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Set Sail Hat :: A FREEBIE by Patterns for Pirates!

Set Sail Hat :: A FREEBIE by Patterns for Pirates!

I get this overwhelming sense of accomplishment when I'm able to take something from an idea in my head, to a finished product.  This new "Set Sail Hat" is one thousand percent one of those moments of accomplishment. I did a fabric promo last year for a Breakfast at...

Enchanted Whimsy :: Just That Nifty Sewing Company

Enchanted Whimsy :: Just That Nifty Sewing Company

Let me tell you a little about my love of mixing prints, and playing with fabric: it's endless. When Keanna first contacted me about her new custom fabric company, I was excited.  She's taking a slightly different approach to her prints.  Each design is handpainted by...

Adult Prom 2018

Adult Prom 2018

Bennett was my prom date for the second year in a row, for the Wheeling Young Preservationists Adult Prom.  Any excuse to dress up in a fancy gown and dance with my hubby is the best thing ever. And of course I need to share pictures of us looking all cute and stuff. ...

Run Run Run Jump :: Star Wars Day 2018

Run Run Run Jump :: Star Wars Day 2018

I have something to share today that might be one of my favorite vinyl designs.  And it's free.  And it's for STAR WARS DAY!  May the Force Be With You, friends!! Please tell me you've seen the Seagulls video.  If you haven't -- allow me to...

Boundless Dress (Update!!) by Patterns for Pirates

Boundless Dress (Update!!) by Patterns for Pirates

I helped test the original Boundless Dress from Patterns for Pirates back in 2015 -- and I'm here again in 2018 with the update!  We've been going through older patterns and tweaking the fit, as well as updating the files to fit with the new specs that we have...

Boho Babydoll by Patterns for Pirates

Boho Babydoll by Patterns for Pirates

Pattern release days are always so exciting for me!  23940283948 notifications on my phone every time I open up Facebook, lots of questions being asked, and lots of love for our testers and the beautiful images they took of themselves.  SO FUN. Today is one of those...

Rebels & Imperials

Rebels & Imperials

Allow me to introduce you to the fabric that I threatened to fight people over if I didn't get it.  (I'm not joking in the least bit.) RP Custom Fabrics made my heart grow three sizes when this arrived in the mail.  If you haven't noticed before, we are huge Star Wars...

Stranger Dali :: FebruArty by RP Custom Fabrics

Stranger Dali :: FebruArty by RP Custom Fabrics

Oh my goodness, Stranger Things fans.  Get ready to pee your pants over the fabric I'm about to share!!  Sara over at RP Custom Fabrics has basically the coolest concept for prints right now and you will want to bare through all of these photos of me just to see how...

Mama Stella by Made for Mermaids

Mama Stella by Made for Mermaids

Stellaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!  As soon as Catherine shared the name of the new pattern she was working on, I only wanted to Streetcar Named Desire the moment.  I can't help it.  Blame Elaine from Seinfeld for this.  (Enough references for one blog post?  Perhaps.) But...

January BeeBox | Vinegar + Honey Co.

January BeeBox | Vinegar + Honey Co.

It's been a hot minute since I've been able to sew, photograph and share something on here.  Being back in an office, and working full time not-at-home has really changed up my ability to do this kind of stuff.  I'm four weeks in now...and I'm hoping that I'll have it...

Izzy’s Floral Lace by Vintage Lace Prints (And Henley Week!)

Izzy’s Floral Lace by Vintage Lace Prints (And Henley Week!)

Remember this ah-mazing purple lace that I sewed up back in September?  Well....the same ladies who brought you that gorgeous print is bringing another drool-worthy lace.  And I'm head over heels that they let me play with the purple colorway again. Because purple is...

December BeeBox | Vinegar + Honey Co.

December BeeBox | Vinegar + Honey Co.

I've been trying to get on board with the velvet trend, you guys.  Seriously I have.  But it feels flashy to me. (Me?  Flashy!  So crazy that I even say that.)  And it kind of reminds me of my Freshman Homecoming dress.  It was blue velvet, with a halter top, a bunch...

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