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First Days

My oldest baby had her first day of school this week!! Where has the summer gone? Growing up, I didn’t start the school year until after Labor Day, but here in Colorado our kids start in the first week of August- crazy!!! Anyway I love the classic first day of school pictures so for the last couple of years I’ve made personalized signs for my kids to hold for their first day of school picture. I’m particularly proud of the one I made for her this year!...

Like Mommy Like Daughter

When I was little my mother made me a blanket that became affectionately known as “bunny blankie.” This blanket came with me everywhere, including to school with me until second grade!!! (embarrassing- yes I know) This blanket was very important for a number of reasons. First of all, it kept me warm 🙂 probably the most important job for a blanket. Second, it was my security, my sense of home to help me not feel scared and afraid when I was out of my comfort zone. And third it was a toy, it made a wonderful cape so I had my mom attach some velcro accordingly to make it even...

Change for the Better

Don’t be afraid of change. You may lose something good, But you may gain something better. Welcome to our new and (hopefully) improved website! It is a time of great change for the three of us at McKay Manor Musers, both personally and with our little business. A few years ago we had a developer create our website, but now that developer has moved onto other things and will no longer be supporting our website. This left us with the opportunity to start from scratch. We (some what crazily) decided to design, create, and maintain our website on our own! This has been an interesting experience to say the least,...

Basic Baby Blanket

We at Mckay Manor Musers love a simple project with a purpose. Nothing fulfills those requirements like a baby blanket. You can easily start and finish a sweet little baby blanket in a matter of hours. Plus, you have an excuse to buy absolutely adorable fabrics that you may not have a use for otherwise. (As though we really need an excuse to buy more fabric.) This downloadable pattern will walk you through the steps of making a 30″ x 40″ baby blanket with a cotton binding. This blanket is incredibly customizable. Simply pick three of your favorite fabrics for the front, back, and binding. Then, add some fun quilting...

Looking Pretty in Ruffles

We discoved a fun and easy way to make a beautiful skirt that only looks complicated! We used Ruffle Fabric(™) which is a pre-ruffled knit fabric. It comes in lots of varieties from a small lightweight ruffle, to a heavier wider ruffle, to a varigated ruffle that goes from small to wide, as well as stretch lace fabrics. These fabrics allow you to make a skirt in a flash that looks like it took forever, but it is really a sinch! You can get this awesome fabric on the Ruffle Fabric website. All of the pictures above were made using different types of ruffle fabric and our new patterns. We...