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Six Easy Steps to Refresh Your Houseplants for Summer

Summer is finally here! After a cold, loooong winter I am so ready to air out the house, dig in some dirt, and update the closet! Just as much as I’m ready to refresh for summer, after lying mostly dormant and dusty all winter, my indoor plants are ready to stretch their leaves and soak…

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Creating Couture Embellishment – Book Review

This is a beast of a book. In fact, so big and heavy that I couldn’t resist weighing it. I recommend reading this propped up in bed, book resting against your knees, with refreshments to hand as you dream about … Continue reading

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Yarn Harlot 2017-06-21 14:12:53

Monday was a stinking slag heap of a day. Monday’s scene was scrambled, it couldn’t get itself together, and despite noble, persistent and good-natured attempts by yours truly to bring it around and call it to its higher self, Monday … Continue reading

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2 jumpsuits (sorry, too hot to coin a creative title)

A few weeks ago, I came to the startling conclusion that my kids have grown since last Summer. This ‘growing’ seems to be a recurring thing, forcing me to make new clothes for them year after year. Crazy.   I decided to make a few quick projects: some shorts, gathered skirts, and a few Hoppe jumpsuits. […]

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Sunshine

 It feels like summer is firmly here: we’ve been experiencing a heatwave over the last few days, Lucia is in summer school having fun, and we’re hosting family and friends who are staying with us over the next few weeks. Lots to look forward to! Hope your week is going well, thanks for stopping by! […]

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Hook, Line & Sinker

I’ve really fallen for this pattern.  It’s been made in three different fabrics so far and I love each & every (very different) one.  The pattern is  culottes 104 from the February 2017 Burdastyle magazine.  Made late last month for Daughter No2 to take on her holiday to Madeira, she chose a linen viscose blend … Continue reading “Hook, Line & Sinker”

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Baby Crib Bumper Sewn Into a Quiet Book

For my first born, I was given a beautiful Usborne cot book with a farm theme. It was fun to tie to the crib/cot rail for entertainment, but my second born is more grabby than my first and it was coming…

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Nova Tour 3: Kim, Grace, and Eileen

Happy Monday everyone! Today is the start of week 3 of the Nova Blog Tour, and this week we have three fabulous lady bosses showing off their Nova’s. Grace is the owner of Maker Mountain Fabrics, a California-based webshop which sells a beautiful selection of fabrics. If you like brands like Cotton + Steel, nani IRO, and Art Gallery […]

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ss, dd *

Writing today in much the same USA as yesterday, last year, last century. Thinking about Philando Castile, Andrea Constand, Charleena Lyles, Nabra Hassanen and many many others while still wondering what will ever change. “To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the […]

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PennyDog Vlog #3 – June 18th 2017

I vlogged again! Just quickly…

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Liberty Of London Fabric Vlog

  Phewee! It’s been unbelievably hot in London today, so I decided that if I was trapped in the house I’d teach myself a bit of Youtube. Seriously, laptop trumped sewing machine. Here’s a video about my latest fabric shopping … Continue reading

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Tutorial: How to Add Text to an Instagram Picture

For the destash, some of you might want to add ID numbers, or measurements to your fabric pictures. If that’s something you want to do, but you don’t know how, then you need to get a free app called MOLDIV. There are other apps out there too, but this works for me. Search for it […]

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Video: Holiday Ornament Quilt

This post contains affiliate links. Read the full disclosure here. I’m back with another video! This time it’s for a fantastic holiday quilt called ‘Hanging Out with the Homies’. The quilt uses fabrics from Tula Pink’s fabric line, ‘Holiday Homies’. It’s a beautiful red-and-green wonderland of prints and my favorite are the animals wearing holiday sweaters! […]

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The Great Canadian Fabric Destash, June 26th 2017

A little while ago- OK two years ago- Chelsie Rosner on Instagram prompted a hashtag for destashing fabrics just within Canada – #thegreatcanadianfabricdestash This was in response to the general #thegreatfabricdestash which tended to be people in the US shipping only to people in the US, and so Canadian’s couldn’t buy all the great fabrics […]

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I think it’s in the living room

Random thing the first: I got on my bike this morning and took about sixteen deep breaths before pushing off and going to the gym.  (Did I tell you about this? I’ve started picking up heavy things and putting them … Continue reading

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Grainline Farrow Dress

This is the Grainline Farrow Dress pattern that I sewed a sample for my new class at the Cloth Pocket. I wanted a dress pattern that would be simple enough for true beginner garment sewists. Beginners often have a difficult… Continue Reading

