WILD+Wanderful/sewing
Customizing Fabric with Cricut (and a FREE skirt pattern!)

Customizing Fabric with Cricut (and a FREE skirt pattern!)

One of the coolest blogging experiences to-date was when I was contacted about this Cricut blog tour.  They wanted to get a bunch of us sewing bloggers together to see what we could come up with for projects that involved their iron-on products.

Considering that my whole business is built from the iron-on and HTV world, I couldn’t say no to this opportunity.  And really I couldn’t say no in general, because it sounded so fun!  I was officially counted in!

Linen Loungers by Patterns for Pirates

Linen Loungers by Patterns for Pirates

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?

Everyday Elegance (UPDATE) by Patterns for Pirates

Everyday Elegance (UPDATE) by Patterns for Pirates

After a few more website issues than we’d anticipated, we are officially re-releasing the Everyday Elegance, which is one of the earlier Patterns for Pirates designs out there.  AND, it’s the first official release for our “Summer of Wovens”!!

West Virginia Mermaid

West Virginia Mermaid

It’s been swim sewing season around here and I’ve been insanely jealous of all of my friends who’ve been taking these gorgeous images at the beaches and pools near them.  Like super jealous.  Since Vintage Lace sent me a new swim print to sew, I figured it was my turn to take some water photos.

But West Virginia style.

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

I know, I know.  It’s barely July and I’m wearing and sewing pumpkin clothes.  But hear me out!!

First.  Pumpkin flavored things should exist year round.  Because it’s delicious.  Second.  It’s hot as hades outside and the humidity is on threat level suck.  So all I want is fall to happen for me.  Third. This fabric is ah-dorable and needs to be shared, wether you’re ready for the change in season yet or not.

Sew Americana :: Day 5

Sew Americana :: Day 5

It’s the final day of our Sew Americana Blog tour, friends.  Holy butts this week has flown by!  I hope you all have enjoyed it as much as I did!  Blog tours can be a lot, and usually there’s some sort of reward or giveaway or whatever….but I chose not to do one with this tour.  And these ladies still bring their best work!  It’s pretty cool, if you think about it.

They just slay, what can I say?

Sew Americana :: Day 4

Sew Americana :: Day 4

Can you believe we are already on our fourth day of the Sew Americana Blog Tour?  How is this flying by so quickly?  I don’t know about the rest of you, but all of these photos make me want to do more sewing….immediately.  One of the best things to do is to surround yourself with talented people, right?  I think I’ve accomplished that on this tour!

Today’s group of five is no exception.  They are AH-MAZING.  And I’m thrilled that their blogs are live so I can finally see more than just these tiny sneaks they’ve sent me.  Ready to get started?

Sew Americana :: Day 3

Sew Americana :: Day 3

Whoop whoop!  We are partying this morning with the third day of the Sew Americana Blog Tour!  Are you inspired yet?  It’d be impossible not to be.  The ladies on this tour are KILLING IT!

Today’s five creative geniuses aren’t going to disappoint you in the slightest, my friends.  Ready to see what they’ve got to share?

Sew Americana :: Day 2

Sew Americana :: Day 2

We are back for Day 2 of the “Sew Americana Blog Tour”!  (If you missed the first day, head HERE to see yesterday’s leg of the tour.)  I. AM. BLOWN. AWAY. by the talent I have playing along with me.  It’s fun to give a very basic idea and see what these creative minds will come up with.

Ready to get going with Day 2?  I sure am!

Sew Americana 2017

Sew Americana 2017

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!)

Rebel, Rebel | Free Star Wars Cut Files!

Rebel, Rebel | Free Star Wars Cut Files!

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 Heart Surge Fabric Shop

I Heart Surge Fabric Shop

If you’ve never had the pleasure of drooling over the delightful fabrics that Surge Fabric Shop carries, allow me to introduce you to some.  Kayla, the owner, has this serious habit of spoiling me with extra goodies.  And because they show up as a surprise, I don’t always have them on my immediate list of to-sews…no matter how badly I want to turn them into clothing.

But this past weekend, I distracted Louis and Bennett with a new PS4 and got some extra “just for fun” sewing time in.  Thank you new gaming system!