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Baby Deer Sew a Softie Pattern

Sew this sweet little deer softie to prepare for fall decorating! A few simple stitches and free pattern offers a meaningful and fun afternoon spent with kids!

Is there anything cuter than woodland creatures? Deer frolicking, hedgehogs burrowing, chipmunks and squirrels stashing their treasures, and mushrooms pushing through soft earth like frost-weather flowers decorating the forest floor are all reasons I love autumn!  

Living in the Deep South of the United States means that we don't get to enjoy a proper fall like the rest of the US, but what it does mean is an end to what feels like interminable heat!

Summer is more like winter for us, in that most vegetables won't grow because of the heat, animals are hiding and lazy trying to conserve their cooling capabilities, and the sun is blistering to the point of being dangerous for many skin types--not to mention the threat of tropical hurricanes!

When early October finally begins bringing cooler weather, it's how I imagine most…

Stitching for Mental Health and Tiny Doll Clothes

Oh friends, do you ever go through periods of burnout? The wheel of life keeps turning, but sometimes you feel as though you'll be crushed under it if you stop? As someone who has experienced chronic anxiety her entire life, this is a regular occurrence in my mind.

This is when I chuck every project on my workbench out the window and start from scratch--or simply immerse myself in a personal project start-to-finish. The latter being the more common choice, as I hate to feel like time is wasted in scrapping projects!

I was working on my new Miss Tulip Fashion Essentials pattern yesterday, when I began reading the same sentence four times without being able to register what it said (editing is always such a bore, haha!), I decided a break was needed!



It's been a while since I've made a non-animal doll, so I decided to go for a regency Lizzie Bennet to keep me company on my sewing desk. Going out of town recently, I found a Jane Austen-inspired crochet book at a thrift store and…