November 20, 2015
I’m so excited to participate in the Designer Pattern Swap! I missed the first round so this was really exciting for me. I was lucky enough to get to choose a pattern from the awesome Serger Pepper and knew my girls would love the Everyday Tank: Top & Dress. It makes the cutest jumper!
Ella was SO thrilled I was sewing this for her. She’s been coveting the fabric at JoAnn’s for weeks and when I announced its plans for a dress for her she was over the moon.
I loved having double sided fabric to use for this! The hearts are precious and the pattern allows them to be shown off perfectly! It’s such a cheery little outfit for a dreary winter and I’m so happy we have it!!
This was such a fun experience and I’m so glad to have done it!! Check out more designer swaps here–there are sale codes for the patterns featured in the pattern swap, so you don’t want to miss out!
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October 1, 2015
I love those Pattern Anthology girls! They’re always releasing the cutest patterns and I’m always so honored to sew them up and share them with you! Their latest installment is called Unbiased and it’s a home run!
I chose to make the Adora Dress & Top by Andrea from Go To Patterns, and I’m in love! It’s so flowy and feminine and perfectly suited to what I love to wear these days!
It took me less than two hours to make this shirt from start to finish–always a giant plus in my book! And I can’t even begin to tell you how comfortable it is.
The battery on my camera remote is inexplicably dead again, so I had to recruit my 7 year old to be my photographer, and she didn’t get a single focused shot of the back of the shirt! But it’s adorable, so you’ll have to click over to see the other photos!
I just spent a weekend with my girlfriends in Rhode Island and I’ve still got the shore on my mind, so my navy and white combo is all I want to wear these days! I love the way the neckline shows off my adorable new necklace, too!
Tomorrow is the last day to pick up the entire collection for 40% off and get the included coupon book for incredible savings! So hurry and grab the Unbiased collection before the patterns go back to full price, I promise you’ll love them!!
August 14, 2015
I’m excited about the project I’m sharing today! When the amazing Kimbo from A Girl and a Glue Gun invited me to be part of Heat Transfer week with Expressions Vinyl I immediately knew I wanted to do another piece of wall art. I love pushing the boundaries of how to use canvases to create custom art and this was another successful attempt at awesomeness!
I used the heat transfer vinyl from Expressions Vinyl to create the basis for my matroyshka doll canvas, then filled in the details with hand embroidery. I’m wild about the way she came out!
She’ll eventually end up in Ella’s room I think, but for now I love having her hang by my front door. The contrast of the textured canvas, the smooth vinyl, and the hand stitching are a perfect combination for me!
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