Wednesday, August 13, 2014

DIY Photo Background--Guest Post at Mabey She Made It

Hey all!
Today I'm guest posting over at Mabey She Made It with a DIY Photo Background!
Make sure to hop over to check it out. 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Betty Skirt and Skirting the Issue!

I recently got to test a very cute little skirt from the Shaffer Sisters!
The Betty Skirt. (Soon to be re-released--will update with link when released!)
There are so many options and sizes in this skirt:
doll, newborn and all the way up to 16, including plus sizes!
Options include a gathered skirt with placket, small pleats, and big pleats!
I chose to make the large pleats in a 3 month size, using fabric from the Fat Quarter Shop.
My plan is to donate this to the Pregnancy Care Center during our next Pregnancy Care Center Sew-along!
The pattern went together very well--you can print which ever size you'd like with the handy layers feature.

I had to let my little girl 'model' it for us...
I'm joining in on Skirting the Issue over at Simple Simon and Company!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Huge Course Sale at Craftsy!!!

August Big Course Sale at Craftsy: Save 50%!
(sponsored post)

Don't miss Craftsy's Dog Days of Summer Sale happening now! Enjoy up to 50% off ALL online classes! Take advantage of big savings today. Hurry, offer expires August 11, 2014 at 11:59 PM MT. Shop now and save!
Thought I'd share this with you all!
Craftsy has some amazing classes that you can take at your own pace.
And, not just sewing/quilting but baking, cooking, photography, drawing, etc.
There are a LOT to choose from.
So, hop on over and have a look!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Opened Shop!

Both the Perfect Petal Purse Pattern and the Pirate's Treasure Wallet Pattern are now available on Etsy as well as Craftsy.
Visit my Etsy shop here:
And, my Craftsy shop here:

Monday, July 28, 2014

Delilah Top Blog Tour and Giveaway!

When Rachel from Golden Rippy was looking for some bloggers to tour the Delilah Top, I jumped in!
I had seen this top sewn up by other bloggers and knew it was a great top.

I used a jersey knit from

This is a size small with no bow or flower. I absolutely love this top--
I wore it two days straight even though it was plus 30 Celsius here the first day! 

Fort Edmonton in the back.
To get your copy of the Delilah Top visit the shop here.
To visit Golden Rippy's facebook page, click here.
Now, on to a great Giveaway!!
Prize Package & Rules
Two winners will each win:
            * 2 Patterns of your choice from Golden Rippy.
The Contest Rules:
You must be 18 to enter.
You can gain entries by entering the Rafflecopter Prompts.
Giveaway ends: 8/6/14 at midnight PST.
Two winners will be chosen and announced on 8/7/14.
Make sure to visit the rest of the bloggers who have sewn up the Delilah!!
Monday- July 28
A Vision To Remember
Fabulous Home Sewn
Amanda Rose
Tuesday- July 29
Cozy Cape Cottage
Gracious Threads
Wednesday- July 30
GYCT Designs
The Sewing Geek
Sprouting JubeJube
Thursday- July 31
My Taylor Made       
Mimi’s Mom
Rebel & Malice
Friday- Aug 1
Stitchwerx Designs
E-beth Designs
Saturday- Aug 2
Growing Family 1
Marmalade Forest
Ali Cat & Co
Sunday- Aug 3
Made by Sara
From a Box
Crooked Whimsy
Monday- Aug 4
Daisy Chain Creations
Knot Sew Normal
Lulu & Celeste
Tuesday- Aug 5
Mae & K
The Crazy Tailor
Blogs Like A Mother
Wednesday- Aug 6
Bebe Lambs
Lady and the Gents

Saturday, July 26, 2014

KCW Days 4 & 5--Tree Climber Trousers

And, for my final days of KCW, I sewed up a pair of Tree Climber Trousers as shorts.
My son wasn't too thrilled to pose today--must be the rainy days we've been having!

I love the topstitching on these--they add such fun detailing.
Basically, what I did was cut the back as long as I needed, and then cut the knee panel a bit longer than I knew I'd need so I could trim them to match the back exactly.

No, he's not cold--just stoic.

These should come in handy the next week--it's supposed to be in the high 20s, possibly low 30s! Love the warmth!
The pattern is available in the Go-To Patterns shop. (affiliate link)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Stitch Swap--Pirate's Treasure Wallet Pattern

Stephanie from Swoodson Says organized a Stitch Swap for a group of us sewing bloggers.
I received a lovely package in the mail from Amy from Friends Stitched Together!
Amy sent me a package for my boys--pirate fabric.
But, instead of just sending one yard as the plan was, she sent a piece of coordinating fabric and a spool of yellow thread as well.
Now, the hard part was thinking of what to make for my boys so that at least the older two could have something made out of the fabric since they both *loved* the pirate ships!
I had recently made my daughter a purse which she carries to Church.
The boys decided that they needed a wallet so they could take money to Church. 
After searching for a wallet pattern and not finding anything that I (they) liked, I decided I'd just make a pattern.
I made two right away.
It's a trifold wallet with a good number of pockets!
There is a pocket for bills, a pleated zipper pocket for coins, a vinyl pocket for ID, and three card pockets!
The boys love them, and have started helping my husband work on the farm to earn some more money to put into them!

You can buy a copy of the pattern here!
Make sure to check out all the other stops on the Stitch Swap!
Stephanie from Swoodson Says received a package in the mail from me...
Monday July 21st
Stephanie -- Swoodson Says
Ashley -- Sewing Sober
Tuesday July 22nd
Janelle -- Emmaline Bags
Wednesday July 23rd
Danica -- The Sewing Sparrow
Bethany -- Two Novembers
Jessica -- The Berry Bunch
Thursday July 24th
Melissa -- Rebel and Malice
Irene -- Sugaridoo
Friday July 25th
Roxanne -- Pensebrox

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