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A Little About Me!

Hi, I'm Laura! 

I am a mama of two boys, Daniel and Luke. They are my world! You'll probably see them A LOT here, because I plan to share a lot of my sewing projects and creations. They are the primary reason I sew!   
I enjoy sewing, pattern testing, trying new things, cooking, and trying new recipes, so I thought it might be fun to write about these things! This will be my blog to share things I make – whether it be food or clothes.  

I want to give credit to my sister, Leah. A good many of the pictures that I share will be by her! She started taking pictures of my babies when they were born, and aims to take a good picture of all of the kids every week, so we usually get plenty of photos of the kids wearing the things I make. It has been fun!  

I really got into sewing shortly after Daniel was born. I wanted to learn how to sew cloth diapers. I made some diapers, and somehow found out about the sewing world on Facebook, and it has been FUN! I've learned so much over the past few years, and have tried all kinds of new things! It wasn't long before I was devoting most of my free time to sewing baby clothes – I preferred the fit of the things I was making – They actually fit over the cloth diapers and looked good, where a lot of our store-bought things didn’t. So, this is a little about me, and how and why I got started. Now, I'm just hooked.  

I love sewing! I love PDF sewing patterns. I love fabric! 

So, WELCOME

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  1. Found this through the Mamma Can Do It FB group. Am just starting up with sewing for my kids - want yo mar cloth diapers too and I also like cooking. Have even started thinking about a blog to record what I make 😃

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    1. It is so fun sewing for your kiddos! I LOVE getting to see them in things I make! I do a lot of clothes and diapers! :-) I recently decided that I should write about it (because I really always enjoyed writing as well ;)) It's really fun! Thank you for reading mine!! <3

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