Wishful Thinking: Bustier Top with Cap Sleeves

Wishful Thinking shares projects that catch my eye โ€” and their likelihood of completion. The bustier top is classy and flirty. Photo via BurdaStyle. This pattern from BurdaStyle was featured on the site’s blog recently, and I instantly was smitten. Why I like it: It’s unapologetically feminine. Clean lines. Technical drawing via BurdaStyle. My construction […]

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Under Construction: Granny’s Clothespin Apron

Under Construction provides a peek at works in progress. The pouch is mostly finished. I *should* wrap up this clothespin apron this week. It’s a project from “One-Yard Wonders.” Diapers of all colors. Why a clothespin apron, you ask? Das Baby will be wearing cloth diapers, and the colorful covers must be line dried. A […]

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What They Made: Handmade for Das Baby

What They Made is an occasional series in which I highlight handmade items that tickle my fancy.   The Buege sisters, BN and Erin. (The pattern on this dress does a pretty good job of concealing 33 weeks of pregnancy โ€” at least from the front!) Photo by my mom. My sister, BN, with a […]

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Duvet fix

All tied up and much improved. It’s been a cold spring in Milwaukee. It took me a while to finally drag the duvet off my bed. ย  But when I did, I made a fix that I had been meaning to conduct for a long time. Let’s talk duvet pros and cons โ€” Pro: Super […]

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Watching Create TV

There’s no cable at VHHQ, but I can’t complain. I’ve got Create TV on Milwaukee Public Television‘s Channel 36.3.   If you’re not familiar with Create, it’s a public television channel featuring only cooking, crafting, travel, and home-improvement shows. Could this be any more perfect for me? I watch more Create TV than I do […]

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Breakfast for dinner

It’s Friday night, and it’s breakfast time. Breakfast for dinner was a regular occurrence for me growing up. My parents had an old (even in the ’80s) waffle iron that made four 4-by-4-inch waffles at a time. I don’t recall their preferred box mix, but it always was tasty. Toppings frequently included peanut butter, bananas, […]

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