Twelve Step Program for Stitchers

Scottie shared this wonderful 12 step program for stitchers with the Needlepoint ETC list,a Yahoo group for needlepointers. You can subscribe to this group through their home page. A few days ago someone mentioned a 12 step program for stitchers and I just happen to have one. Select 12 unfinished projects. Yes, we all have […]

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Win the Spring Collection!

Hey y’all – today I’ve got something fun for you – a giveaway! You can win all the patterns featured in the spring lookbook. Take a scroll through it below: Enter now through the end of the day Monday, March 27 to win. Must be 18 to enter, void where prohibited by law. One winner Read the Rest…

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35 Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs

Colorful Easter EggsEvery year, we look for new and fun ways to decorate Easter eggs. There are so many creative ideas out there! From dying eggs with food coloring to painting them, these ideas are perfect for your next Easter egg hunt. Fill plastic Easter eggs with gak for a fun surprise! These colorful paper-mache Easter eggs are…

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Weekly Planner: free printable! (+ suggestions!)

Planners are a big deal. They can get really fancy. And there are planner people to follow on instagram. Whoa. It’s a little overwhelming! I’ve always struggled with finding the right planner for me. I love having a paper planner, but I always found it hard to find the right one. Some have a page […]

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Free Embroidery Design – Letter E

Free Embroidery Design – Letter E

Today’s Free embroidery design from Embroidery Machine Designs Free Today Only Download Now

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LBB: Little Black Bra

While the fun in fashion comes from taking style risks, I’m the type of person who always goes back to black. Have you ever noticed that most of my me-made lingerie is black, white or cream? I’ve thrown in a burnt orange bodysuit here and a blush pink set there to add some flavor to my lingerie

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Parts & Pieces

The gas company is coming this morning to change the meter. They wanted a four hour window which I find annoying since they must have some kind of schedule and could provide a tighter time-frame… however… it is what it is. I left writing the blog f…

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the bistro dress pattern is now available in paper

We’re happy to let you know that we’ve decided to make the Liesl + Co. Bistro Dress pattern available in a paper version as well. Here are all the details.

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B6453 Sew Along: Sewing the Skirt, View A

Time to sew this skirt! This is always satisfying because it really starts to look like a dress.For these steps, please follow along closely on the pattern instruction guide sheet. It can be difficult to photograph these large pieces, and I often find …

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ICE DYED REVERSIBLE SCARF AND GIVEAWAY!

HI DARLINGS! I partnered with Rit Dye to bring you the coolest thing ever… Ice Dyeing. I had been stalking blogs looking at really creative ways to dye fabric using Rit Dye.  It’s so easy to use, nontoxic and I can dye almost any fabric. Aside from using Rit Dye to make your own amazing […]

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Free Quilting Pattern – GO! Qube 6″ Sweet as Pie

Free Quilting Pattern – GO! Qube 6″ Sweet as Pie

Fabrics are from the “Dolly Jean Collection” by Darlene Zimmerman and are provided by Robert Kaufman Fabrics Download Now

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Free Project – Slow Snail Shirt

Description Do you try to run, but feel like a snail? Then this shirt is for you and me! Download Now

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Free Project – Graduation Boho Banner

Create a celebration for your graduate that they will never forget it. Download Now

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Free Sewing Pattern – Penny Pocket Pillow

Free Sewing Pattern – Penny Pocket Pillow

PATTERN DETAILS Introducing the Penny Pocket Pillow. Hide your treasures, stash your books, or just lay down and relax. This pillow can do all three!! Comes with directions on how to make a single pocket or double pockets. A fast and fun project for anyone. Great for kids and adults alike. The perfect pattern for […]

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Surprise School Pick Up For Kids

My son started preschool a while back and he was having hard time adjusting to it. He was having trouble particularly when we would pick him up. He was grumpy, he had extra energy and was not transitioning well from being at school to being back and connecting with us. My husband had an idea… Superhero Surprise For…

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Pattern testing: Rowan bodysuit & tee

Hello everyone! A couple of months ago I was asked if I would like to be a pattern tester for Megan Nielsen’s new pattern Rowan and of course I said YES! Megan’s patterns are always so perfectly drafted and her designs are modern and easy to wear.”Rowa…

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Tango Shoe Bag

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Mira Tour – KaatjeNaaisels, Kneesocks & Goldilocks, and La modista de Atenea

To finish off the week on the Mira Tour there are FIVE dresses to see! First, there is Jill from Kneesocks & Goldilocks, who creates spectacular vintage-style clothing for her sweet daughters. I don’t know how she did it, but she made FOUR Mir…

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Is your Stash Well-rounded?

