Free Pattern and Tutorial: Tie It Up Cardi

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This has been another crazy winter.  Sometimes the sun  comes out and we hit the 35-40 F degree mark.  Other times we don’t see the sun for days on end and it snows or is just cloudy and windy.  It is on those days that we need one more layer.  Out of that need we […]

Pattern Review: Rachel Dress by MODKID


I have been aware of ModKid patterns for awhile, but this is the first I have sewn up. I hesitated at first, because I’m sure like many of you I have no short supply of girls’ dress patterns. Did I really need another? But the style enticed me- and I’m a sucker for a knit […]

One last round of Thumbs Up Tee inspiration

Thumbs Up tee OUSM Designs

Today we are sharing the rest of our great testers Thumbs Up tees. Don’t forget you can still review it to win it through the end of the month! On February 1st we will draw two names to have the cost of their pattern refunded from those who have left reviews. Your chances are still […]

A whole bunch of every day sewing inspiration

Thumbs Up Tee Pattern

I love every day sewing. It’s my happy spot. Stuff that will get worn until it can’t be anymore. Yes it might get dirty, or torn, but it will also get loved and worn. The Thumbs Up Tee was born from my son’s ongoing request for a “thumb shirt”. He gets the short end of […]

Winter Ready Princess Ruffles PJs Cover

We haven’t hit the tree lot yet, but yesterday we put up our small fake tree in the kids room, they couldn’t wait any longer to break out the Christmas lights. That teamed with the negative temps and, of course, Holiday Pajamas, are solid indicators its December around here! Day two of our pajama tour […]

Ruffled PJ Pattern Holiday Jammies Tour Day 1

Ruffled PJ Pattern

Hi All! We are excited to be sharing a week of Pjs with you. New Pjs on Christmas eve are a must around here, and I know many of you out there are sewing up new cozy pjs for the winter. Enjoy the great jammies this week, and pick up your own pattern for $5 […]

Jolly Old St Nicholas!

stocking pattern

We have a tradition in our family of hanging stockings out for St Nicholas Day.  Stockings are hung on St Nick’s Eve, December 5 and then during the night the stockings are filled with goodies.  Candy, fruit and usually a small toy or two makes for happy littles in the morning.   The feast of St Nicholas […]

The Norah- Organic Cotton

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Recently  we were given the opportunity to review fabric from Organic Cotton Plus. I chose a soft voile for this project.  The fabric came quickly and it did not disappoint. These fabrics are 100% organic.   They have expanded their lines to include knits a well as all kinds of woven fabrics.  If you are looking for […]

Quick Head Decoration for a Cold Day

DIY Headbands

The snow is officially flying here! When offered a chance to sew up a project from the newest One Thimble sewing magazine this project seemed just the right fit. A happy headband to contain the wild static head unleashed every time the winter hat slings off. Scroll all the way down for a chance to win […]

Structured Sewing for Woman- the Marbella

marabella womens dress pattern

I’ve been on a bit of a blogging and sewing break. Donna has been managing the ship around here and I’ve made on a quick project for the kids’ “dress like a tiger” day on my machine lately. However, before I took my little accidental sewing vacation I was pretty wildly sewing up a number […]