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The last time I wrote in 2017, I mentioned that we had made a counter offer on a home and it was rejected. But thankfully we had a great realtor who refused to give up, and she fought tooth and nail to get a deal for us. We have been in our new house since…

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Last Thursday, after our community school day, I was changing the lightbulb in my closet when Olivia started barking and losing her mind in a way that never happens. I walked into my kitchen to see my parents standing there and the tears came on quickly. It was the best surprise. They’ve been dealing with…

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I was recently asked to make a quilt for a new baby girl. She was born on the winter solstice and named after her parents’ favorite peak in the Sierra Nevadas. There was a lot of going back and forth on the colors and layout for the quilt, but we finally found a good balance…

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So much is happening around here these days it’s almost difficult to know where to begin! We just got a call this evening that our counter offer for a home was accepted. It was a little crazy because the market is absolutely insane in our county (think 2 day turnaround on houses, 2005-esque), and the…

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I dropped off the earth for a few weeks. Probably a better way of putting it would be that our world was shaken, but so it goes, and life will go on. We made a swift and entirely unexpected move within just a couple of days and have been getting settled into a new spot….

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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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