Miranda Anderson

Happily married and raising three delightful kids outside of Austin, TX. I sew, create, cook, and explore. IG is my photojournal.
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The outside. My thread wasn't a perfect match, and this lantern print quilting cotton was the only green I had on hand (in my whole stash?!!) but the gaping hole is sewn up tight and ready for more adventures.
princesasylvia : Have you tried using a serpentine stitch for the patches? It blends nicely and is super secure. I love the peek of color.
oolawoola : Did you open up the pant leg to be able to do this fix?
livefreemiranda : @princesasylvia no! I'll see if my machine has it!
livefreemiranda : @oolawoola yep! If you want to see the step-by, click the link in my profile and scroll down a couple postsπŸ‘
swimbikequilt : I'm so curious if lucas would go for this. I'll have to try it. Looks good.
livefreemiranda : @swimbikequilt especially on denim it can be invisible if you match the thread well. Chino is a little bit tougher, but seriously once they're wearing them you almost don't even notice at all.πŸ™Œ
onemorejuju : I actually like the contrast of the slightly mismatched thread with the peek of blue. πŸ‘
kim_shirley : I agree with @onemorejuju I like the contrast!
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Inside out knee patch on E's favorite pants. I'm becoming an expert.πŸ‘Œ #thedailyseam (full diy otb a few posts back)
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lmtblogs : So glad you're blogging more lately!
livefreemiranda : @lmtblogs thank you! It's been fun. Feels like a good season :-)
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A few more of the crazy kids' #oops to repair. Spring, please come soon so I can scrap all these pants into shorts once and for all! #thedailyseam
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julstidwell : Completely agree!
lexipshae : I'm with you! My poor third son has holes in every pair 😁
hrferrill : How do you stylishly repair the kiddies holes? @livefreemiranda
livefreemiranda : @hrferrill there's a diy on my blog for how I patch them from the inside. Must pretty recent, and the link to OLM is in my profile!
livefreemiranda : @hrferrill *it's pretty recent, not must:)
ccdesign1 : I thought it was always spring or summer in TX!
livefreemiranda : #DMlivingwithkids
livefreemiranda : @ccdesign1 almost!
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Baby's first toddle. #lilmissplum ▢️
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tamara_dawson : That is so amazing. My little boy is on the brink too, and I know those first precious steps are gonna send me into mamma-meltdown... She's just gorgeous.
mlanderson6 : Look at her go! yeah Plum!
rebecca.toronto : Oh my gosh- love this!
janell911 : Yay!
googiemomma : That face!
alinekaehler : Everything about this is perfect
danamadeit : So cute!
dimarieb : Oh my!! She's the absolute cutest!!
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Serger thread, stacked on top of my craft drawers. Basically, I'm realizing I run a small factory for all the supplies I own. πŸ˜† Also, I've tried so hard to make that gold metallic thread work in my machine, but it doesn't! Anyone with experience serging with metallics have advice? #thedailyseam
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ivylarsen : What she said πŸ‘† I may need
livefreemiranda : @brubs2 @ivylarsen these are from Pottery Barn a couple years ago. I don't think they sell them still, but I've seen some similar ones at Hobby LobbyπŸ‘
kelseybang : Looks so cute and organized!
lilbitbeth : @livefreemiranda is the gold thread unraveling when you serge? What about in your sewing machine?
livefreemiranda : @lilbitbeth not so much unraveling as just getting kinked. It doesn't even stay on the project at all. I can sew with that fine, it's just the serger that's an issue. Any tips?
lilbitbeth : I wish I had some for you. My silver started to unravel on me, so I used it with the overlock stitch on my sewing machine instead. If its kinking, it must be pretty thick. Maybe a needle change? I bet @mmadalynne would know what to do.
mmadalynne : @lilbitbeth I'm flattered that you thought of me! I haven't had experience with sewing metallic thread in a serger. The most interesting thread I've used is wooly nylon for my lingerie. I'm passing on the torch to @amyalan to see if she can help. Her serging class on Craftsy is amazing!
thedailyseam : Love it
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Watch out world, #lilmissplum has found her feet! Rompers* and bare knees from here on out (as soon as the Texas monsoon ends.πŸ’§πŸ’¦β˜οΈ) *full diy otb today, if you've been waiting!
