sewing, children

You Had Me At Sushi!

When my kids saw that the new Raspberry Creek Fabrics Fall Collection had SUSHI fabric, it was pretty much an expectation that I'd be making them something with it! My eldest requested a top and my son surprised me by saying he wanted a sushi shirt too. And, unsurprisingly for him - a tshirt with… Continue reading You Had Me At Sushi!

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Peony Patterns Mariposa Hand Embroidery {Release}

Summertime by the pool is the perfect opportunity to lose yourself in an embroidery project. As long as you're not chatty like me, and find yourself talking to all the other parents instead of working on the embroidery you'd planned to do for 3 hours while your kids swam. Ahem. So, this week I hunkered… Continue reading Peony Patterns Mariposa Hand Embroidery {Release}

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Peony Patterns Calendula in Jersey & Chiffon

A few months ago, I was checking out the $3 p/yard remnant room of one of our local fabric stores (G Street Fabrics), when I found some polkadot ITY knit and a matching polkadot chiffon! With no project in mind, but in awe that I'd stumbled upon two identical prints on two different bases in… Continue reading Peony Patterns Calendula in Jersey & Chiffon

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Peony Patterns Calendula – It’s Bluey!

One of the benefits of being an Aussie expat and still having family within driving distance of Spotlight, is being able to get your hands on the elusive Bluey fabric! My sister managed to pick up a couple of metres for me a few months back and sent it to me in a care package!… Continue reading Peony Patterns Calendula – It’s Bluey!

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Peony Patterns Calendula Dress {Release}

I'm so excited about the new Calendula dress from Peony Patterns, designed by their newest pattern designer, Annie Arana! Annie is based in Western Australia and will be focused on *knit* patterns for kids. Huzzah! My youngest, in particular, adores all the knit dresses because they're so much easier for her to put on. And… Continue reading Peony Patterns Calendula Dress {Release}

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Peony Patterns Lilac Shorts + FREE Tigerlily Tank {Release}

The cobbler's son has no shoes. The dress pattern tester's kids have no pants. The complexities of life! I'm excited to report that my girls finally have not one, but multiple pairs of shorts! I always hesitate to test pant/shorts patterns because let's just say I've been jaded by bad fits. I knew a Peony… Continue reading Peony Patterns Lilac Shorts + FREE Tigerlily Tank {Release}

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RARE! All About Learning Discount Coupon!

If you're looking for a fantastic program for teaching your children reading and spelling, look no further than All About Reading and Spelling! This curriculum has a reputation for *never* being on sale, so exciting news!! They just released a coupon for 10% OFF Storewide until June 14, 2022! Use code: BUYEARLY. (Terms & Conditions).… Continue reading RARE! All About Learning Discount Coupon!

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Lemon Flavored Jasmine Dress

There are two ways to my youngest daughter's heart: lemons and owls. Last Halloween she was a lemon, the previous Halloween she was an owl. Next Halloween, she has declared she wants to be a bee. Why a bee? Well, this adorable lemon and bee fabric of course! When I spotted this citrus fabric collection… Continue reading Lemon Flavored Jasmine Dress

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NEW! Uppercase Letter Crafts from All About Reading

Do you have a preschooler in need of some hands on activities? All About Learning have just released a brand new, full color, 120 page activity book of uppercase letter crafts, rhymes, and other activities that help reinforce learning the alphabet. If you're already planning to use (or have used) All About Pre-Reading, then this… Continue reading NEW! Uppercase Letter Crafts from All About Reading

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Peony Patterns Juniper Dress {Release}

So for this last month or so, I've been on a bit of a sewing hiatus. It wasn't really *intentional* - the issue was that my sewing machine refused to do an automatic buttonhole. This issue started back in October, and when I took it into the shop for them to fix it, their tech… Continue reading Peony Patterns Juniper Dress {Release}