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Create a dramatic look with this amazingly simple Chevron Quilt Pattern.
This color combo is so elegant and striking!
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This week I spent time working on a new free pattern for you... the Pochi Pouch! This Japanese style zipper pouch is the perfect size for sewing supplies, make-up, or pens and pencils.
Katy has a friend... I sewed her a llama!
We recently took a trip to the beach (all dressed up, lol!) to get our family photos taken by the talented Nathaly Blaylock.
It's been 7 years since we had professional photos taken - the last time Cadie was just a baby!
I love these photos so much that I wanted to share even though there's very little about sewing in them. So I will tell you about the alteration I made to Chloe's dress and finally share my opinion on Made-by-Rae's Washi Dress.
I've been sewing a long time and I've received lots of wonderful birthday and Christmas presents. I've also received a lot of crummy ones (cheap sewing kits, anyone?). So I thought it would be fun to share with you some of my favorite gifts... ideas for what you can give your sewing buddies. Or maybe something for you to share with others so they know what you get you, wink wink!
I was shopping at Macy's a few days ago and I saw the most adorable white fuzzy owl ornaments on one of their trees. You might have seen them and know what I am talking about. They were crazy expensive - more than I've ever spent on Christmas ornaments before, but they were so pretty and cute that I walked around with two of them in my hands for about half an hour before I could exert all my willpower to put them back.
Who's going shopping??? I haven't decided if I'm going out to brave the brick and mortar shops or if I'm just going to sit on my couch and shop in in my jammies eating leftover turkey and stuffing... but I plan on getting some deals!
The Friday Spotlight today is a great little coupon holder from eSheep Designs. I'm loving it. What a cool new way to stay thrifty!
I finally got it done for you... all the testing and tweaking of a pattern to make the darling little coin pouch that we saw on Pinterest - but the photo instructions left so much to chance!
One of the first things I ever learned to sew was doll clothes. I think I was about 8. My family never had a lot of money (9 kids!), so I had to make my own. I cut up clothing that was destined for goodwill and made clothes for my stuffed dolls, stuffed animals, and even my younger siblings, lol!
This week I was invited to a baby shower. I didn't have a lot of time to make a handmade gift like a baby quilt, but that's okay. I decided to sew up a Big Pocket Baby Clutch (using my own free pattern) and stuff it with diapers, wipes, and baby cream.