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craftinessisnotoptional : Im dying over her hair color. Gorgeous!
livefreemiranda : @bird_steph these are a 3, and she's ready for a 4. She's petite, though, so I'd say 4 is a safe bet:)
bird_steph : Thanks! And she's such a cutie 😍
kathw16 : Yay!! On her feet! Sweet little thing! ❀️
seemesew : Ohhh I love, love, love that romper! I only have boys :'(
mlanderson6 : Wahoo Plum!!!
kim_shirley : Love her!
allysondidlake : Yay! Go plum!
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I was so excited to ditch my dinner plans (okay, I didn't have any) when I learned it was National Pancake Day! We made them "Dead Elvis" style, which is bacon and caramelized banana--both inside and on top. See aforementioned stretchy pants post. πŸ‘Œ
julstidwell : We pigged out on pancakes today too! Yay for pancake day! πŸ˜‹
kjsalty : πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
mlanderson6 : Yum!!!
leahfergs : Those look amazing!! Our new favorite is the toasted coconut mix from trader joes, made extra yummy with homemade buttermilk syrup
erprince : Great idea!!
brookethejohnson : Yum!!
kim_shirley : Yum! You definitely know how to do National Pancake Day!
arneandy : Oh my goodness! I can't believe I missed pancake day. I'll be sure to make up tonight. I wonder if I can convince Melanie to do that Elvis for me tonight for dinner...
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Bulk elastic for lots of stretchy pants. #thedailyseam
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boyohboyohboycrafts : I think you win the elastic stash game!
livefreemiranda : @gparrish all day long. πŸ‘Š
livefreemiranda : @meagangracie I use elastic on the daily for them!
livefreemiranda : @craftinessisnotoptional fyi I'm totally copying your whole book party and I'll Definitely be wearing stretchy pants that day! πŸ™ˆ
livefreemiranda : @lyndseeb you got it lady. Let's make some!
livefreemiranda : @boyohboyohboycrafts haha, I have a problem.
lilbitbeth : I really need to invest in bulk elastic.
craftinessisnotoptional : Hehe! Cant wait to see!
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I bundled up and took a short walk this morning. It wasn't a calorie-burner, but I cleared my headspace and felt ready for a new crazy day. Isn't it great that parenthood has no rules? We have freedom to choose what best fits our family and our life! We do the best with what we have, and that's enough. πŸ™ŒπŸ‘ŠπŸ˜š
bgwittwer : Amen. Good for you!
ajclemans : Yay! The live free socks are now in your life. Love it!
jenbosen : Yes. So much yes. ξ€Ž
luluthebaker : Yes!
agtaylor79 : Amen! I needed to hear it put just that way. Thanks!
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Multiply by eight similar drawers, add 50+ yards of apparel bolts, carry the one, and you have my #fabricstash. It's official, I've become my mother. #thedailyseam
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livefreemiranda : @lexipshae I do the same. In fact, I spot a couple fabrics here transplanted from my moms stashπŸ™ˆ
amieglauser : Love love love!
sarahcollette7 : Oddly, this reminds me of my drawers and drawers of half used tubes of haircolor... 😝
limorgan22 : Oooh. It's so pretty!
nanabecca : 😬
jessmakes : This makes me laugh when I think about that post you wrote years ago about going to a party with a friend where there was a fabric swap and you brought a knit or something... And now you have a lovely little quilting weight collection too!
livefreemiranda : @jessmakes haha, that's so true! My life in DC and friends like @swimbikequilt and @lauragunnstudio introduced me to a whole new world of designer quilting cotton fabric, which in the last couple years has started to grow to include designer substrates as well which makes me immeasurably happy! I still sew far more with apparel fabric, but having a little girl is finally giving me an opportunity to use up some of my piles of gorgeous cottons:)
swimbikequilt : So pretty! Wish I was there to sew up clothes for cute little girls
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