Free Project – Fall Yarn Pom Pom Wreath

Personalize your holiday wreath. Download now

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Free Sewing Pattern – Cork Chapstick Keyfob

Free Sewing Pattern – Cork Chapstick Keyfob

PATTERN DETAILS This is a quick & easy sewing project to use up some precious cork scraps! Download Now

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The Start of Great Original Projects

It’s so easy to create needlepoint projects that are uniquely your own if you begin with a simple line drawing on canvas. Yes, you can find them in shops as coloring book canvases, but did you know it’s so easy to create your own from drawings you find? My newest ebook, Needlepoint Templates, has over […]

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Free Project – Crochet Barefoot Sandals

Free Project – Crochet Barefoot Sandals

PATTERN DETAILS HOW TO make the Crochet Barefoot Sandals| Fish PDF Pattern. Lovely and unique foot jewelry to wear on a beach wedding, festival, dance classes, yoga. Great gift idea! Following this pattern, you can make 2 different sizes (adult size and child size). The pattern is written in English in standard US terms. I […]

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Free Project – Refillable Notepad Topper

Free Project – Refillable Notepad Topper

PATTERN DETAILS No longer have a lonely magnetic notepad hanging on your fridge! With these simple directions, you can create a decorative topper. Use your favorite paper products, add a grandchild’s photo, or fill it with my decoration of choice — paper filigree! This is a digital image in PDF ONLY. Your purchase includes a […]

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Monday Morning Inspiration/Murder On The Orient Express, the Costumes

It’s a cold, sunny morning in Chicago, 28 degrees. Fog has rolled in over the city like a blanket that promises warmth. The fog is a sign of warmer temperatures that will fool many into thinking that winter is still far, far into the future. But…wint…

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Lavender Lemon Dish Soap DIY (Essential Oil Based!)

I’ve been trying to switch out a lot of my home cleaning products to less toxic versions over…

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White Dove blouse + that time I went to Melbourne

A little over a week ago I visited my lovely sister in law Annelise in Melbourne. We had been planning this trip for a while, and I was super excited to visit her and see the city, and honestly it did not disappoint. It was a pretty jam packed weekend, and I managed to squeeze […]

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Pattern Review: Seamwork’s Lilliana Jacket

I saw some near-instant buzz among my fellow sewists around the Seamwork Lilliana jacket when it was released as one of the magazine’s October patterns, and I agreed. The cropped, boxy silhouette is well balanced by the gentle curve of the hem and the open front, and the bias binding method means it’s a quick…

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Ottobre 05/2017 #18 – Simple Knit Dress

This is another Ottobre knit dress. This one is from the most recent Ottobre Women’s magazine. This is a super easy pattern. There are just three pieces. I used a very stretchy knit for this dress. There is very little waist shaping on the pattern and …

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5 Fantastic Craft Books from 2017

I will always love craft books. No matter how much time I spend online watching YouTube videos and reading blogs, there’s nothing like holding a really beautiful craft book in your hands. Books are a great value. For $15-25 you get over a dozen patterns. Think about that! Plus, a book is a peek into… 

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5 Fantastic Craft Books from 2017

I will always love craft books. No matter how much time I spend online watching YouTube videos and reading blogs, there’s nothing like holding a really beautiful craft book in your hands. Books are a great value. For $15-25 you get over a dozen patterns. Think about that! Plus, a book is a peek into… 

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Transformative Prayer for Your Kids

I have the habit of asking women I admire how they handle various situations.  For a long time, I’d ask different moms of older children how they spent time in the Bible when they had little kids.  I got suggestions from keeping Bible verses on index cards throughout the house, to getting up early, to […]

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Blush and Olive

 My top favorite moments during the Napa Valley Film Festival: Watching Skid Row Marathon the documentary – and being moved to tears. An incredibly inspiring story with an incredibly inspiring group of people. Learn more here. Participating in a blind tasting of wines led by some of the best known sommeliers. It was awesome to hear […]

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Color Tipped Scarf in Gentle Giant

Who can resist a scarf knit up in something called Gentle Giant? And who doesn’t…

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New Colors of Gentle Giant!

