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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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oh my goodness...you made quick work of that fabric!!! It's all so beautiful!! those quilt squares are amazing!
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on stitching in blue at SouleMama
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At the beginning of the summer Ajaire of Call Ajaire asked me if I'd like to be a part of her "Not Just a Sunsuit" pattern tour and seeing that Violet loves the romper I made for her earlier this summer (and loved the one from last summer as well...)... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Buzzmills
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With less than two weeks until school starts we are winding down our summer here... We've squeezed in a ton of fun and adventure over these summer weeks. But now as we slow things down a bit in preparation for regular bedtimes and school time routine the adventures will likely... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at Buzzmills
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Kids aren't the only ones who are making fantastic pieces of art and sculpture out of recycled materials. Artists from around the world have been embracing this idea as well using everyday objects like soda cans, water bottles, toys, hangers and toilet paper rolls to make stunning pieces of art.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2015 at Buzzmills
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Today for Backyard Art Camp, Re-useum... Tara has a roundup of books to inspire you and your children to make and create art using recycled materials. While the recycled materials themselves are surely going to give you loads of inspiration...books are often helpful as visual guides for your creativity... Tara... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2015 at Buzzmills
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Today on Backyard Art Camp, Re-useum, Melissa is sharing some great tips on how to nurture creativity with child-led art projects... While hosting a great big neighborhood art party is super fun...it might not always be feasible. But, that shouldn't stop you from having your own Re-useum at home! Stop... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2015 at Buzzmills
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It's been two years since Melissa and I hosted Backyard Art Camp! Two summers, since we shared, along with several other bloggers, 8 weeks of fun, art, and loads of kiddo creativity! And, you know what folks, two years seems like too long! So, this week we are back with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2015 at Buzzmills
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A couple of weeks ago we headed down the road to a nearby farm for our annual harvesting of peaches and blackberries, we added blueberries as well this year for good measure... It was one of those amazingly beautiful days that comes after a string of hot and humid ones.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2015 at Buzzmills
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Our summer started off with a bang in a totally awesome, albeit occasionally exhausting, way...The entire first month of summer vacation we found ourselves on the road away from home and adventuring for part of each of those four weeks. Some of these trips were planned, some were totally spur... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2015 at Buzzmills
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During the early part of the summer the kids, as they always do, spent every afternoon at the pool taking swim lessons and brushing up on their skills. Usually, at this point I realize that one or both of them have grown out of their swimsuits, this year it turns... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2015 at Buzzmills
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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