Category Archives: vintage

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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Put a Cuna Bird on It!

The sewing challenge for the month of April at “The Monthly Stitch” is to “Put a Bird on It”. What would I do? After thinking about it for a few weeks, I came up with an idea. I dug around until … 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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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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Winners Announced!

Thank you for your encouraging comments, and for checking in with me. It’s wonderful to have my creativity acknowledged by so many followers. I love contributing to the sewing community worldwide. I hope that I inspire others to pursue their … Continue reading

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Time to Celebrate! There are 355 followers and it’s time for a few handmade gifts!

This blog now has over 350 followers and in appreciation for your support, I’m gifting some items from my store! I’ll be away on a trip to NYC and Boston, and I won’t be sewing or blogging again until the … Continue reading

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After the Cake!

It’s the last day of August, which also marks the last day of the Cake Themed Sewing we have done over at the Monthly Stitch. The New Zealand gals are celebrating one year of monthly sew-alongs, and are headed toward … Continue reading

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Roses for your Birthday!

Happy Birthday TMS! What a great year it has been too. I appreciate all of your time and effort in creating and managing this wonderful site. You have given us the opportunity to come together and share our common interests.  Thank … Continue reading

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