Named for its soft texture and oversize stitches, Gentle Giant is all optimism and light,…

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Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour Road Rally: Volume 16, Day 1

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour Road Rally: Volume 16, Day 1 Join us every day this week. Enter to WIN one of the daily prize giveaways. Join the SOUVENIR HUNT to enter 1 of 3 Grand Prize Giveaways. Once again, the … Continue reading

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Frocktails dress, 2017

Some would say the Oscars. Others would nominate the Nobel Peace Prize. Your more sporting friends might vote for the AFL Grand Final. But for me, dear sewing friends, the social event of the year is the one, the only Frocktails party!

There are so ma…

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Frocktails dress, 2017

Some would say the Oscars. Others would nominate the Nobel Peace Prize. Your more sporting friends might vote for the AFL Grand Final. But for me, dear sewing friends, the social event of the year is the one, the only Frocktails party!

There are so ma…

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Sunday Night Reflections

This is a syndicated post. Please visit the original author at Rhonda’s Creative Life

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A Plethora of Sweaters

I undertook a major sweater-making endeavour in October.  I’d ordered 2m each of black fleece lined sweatshirting and pale grey ponte from Fabworks Online for myself at the beginning of the month and decided not to let them enter my stash.  This was the start of a whole heap of sweaters! I started with the … Continue reading “A Plethora of Sweaters”

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Things To Thank Diane For

For obvious reasons, I wanted to talk to Diane before I posted this and I wasn’t able to do that until Friday afternoon. My first session with her was in October 2014 and over the past three years, it has been a tremendously positive thing to have some…

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Sunday’s Soup/Roasted Cauliflower with Arugula

Whew!, it’s been a while since I last checked in. In my last post, I shared that my dog Gracie had a ruptured blood vessel in her ear. Well, it resulted in surgery last Thursday. She is better, as better as one can be with a cone around their head 😉 B…

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Closet Case Patterns Kelly Anorak

Ok, buckle up. This is the big one. The big sew of the season. A full-on 100% jacket. Or Anorak to be more specific. This one tested me in many ways and in the end, I’m not sure if I… Continue Reading

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Let’s Learn about Pepperpot Silk

The Enriched Stitch featured an article about Pepperpot Silk on their blog. This single-strand soft silk is made specifically for 18-mesh canvas and comes in both solid and variegated colors. It’s a delightful thread that’s easy-to-use. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2017Original content here is published under these license terms: X License Type:5License Summary:

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10 Things I Love Sunday

Happy weekend! We had a wonderful time celebrating Weekday Weekend this week! Thank you to everyone who preordered…

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A Cardigan and Tee in Wool Jersey

This cardigan started as a knockoff of an outfit that I saw on Lafayette 148’s site. When I found the wool jersey on the Fabric Mart website, I knew it would make a great version of my inspiration outfit.(inspiration picture from Lafayette 148 with the…

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DIY V neck dress

DIY V neck dress

One of the number one questions I usually receive is How do I know what type of fabric to select when shopping online? I’m going answer that question in reference to fitted dresses with one word……..suiting.… View Post

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Free New Features in PEP!

The development team at Inspirations wants to wish you a happy holiday season with two exciting new features in Perfect Embroidery Pro!  Update your software now (for free!) to Version 9.68.  I’m sure you remember (and it might be why you purchased PEP) that all updates are free for life in Perfect Embroidery Pro. Katherine […] Read more…

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Some video tutorials – Machine Tension for FMQ and Feature Zippers

I’ve been making videos again, this time I created one about the happy accident when I made the hole for the zip too big on an internal pocket. If you want to recreate this, I’ll show you how to do that without raw edges causing problems. It’s best to choose a solid or a small […]

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