Friday Favorites // Christmas Tutorials

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Just popping in to share five of my favorite "Christmas" inspired posts from years past. Photo Credit: Joy's Hope "Mistle Toes" FREE Printable Santa + Reindeer Book Page Garland DIY "Spread Cheer" Holiday Frame Tutorial Zig-Zag Table Runner Tutorial Photo Credit: Ann Kelle Christmas Cheer Tree Skirt Tutorial Maybe one or two will inspire you this year! ... Keep Reading

CYBER MONDAY // Handmade Holidays

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Hello December. Hello {CYBER} Monday. I can not believe it's been SIX months since my last INSTAsale. I never imagined that would happen, but life got full of summer fun + new nephew loving and then school starting + sample sewing and life thrown in and here we are. As much as I have on my plate right now, I just couldn't let a holiday season go by without adding a little handmade to my shop. Giving handmade is something I'm passionate about because I'm passionate about all of things I create with my hands. I know we don't all have the same gifts + talents so I love helping you give handmade + I love supporting others makers by giving handmade. Tonight I will have {quite possibly} my only ... Keep Reading

Indiesew Winter Collection // Handmade Fashion

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Guys! I am thrilled to share today's post with you ... it times perfectly with my capsule wardrobe introduction yesterday. Two of the 37 pieces I chose for my fall/winter {as you can see from these pictures, we skipped fall and headed straight for winter!} capsule were handmade by me from patterns featured in the Indiesew Winter Collection. The Indiesew Winter Collection contains five top-notch sewing patterns by some of the most respected indie designers around. Buy the Winter Collection bundle and save 15%. Josephine Top by Made By Rae A woven tunic or blouse with front pleats and three sleeve options. This woven top is perfect for layering under coats and blazers. View B // ... Keep Reading

WIWW // A Capsule Wardrobe

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Maybe I should have titled this ... WIDWW {What I Didn't Wear Wednesday} At the beginning of September, inspired by this girl, I challenged myself {I love self-imposed challenges ... Whole 30 anyone?} to NOT spend any $$ on new clothes until Black Friday. Shannon's {FPFG} challenge was to only purchase clothing from thrift stores for 6 months ... and while I liked the idea, I knew it wouldn't be very practical for me as I don't really have the time to invest in 'the hunt' at thrift stores. So I compromised with no clothes at all for 3 months. Surprisingly it wasn't that hard and in fact saved $$ in other spending as I simply avoided leisurely browsing most stores and quickly recycled or ... Keep Reading

A Fox in My Pocket // DIY

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Just like a fox, this tutorial is quick and clever and would make a lovely gift for a handmade holiday! Supplies Needed: Sweatshirt or Hoodie with pockets or kangaroo pocket Felt {Strawberry, Sliver & White used from Glitter & Glass collection c/o Benzie Design} Fox template // Silhouette (fox) design Freezer Paper Wonder Under Fusible Web Embroidery Thread Thread Step 1: Pre-shrink the felt. DO NOT skip this step. Felt shrinks when washed & dried. You want to do this BEFORE you stitch it to the sweatshirt. Read Benzie's "How to" post. Step 2: Depending on the size of your sweatshirt pocket opening, size your fox template / design file to fit the ... Keep Reading