Archive: Sep 2016

The Same Day

I told myself I was cutting my sewing machine collection.  No more buying sewing machines, except for Berninas.I found a White 793 on Shopgoodwill.com.  These always sell for too much and/or cost too much shipping when found online. I sa…

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September Wrap-up and October Plans

It cannot be October?!?! 3 more months til we can say good-bye to 2016! Whew!!

I had a pretty hectic month. Getting through some personal stuff at the beginning plus loads of fun stuff like becoming the mom of a young adult! My daughter turned 18 whic…

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Connection

I rolled into Vancouver yesterday – a day early for Knit City, because a few months ago my niece Savannah moved here with her Fiancé Kosti, and I miss her. (Them.) Sav’s a midwife, and so when I decided to … Continue reading

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Color Correcting Made Easy!

Color correcting has resurfaced as a makeup trend this year, and numerous companies came out with color correcting palettes and products to make it easy for anyone to try color correcting for themselves. To be honest, I’m not a fan of having too many layers on my face. I love letting my skin breathe as much as possible, especially since my skin tends to be dry and moody. πŸ˜‰ But…

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Reindeer

This cardigan is a very special project to me.  It was designed by one of my knitting friends, Alina Schneider.  You may know her better as Giftofknitting on Ravelry and Instagram.  This was her first sweater design and has been in my “T…

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Match D Brooch Winner!

It is time to announce who won the wonderful, new and improved tortoise shell Disneyland inspired D brooch by Match Accessories! Thank you to all who entered! It means so much to me that a great deal of you expressed interest in a company that is so near and dear to my heart! For reference, […]

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Matches

 All dressed up from lovely (and dreamy!) finds at MATCHESFASHION.COM. One of my must-dos when I went to London for the first time earlier this year was to pop into the brick and mortar version of this online destination. It didn’t disappoint! But because a hop over to London doesn’t happen all that often (May […]

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roses are red…

Rose Skirt (also love this rose print dress and this rose print sweater for fall). Shoes: Roger Vivier (similar flat here in 8 colors and heel version here). Sunglasses: Karen Walker. Dress: Carolina Herrera. Thank you to Nordstrom for partnering on this post. 

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True bra-making confessions: I finally found a retro bra sewing pattern I like!

It’s a Friday confession, my friends. Pull up a chair and a beverage! I’ve never wanted to sew lingerie. A slip yes (not that I’ve ever bothered getting to it). But bras and panties, nope. (Incidentally: I cannot stand the term “panties”, I call them underwear whenever possible.) In fact, I… read more »

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Ethan Shirts and Classic Chinos

Yesterday I promised to show you the other garments I sewed assembly line style when I made the Future Professional outfit for my kindergartener.  When you have 4 sons, it really does end up easier sewing like an assembly line to keep them in clothes! Thomas also needed some new dress clothes.  I grabbed the same tried and true patterns in different sizes than the kindergartener, of course, and set to work. His shirt pattern is the Ethan Shirt by Sis Boom Patterns .  I picked up two shirting fabric from JoAnn Fabrics, Plaid Shirting Checkered Fabric Blue and a saturated blue

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Free Project – Easy Over Crochet Poncho

Easy Over Crochet Poncho Time Required : Over An Hour Difficulty Level : Beginner Download Now

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Free Embroidery Design – Heirloom Heart

Free Embroidery Design – Heirloom Heart

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

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Free Hand/ Machine Embroidery Design – I’m a Lady

Free Hand/ Machine Embroidery Design – I’m a Lady

   Hand Embroidery                                                             Machine Embroidery Where vulgar meets verbose, you’ll find this playful design! Show off this sassy statement on tees and sweatshirts, display it […]

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Free Sewing Pattern – Angela’s Pillowcase

Free Sewing Pattern – Angela’s Pillowcase

Pattern Description: Ahh…the feeling when your head hits a fresh new pillowcase. Sew a new set for every room in the house with this quick pattern! Download Now

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Free Embroidery Design – Letter Z

Free Embroidery Design – Letter Z

Letter Z Design #: 1066803 Size (in): 2.80″(w) x 3.58″(h) Size (mm): 71 x 91 Stitches: 3000 Colors: 3 Color Chart: View | Print $1.97  FREE Free Today Only Download Now

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Tip for Lovers of Vintage Canvas

My friend, Lee, is the daughter of the great needlepoint teacher and author Hope Hanley (find her books here). Lee inherited lots of canvases from her mother and really knows her stuff when it comes to dealing with vintage canvases. She shares a couple of tips with us. If the canvas is accompanied by wool […]

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FREE Stuff Friday!!!

