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Recently a young mother on social media posted a quote about how quickly kids grow up and then commented about how she just doesn’t know how to do it all. She loves to make make make but finds it difficult to do that while having a baby, plus manage the other aspects of the household. […]

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  • Lauren

    Awesome post, Meredith! Thank you for your honesty and encouraging words! Just what I needed.ReplyCancel

  • This was such a great post, Meredith! I am fortunate that I get a lot of help from my parents and my husband’s parents with our kids, which is when I am able to do a lot of my sewing. It is easy for me to become super focused on my sewing projects and let my other responsibilities fall to the wayside, including my family who are ultimately the most important. This is such a good reminder to slow down on the projects and be present with my people. I don’t want them to feel cast off because I am selfishly focusing on my hobby above everything else.ReplyCancel

  • I love this.ReplyCancel

  • Andrea M

    I love this. Thank you. :)ReplyCancel

  • Very well put, and I completely agree with everything!
    Isn’t it a blessing to have the older, mature ladies in your Bible study group? The ones who have been through it all and have perspective? I flock to these women at our study and they have been invaluable to me in so many ways.ReplyCancel

  • Emily

    You’re so right.
    You definitely can’t have it all, men nor women.
    Being a parent is such a privilege. Raising respectable humans is daunting and exhilarating and awe-some. I love how seriously you take it.ReplyCancel

I think we can all relate the life things not going as we hope, plan, or expect. I suppose looking at it optimistically, one would point out that the unexpected things are what make life interesting and help us to grow. I didn’t plan to ever spend eight weeks apart from my best friend and […]

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  • Cynthia Palm

    Great post, Mere! The dress is darling, and it’s great that you have a open heart to hear your daughter, even after you went through the time, energy and cost to make it. I appreciate and am personally encouraged in my own motherhood by your candor.ReplyCancel

  • Laura

    I love this post. Sometimes it’s hard to remember that the best lessons in life are often learned the hard way…so thank you for the reminder!ReplyCancel

  • I am very encouraged by your post. I am just getting ready to make my first blog post. During the sermon on Sunday a very important point was made: “Flaunt your imperfections” None of us are perfect!ReplyCancel

The past week has been spent trying to get into a groove that will work until moving time rolls around. Now that the sickness is out of our house, I think we are sort of getting there. Sort of. I’ve wrapped up my latest batch of custom orders with the Unicorn pillows, and after doing some packing […]

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  • Love this blouse! You did a beautiful job!ReplyCancel

  • If you did ever make a plain version you could use some of those liberty scraps for the pocket to give you a pop of liberty for fun.ReplyCancel

  • I love your blouse – I’m in blouse making mode myself these days getting ready for summer (I’m in Canada so it’s a ways away but never too early to get ready!) and sleeveless is my favourite for summer blouses. I love this print too – Liberty does cotton like most others do silk :)ReplyCancel

Recently I was commissioned by a good client of mine to make some pillows for a friend of hers. She explained that her friend lost her 10 year old daughter to cancer, and that her daughter’s favorite things were unicorns and rainbows. She saw my Pegasus pillow and asked if I was up for the […]

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I’m so excited to bring you my latest tutorial for Janome using their limited edition Anna Maria Horner M100! This project was made for Valentine’s Day but you can use it all year long! Its called the Mosaic Heart Tote and I was inspired by the idea of a pieced heart thinking of all the […]

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