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Fashion, Sewing

Striped, Puffy Sleeved Shirts Aren’t Just For Pirates: Simplicity S8839 Pattern Review and Hack!

This Simplicity Pattern has been sitting in my cabinet since I bought it last spring. I've been DYING to sew it up, but by the time I had the chance, it was too warm outside to really be wearable. A few weeks ago I noticed this gorgeous striped linen on Measure Fabric's Instagram and asked Maria if this could be the fabric we used for our monthly Measure Maker post! She was initially surprised since it wasn't screaming with bright colors, but I assured her that I do in fact also...

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Fabric Painting and Design, Fashion, Sewing, Uncategorized

Gettin’ Fancy This Holiday Season with Spoonflower Fabric!

Rainbow Stripes by Katie Kortman Okay, Okay so maybe not everyone wants to look like they just went to Mardi Gras or stepped off of a parade float when they go to a party. Not everyone does.... But I DO! I remember thinking holiday dresses needed to look a certain way, once upon a time. No MORE! I have freed myself from all the social norms and I am living my most authentic life, which means lots of color and crazy pipe cleaner crowns okay?? And look! I'm not...

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Lifestyle, Sewing

DIY Reusable Period Underpants, Panties, or Knickers!

I posted this photo yesterday on Instagram and my feed and DM's blew up with everyone talking about their periods! That is AWESOME! I spent the first 5 years of having my period totally embarrassed, never talking about it to anyone (not even my best friends). I don't want my two daughters to be as embarrassed as I was, and I want to give them the best tools to make it easier to live with. When I found out about these kits to make your own Reusable Period...

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Crafting, Fashion, Uncategorized

Perler Bead Barrettes

If you follow me on Instagram, then you've likely already seen this photo and watched my IGTV video detailing how to make these fun barrettes. But in case you haven't..... I've got a quick tutorial for you today to show you how! (And if you're interested in how I made my "pixelated" (perler bead) crown and glasses, you can find the quick how-to HERE. Here are the supplies you will need: E6000 Glue (I used the...

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Crafting, Fashion, Sewing, Uncategorized

Fanny Packs for My Friends and Family’s Fannies!

Top to Bottom Spoonflower prints: 1. Exotic Flowers by Maria_Galybina, 2. Stella - abstract art print on fabric navy white orange interior decor bright abstract 222by charlottewinter, 3. Happy Fruits by allierunnion, 4. MKV Helmet Tiny by pink_ink, 5. White painted Rainbow by Katie Kortman So... How do YOU feel about fanny packs having a come back? Are you weary of calling them "fanny packs" and instead want to call them "belt bags?" It's okay, I understand you. My husband and I got married in 2006 and he decided that year...

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Sewing, Uncategorized

My Super Scuba Bomber Jacket (say that 10 times)

If you have been on my Instagram lately then you know I've been down and out with a pinched nerve and muscles spasms the past week. I was stuck in bed in pain for a solid week and I am thankfully starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel! In the later part of the week I started this Pattern Scout Lulu Cardigan (View A) jacket. It could've been sewn entirely in one night on my serger, but because of my limited time...

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Sewing

Review and hacks: Mini-Cottesloe and Mini-Eucalypt patterns for kids!

I'll keep sewing her clothes until she makes me stop! I was so excited to try out these two mini versions of the adult patterns by Megan Nielsen. I am always on the look out for simple, quick-sewing patterns that I can make for my kids without costing my precious sewing-for-me time (here is where I would insert the hand covering eyes emoji....). These two patterns fit the bill exactly AND they had sizes that still worked for my growing child! Let me tell...

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Sewing, Uncategorized

My Yellow Yanta Overalls

I am so excited to show you all my new favorite overalls—the Yanta Overalls by Helen’s Closet! Helen so kindly gifted me this pattern, and then Fabric-Store asked me if I’d like to try some of their linen (that would be a big fat DUH——I’m a linenaholic) so I put the two together to help me this lemony, bright, happy pair! I had been brooding over how I wanted to hack these when I saw the post by @alexandria_arnold on Instagram. She made the straps into those cute ties...

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Lifestyle, travel, Uncategorized

Exploring Iceland in a Camper Van!

That's me. I'd just climbed a glacier with ice axes and crampons. Like a BOSS. Of course that called for big jumps and happy dances! If you follow me on Instagram you know that my husband and I recently took a 7 day trip to Iceland in August. I posted our daily journey in my stories which will be available to watch in my "Highlights" (on instagram) very soon! I wanted to talk about it here as well for those that don't navigate the 'gram as...

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Fabric Painting and Design, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Kid Art— to Custom Bedding with Spoonflower

Have you heard the latest and greatest? Spoonflower-- the company that lets anyone become a fabric designer (like me!)-- now let's you design your own bedding!! What?!?! I have about 1,001 ideas for my own bedding, but for this (sponsored) collaboration with them, I am going to show you how I took my son's drawings and made him the bed of his quirky little dreams. The Backstory: My son was supposed to be sharing a room with his little brother who is 2. It wasn't...

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