FREE Stuff Friday!!!

It’s another fabulous Friday and we have a fun Scrapbooking Prize Pack to give away, so let’s get right to it! One lucky winner will receive 4 packs of Safari Glitter Cardstock, Princess Stickers, 3 packs of EK Success Sticko Stickers, Jolee’s All That Bling Alphabet Stickers, and a Jolee’s Boutique Dimensional Sticker. Every Friday […]

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Free Embroidery Design – Letter Y

Free Embroidery Design – Letter Y

Design id: #2472538 Size (in): 2.83″(w) x 2.32″(h) Size (mm): 72mm(w) x 59mm(h) Stitches: 6200 Colors: 12 Print Color Chart Free Today Only Download Now

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Paper Plate Witches

Paper Plate Witch HatsHalloween is just around the corner! Shared below is an easy tutorial for Paper Plate Witches, a cute and easy craft for Halloween. Paper Plate Witches This easy and fun craft is a cute decoration for kids’ Halloween parties. We made some to tape to our kitchen door to celebrate fall! We used green paper…

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Give-away: Dashwood fabric and printed Tinnies

A few weeks ago, I was offered to sew with some beautiful fabrics by Dashwood Studio, a UK based textile design company. I fell in love with a navy flowers fabric from the Millefleur collection (by Cathy Nordstrom). I just adore the color combination, and the whimsical print. It was just the perfect fabric to make […]

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around the garden – late September

It’s been an incredibly filled month of September ! So many new things to get used to, so many new things to discover, so many things to enjoy while it was still summer ! Swimming outdoors until now is something totally new to us, and we’ve been enjoyi…

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Tutorial // How to set sleeves

Whether you call it an inset sleeve, a set-in sleeve or your-worst-bloody-nightmare, sewing a sleeve into a garment doesn’t have to be hard. Honestly. If you take it step by step you won’t need to pull your hair out or cry or even throw your sewing machine through the window. I promise. This method of […]

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Blog Q&A: Should I launch with content?

Time for another question in our Blogging Q&A series. If you missed the last few, check here. Today’s question is again from a Blog Life student. I feel like I say that every time, but they have a lot of really good questions. πŸ™‚ She asks: "This may be a silly question, but when I first launch my blog, do I launch it with posts in each category already posted…

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building block dress book tour: crafty planner

We are happy to welcome Sandi from Crafty Planner to the blog today. She’s joining in on the fun with the Building Block Dress book tour.

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Curvy Sewn: Your Creations for September

Good afternoon, lovelies! Welcome to our Flickr Parade for September! This month had some really fun garments added to our CSC group. From historical costumes to vintage patterns, modern dresses to Star Trek uniforms, our talented members sewed a ton of awesome pieces! From left: Colette Sorbetto by Magpie000; Cashmerette Springfield by Old Buttons New Threads;…

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Fall Style Inspiration – Sarah

I can’t wait for the leaves to start changing, because when they do it means it’s time for my favorite outfits to come out! They were packed up under my bed all summer and now it’s time for them to … Continue reading

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5 Hot Breakfast Ideas to Start Your Day!

5 Red White and Blue TreatsYou know what they say “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” — so why not make it a hot breakfast! Today on Family Food Live, we are sharing 5 Hot Breakfast Ideas to Start Your Day! Family Food Live is live every Wednesday and Friday at 12 Noon CST. You can find…

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Blanc T Shirt with SweetKM

blanc t-shirt sewing pattern by blank slate patterns sewn by sweetkmHi, Kristi here, from SweetKM. Today I’m sharing the incredibly versatile Blanc T Shirt. As my handmade wardrobe grows I’ve started to think about how a garment will fit into my wardrobe before I start sewing. A crisp white tee has infinite possibilities in any wardrobe, and I easily came up with two ways of combining the Read the Rest…

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Silk Crepe de Chine – you gorgeous fabric you….

I’ve worked with crepe and crepe de chine before – the poly(blend) kind of fabric, but this is my first go with the real deal, the gorgeous silk crepe de chine from The Fabric Store! Liberty silk crepe de chine to be specific. If I could afford it…

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Reversible Hat + Reversible Cowl in New Colors

We’ve given our Reversible Hat and Reversible Cowl a color update! Dipping into this season’s…

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