You might be well-rounded, knowledgeable about the world and able to converse with people on many topics, but is your stash well-rounded? Can you find threads there to stitch many kinds of canvases? If you have a canvas stash do you have a canvas you can use to make a quick gift? If you do […]

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Dartmouth Sewalong Day 2: Fronts, Shoulders, and Neckband

Today we’re going to start the construction of our Dartmouth Tops! If you’re making view A with the Ruched Front start here, otherwise you can jump ahead to the Shoulder Seams section. Make sure you have all your pieces cut and prepped! Creating the Ruched Front Start by cutting two 4” pieces of elastic (not clear elastic.) {…Continue Reading}

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Grown Up Strawberry Shortcake Shake

Once the weather starts to warm up every year, it’s time to catch up on the things I’ve missed all winter long–creamy milkshakes, cold cocktails and fresh berries, to name a few! This vodka-laced strawberry milkshake just happens to check all those boxes. Oh, and don’t forget the shortcake rim… in case you needed one more reason to drop everything and make one right now. This milkshake cocktail is a…

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classic shirt fabric ideas

The Liesl + Co. Classic Shirt pattern provides you so many options when it comes to fabric selection. Liesl is here to share her thoughts on several of the options that you can choose.

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Call for testers and bloggers (or Instagrammers)

1. Call for testers In the few past years, I have been working with an amazing group of women: my pattern testers. I would like to expand my pool of testers a bit, so that all sizes keep being covered by enough testers. So, would you like to become a StraightGrain pattern tester? This is what […]

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QuiltCon2017 and Fresh Quilting

Of course, the best thing about QuiltCon is the people. I finally got to meet Amanda in real life after years of online friendship. And got to catch up with a whole lotta other friends, both new and old–like Lucy here. [Check out that Pink Lady girlie drink (lemonade and raspberry vodka) at the Olde […]

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5 Kid-Loving, Mom Approved Yogurt Recipes

Yogurt is one of those foods kids and moms love because of all the healthy benefits. Today on Family Food Live, 5 Kid-Loving, Mom Approved Yogurt Recipes for everyone to enjoy! Family Food Live can be seen every Wednesday and Friday at 12 Noon EST/11 am CST on Facebook!  Today I’ll be live on the…

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Happy Friday + Simplicity Tween Patterns

Happy Friday, my friends! A little while ago, it occurred to me that K has officially outgrown the largest size (130cm) for most of the Japanese sewing books that I own. This was a momentous and startling occurrence. I’ve been sewing from these books for five years, which means I haven’t bought her (or me!) any […]

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Tea Towel Feature! + Etsy Shop Update

In 2015 and 2016, I made some cotton/linen tea towels for my December Open House. They featured fabric designs of my very own. An Editor – Marykate Despres – from Edible Pioneer Valley Magazine came to the Open House. Through that contact, I am thrille…

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Pattern Review: Simplicity 8345 Plus Size Dress by Ashley Nell Tipton

I was asked to review a new pattern from Simplicity, #8345, a new one from Ashley Nell Tipton. Simplicity describes the pattern as follows: “Ashley Nell Tipton bodycon dresses are sized for stretch knits… One and two-piece dresses have optional color or fabric blocking to flatter your curves. Straps are designed in two widths and…

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Biossance

 Good morning! Remember my last post about my favorite body oil by Biossance? I’m so excited to be sharing the news: they’re available now at Sephora and they’re offering a free deluxe sample duo right now here (enough product for about two weeks!). They’ve undergone a lovely rebrand, but the product is still 100% squalane. Squalane has […]

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Tulip Top with Pincushion Treats

Tulip Top sewing pattern from Blank Slate Patterns sewn by Pincushion TreatsHello! Melizza here from Pincushion Treats. Today I’m bringing you my version of the Tulip Top. <a href=”https://blank-slate-patterns.myshopify.com/cart/16590988550:1″ target=”_blank”>Buy Tulip Top</a> I’ve been itching to sew this for ages. It’s been raining in Seattle for months! Here’s a bit of trivia for you: apparently we have had only three mild sunny days since October! I am so Read the Rest…

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