A Spring Skirt—and a tutorial on an easy gathered skirt!

Vintage gathered pink skirt_edited-1

pink skirt_edited-1

I have been doing some Spring sewing lately and this is one skirt that I am glad to say that Hannie is excited about wearing.  I found the amazing water-colored cotton sateen (I know you know but I am a BIG cotton sateen fan!) at Jo-Ann Fabrics and knew it would make an amazing Vintagely Modern Skirt.  I have made one every single Spring because I love them so and you can see different fabrics here and here.

So another gathered skirt was in order this Spring but I changed the original tutorial up a bit so that you could add an invisible zipper and also make the inside of the skirt just as great as on the outside…hence a bit of a change with the way you put on the waistband.

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The Art of Homemaking: Bunny Tails or Coconut Truffles

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3 ingredient coconut truffles_edited-2

Do you have an Spring traditions?  One recipe that is quickly becoming a family tradition are these 3 ingredient coconut truffles…or “bunny tail cookies” as my kiddos like to call them.  And since they are a simple, no bake recipe we make them often ;)  And they would be the perfect treat for an Easter or Spring party…because they really do look like Bunny Tails.

You probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry right now so you can make them today!!!

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A Friday Night Tradition

At our house we have a Friday night tradition…it happens every week…no matter what….rain, shine, sickness, health…whatever…and that is our Friday Night Family Camp Out.

quilts for movie night

Actually the name may be a bit of a misnomer…we don’t really camp out, with tents and sleeping bags in the great outdoors underneath the stars.  But, we do camp out in the family room next to the fireplace.  All of us, every Friday night.  Here’s what happens: Around 8:00 p.m. we all gather our blankets, pillows, foam mats, and sleeping bags from around the house and pile them on the floor.  Then we grab some snacks (chips, popcorn, licorice, the usual) and snuggle in for a night of munching, giggles, and movie watching.

movie night

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