Guest Post – Homemade by Jill

Over the next several weeks you will see guest posts popping up here and there from some of our friends in the blogging community. They have generously donated their time to write a post for the Lil Blue Boo blog as Ashley goes through chemotherapy. We are incredibly grateful to these wonderful people, and we are excited to share their posts with you. We gave them a subject to write about: how do you find joy in blogging or crafting? They were welcome to interpret that however they wanted. Enjoy!



Please welcome Jill from Homemade by Jill.


First, hurray for Ashley! Your good news post brought tears to my eyes yesterday.  I’m so glad that your chemotherapy is working!

I was asked to share a little bit about how I find joy in blogging.  For me, the joy comes from the sharing.  Have you noticed how generous craft bloggers tend to be with sharing project ideas and tutorials?  I find it really inspiring, and it makes me want to create more to share.  Whenever blogging starts to feel like a chore, I’ll get an email from a reader sending me a link or photo of something they have made from one of my tutorials, and it makes all the late nights at the computer feel worth it.

Ashley is no exception.  She shares her talent with all of us through her beautiful patterns and tutorials.  She helped me tackle my fear of knits!  Even more so, she inspires us all with her positive attitude and zest for life.  Honestly, I don’t know how she does it all.  I think of her as wonder woman!  Which brings me to my project…



This year, I made my daughter, Ruby’s, Halloween costume using Lil Blue Boo patterns and tutorials.  The top portion of her dress was drafted from the Sienna Dress Pattern, and I attached a Cascading Ruffle Skirt to the bottom.  With just a few faux leather gold accents, she made a very adorable Wonder Woman!


Thanks, Ashley, for continuing to inspire us all.  We are rooting for you!



Thank you Jill!

You can read more from Jill at Homemade by Jill.



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  1. 1

    What a super cute costume!!! Love it!

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    LOVE IT!!! So creative!

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    So adorable Jill! Ruby makes a very cute Wonder Woman. It’s so wonderful and inspiring to see everyone pull together as a community as Ashley goes through chemotherapy and recovering from her surgery. All of you are so inspiring, it brings tears to my eyes. xo Jacque Pierro :)

  4. 4

    love the costume!! (Your daughter is so adorable!)

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    Beth Morrow says:

    Adorable! Great job! I love all of the talent that I get to see coming from you young mothers!

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    eeekkk!!! love this!!! I would love the talent you women have

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    I’m looking forward to the guest posts that will be posted here over the next few weeks! So I was so happy to see this awesome Halloween costume! So adorable right down the the shoes! Sending XOXO to everyone!

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    Jennifer Goldberg says:

    Love the costume, and your daughter is a precious wonder women.

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    I love how you mentioned in the beginning how generous craft bloggers are with sharing their ideas and projects! This is so true! I also find it inspiring, so much so that I have decided to join the club. Love your guest post, I’ll be sure to check out your site!

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    Amber Hunter says:

    Fabulous costume!!! Thanks for sharing :)

  11. 11

    What a fantastic costume! She looks adorable!

  12. 12

    Excellent! I am making one for myself, if it’s the last thing I do!

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    Loved your post and it’s so sweet of you to do that for Ashley. I tuned in to wish her well again (“Best wishes and MANY prayers Ashley”).

    My daughter used to have a Wonder Woman costume and she used little Dixie cups with the bottoms cut out for the wrist cuffs. When I called her outfit a costume she was indignant and exclaimed,” it’s not a Wonder Woman costume, I AM WONDER WOMAN! She was 3 then. She is now 35 and has 6 kids under the age of 12. She was correct. She IS Wonder Woman.

  14. 14

    Darling child, darling costume. Welcome as a guest . The craft world is made of very passionate, caring, talented women. What an amazing support group in the “cyber world” of ours. Prayers and blessings to both your family and Ashley’s.

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    Evelene Sterling says:

    What a cute costume and how sweet of you to help out Ashley. Bloggers are such giving people! Rest up dear Ashley!

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    The outfit is extremely cute and the cascade skirt is just perfect! I agree with you that the bloggers are one of the most generous people online!

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    Rachel Hernandez says:

    Blessings to you, Ashley may you continue to heal. Jill, you are very creative. I love the Wonder Woman costume.

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