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Sundressing with Made Everday

Summer Picnic Dress by Made EverydayToday I’m happy to welcome Dana of Made Everyday to the series. She’s sharing this adorable summer picnic dress, and you HAVE to see the back of it! Check out all her photos and dress details here. While you’re on her blog, you might want to check out these posts; click on the image to Read the Rest…

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Moiava

Together with Norah’s – ahem – ‘Summer’ coat, I also made a Moiano for Ava. I bought the main fabric, again, from De Soldeur (still available here).  I was having my doubts when the fabric arrived: it looked beautiful, but wouldn’t the print be too big for a coat for little Ava? Once the coat was finished, […]

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How to print PDF Copyshop files cheaply

Cashmerette Patterns come in three formats, and today I’m going to be sharing the secret of inexpensive ways to use the Copyshop files! No more $18 bills from Staples, thankyouverymuch. There are pros and cons to each of the Cashmerette Patterns format, so you can choose yours depending on what you care the most about: Printed pattern: {…Continue Reading}

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Creamy Vegan Garlic Dressing

This creamy vegan garlic dressing is a huge hit at our house, especially with our kids. They will eat several helpings of salad if this dressing is involved…which makes me love it even more! Since discovering our daughters’ food allergies to egg, dairy, and nuts, we have found some pretty good substitutes for most foods….

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Pattern Review: Scroop Ngaio Blouse

Scroop Patterns is one of the newer indie pattern companies. They are only a little more than a year old, but word on the blogoshere is owner Leimomi Oakes aka The Dreamstress really knows her stuff when it comes to pattern drafting. At the beginning of May Scroop released the Ngaio Blouse and I knew I…

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Classes Coming up at My Sewing Room

Apologies, I didn’t get round to filming at the open house, or when I was back in the UK. I do have some photos, a couple of videos from Instagram, plus all the prices and dates for my upcoming classes though! I’m running EPP and QAYG Venti Tote again, plus two new classes, the Blanche […]

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Nova Tour 2: Maria, Marleen, and Suz!

Welcome to day 2 of the Nova Blog Tour. Today, we have three friends from three different countries with three different styles. Marleen from Petrol & Mint is Belgium’s uncontested Queen of All Things Vintage, and so – noblesse oblige – she went for a stunning retro fabric and white peter pan collar. When she […]

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True Bias Southport Dress

Summer is in full swing here in Texas. Time for some sun dresses! This is the Southport Dress by True Bias Patterns. I’m a little late on the Southport bandwagon but I’m so glad I hopped on. This is a great… Continue Reading

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June 2017 Update – Video!

Take a video tour of June 2017’s Update, Version 9.55 with Katherine Artines.  Katherine – our resident digitizing whiz – posted a 48-minute tutorial focused on the June update for Inspirations’ Perfect Embroidery Pro (PEP) digitizing software.  She’ll walk you through each of the new features so you can see them in action.  Click here […] Read more…

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More Genoa totes

I now feel that most sewers I know have made at least one Genoa tote.  It’s no wonder – such a satisfying pattern, with such a practical and pleasing result! The pattern description says: Designed with denim in mind, the Genoa Tote borrows it’s name from the Italian city, where the first denim trousers were made.… Continue reading More Genoa totes

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Pattern Review: In the Folds Collins Top

I’ve been eyeing In the Folds patterns for a while now. An indie out of Sydney (tehehe that has a nice ring to it), they’re the creators of the Rushcutter and the Acton dresses, as well as a line of free but straight-sized garments for Peppermint Magazine. I’m a fan of the all the paneling…

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Juliette

A few weeks ago, two dear friends of mine – Suz (sewpony) and Jill – launched a beautiful pattern: Juliette. I wasn’t able to join the blog tour at the time, but bought the pattern as soon as it came out. I just love the design so much. The ruffle collar is the option of the […]

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Unicorn Taxidermy

I don’t know why I have such a hard time with the title of this post. Probably because of the word taxidermy, it feels so morbid. But when you have to get technical, I couldn’t think of a better term to describe this DIY. Unicorn taxidermy – blech. Lol – but it is SUPER CUTE […]

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I am like the wind

Randomly on a Wednesday: Subtitle – things I have done since last we were together. 1.  I applied all your suggestions in the last post, and the baby blanket is way, way bigger. This picture isn’t even accurate – because … Continue reading

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