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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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Not surprisingly, once Henry finished flipping through the "Storybook Toys" book ...Violet was eager to look through it as well. And, as I mentioned yesterday, there are so many cute little projects in the book that I wasn't surprised either that she too found a gift that she wanted to... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at Buzzmills
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As it usually happens...post February birthday sewing often leads to an extremely messy sewing room. Which, often means that come the beginning of March I'm attempting to sort through and tidy up said mess... As I was tidying and organizing patterns and sorting through sewing books, etc...Henry came across my... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Buzzmills
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As I mentioned yesterday I went on a little selfish birthday sewing kick in preparation for a fun NYC night away...a Toaster sweater, a Farrow dress and, a Zadie dress too! (There were actually two bras made as well...but no pictures of those yet...) I knew, the moment I saw... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2017 at Buzzmills
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At the end of January and the very beginning of February I found myself fervently sewing up a few things...birthday gifts, of sorts, for me. My husband and I were preparing to head off on our "first ever since having two kids night away" and my hope was to have... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2017 at Buzzmills
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Instagram and the sewing community...the perfect match for an abundance of inspiration! Right? Earlier this year I was seeing so many amazing Toaster sweaters of both varieties all across Instagram. Finally, it was too much for me to resist...and I caved. I treated it as a birthday gift to myself...and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at Buzzmills
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This year was my first year participating in Sanae and Ute's annual Secret Valentine's Exchange. This was their 4th annual SVE. This year there were 426 other makers from around the globe who joined! What fun to be a part of such and amazing conglomerate of creative folks! If you... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at Buzzmills
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There are lots of reasons I like to sew. To be able to wear something I've made with my own two hands. To see my kids looking adorable in their mama mades. To see something that you envision become a reality... But, I'm realizing more and more that one of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at Buzzmills
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I'm coming in right under the wire for Project Sew It's February "blouse challenge" with an Esme top (pattern from Lotta Jansdotter's Everyday Style)... I've been having an internal debate all month long about what blouse to sew... sounds much like last months Project Sew It post doesn't it? I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at Buzzmills
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For months now, I'm not exaggerating, Violet has been requesting a new Rowan tee. Her beloved "Penny tee" has been accidentally showing her belly button for quite some time now (why do these kids keep growing so quickly?), she's still wearing it on occasion, but really just waiting for a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2017 at Buzzmills
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The other day, in the middle of a pre or post birthday discussion, it was all such a blur of activity I can't quite remember...my husband said something with regards to Violet and the activities surrounding her birthday, "She's like you, tradition is so important to her." That struck me... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2017 at Buzzmills
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It's been a whirlwind of celebrations, as February tends to be, around here... Between my birthday at the beginning of the month, Valentine's Day in the middle and Violet's near the end of the month it feels like non stop celebrations during this short month. I've yet to get to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2017 at Buzzmills
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About a week ago I was scrolling through IG and came across this awesome cardigan from Straight Stitch Designs...with the announcement that she'd be looking for testers soon! It's such a great little cardi, simple and classic. I chimed in, "Me, me!" immediately! The Phinney Ridge really is the perfect... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2017 at Buzzmills
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There's another new German to English pattern from the lovely Annika, of Näh Connection, available! Well, two actually! The Marlene for girls... and the Miss Marlene for women... At first glance, it's a simple knit tee... with a beautiful square/boatneck neckline, but then... you spy that sweet little shoulder inset... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2017 at Buzzmills
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I've got some high hopes of getting a good deal of "selfish sewing" done for myself this year and I'm planning hoping to use "Project Sew It" and the themes that Celina picked to sort of give me that extra little push that I need for motivation. I'm looking forward... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2017 at Buzzmills
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When we decided last minute (the day before) to attend the Woman's March on Washington we found ourselves scrambling to get "march ready" in an afternoon. One of the things that we needed, was a way to carry necessities, like water, snacks, tissues...yada yada...you get the picture! Typically I simply... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2017 at Buzzmills
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If you follow me on Instagram you likely saw that I spent much of my last two weeks sewing up "Pink Pussy Hats" in preparation for last weekends "Woman's March on Washington". I sewed up 68 hats in total and donated them to friends and neighbors who were marching either... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2017 at Buzzmills
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Yes, I realize that it's nearly February. Yes, I realize I'm a little behind on the whole year in review thing. Maybe it doesn't even matter much really anyway... But for me, it's always fun too look back through the year and to put it all in one place.... So,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at Buzzmills
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As we prepared for our "Winter Wonderland" trip over the Christmas break we took stock of what warm clothes and accessories we needed. The kids needed long underwear and I...needed a neck gaiter to keep warm on the slopes! Fortunately for me, I had ordered a little bit extra wool... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2017 at Buzzmills
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Oh...I've been wanting to make the kids a set of Nutcracker inspired dolls for years now! Two years ago I did manage two sets of Nutcracker themed peg dolls which the kids adore and love to play with each Christmas. And, last year, their love of the Nutcracker inspired a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2017 at Buzzmills
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Yesterday's sock monkey wasn't the only handmade gift Violet gifted to Henry...He also requested a King's cape and crown! Goodness this boy really knows what he wants doesn't he?! This kid really does love to dress up. In fact, from Santa he requested a ninja costume...so on Christmas day he... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 at Buzzmills
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One day last month I overheard Violet and Henry discussing Christmas gifts...well, to be more specific, I heard Violet asking Henry what he wanted for Christmas. I actually missed the answer at the time, but soon after Violet gave me the run down...He had chosen some good things to ask... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2017 at Buzzmills
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Many years I attempt to make a Christmas outfit for the kids for Christmas Eve...Though, I think, that last year may have perhaps been the first year I made something for both kids. In years previous Violet was the lucky one with a new skirt one year and a new... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2017 at Buzzmills
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A "ski-trip" has been something we've been wanting to do with the kids around Christmas time for a couple of years now...But, dude...planning a trip around Christmas takes time! Which, of course, we often feel as though we don't have enough of between holiday obligations, gift buying, making...and other holiday... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2017 at Buzzmills
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Last month one of Violet's teachers asked me if I would make a custom bag...for another of Violet's teachers. I, of course, was happy to squeeze it in! We have been so lucky in each of our school years to get amazing teachers for each of the kids...and this year... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at Buzzmills
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As I spoke of neighbors moving away yesterday...we've also been lucky enough to have some new little (and big) faces move onto our street in the past year or so...I suppose that's the general ebb and flow of neighborhoods isn't it. About a year and a half ago a family... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2017 at Buzzmills