children, sewing

Christmas Sparkles & Fur, Oh My! {for FabricMart}

With just a few days to go before Christmas, I knew my final FabricMart make of 2021 needed to be fancy Christmas dresses for my daughters! Ignoring all the dire warnings from sewists on the Internet, I bravely selected some cranberry sequined stretch velvet, panther black polyester faux fur, and polyester stretch lining. And then… Continue reading Christmas Sparkles & Fur, Oh My! {for FabricMart}

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Peony Patterns Cerise Dress {Release}

I'm excited to share my final pattern test of the year, the Cerese dress from Peony Patterns! (This means I have all the last minute Christmas sewing to get working on now!!). Cerese (French for "cherry") is a lovely woven dress with an elastic waist, short and long sleeve options with tie cuffs, optional pintuck… Continue reading Peony Patterns Cerise Dress {Release}

accessories, sewing

Peony Patterns Winterberry Hand Embroidery {Release}

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina/Tennessee This Thanksgiving, we packed up the car and drove from Washington, DC down to the Smoky Mountains in North Carolina and Tennessee! We had such a great time, but I knew the drive would be 8 hours each way, so I had to be prepared! I printed out… Continue reading Peony Patterns Winterberry Hand Embroidery {Release}

etcetera, sewing

Annie’s Kit Clubs – Cyber Monday Deal!

If you're looking for a fun Christmas gift that keeps on giving this season, take a look at Annie's Kit Clubs! I gave one of these to my daughter last year and she just loved it! Each month of your subscription, you receive a package filled with creative projects to work on. There are various… Continue reading Annie’s Kit Clubs – Cyber Monday Deal!

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CreativeBug – Get a whole year for $5!

Here's a fabulous deal for my creative visual learner friends! Right now, you can get an entire year of CreativeBug for just $5! (If you're worried about a recurring charge, set a reminder in your calendar so you can cancel it before it renews!). This platform has some great video lessons for both kids and… Continue reading CreativeBug – Get a whole year for $5!


All About Reading & Spelling – Free Shipping Today ONLY!

Another homeschooling deal for my readers! This Cyber Monday, All About Learning (makers of All About Spelling and All About Reading) are offering free shipping to celebrate Cyber Monday! The great thing about ordering direct from All About Learning is you can get 1) 365 day warranty period (return it in ANY condition if you're… Continue reading All About Reading & Spelling – Free Shipping Today ONLY!


RightStart Math Annual Cyber Monday Sale!

It's time to stock up on all your RightStart Math needs! Cyber Monday deals start at 5AM CST (6AM EST), November 29, 2021. This is the best time to get additional manipulatives and books! All items for sale are "like new" - things returned from other customers, or used as demonstration materials at curriculum fairs.… Continue reading RightStart Math Annual Cyber Monday Sale!

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Peony Patterns Lantana {Release}

I took some time over the last few weeks to test the latest dress pattern from Peony Patterns, Lantana. My plan was to make a Christmas themed dress after making this test sample, but unfortunately my sewing machine had a few visits to the hospital, so the Christmas version will have to wait! Lantana is… Continue reading Peony Patterns Lantana {Release}

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Peony Patterns Banksia Dress {for Minerva}

In my effort to use up every last scrap, I couldn't go past creating a Peony Patterns Banksia Dress for my youngest, after making the Sage Dress for her older sister! How much fun are these tags?! Juno Design USA sent these reversible heart labels to me - they fit perfectly inside a side seam… Continue reading Peony Patterns Banksia Dress {for Minerva}


Get a FREE All About Homophones book!

This year we're using All About Homophones for the first time! This is an activity book that dovetails perfectly into All About Spelling and helps kids reinforce correct homophone usage. For the first time ever (that I've seen!), All About Learning is offering a FREE copy of their All About Homophones paperback book with any… Continue reading Get a FREE All About Homophones book!