Category Archives: crafting

Little Maya the Mermaid

I’m throwing my hat in the ring over at Sew Mama Sew’s Contest “Spectacular Softies Contest” This adorable little mermaid is made from Abby Glassenburg’s pattern at While She Naps. This is a well designed pattern, with excellent easy to follow … Continue reading

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Cascading Cardigan

This week I finished up all of my customer alterations in a timely manner, and took some personal time to make this (1 hour cardigan). Ha ha! It takes more than an hour to cut, sew, and topstitch, etc. But it … Continue reading

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Perfectly Pink!

Hello Sewing friends and Happy Valentines Day! My most recent make is McCall’s 6850. Misses/Men’s Vest and Jackets. I used a pink sweatshirt knit fabric from my stash. I purchased it some time last year at my favorite thrift store. … Continue reading

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More Rag Doll Adventures page 3 and 4

After making two rag dolls from the Jess Brown book, I found that their skinny little legs and arms were very hard to turn right side out and stuff, not impossible, but time consuming. They are as cute as can … Continue reading

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A Tour of my Sewing Studio

I cleaned and organized my sewing studio the other day.  It’s the perfect space to make a mess, and it usually is messy! So, I wanted to document how it looked after working on it all day. I have three … Continue reading

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Rag Doll Adventures

What’s an adventure? According to dictionary.com “An adventure is an exciting or unusual experience. It may also be a bold, usually risky undertaking, with an uncertain outcome.” In my Rag Doll Adventures, my first steps were to locate the exact pattern and wait patiently for … Continue reading

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Sewing Round Up 2014

Another fun and fabulous year of sewing is coming to an end! I enjoyed every minute of it too. It was a wonderful experience to edit for Lekala, participate in the Monthly Stitch, and be a member of The Ready … Continue reading

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Happy Ho Ho Ho!

This holiday season, I’ve been sewing a lot, but not anything fancy or geeky for the Monthly Stitch. I have a pattern for a party dress, but I’ve been “sew” busy with alterations and sewing lessons, that I haven’t even … Continue reading

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Peruvian Textiles and Machu Picchu!

  My daughter and I went on a short trip to Peru last week. Of course, the biggest attraction was the ancient Inca village high up in the Andes mountains. My daughter hiked 10 beautiful breathtaking miles to reach the … Continue reading

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Persimmon Baby Quilt

I had just a little over a week to make a baby shower gift for a dear family friend. Luckily, I had previously purchased a cute little Persimmon Charm Pack from the Missouri Star Quilt Co. and a matching Bella Solids … Continue reading

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