Beyond Deweyville

Breeding, feeding, writing, reading, crafting, and photographing in Orange County, CA Where it has become a novelty to raise your own kids and mow your own grass (if you can afford some).

Easy & Lovely Pillow Covers November 20, 2011

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Well hello!

We’re about to hit the highway for our annual out-of-doors,Thanksgiving at the beach, camping trip

I had a couple extra naked pillows taking up space in my closet, so I thought I’d make some quick covers and use them in our trailer

I found this little pillow cover tutorial, and as promised, it was very quick and easy

And here they are!

So cute right?

Now go make some

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!



Twirl this! May 28, 2011

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First off, let’s all look down and comment on Bootsy’s well groomed two year-old fingernails.

I am a kudo hog

She did recently turn two <falls off cheap IKEA stool>!

I decided to make her something twirly since I’m still happily riding and waving from the train to Obsessedwithskirtsville

I’ve been searching and hunting for a good (and er, free) tutorial on a skirt with a tie.


I found it over on Molly’s blog Me and Madeline

You can view her super easy tutorial here

If you visit be sure and show her some love for her generosity.

Happy Birthday Bootsy Girl!



How about these apples? May 24, 2010

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You wanna hear about my latest adventure laying floor?


That reminds me, remember my naked story?

This was the pose!!

Okay, flooring another day then.

How about sewing cute dolls?

Here is where I got the template and also where you can link up with Emily Martin, the creator of them.

Aren’t they so dang sweet?

I’ve been making them for a good year now

For the girls

for my friends

for my girls’ friends

for auction baskets

I even convinced Keri to come over and make one for her little man

My favorite part is choosing their tights

If you decide to make one, and I hope you do, here’s is one tip that I’m not sure is mentioned in the printed instructions.

**When making the arms and legs, it’s best to fold a good size piece of your your chosen fabric (right sides together), sew a leg/arm pattern, THEN cut around your stitching.

This is much easier than trying to sew little bits of skinny strips together.**

Now, I’ve got some sock sliding to do on the new floor so I’ll catch you on the slip side!