KCW: floral and teal corduroy hosh pants

I've already sewn up (and loved!) one of LouBee Clothing's patterns-the Bimaa, so I was dying to take a swing at her Hosh pants after seeing them all over blogland. They are a quick and easy sew-and practically tailor made for my skinny Sadie. I sewed them up for both girls-in this awesome stretch sateen, and some teal corduroy from Hancocks … [Read more...]

Sew Fab e-pattern sale!

I am SOO excited to introduce the patterns that are in the Sew Fab e-pattern pack this time around! It's a pretty amazing group of patterns that's been curated, and I'm excited to have my Junebug dress pattern in it! woohoo! I've sewn up some of the patterns already and can't wait to show you more this week. Read on to see all the patterns in the … [Read more...]

girl charlee $40 gift certificate giveaway!

Hey fellow fabric lovers. I have got a fun giveaway for you today! From the amazing knit site we all know and love to give our money to, Girl Charlee!  They have some of the most fantabulistic awesomely cool knits around. (there I go, makin' up words again) Seriously, about 3/4 of my knit stash is from their shop! I always receive compliments on … [Read more...]

let’s still be friends!

 So you might have heard about Google Reader going kaput. Not cool, but we all have to roll with it now since it's going bye bye come July. er...like next week. I'm such a procrastinator! So if you follow my blog using Google Reader, make sure that you subscribe another way so that you don't miss any of the fun stuff going on over here!  Aka … [Read more...]

currently….or happenings of late.

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen some of these pics already. If you don't...what the heck are you waiting for? :D My username is: craftinessisnotoptional.   So I've been trying to finish up the girls room...a new dresser (from Ikea, painted by me) and a new rug (from Urban Outfitters) helps brighten up the room! Now if I could … [Read more...]

shabby chic your tp dispenser-a tutorial

Ever sat there thinking....my toilet paper dispenser sure is boring-looking? I have. The other day I decided to DO something about it rather than sit around wishing it were prettier. So I grabbed a plain wooden one from the hardware store, tore some strips of fabric, grabbed some embellishments. and my glue gun, and went to town! I LOOOVE how it … [Read more...]

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! He is Risen. Have a wonderful day! p.s. How did I end up holding two of them? No fair. … [Read more...]


Just wanted to let you know about a big Destash Bash going on right now with other sewing bloggers! I've got some bundles listed in my shop-but hurry! They're going fast-though I'm planning on adding more this afternoon, so keep checking back!Also make sure to take a look at the Destash Bash Facebook album for pic of all the listings together! :) … [Read more...]

Best of 2012

1. The Coraline dress 2. Elephant dress 3. Newborn pics of Ava 4. Sweet & Sassy dress 5. Christmas cookies 6. Last minute skirt 7. Sadie's under the sea party cake 8. Bentos galore! 9. Teal bow leggings 10. Hot air balloon mobile 11. Felt Dahlia pin 12. Blue ice cream shirt 13. Pretty peasant blouse 14. Striped shirt 15. Nursery projects galore! … [Read more...]

a day of silence

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