Contain It! Blog Hop + Giveaway

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Well, nothing like a deadline to bring me back to the blog. Life has been crazy, crazy fun, but none the less crazy ... keeping me from all things blog related {same story, different day}. Moving on ... I was invited to be a part of the blog hop celebrating the one-year anniversary of the book, Contain It! English Paper-Pieced Accessories. It's written by the mother-daughter team you might recognize as Prairie Sewn Studios. Now I will admit that I was a little intimidated/un-sure of how I'd feel about this style of sewing ... BUT ... I am always looking for ways to challenge and grow in my sewing skills. Just because something doesn't at first glance look like a fit for your style, ... Keep Reading

Pink Ombre Quilt

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My GREAT-Niece recently graduated to the sweetest big girl bed and I told her mama I would love to make a new quilt for her new bed. She sent me a few quilts that caught her eye and we settled on this pin. I knew it would be easy to complete {which means it would actually get done before she was ready to graduate High School} and I loved the sweet simplicity of it ... a classic quilt that could grow with her. Pink Ombre Quilt Inspired by: Wilder & Bean Coral Peach Ombre Baby Quilt Available for Purchase The only other special request was that I incorporate a couple of the colors from the baby quilt I made for my GREAT-Niece. The bottom solid color, Coral and the binding , Mint ... Keep Reading

SSW / DIY Unisex Tee Hack

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I recently ordered a super cute graphic tee {is that what you call them? Cute words ... a typography tee might be better ... DO NOT search for graphic tee} online. I was so excited to get it, until I got it and UGH ... the words "unisex" flashed through my mind and I understood just what they meant. The problem? I'm not unisex. I'm a girl. I do not have biceps the size of my husbands, nor do I have a barrel chest, but I do have hips (that don't lie). I really, really, really tried to love this shirt. But I couldn't. Until I had an 'ah-ha' moment. I couldn't return it {should have been clue #2, following the words "unisex"} so I figured I might as well try to hack it into a wearable ... Keep Reading

SSW {Con’td} / The {Mammoth} Linden Sweatshirt

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Well I know that #selifishsewingweek is technically over, but ... rules are meant to be broken {okay, really I don't believe this, I'm a TOTAL rule follower in real life} + let's keep this party going! So today I'm featuring MY {Mammoth} Linden Sweatshirt. I say MINE because this is THE pattern to be stitching and EVERYONE has a #lindedsweatshirt. In fact, I bought fabric + the pattern many months ago {note to self - stop buying fabric & patterns when you don't have time to sew them!!}. The thing that made MY Linden happen in time for SSW was the fact that I was already sewing a sample Linden for RK. I originally planned {and bought} sweatshirt knit for my Linden, but when RK ... Keep Reading

SSW / Natalie Top {Indie Sew Feature}

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I am thrilled to be guest posting on the Indie Sew blog today as part of Selfish Sewing Week {SSW}. Indie Sew is putting such a fresh and fun spin on what one might have traditionally thought of  when they heard 'handmade' clothing. It hasn't always had a good reputation, so it's great to see the garment making industry catching up to the modern approach we've seen in the quilting world the last 5+ years. I love the "Creations" feature at Indie Sew where you can see real versions of the pattern on real people. This makes such a difference for me! I picked the Natalie top for my feature post. Natalie Top / Liola Patterns c/o Indie Sew Robert Kaufman provided the fabric for the top ... Keep Reading