children, etcetera, sewing, women

New Sews for the New Year!

In late October, Fabric Mart Fabrics was having a stellar sale on wool fabric at just $13 p/yard. Even though I didn't have plans to make a coat *before* that sale, I certainly did when I realized they had yellow available! So, I bought 3 yards plus some black and white polkadot silk with the… Continue reading New Sews for the New Year!

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sewing, women

DG Patterns Tour: Marino Top & Giveaway

Welcome to Day 4 of the Fresh Start Blog Tour with DG Patterns*! It's that time of year to make a fresh start: new habits, new wardrobes, and new things. Every day this week, my fellow bloggers and I will be sharing how we're getting a fresh start with DG Patterns. There's also a giveaway… Continue reading DG Patterns Tour: Marino Top & Giveaway

accessories, sewing

Celebrate the Holidays! FREE Doll Cape Pattern!

It's crunch time for me to get all my last minute gifts made, and this one was no exception! My daughter got her first American Girl Doll for her 6th birthday last month, and now wants me to make *all the clothes*. I've been told on more than one occasion that she is expecting me… Continue reading Celebrate the Holidays! FREE Doll Cape Pattern!

sewing, women

Itch to Stitch Love Blog Tour

Last month we learned that Kennis, the designer at Itch to Stitch, had her home burgled with thieves taking her uninsured sewing machine, photography equipment, computer, pots and pans, hair dryer, and more! A few of us decided we wanted to do more than just send condolences, so an idea was born and here we… Continue reading Itch to Stitch Love Blog Tour

children, sewing

Back to School Blog Tour

Welcome to Day 4 of the Lulu & Celeste & Sprouting Jube Jube Productions Back to School Blog Tour! When I signed up for this tour a few months ago, I thought I had *all the time in the world*! I worked out the four patterns I was going to make, printed them all out,… Continue reading Back to School Blog Tour

sewing, women

These are a few of my Favorite (sewing) Things

Welcome to Day 29 of the My Favorite (Sewing) Things Tour hosted by Sewing by Ti! I had a hard time deciding which favorites I would use for this tour! Even though children's wear is my first love, I decided that, since this is the year of sewing for me -- and because this tour… Continue reading These are a few of my Favorite (sewing) Things

accessories, children, sewing

Back to School Blog Tour with Pickle Toes AND Giveaway!

Can you believe school starts in less than a month??! Well -- for those of you living in Virginia and most of the USA, that is! (Completely unrelated aside: I remember growing up in Australia and being *super* confused during the movie Grease, when the students would return to school immediately after Christmas - in… Continue reading Back to School Blog Tour with Pickle Toes AND Giveaway!