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I love making gifts for others, but I find it hard to find handmade gifts to make for the men in my life. What is something practical that they would use? What can I use to make a gift that isn’t cheesy? I’m all about the marriage of utility and beauty when I make anything,…

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Do you subscribe to Seamwork? One of my best friends in the world gifted me a subscription when they first got started, and I have loved getting the online magazine every month. If you are a paid subscriber, two patterns are included every month.    A few months back, the Akita Top was included. I…

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The past couple of weeks have been jam packed with Market and wedding sewing. About a month ago, my husband’s coworker asked him if I could make some ties for his wedding. The picture he showed him was of Libery ties which Justin immediately recognized- he actually said, “oh, I’m pretty sure that’s Liberty and…

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Today I’m showing you some more things I made for Kid’s Clothing Week last week. My children love to play outside and get absolutely filthy digging for earthworms and playing whatever comes into their imaginations, so choosing this project was easy! I wanted to make each of them Explorer Vests from Liesl Gibson’s book, Little…

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I have several seasoned clients that I’ve made many a project for. I always love making for those people, because I feel like I know them a little bit through the creative journey I’ve gone on with them. One particular lady has such stellar and consistent taste in color, and she is always a joy 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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