I could not decide if I wanted to share these photos before Halloween or not. I was worried that maybe it'd spoil the fun of showing off Lou's costume before he gets to wear it out. But then I realized that I am WAY TOO EXCITED about how it turned out. So here's...
This post has been a long time coming and I'm finally here to share with you about the Cricut EasyPress (and give you a FREE Halloween cut file while I'm at it!) Are you ready? Back when we were in Salt Lake City for Cricut's big MakeAThon, they announced three new...
We’ve spent all summer sewing and putting out woven fabric patterns over at Patterns for Pirates, and today is the final day of our “P4P Summer of Wovens”! Woot! We are celebrating the end of the woven sewing season with a FREE pattern for you guys, and one that will work for the entire family.
Really, the WHOLE family. It’s a unisex pant pattern in youth and adult sizes and covers from 3M – Plus 3X. Not bad, eh?
Whenever something big happens and I start to feel super sad / down / helpless, it always helps me to create something that has a positive message to it. It might sound silly, but forcing myself to find a positive message during a less-than-positive time makes me a little more hopeful. I wish I didn’t ever feel the need to make these things. But here we are again.
My friends over at Vintage Lace are running a Holiday/Winter round of fabulous fabrics and they sent me a few to play with. Bonus on this round for me was that I actually designed one of the prints (offered in two colorways) that is available in this round. I’m pretty sure there’s nothing more fun than sewing something that you’ve made yourself!!
Oh hey! It’s release day with Patterns for Pirates! And we are bringing you things to cover your bum, my friends. We have a set of pants patterns called the “Linen Loungers” and the “Little Loungers” and they are a woven pant for women, boys and girls. Can I get a whoop whoop?
I am SO EXCITED that today is finally here, because it’s the official kickoff of the Sew Americana Blog Tour! We had so much fun sewing up red, white, and blue inspired things last year, that I decided to make this tour a regular, yearly thing. Welcome to the first day of 2017’s tour!
We’ve got five bloggers sharing their amazing talent each day. You will not be disappointed if you head to each of their sites. (And don’t forget to linkup your own Americana sewing project at the bottom of the post. Instagram photos can be linked as well!)
Do you ever run into a creative block? I do for sure. And it’s A FREAKING BUMMER when it happens. Like, life altering. When I want to make something but can’t figure out what to make, it’s straight up depressing.
I went through it with these fabrics from RP Custom Fabrics. They’re gorgeous and I wanted to do them justice. It basically destroyed my sewjo….and then a lightbulb went off. Star Wars. The answer is Star Wars. (In reality, the answer is always Star Wars.)
I’m back for my third share of the Bellisima Mundo fabrics from RP Custom Fabrics. Sara hooked me up with SO MANY strike offs and I couldn’t help but sew and share them all. Plus it gives me an excuse to take photos of and with my two handsome guys…so you’ll never find me complaining.
I. Freaking. Love. Halloween.
I’ve probably mentioned this before on here. But it’s true. I’m not all about the blood and gore Halloween…more for the cutesy/dorky/creepy/crawly side of things.
I love themes. I love costumes. And I love the creativity behind Halloween. I just love it all. So even if I’m sewing strike-off fabrics well out of season, I don’t care. Because the strikes are Halloween prints and I am ALLLLLLL over it!
Today’s post is all for the boys! I’m so excited to share with you the two patterns that I tested for Made for Mermaids: the Dylan Tees. Wahoo!
They are the counterpart to the Vivienne that I posted yesterday. And I love that M4M is bringing some love to the boys. Because I seriously love sewing for Louis and Bennett and I feel that the Y Chromosome is greatly underrepresented in the pattern world. Kudos to Team Mermaid for making it happen for us!
Throughout my sewing adventures in the last few years, I’ve met some really great people and made some amazing friends. I’m honored to say that Kelly from Handmade Boy is one of those sew-friends of mine! She’s a fabulous maker, but an even more fabulous person. Why?
Kelly is running in a St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital marathon and pledged to raise $1,000 for this very worthy cause. In the ultimate bout of creative thinking, Kelly decided to create a sewing pattern and donate 100% of the proceeds to her fundraising efforts for the run. Amazing, right??