maya mori

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KCW / Spring 2013 / Day One

it’s difficult some days to just feed my 4 kids, let alone sew for them! thank goodness for kcw (kids clothes week), the seasonal challenge that really sparks the creative fire.

for day one i decided to delve into my stash of vintage patterns and found this lovely mccall’s gem to sew for my 3 year old daughter, frankie.

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cute pattern, cute dress, strange text…

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i decided to use a vintage print with red piping. i was able to cut it out and sew the bodice together in my hour. i really love the cherry red piping & facing. i can’t wait to see it finished tomorrow!

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the glass is half full?

it can be a struggle to focus on the positive, especially with a busy life & four children. at the end of the day, i am often overwhelmed by the plethora of dirty dishes, piles of laundry (clean & dirty both), the remnants of food that coco tossed on the floor, the clods of dirt trailed in by baseball cleats and the various complaints & tantrums.  yet, there were many lovely moments today too..

clementines, lemons & daffodils

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first spring bike ride with the girls.

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first spring eggs (after a long break)

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working on my t-shirt rug project

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sweet afternoon slumber

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ethan’s kanji practice

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a few moments to sew

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reading wildwood with aidan

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branch + crane

my kids attend the amazing japanese immersion program in portland and every year i enjoy helping with their auction. we found a great inspiration piece on pinterest and helped all four 3rd grade classes fold their own personal origami crane. the cranes were artfully glued to a beautiful, majestic willow branch (4′ x 8′).

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