Category Archives: Tutorial

Indie Patterns and Supplies!

The Monthly Stitch Indie Pattern Contest is just weeks away! Are you deciding what to  make and what Indie Pattern to use? I am! I’m so excited to join in the fun this year. I have a couple of favorites: Colette … Continue reading

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Sewing Contests Coming Up In June!

Hi sewing friends! The Monthly Stitch has just announced this year’s Indie Pattern Contests during the month of June 2015! There are tons of great prizes and discount codes from the sponsors. I want to encourage everyone to join in … Continue reading

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Me and The Inspirational Tim Gunn!

I attended a discussion and book signing of the well-know television personality and author, Tim Gunn at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco. My daughter works for the Commonwealth Club, the oldest and largest public forum in the U.S. She treated … Continue reading

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Sewing in Seattle!

My husband and I took a little trip to Seattle a few weeks ago. We attended the Sewing and Stitchery Expo at the Washington State Fairgrounds. I have never been to a  sewing/quilting expo in my life so this was … Continue reading

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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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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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Starting off the New Year with a Skirt Sloper

I love learning new things and through the Crafty Classes, I can always find excellent courses and projects. So I dedicated some time to work through Suzy Furrer’s Pattern Making Basics –The Skirt Sloper. She is such a wonderful teacher. I … Continue reading

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The Roaring Twenties with Loran!

One of my favorite sewing bloggers is Loran over at Loran’s World. She is an excellent sewer, fashion designer, and a beautiful model of all of her period pieces. She usually makes 40’s and 50’s style clothing, but she’s taking us … Continue reading

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Tips for Better Blogging by Beth!

  My friend, Beth, is hosting another webinar, sharing what she has learned about creating a super successful sewing blog! Dont miss it! Thursday, June 5th at 11:00 am (EST) for Secret Ways to Make Your Sewing Blog a Success You will learn: … Continue reading

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