gathered nessie pattern hack

I love this pattern hack I did the other week-using the Nessie top pattern, I made this swingy gathered top for little Miss Ava! It was SO easy to do, and I'll show you how below. But first, feast your eyes on way too many pics of Ava. Hey, my blog, my amount of pics.   Plus, this fabric. swoon. I don't know where it's from, but it's … [Read more...]

liberty of london Knot Necklace

I'm so pleased as punch to share this project with you today, and to be working with Liberty of London on this project! It's easy, cute, and really lets you show off your fave fabric! Hop over there for the full tutorial!   … [Read more...]

fabric triangle headband tutorial-Jo-Ann spring crafts and a coupon

I'm loving the geometric trend that's a-happening right now. Stylish, hip, and easy to re-create? Sold. I was excited when Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores (you may have heard of them...;) invited me to participate in their National Craft Month celebration! ( though really, every month is craft month around here, you feelin' me?) Also, I received … [Read more...]

simple & easy pattern weights

I am thrilled to be a part of Simple Simon & Co's prolific series-"What I wish I'd known when I started Sewing". Which is many things, for me. Alas, most of my sewing knowledge was gained due to plentiful mistakes, trial and error, and A LOT of fabulous online tutorials. So...let me share with you my favorite sewing trick/tool. Trool. When … [Read more...]

KNITerview & a knit bow tutorial

I'm psyched to be over at Rae's today as a part of her KNITerviews-a series all about your favorite bloggers & KNITS! Knits are one of my favorite fabric types to sew with-so comfy for kiddos and grown ups alike, and not as hard to sew with as you may think! Also, as you may know I recently came out with my first knit PDF pattern-the Nessie … [Read more...]

fabric tray tutorial for ucreate

 I am so excited to be over on Ucreate today (yes, THE Ucreate!), for their amazing series all about using up those fat quarters we all hoard. I know I'm not alone...right ladies? :) The first step is admitting you have a problem.... hehe. This particular project is fantastic for scraps, as well! Which I also have plenty of. Fabric hoarders … [Read more...]

basic bodice design series guest post

 I'm so excited to be posting over on iCandy Handmade for their Basic Bodice Design series! What a great idea, right? Most everyone has a basic bodice pattern in their sewing arsenal, which is what makes this such a brilliant idea for a series? (Why can I never have these great ideas? lol!) It's a simple dress, but the way the bodice is cut on … [Read more...]

paint chip matching game tutorial

Hey guys! Head over to Crafting in my Closet today for the quick how to for this super easy and fun to play with clothespin and paint chip game!  I've known Teresa for a long time (pre-marriage and kids lol those were the days....), so I am soo excited to be on her blog today with a fun (and really really easy) craft to make for your kiddos to keep … [Read more...]

I’m a Sewlebrity?

I'm so honored and excited to be a part of Rachel's Sewlebrity series over on Family Ever After! I sewed up this color block tee for the Sadester, who almost immediately smeared pink sidewalk chalk dust on the white part. At least I got pics, right? That's what counts in bloggy land. ;) Hop over to her blog to check out the tutorial! Go leave some … [Read more...]

cinched fabric belt guest post

Hey guys! I'm so excited to be a part of Kojo Designs and Sewing in No Man's Land Sewing for Me! series. Isn't that such a great idea for a series? I know oftentimes I turn to sewing for my girls since it's easier, usually quicker, and uses less fabric. But let's not neglect ourselves, ladies. :) Bringing it home below! I've been … [Read more...]