Category Archives: Layla’s Sewing Adventures

Passing it on

I’ve been staying quite busy with custom work the past couple of months. Today I sent off an order, and while I was packing it up, Layla was downstairs in our studio/school room choosing fabrics. She brought me her bundle and asked to make a quilt for her stuffed cat to lay on when she…

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Printshop finish for Layla 

Hello there! I’m popping in today to show off the finished Printshop quilt that Layla and I worked on together. From the time she saw this collection by Alexia Abegg for the first time, it was all the love for Layla. The colors, the designs were all so perfect for her. We used a simple pattern…

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Changing

Sunday marked the beginning of a long transition. Justin left at 1am to travel to our new place in Tennessee. Going into it, its all been so fast, but I knew it would be incredibly hard. The longest I’ve been apart from him was when he was working six days a week doing two full…

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Investing in fun

Today, Layla and I took some time out to do some responsibility-free, no strings attached sewing. I’ve been working so hard to supplement the income just so we can scrape by, that I’ve not given much time to sewing just for fun. Not that any sewing isn’t fun, because I LOVE every bit of it. But…

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The Setting Sun

As the sun sets on 2014, I’m in a reflective state. I’m sure many of us are, as the expected end of anything often brings on waves of pensiveness, trepidation, and even dreams of things to come. I can’t help but think back on years past as the time had come for one year to…

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Welcome to Olivia Jane Handcrafted! I'm Meredith and this is my creative journal. Here you'll find loads of inspiration for a handmade wardrobe, home decor, bags, and quilts. I even have plenty of projects and tutorials to get you started or help you along the way. 

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