Flip that Colorblock

Today we are over at Frances Suzanne with our version of the Colorblock.  Be sure to go over and check it out.  This year long series presents a pattern from a different designer each month and challenges bloggers to make it their own.  This months Colorblock dress is by Heidi and Finn. See the whole […]

Sewing Machine Mania


On Vacation. Last week Rachel and I had an opportunity to go on a short family vacation.  You may remember my telling you that I retired at the end of 2013. Well, my brother-in-law also retired, and one of my nieces was celebrating her 30th birthday.  We started talking and one thing led to another and soon […]

Guest Posting-Baby Series


Hi All! We’re excited to be guest posting as part of a Getting Ready for Baby series at Get Your Crap Together. I’m sharing a little layering tunic I put together for my two new nieces! Grab the 3-6 month pattern HERE. Then hop over to Chelsea’s to see the full tutorial HERE. Make sure […]

The Top 5 Tutorials of 2013

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Happy New Year everyone! Hope you all had a fun night however you chose to celebrate ringing in the new year. Our night was pretty low key, but we’re still in small child holiday recoup mode so that was nice! Popping in to share our top 5 visited tutorials for 2013. If you haven’t checked […]

Don’t Panic- Piles of WIPs

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I promised myself I wasn’t going to do the mad sewing dash leading up to Christmas. I failed miserably on that one. I had honest intention to buy my son’s Christmas outfit. I wasn’t even going to feel guilty about it. Then I was suddenly struck by inspiration. And since I have been kind of […]

A summer photo shoot and a little blog design shake up!

Miss Matilda a Cottage Mama pattern

The Miss Matilda Dress and Top pattern by Cottage Mama is one I can comfortably say I will make again, and again. I made my first, a top, out of a soft swiss dot. She wore it frequently all summer long. This is my first dress version. My lovely soon-to-be brother-in-law took these great pictures […]

Quick and Easy Dino Shirts

DIY dino shirts

The kiddos requested Dino costumes for Halloween. Here is my feeling on Halloween costumes, it either has to be cheap, painless, and fast to put together or reusable. I have a 2 and 4 year old so for now I can hold to that. So when they suddenly became very excited about being dinosaurs I […]

Sew Fab Sale- Want to know what’s in the bundle?

We have had a great time planning and sewing with the patterns in this bundle- we think you’ll love it too. We’re looking forward to sharing some projects with you this week showcasing the patterns below!   Welcome to the Fall and Winter 2013 Sew Fab e-pattern Sale Event! Last February was the first ever Sew […]

Everybody loves a good sale!

Have you heard? There is a big big sale next week! Make sure to hop over Monday morning to catch all the details and buy your pattern pack- it is a great mix! Coming next week…   For one week only, twenty-six pattern designers will be joining together to combine their best PDF sewing patterns […]

Pattern Review: Banyan Pants

banyan pants review

Picking the Pattern  If you follow us you know we are always on the lookout for a good boy’s pant pattern.  They are not easy to come by.  Pull on elastic pants are fine for the little ones and even our 3 1/2 year old toddler does well in them .   Easy on – easy off.  […]