Harley the Ravenclaw Quidditch Player

Harley let me know about a week ahead of time that one of the dress-up days for spirit week was Halloween, and she wanted to be a Quidditch player from Ravenclaw House.  She has taken a “sorting” quiz and that is the House she would belong to if she attended Hogwarts and lived in Harry Potter’s world.  She also sent me a pin on Pinterest that detailed how to take a normal cloak pattern and make it into a Harry Potter-esque Quidditch Robe.

Harley’s robe is made out of fleece, and the body of it was very easy to sew.  I used a robe pattern I already had in my LARP-ing costume stash.  I did not line the body of the robe; however, I did line the hood with silver lamé.  It was not the easiest fabric to sew with, but it worked. Continue reading

Oh the Memories

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Some time last Fall, my oldest daughter, Emma, asked me if I would be willing to make a quilt for her out of her old high school t-shirts, and she brought a very large bag of t-shirts over to our house for me to use.  I didn’t get around to sorting through the bag until late February, and I started working on her quilt at the beginning of March.

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Reagan’s First Day – Seventh Grade!

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So this girl started seventh grade today, and I am so excited to see what this new year brings for her.  She definitely marches to the beat of her own drum, refusing to be forced to fit into a mold made by others. Continue reading

Harley’s First Day – Sophomore Year

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Harley started school today. It is surreal to me that she is now a Sophomore in high school when it seems like just yesterday she was the tiny little imp running around in diapers. Continue reading