Candy Loaded Campfire Brownies

Campfire Brownies are probably one of our favorite parts of camping out! Our desserts out camping are usually this recipe, a Berry Crisp or delicious Campfire Cones! Summer in Iowa is a time to get outside and enjoy the amazing weather. We spend our weekends camping all over the state, enjoying great family time, food…

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Flypaper thoughts last week here edition

If sewing in an r.v. were an Olympic eventThere would be a gold medal for CanadaOlder man stopped by and watched me serge on the picnic tableMy mother died when I was young but I remember her sewing for all us kids, he saidSeeing you there brought her …

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An End of Winter Outfit

                                         “Oh where, oh where has my blogging mojo gone ?                &nb…

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How to Sew an Invisible Zipper

To start inserting an invisible zipper, the first step is to unzip the zipper and iron the coils flat. If your zipper is longer than you need, sew a wide, very short stitch length zig-zag over the zipper teeth to create a new zipper stop as shown above…

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Amanda vs Simplicity 1609

Real talk: The first quarter of 2017 has been a bit up and down for me. While my health has been on the fritz (boo!) I’ve scored an awesome new job (yay!) that is helping to even things out. And now that I have talked myself into an executive role I figure it’s time to […]

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A Black Duoplex Marlborough bra and matching panties – Soutien Marlborough de Duoplex negro e cuequinha a condizer

EN Summary: Here’s another self-made lingerie set: the Marlborough bra from Orange Lingerie (click here for the pattern) and matching panties made from the pattern Simplicity 8228 C, with modifications. Keep reading the full article.
PT Sumário: Aqui têm mais um conjunto de lingerie: o soutien foi feito com o molde Marlborough de Orange Lingerie (encontram o molde aqui) e as cuequinhas a partir do molde Simplicity 8229 C, com alterações. Continuem a ler o artigo completo.

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Grey Shadows

Last month’s sewing, planned, executed and only slightly delayed in being blogged and shown off!  Most of my plans have been to make more tops -for me.  My stash had a few pieces of grey viscose jersey, all slightly different shades, ever so slightly different in handle and weight too.  In addition to this, I’d … Continue reading “Grey Shadows”

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Baseball Mom Hacks

Baseball Mom HacksIt’s spring sports season, and we are sharing our favorite baseball mom hacks to make life on the ball field a little easier. Baseball Mom Hacks Freeze a sponge for an ice pack that won’t drip as it melts! Stock a baseball mom survival bag with all the essentials. via Sports Mom Survival Guide Use two-gallon zipper…

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Portrait Coloring Page for Kids and Adults

This portrait coloring page is a wonderful afternoon activity as there are lots of details to color including the hair and face. It’s excellent for those who are wanting to learn to color human faces. If you like coloring pages like this, also check out these hair and face coloring pages. Coloring can be a…

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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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Rowan bodysuit and tee pattern tester roundup!

My dears I am back again today with the Rowan bodysuit and tee pattern tester roundup! I get so excited seeing what everyone made and what fabrics they chose! As with every pattern release, I am so grateful for the amazing women who help test our patterns and give us vital feedback to improve them. […]

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Shoes for summer!

I have been thinking about warmer weather and my long lasting RTW sandals have finally bitten the dust! I normally eek out sandals for a fair few years by getting them re-soled etc, but alas their time was up! I do have other warm weather shoes, but ju…

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My #VintagePledge 2017

Despite a rather late announcement of #VintagePledge 2017, I want to thank you SO much for your enthusiasm. Many of you have already made a wonderful start to the pledge and I’m loving reading your plans – from using a vintage drafting book and ta…

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Ombre Jersey Batwing Top from Freehand Fashion

Today I’m sharing a super quick and satisfying project that’s a little different to my usual sewing style. After all the intense and lengthy coat and dress making I’ve been doing recently the speed and ease of this really was a breath of fresh air. I l…

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My Self-Draped Knit Dress: a Work in Progress

A day of draping and non-stop sewing — my favorite kind of day!I am happy to say that I’ve made good progress on my knit dress assignment, though it’s not going to be finished for tomorrow’s class.  I got carried away and spent a lot of time on s…

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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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