Fabric Painting and Design, 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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Sewing, Uncategorized

Living That 8-Bit Life In My Pixelated Dress and Perler Bead Accessories.

When I saw that Measure Fabrics had this pixelated fabric I knew it had to be mine. I mean.... I'd already made a crown that went with it, so it deserved to be worn on MY body, and live in MY home. See??? They were meant to be together!! ......But then I realized that I actually wanted glasses!!!! I wanted them to be a little closer in color scheme, so I got to work with...

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Sewing, Uncategorized

My Quilted Dress with FreeSpirit Fabrics

The Background When I received my Fat Quarter Bundle of Valori Wells Murmur Fabrics by FreeSpirit Fabrics, I knew immediately what I was going to do with them (they were gifted to me). I had had a vision of a quilted dress for ages. This pack contained so many fun designs and colors that were perfect for doing some color-blocking, patch working, or quilting (whichever term you prefer--- essentially the same thing) on the Saraste Dress by Named Clothing. I chose...

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Sewing, Uncategorized

The Lena Horne Dress by Tabitha Sewer!!!

When Tabitha asked me to be on her blogger tour for her "Secret Project" I was OVER THE MOON. Anything that Tabitha touches is gold, because she does hard work and has a great eye! Her first pattern is no exception. The Lena Horne makes you want to run and frolic on a summer day, and you feel so feminine and pretty wearing it. Because I keep my shoulders covered during normal activities (aside from swimming and sports), I chose to draft a little top to go underneath...

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Fabric Painting and Design, Sewing, Uncategorized

The Cottesloe Swimsuit Review using Fill-a-Yard Spoonflower Fabric

Look! My swimsuit has boobs of its own!! Actually they're foam cups. Tricked ya. Megan put great instructions for adding supportive cups in the lining, so I tried it out! The DAY the Cottesloe swimsuit pattern was released by Megan Nielsen Patterns, I bought it. When I saw that pattern it was like someone had read my MIND! A swimsuit that held things in place so I could run, jump and play with my kids, but was also cute and flattering? Sign ME UP! (So I did.) My next...

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Sewing, Uncategorized

STRIPES ON STRIPES!

A Pile of beautiful striped fabric and a washi-tape wall. What will become of these? After making this dress, I looked at that wall (that normally pains my eyes) and saw striped potential. I busted out a bunch of washi-tapes I'd bought in Japan and got to work making striped magic!!!! When I received this gorgeous striped silk cotton from Measure Fabric---- I was floored. It looked pretty in the photos, but the "hand" was even better. It was flowy, had a slight texture, and just...

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Fabric Painting and Design, Sewing, Uncategorized

My Spoonflower Feature!

This is how excited I was when the crew over at Spoonflower came to visit me in my studio back in March! Say what?? Yes! They drove over from North Carolina and got a hotel TO INTERVIEW ME!!!?????!!!!???!!?!?! How is this my life?? In a stroke of luck, I happened to lose my voice the day before, thanks to a high pollen count in the air and allergies. You can hear me struggle through talking in the interview over here;) I had a vision for...

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Fabric Painting and Design, Sewing, Uncategorized

Watercolor Painting on Jersey Fabric

Did you see this on my Instagram feed last weekend? I was so excited to share this Adrienne Blouse with you all that I had to share it not once, but twice in the span of a few hours!! HA! But really..... it is like wearing a watercolor! Those sleeves are unreal and I love the effect the paint has as it bleeds into the fabric. So, are you ready to find out how YOU can do something similar? Good, let's do this...

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Fabric Painting and Design, Sewing, Uncategorized

My Spoonflower Swimsuit Plus How to Add Lining and a Shelf-Bra to McCall’s m7417

Back in December, not long after I had won Sew Frosting with my Hand-Painted Dress, Spoonflower approached me with the idea of making that painted fabric design into a digital design. I had no idea how to do it, but I said YES. You can read more about how I did that over on the Spoonflower blog. What I want to tell you about over HERE, is what I did with that swim lycra along with McCall's M7417 to make my swimsuit dreams come true!

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Sewing, Uncategorized

Gettin’ Fancy with Organza

This was from my Instagram Stories where I had everyone weigh in on which color to choose. The coral won! Up until this week I'd never sewn with organza. I barely knew what it was! I had seen a fabulous photo on this AMAZING Instagram feed and immediately knew it needed to be in my wardrobe. So I went to one of my favorite shops, Stylish Fabrics (their selection is huge!), and ordered it! I AM one of their bloggers, so I did...

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