I am filled with a strong feeling of happiness today ... that's right, I'm GLEEFUL!! How cute is that name that Sew Caroline picked for her debut fabric collection for Art Gallery Fabrics? I love it and think it's perfectly fitting for these bright, fun and playful patterns + colors. Caroline sent me a bundle of Gleeful fat quarters to create something to share with all of you. So.much.pressure when I saw the fabulous line up of bloggers she had for her Gleeful blog hop. So ... I stuck with I know and love, a fun & fast table runner. Here's a quick how-to make your own: "Popsicle Glee" Table Runner Finished Size:: 12″ x 36" (4) Fat Quarters / (3) popsicle blocks + (1) ... Keep Reading

Giveaway!! // First Day Dress Pattern + Kona Cotton


Yea! You're back! That tells me you are serious about winning the pattern from yesterday's review: Dana of MADE has graciously given me (2) patterns to giveaway and to sweeten the winnings, Robert Kaufman is giving away two custom Kona Cotton fabric bundles for you to create your very own color blocked First Day Dress. That means TWO winners!! Bundle 1 will include: (1) Digital First Day Dress Pattern &  1/2 YD (Robin Egg) + 1 YD (Camellia) + 1 YD (Midnight) Kona Cotton Bundle 2 will include: (1) Digital First Day Dress Pattern &  1/2 YD (Lime) + 1 YD (Chartreuse) + 1 YD (Bahama Blue) Kona Cotton Enter using Rafflecopter widget below: a Rafflecopter giveaway Happy ... Keep Reading

First Day Dress + Pattern Review


Last week I had the pleasure of pattern testing Dana's (of MADE) newest pattern, First Day Dress. I've been watching her sneaks and hints and teases on Instagram over the past months so I was thrilled when she contacted me. I instantly knew I wanted to sew a dress for my soon-to-be three great-niece {I mean it kinda screamed party dress with all that twirl action}. As I looked through all the styles ... yes, there are LOTS of styles: • A-Line Dress • A-Line Top • Swing Dress • Swing Top • Swing Dress/Top with Front Placket {Each can be made with or without sleeves.} I settled on the swing dress and decided to do a color blocked version. Thank you to my WONDERFUL contact, ... Keep Reading

Triangle Baby Quilt // For Emerson


I am SO excited to share my brand-spankin'-new nephew's baby quilt with you today along with a few peeks into the sweetest nursery ever! I'm not sure I asked my sister if she wanted me to make "the" baby quilt {you know, the one that matches the nursery and hangs on the crib as you anxiously await the arrival} or if I told her I was making it, but I was nice enough to consult with her on design and color. You can see other likes as well as nursery inspiration on her Pinterest board, Little Cookie. She picked this triangle quilt by Crafty Blossom as the inspiration, which lucky for me, was based on See Kate Sew's FREE tutorial {yea, no extra mental work for Auntie!!}. I modified the ... Keep Reading

An {April} Shower // For my Seester


Oh hello June. hello summer break. hello new little baby nephew. Things have been wonder-FULL around here and I just can't seem to sit down in front of the computer to blog all the things I have to blog. I love your patience and that you stick around and keep checking on me like a good friend. So, SURPRISE!! I've got a post for you today. Disclosure: I am discovering that I can not throw a party and document a party {at least photographically speaking} so I apologize for the lack of/quality of pictures, but I'm hoping you'll get a taste of this very fun shower and it'll spark ideas for other showers. My one-and-only sibling was due with her first little one the middle of June. As I ... Keep Reading