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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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Today I'm over at Imagine Gnats sharing my latest post for flannels week! The kids each got a Mulberry Tunic made is some super cozy and soft Robert Kaufman mammoth and shetland flannels. Honestly, when the fabric arrived I was instantly jealous and wanted to keep it for myself, or... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Buzzmills
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For the past five out of eight years of Halloween costumes Henry has been an animal of some sort or the other. This year was no different... This was not his original plan, but once he knew that Violet was going as a witch... he knew he wanted to be... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2017 at Buzzmills
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What could be more classic for Halloween than a Witch? Violet knew very early on that a witch was what she wanted to be. A witch in black double gauze (which I purchased from here) no less! Well, this witch certainly knows a thing about comfort, fabric and fashion, right?!... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2017 at Buzzmills
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Halloween...always a fun time around here! In keeping with our tradition I gave the deadline of October 1 for deciding costumes. Contrary to many other years both kids knew what they wanted to be well before the "deadline" and they didn't waiver! A witch and her black cat! The perfect... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at Buzzmills
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Because, a tradition is a tradition... And because I couldn't resist these spiders by Riley Blake (from Raspberry Creek Fabrics) or these spider webs for that matter... Halloween pajamas... Henry's are favorites, Rowan tee and Wild and Free Lounge Pants... I didn't quite have enough of the spiders to make... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at Buzzmills
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As soon I saw this bat fabric show up in Emily's instagram feed I knew I needed it! We are after all pretty big "bat fans" around here it seems... Well need might be a little bit of a strong word...but I loved it! Plus, I always try to make... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2017 at Buzzmills
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I am no stranger to the Geranium dress pattern from Made by Rae, in fact there have been several different versions over the years... 1, 2, 3, 4 ,5. It's truly such a versatile pattern and really the perfect little girl dress for every occasion. That all being said, this... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2017 at Buzzmills
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Oh, I am a big fan of Laura and all of her Titchy Threads patterns! In fact, my kids are too...they have been ever since I made them their very first pairs of Fancy Pants leggings... Of course, if you've been reading for a while now, you likely already know... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2017 at Buzzmills
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When I first began to sew...it started mostly for my niece and nephews and friends with appliquéd onesies, stuffed animals and blankets. When I first began to sew for my kids they were well past the baby stage, about 1- 1 1/2 years old... I was a newbie sewist with... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2017 at Buzzmills
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Hey there! I've got the cutest top to share today! It's the Bess top (and dress) from Imagine Gnats. I've been wanting to make one of these tops for ions...and this week I finally found some time to make one! Of course, choosing the right fabric took me a bit... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2017 at Buzzmills
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Yesterday I shared Violet's first day of school Feliz dress and gave you a glimpse of Henry's new duds too, his ensemble ended up a bit like a "cool" panda! Hahaha...that's a good way to describe it right? Well, if you've been following me for a bit you likely already... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2017 at Buzzmills
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August was my "jump back in and get my sew-jo back" month it seems! Once I managed to get the house and then finally the sewing room unpacked and take that first steps toward sewing again it seems I was able to squeeze in a bit more time here and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2017 at Buzzmills
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As I mentioned my husband and I recently celebrated our 14th anniversary. Some, who have been following for a long while (and have a crazy memory!) might remember that, since our first anniversary, I've been gifting small anniversary gifts that follow the "traditional" anniversary gift "guidelines". For no other reason... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2017 at Buzzmills
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It seems appropriate to me that I hurry up and post my "summery" makes... seeing that the first day of Fall is arriving in a few short days and all... It probably matters to no one else, but me though... HA! Anywho... Last month I stumbled across this Sway dress... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2017 at Buzzmills
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Well, hello there! It's been a long time! Over 5 months in fact! Nearly two full seasons since I last posted here! If you follow me on Instagram you know that my absence was due to moving! Between coaching soccer, finishing up the school year, traveling back and forth multiple... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2017 at Buzzmills
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I'm so excited to be a part of the Coffee & Thread pattern tour today! I'm a big fan of Olga and her patterns! I've already made several different pairs of the the Wild and Free Lounge Pants, two different Eleena dresses, and, one of my personal favorites, Violet's Antalya... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2017 at Buzzmills
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Rainy, chilly days are really the perfect kind of days for family crafting aren't they? With so many other family activities, sports, etc. in our lives nowadays we don't do it quite as often as we used to, but we still really enjoy it! After we'd had our fill of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2017 at Buzzmills
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Last month I planned a trip to our local paint your own pottery studio with Violet's Brownie Troop to paint bowls for Empty Bowls Baltimore so that they could earn their "potter" badge. We all had a ton of fun and the girls did an amazing job on their bowls,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at Buzzmills
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Nearly immediately after I finished last week's polka dot kitty cat pillow I had an idea... All the pillow needed was an ear change and then, bunnies! I used the cat ear pattern as a base and elongated them at the bottom. The ears are made with two layers of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at Buzzmills
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The theme for "Project Sew It" this month... "bottoms". I will admit that I've not really put much thought into this month's project. I've had some ideas about giving the Chi-Town Chinos a try...but, truthfully idea is as far I've gotten...While I love the way my Birkin Flares turned out... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2017 at Buzzmills
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It seems to be "birthday gift week" here this week...First, a puppy, followed by a kitty and now...while not stuffed or snuggly still perfect for another good friend... A new tote! This past week was the birthday of a good friend of mine...and while I don't typically make/give birthday gifts... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2017 at Buzzmills
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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 Mar 28, 2017 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 Mar 27, 2017 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