Indiesew Summer Collection // Hello Summer!!

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Is anyone else out there excited to get summer started? We have a just a few more days of school to get through around here (less than 5 days!!) and then we are ready to relax, read, nap, swim, bike, play, nap, read, relax {repeat, repeat, repeat}. With this being our last summer of just my Little and I it's feeling even more precious than the last 5 {school-break} summers. I work hard to be intentional with these days together, balancing freedom from schedules with a little healthy structure. Our favorite thing about summer is being outside, are you with us? So I couldn't help but pick the Poolside Tote as one of my three pattern choices from the Indiesew Summer Collection. I knew ... Keep Reading

Indiesew Summer Collection // Handmade Fashion

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Hi guys! Despite my lack of blogging, I have been creating behind the scenes ... sample sewing, catch up projects AND thanks to Indiesew, adding to my handmade wardrobe. When Allie reached out and asked if I'd like to be a part of the Indiesew Summer Collection blog tour I was just coming out of the initial shock of finding out after more than 10 years of waiting, we were expecting our second child. My changing body was at the front of my mind as I picked patterns that I *hoped* would work for me and my summer of maternity wear. I picked 3 "maternity friendly" patterns c/o Indiesew as being a part of the blog tour:: Ella Top / Poolside Tote / Harem Pants I'll be sharing my modified ... Keep Reading

The surprise of all surprises + the gift of all gifts

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I don't even know how to begin to put it all into words. I don't even know that I fully understand the full breath of what I am feeling ... Have you ever waited on something for years and years and years? Wanted and hoped and dreamed and at then mourned and grieved what you thought would never be? Only to get that very thing that your heart and soul had longed for and given up on? It's a crazy amazing. That's what I keep saying about the complete surprise of coming home from a wonderful spring break to find out that after almost 11 years {123 months to be exact} I was pregnant. {Pause, Deep Breath} If you don't know my story with secondary infertility, you can read more about it in ... Keep Reading

Contain It! Blog Hop + Giveaway {CLOSED}

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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