Restoring our historic colonial house

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As you can see, I haven't been blogging much recently because we moved across the country to be closer to family. It's been about 3 months and we are finally all settled in and getting into our groove. I know this isn't a sewing tutorial but I am so proud of the work, I had to show it off, so please … [Read more...]

Quilted Tote Tutorial

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Are you guys enjoying spring? Aside from the allergies, we are enjoying it. I did this bag a few months ago and just never got around to doing a post for it due to our move across country. I am in love with this bag. I know I say that about everything but seriously, I just love how this turned out. … [Read more...]

Rainbow birthday cake

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This weekend, Mila and I celebrated 5 years of life together! As a single parent, every year that I make it alive with a sane mind, I am grateful. Every birthday of Mila's is also a celebration for me that I made it another year. I remember the early years with Mila when I used to struggle working … [Read more...]

How to make a simple dress

Hey Everyone! It seems like its the season for dresses. I did this tutorial for All Free Sewing last week and wanted to share it with you. This is tutorial is how to make a simple dress. Seriously, you cannot get easier than this. This literally took me under an hour to make. I would have done it in … [Read more...]

Penny Rose Wool Blog Tour

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Well, we are at my stop on the Penny Rose Wool Blog Tour! To be honest, this is my first time sewing with wool. I always thought wool was for making stuffed animals, blankets or cold weather apparel. So, I have never really leaned towards this fabric type for my projects in the past. Well, when I … [Read more...]

Colette Patterns Peony Dress Review

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It's beginning to look a lot like spring which means it's time to start sewing some dresses! One of my 2016 sewing goals is to start sewing more items for myself. I am starting with a spring dress. This is my first Colette Patterns Peony Dress review and I am in love. I still consider myself a … [Read more...]

Pixel Heart Mini Quilt

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This weekend my little Mila and I decided to make a cute Valentine's Day project together. We made a Pixel Heart Mini Quilt! She arranged all the little mini charms in the color arrangement she wanted. I have to say, it turned out pretty beautiful. She chose all pinks and reds from my scrap box. … [Read more...]

Jumbo Flip Flap Messenger Bag

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Hey All! Are you guys enjoying winter? We have been getting slammed with snow in the Midwest and loving it. Both my daughter and my dog enjoy playing in it so no complaints here. I recently bought 2 yards of this Cotton and Steel  August Mezzanine Fabric from Craftsy. It was on sale so I could not … [Read more...]

Wall Hanging Heart Quilt

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Heart day is approaching! Can you believe how time flies? I always wanted a heart quilt to hang up in my living room. So, I decided to tackle this easy pattern. This charm pack wall hanging heart quilt only requires 2 charm packs (42 5' squares) of whatever colors you choose and 2 white fabric charm … [Read more...]

2016 Sewing Goals

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I don't know about you all but this year I am determined to step it up in my sewing room. Last year was a down year for me and my hobbies but this year, I am not taking no for an answer. With my daughter getting a big older, I am going to try and steal a few more hours during weekend naps and early … [Read more...]

Charm Box Free Quilt Pattern

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Happy New Year Everyone! We are kicking off 2016 with this easy and fabulous free pattern from The Fat Quarter Shop; Charm Box Free Quilt Pattern. This is a super simple pattern than any beginner quilter can do. It is part of the Fat Quarter Shop Shortcut Series and one of my favorites.I did the top … [Read more...]