Category Archives: Cotton + Steel

Yep. I’m making it a thing. This week is dress week on the ole blog. I have a full cubby in my Expedit with fabrics laid aside for specific garments. I decided to take on the Layla dresses to start with, and my, has it given me the greatest fulfillment. It has made me realize…

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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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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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Recently DuckaDilly asked me to put together a curated bundle of Liberty prints for them. You can imagine I went back and forth deciding if I should. Kidding. I said yes in three seconds. I spent the better portion of a night on their site and came out with a deep, moody bundle that’s perfect…

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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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