plus party throwing tips here). We were so lucky and were blessed with a perfectly warm fall day! The sun was shining, the leaves were falling,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Buzzmills
oh man these are just too cute!! and good golly watch out for that smile! ;) Great tutorial!
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Today's project was completely inspired by these amazing "Day of the Dead" magnets. After I saw Caroline's lit up ping pong balls I thought, I wonder if they have orange ping pong balls?! And, sure enough, Target did indeed have orange ping pong balls! So, if you are looking for... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Buzzmills
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Phew...my last Kids Clothes Week project! It wasn't on the list actually...But it's per kid request. Violet no longer fits into her monster jams from two years ago. (Ps...look how little they were two years ago!!) Henry is now wearing hers but they requested a new pair of monster jams... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Buzzmills
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Yesterday was a beautiful fall day, perfect for our (mostly) annual pumpkin painting party. (pst...You can find some pumpkin painting party tips here.) And for the occasion, I sewed up some pumpkin inspired shirts. Two years ago I upcycled a pair of Punkin Chunkin shirts for the kids to wear... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Buzzmills
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So, I was supposed to have made an adorable Joey dress out of these zebras for Violet to wear for picture day next week...But then Rachael mentioned that it was a bit see through. I checked, it is...So I had to rethink the dress idea. (We are putting the zebras... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Buzzmills
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For the second day in a row both kids were home yesterday sick...like moaning in pain sick. Ugh. But as they were on again, off again napping or watching a movie yesterday I was squeezing in my Kids Clothes Week sewing... I started with another pair of Hosh pants... Same... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2014 at Buzzmills
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It's day three of Kids Clothes Week and while I did get some sewing in today these pants were actually finished yesterday just in time to snap some pictures before the rain set in. I had started them a tiny bit on Monday evening but ended up finishing them yesterday.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Buzzmills
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Another day of Kids Clothes Week and I've got another make! Yay, I'm on a roll...I'm not holding my breath though, things already seem to be going downhill...diagnosis ear infection and today and tomorrow home sick from school. But, I've got hope that I'll still be able to plug away... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at Buzzmills
Oh that is fantastic! What a great idea/design, everything! Now...I'm thinking on whether or not we may need something similar/the same! Great job!
Toggle Commented Oct 21, 2014 on hats, mittens, and scarves go here at SouleMama
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Today is the first day of the Fall addition of Kids Clothes Week! YAY! And Blergh! A few things to start. First, KCW often seems come right smack dab in the middle of all sorts of other chaos! Well, okay, I suppose that's just life! But really this week I've... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at Buzzmills
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Last weekend I found myself stitching up a last minute little baby gift while in the car traveling to meet said baby for the first time. He's already got several handmades from me, but how can one resist bringing a little gift when meeting a little babe for the first... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at Buzzmills
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Next weekend we, as a family, are heading to Pittsburgh to run a 5k together. It'll be the first time either kiddo has done a full 5k, although it's not their first race. Of course, I imagine that there will be several walking breaks, perhaps the occasional..."are we almost done",... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at Buzzmills
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Well this is a real "hoot"! I'm sorry I totally couldn't help myself! But really, it is funny...I made myself a skirt out of a tea towel! Last week I happened by some festive tea towels at Target and, of course, I couldn't resist the cute owls so I bought... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at Buzzmills
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As I mentioned last week, Violet and I had a free morning together recently in which she decided she wanted to knit. As I also mentioned last week I am not much of a knitter... I have done a bit of finger knitting and really enjoyed it, as has Violet,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at Buzzmills
very cute :) I made hockey stick horses for my sons second birthday a couple of years ago and my kids still love to play with them :) http://buzzmills.typepad.com/blog/2012/05/hockey-stick-horse.html
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So it's nearing the end of Selfish Sewing Week and today I'm sharing what I've been working on all week, the newly released Odette dress from Bluegingerdoll Patterns... When Rachael approached me a while back and asked me if I'd like to sew along for Selfish Sewing Week I said... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2014 at Buzzmills
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Today I'm sharing my Twofer creative assignment. What am I talking about? Earlier this month Meg of elsie marely challenged her readers to stretch their creative muscles by making something out of two randomly put together words. We all commented with words and she in turn put them randomly together... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Buzzmills
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Today is the first day of fall. Which of course means that yesterday was the last day of summer. Someone seems to have told Mother Nature as yesterday was hot and humid and today it is cool and crisp and breezy. Isn't it funny how sometimes the weather follows along... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at Buzzmills
Hi Cindy, Thank you! I actually made the llama head myself using fleece, felt and polyfil stuffing. I just sort of Winged it and made it up as I went while looking at a picture from the book.
Toggle Commented Sep 22, 2014 on Happy Halloween... at Buzzmills
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I'm not sure what it is but Laura seems to know just what my kiddos are looking for in clothes! It's no secret that Henry loves her Fancy Pants leggings pattern and Violet loves her jeans...and now...a new tank! I've been doing a lot of pattern testing this summer, bathing... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2014 at Buzzmills
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This week has brought us cooler temperatures and the smell of Fall is in the air. In fact, it's less than a week away. But, while I do love Fall and all it's leafy, pumpkin filled crafty possibilities... I also really like those last bits of summer. The warm glow... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2014 at Buzzmills
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A couple of weeks ago Carrie, from Right Sides Facing, emailed me to see if I'd be interested in joining in this little Blog Hop. I've been following her on Instagram for a while now, there she shares lots of fun family pictures plus lots of great sewing makes as... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at Buzzmills
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The other day Henry and I took a trip to a nearby airplane museum. It is one of our favorite little easy museum trips. There are rarely more than two other families there at the same time as us, it's nearby with no traffic, and...it's airplanes! Sadly though, when we... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at Buzzmills