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Holiday Vacation Craft... to keep them busy!

Well it is official, my children are at home for two weeks. Once you become a parent, with school age children, you develop a love/hate relationship with school vacations and snow days (at least I have)! 

I have been somewhat obsessed with the Alabama Stitch book since I purchased it over the summer. I made myself a skirt and am currently working on a christmas present.  I did use the techniques from the book to create a great project for M.  First I asked her to draw me a picture  and I used it to create a stencil.  I had her paint her picture onto the tee shirt....

m painting with fabric paint

I then let it dry and reverse appliquéd and appliquéd the details of her picture in. It is now one of her favorites!


m and her shirt

check out the alabama chanin website for more info.  The book (see sidebar) has some great projects and teaches you all the techniques you need to do your own hand sewing!  Happy Vacation week!

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