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Vintage Lace | Fall Flash Round!

Vintage Lace | Fall Flash Round!

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!

Dylan Tee by Made for Mermaids

Dylan Tee by Made for Mermaids

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!

Mama Vivienne by Made for Mermaids

Mama Vivienne by Made for Mermaids

PATTERN RELEASE DAY IS HERE!!!  It’s like Christmas in the sewing world, am I right?

Made for Mermaids is releasing FOUR patterns all at the same time and I am geeked.  They span the entire family…boys, girls, men and women.  AND they’re fabulous for pattern mixing, which is way up my alley.  I have so many photos to share that I’m going to break it down into two days of posts.  And of course, I’m being a brat and showing off my photos first.  Would you expect any less?

Handmade Boy’s The Fighter Tee | Blog Tour!

Handmade Boy’s The Fighter Tee | Blog Tour!

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??

Sunday Lately :: Week 126

Sunday Lately :: Week 126

Sunday Lately is a weekly linkup hosted by the Blogger Tribe, which is fearlessly led by Angelica (Gardening in High Heels) and myself. We e-hangout every Sunday, sharing a small glimpse into the past week of life in our own worlds. We’d love if you could join us!

This week’s themes: Pursuing, Eating, Planting, Wearing, Reflecting

Last Day of Kindergarten

Last Day of Kindergarten

It’s official.  When we pick Louis up from school today at 11:30, he will be on summer break and we will have a First Grader living under our roof.  FIRST GRADE.  Dead…I’m just dead. 

This year has just absolutely flown by.  In a good way.  (Minus all of the doctors visits due to 230948203948 illnesses during the last few months.)  But damn, I feel like I needed more time to take it all in.

Sunday Lately :: Week 125

Sunday Lately :: Week 125

Sunday Lately is a weekly linkup hosted by the Blogger Tribe, which is fearlessly led by Angelica (Gardening in High Heels) and myself. We e-hangout every Sunday, sharing a small glimpse into the past week of life in our own worlds. We’d love if you could join us!

This week’s themes: Perusing, Needing, Analyzing, Fantasizing, Thanking

May BeeBox | Vinegar + Honey Co.

May BeeBox | Vinegar + Honey Co.

The 15th day of every month is quickly becoming my favorite day.  Because it usually means I get a notification in my email, telling me that my BeeBox from Vinegar + Honey Co has shipped.  Fabric mail is the only kind of mail I like to get.

M4M Ella Sew-a-long :: Flutter Sleeve Add-On

M4M Ella Sew-a-long :: Flutter Sleeve Add-On

Have you guys heard?  Made for Mermaids is doing a sew-a-long for the Ella + Mama Ella patterns all next week!  So fun, right?  Sew-a-longs are just a little way for hundreds of people to sew the same thing, at the same time, and feel like you have sewing buddies making the same thing alongside you…as well as get a lot of inspiration, tips and hacks.

I’m here to share one of the extras that is coming next Wednesday: a flutter sleeve add-on!

DIY Serving Tray Tutorial

DIY Serving Tray Tutorial

We are always looking to gift something to people that is handmade, unique, useful, and that Louis can help us with.  Since Mother’s Day was coming up, we really wanted to gift the Grandmas something that fit all of those requirements, and I think we nailed it with this one.

Want to make your own DIY Serving Tray?  We’ve got you covered! 

Sunday Lately :: Week 124

Sunday Lately :: Week 124

Sunday Lately is a weekly linkup hosted by the Blogger Tribe, which is fearlessly led by Angelica (Gardening in High Heels) and myself. We e-hangout every Sunday, sharing a small glimpse into the past week of life in our own worlds. We’d love if you could join us!

This week’s themes: Shopping, Releasing, Breaking, Cleaning, Sewing

I’m Just a Poe Girl | BackStitch Fabrics

I’m Just a Poe Girl | BackStitch Fabrics

I was contacted by the BackStitch Fabrics team about sewing some strike-offs for them.  Before even really seeing what they wanted me to sew up…I was in.  They have some really bold, funky designs and I thought it’d be fun to play along with them!

To find out that their round this time was Halloween themed AND I’d get some Edgar Allan Poe inspired designs was just bonus.