bits & bobs :: simply sewing mag

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we are wrapping up our final days of school, and summer is so close we can already taste it! my daughter is moving up from 8th to 9th (high school!); my son is finishing 4th grade, and will be starting at a new school next year. we are super excited but it's bittersweet for me to say goodbye to the elementary school i've been a part of for the past 9 years! it's the end of an era, for sure. next year both kids will be at the same school and i am reeeeeeally looking forward to that.

you know how much i love to read and talk about books. we've been having a fun chat over on instagram about one of my recent reads. i've since finished the book and i just loved it!
i'm also on goodreads if you want to be my friend :)

another thing i've been loving lately: my weighted blanket! the older i get, the more i seem to have trouble getting a great night's sleep. i've been wanting a weighted blanket for a while now but couldn't get past the high price tag, so i did what any creative would do: i made one! mine is 17 pounds and i super-love it.

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if you're lucky enough to get your hands on issue 43 of simply sewing mag (brought to you by the same fine folks of mollie makes!) you'll find a fun interview that i did AND a pattern for this super sweet bee hoop project. it's based on my bee lovely design, but this one has a bit of applique thrown in, and a fresh and bright color palette.