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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Sewing, Sewing Tutorials

Guest Post – Dice as Teaching Aids

I have the pleasure today of introducing my very first guest contributor to Super Mom – No Cape and I have to admit that I’m pretty excited because not only is she a wonderful teacher whose students adore her, she is our oldest daughter, Krystal. She has a great teaching aide to share with you today, complete with a tutorial…

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Embroidery

Vintage Embroidery Monday – Hearts and Other Cute Little Patterns

When I saw these heart patterns, I immediately thought of embroidering them to turn into sachets. They’d also make really pretty pincushions to include in a sewing kit as a wedding gift. After embroidering, I cut them to size and sewed them together with a backing fabric the same size.   To make the pretty edging, I did a blanket stitch…

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Gift Ideas, Sewing

Small Finishes – Mouse Pad and Zip Pouch

Just a couple of small finishes to share this week as I’ve mostly been working on the pattern for Lexie the Hexie Turtle. Getting the turtle eyes right has proven to be a challenge. Our middle daughter declared one version of the eyes as really creepy so it was back to the drawing board so to speak to come up…

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Embroidery

The Workbasket Embroidery Patterns and Public Domain

A reader posted a really good question and since it requires quite a long answer, I decided to answer it in this post. Sandy commented: “I just found your blog and love the DOW embroideries. I collect them whenever I find them. I am just finishing a set of “Bunnies” DOW and hope to have them posted in a couple…

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Embroidery

Chore Girls Towels Completed by a Reader

Super Mom – No Cape reader Susan from Dubai joined in with the Chore Girl Stitch-a-Long and she very kindly sent me two photos of the dish towels she embroidered as a wedding gift for a friend.  It was such fun to see her lovely stitching! Susan has given me permission to share those photos with all of you. The…

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Embroidery, Gift Ideas, Quilting, Sewing

Vintage Chore Girls Finished

When I first started stitching the Vintage Chore Girls, I had the idea that I’d turn them into a baby quilt to have on hand ready to give next time there’s a baby girl born for whom I want a special gift. But as I stitched and thought about it, I got to thinking about when I was a young…

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