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Throw Pillow and Strawberry Marscapone Cupcakes!

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Holy crap! Look at the pillow I just made. I can’t believe it mostly turned out. I even finished it early in class tonight. I only messed up one little part of my satin stitch — it got a little puckery. But just in one small spot. The rest looks nice.

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It was pieced together with ten pieces on the front and two pieces on the back. It even has a zipper back there. Hooray!

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If that wasn’t enough excitement for one night, I also finished making the . . . → Read More: Throw Pillow and Strawberry Marscapone Cupcakes!

Crafty New Toy

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I have always wanted to learn how to sew on a machine and make stuff. So, I got myself a birthday present and got a great deal on this sewing machine. jwa and I found a used desk at a resale shop on Hawthorne for a very reasonable price and … voila! It’s my new crafty set-up. Look out Etsy, here I come.

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I’ve been taking a sewing class at a place by work (we use their machines — super nice and pricey Berninas) and so far I have a pillowcase.

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