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I have written books about sewing for children and adults and I'm the indie designer’s patternmaking secret weapon. I've taught video and in-person classes to anyone who would listen since 2008. I believe that sewing clothes is a radical act of self-love that increases your sense of self-worth. I'm basically your sewing fairy godmother.

front porch mandala

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I spent the day working on WORK, but I captured one of our many front porch mandalas the other day and I thought I’d share, since there’s nothing interesting to report. 

Ella and I draw and draw until she’s done.  Then the rain washes it away.

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  • christina July 1, 2009, 8:36 am

    That’s a neat idea! — and so much more environmentally friendly than doing the same thing on reams of paper. I wish we had some sort of hardscape for chalk drawings. Gravel is just not the same:)

  • christina July 1, 2009, 8:37 am

    … oh, and… (snort!) not much going on???? You’re sewing circles around me!

  • karenlepage July 1, 2009, 10:47 pm

    No gravel isn’t the same…works on the wood deck in back here, too, though. and I didn’t say there wasn’t much going on….just nothing “to report”…nobody wants to hear about my sitting in from of the computer all day trying to cram together a website while my kids play with my mom and I’m all alone in the room with a closed door :(

  • christina July 2, 2009, 6:28 pm

    Ah, not a great way to spend a day, I’m sorry about that. (Though in different circumstances, alone in a room with a closed door almost sounds peaceful, especially if it’s the bathroom :) )


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