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Fabric Painting and Design, Fashion, Lifestyle, Sewing, Uncategorized

Wear Happy Color / Sew Happy Color 2020

A week ago I came out with my Book "Wear Happy Color: A Guide to a Colorful Wardrobe." I made this book because last year I held the first "Sew Happy Color" challenge and this year I wanted to give everyone something they could use beyond just that month, and without needing Instagram. I have plans for a bigger hardback book, but until then, I hope this guide helps more people explore the color in their closets! This year, I wanted to open...

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Sewing, Uncategorized

Tutorial: Fabric Wrapped Easter Eggs and 3 Fun Ways to Use Them!

You can view these fabric designs in the curated collection I made here on Spoonflower! Hey all! I'm here with a fun project you can make in preparation for the next big holiday --- Easter! I am really bad at taking time to make holiday decorations now that my kids are older, and I am thankful every year for all the crafting I did (and wrote about on my old blog: blueeyedfreckle) when my kids were young, because I never make time anymore. I was excited for Spoonflower to ask me this month...

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Sewing, Uncategorized

Organza and Leather Cielo Top: Adding Leather Details to a Shirt.

If you're like me, you find a pattern you love, and you make it over and over. This would be my 4th Cielo Top by Closet Case Patterns. I love the boxy body and big sleeves, so why not have a bunch in my closet out of all different fabrics? I have made the Cielo dress and top in linen, the top in boiled wool, and now this -- the fancy schmancy organza version! This floral satin organza brocade is dreamy on...

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Sewing, Uncategorized

A Family Rainbow of Pajama Pants with Simplicity S8518 and S8519 Patterns

If your whole family is in matching pajamas in their favorite colors, you're bound to get a photo like this. Don't believe me? My kids actually HAD FUN taking these photos, didn't complain about our yearly family Christmas Card photoshoot (yes I used these for our cards as well!!! Genius right? I'm all about simplifying the holidays), and the 2 year old kept asking if we could "take more photos in our pants" for days! I'm patting myself on the back. Let's rewind for...

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Fabric Painting and Design, 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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Sewing, 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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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, 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...

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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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