JANNA VANDERVEEN

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The Neverending Story was one of my favorite movies as a child. In it, a bullied boy named Bastian, flees to his school attic to escapes the worries of his life. He enters a book and through that, the world Fantasia, which is in dire need of a hero and savior. Bastian learns to overcome his fear and triumphs in saving the land. Having experienced some bullying in middle school, I related to this story on many levels. And… Read More

My daughter has spent the last several months begging me to make Lily (our Maltese puppy) a princess dress. We’ve perused countless Etsy websites, sewing blogs, and pattern sites together, looking for just the right outfit.   When we stumbled across Julie Ahn’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/julie.ahn.129  we were both captivated by her designs.  Julie is an incredibly talented Korean artisan who designs the loveliest dresses for small show dogs.  My daughter was delighted and immediately suggested that I make Lily an outfit just like hers.  The… Read More

My Lily loves to chew, especially dog beds with zippers and foam. I decided she needed a more durable, chew-proof bed.  🙂 Erin Erickson has a free fleece dog bed tutorial on her web site (Dog under my Desk).  www.erinerickson.com Instead of fleece, I used a soft, red-rose petal minky. I think she loves it!