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Celebrating and learning new things

Today is Layla’s fifth birthday. The festivities started yesterday with a small party with my family. She really wanted to go bowling again this year, so we rushed through presents and cake so we would have plenty of time to bowl. We got the the bowling alley and all the lanes were taken for leagues,...

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Oliver + S : More Sketchbook Shirts, More Liberty

I told you I wouldn’t be able to quit. The Sketchbook Shirt pattern is just too good! This time I made Wallace two of the short sleeved versions of the shirt with the standard fold down collar. I used my one of my all time favorite prints, Queue for the Zoo in green.  This awesome...

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Oliver + S : Modified Jump Rope Shirt

I love the Oliver + S Jump Rope Dress. It was one of the first garment patterns I sewed for Layla so long ago. Its that time of year now when I start thinking about refreshing her wardrobe because she’s outgrown everything she has. She’s looking more like a toothpick everyday because she’s just getting...

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Kids and Quilts : A Liberty Love Story

I finished up Wallace’s new Liberty quilt, and now he and Layla have coordinating quilts. Same pattern, different color schemes to suit them. I’m not going to coordinate outfits or anything, but I’m ridiculously excited about these quilts.  I do love kids and quilts. I’m happy that Wallace is far less particular about his than...

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Oliver + S Baby Carrier

Remember that embroidery I showed you last week? Well this is what we’re turning those bits of stitching into. Layla and I haven’t quite finished our project, but I wanted to show you her baby carrier. This was intended to hold Pup, her beloved stuffed dog, but she bought a little horse that she wanted...

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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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