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    The Vermont Cardigan by New Horizons Designs

    I LOOOOVE cardigans! I live in cardigans. One can never have enough cardigans. And, did I mention that I love cardigans? So when Terra (designer at New Horizons) announced her latest pattern release, I eagerly jumped on board. But you may be asking yourself, “With so many pattern designers releasing cardigans lately, what makes this one so special?” Well, let me tell ya’! First of all, it’s a New Horizons pattern so you know it’s going to be a top quality and well thought out design. And, one of my favorite things about Terra’s patterns is she always includes a lot of style options. More bang for your buck! And the…

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    Mummykins & Me Rebrand and Launch

    I recently had the opportunity to participate in a new type of project.  Rebecca from Mummykins & Me had a vision for a fresh, new look to her website and brand. So, rather than testing a new pattern, I had the opportunity to sew up an existing one and incorporate her fabulous new color palate. Isn’t it pretty?…… This is probably one of the easiest projects I’ve had in a while, quite honestly! There were no kinks to work out that go along with testing a pattern. No fit problems. No proof reading…… Just the joy of sewing. Not to mention, this hoodie was such a quick and easy sew.…

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    The NEW Janie Dress

    Soooo excited about this new dress! I had the pleasure of testing the new Janie Dress from Mouse House Creations and I can’t begin to tell you how happy I am with it. Very simple, elegant features of a classic-looking dress, but with the comfort of a t-shirt! A brilliant compromise for a mom like me that wants to dress up an incredibly active 3 year old with out her wanting to tear it off. Lol. And it’s a super quick sew too. A BIG WIN in my book 🙂 BTW: If you’ve never heard of Mouse House Creations, you need to go check it out. The site is full of…

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    Supporting Pediatric Cancer Warriors

    Cancer sucks! Whether you have had a battle with cancer, or have experienced the loss of a loved one, most of us have a personal connection of some sort to cancer. But there is nothing more heartbreaking than when cancer victimizes a child….. Many years ago, my Aunt and Uncle experienced that heartbreak. Their little girl (my cousin) was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma at the far-too-young age of 3. Doctors said she wouldn’t make it to her 5th birthday. But she was a warrior! And when her 5th birthday rolled around, she was in a state of remission! And, Oh! She had the biggest and most heartfelt birthday party a parent…

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    GIRLS Dublin Dolman

    Well folks, I’ve got another good one for you! Remember that Dublin Dolman I did for myself recently? Here’s a quick pic to refresh your memory… Well, guess what. Now it comes in girls’ sizes! That’s right. Terra at New Horizons Designs has just released the Dublin Dolman for Girls. And it is just as quick and easy to sew as the women’s version (If not more so. Because.Smaller sizes). But as tempted as I was to do a matching dolman for Mom and Me pics, Anna insisted on this foxy fabric instead. Oh! I tell you what! She has been bugging me ever since I got this Robert Kaufman…

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    Mommy and Me for Fall

    If you’re a follower here, you know I’m a big fan of New Horizons Designs. I’ve recently been participating in the 5000k Bingo game over at New Horizons Designs Fb Group. They are celebrating 5000+ members with more joining everyday! As such, they are offering some pretty irresistible prize packages for Bingo winners. Got my fingers crossed for a BINGO! One of the entries I made for this game was inspired by projects I’ve seen over at the Raspberry Creek Fabrics Fb Group. With Fall approaching, flannel and french terry are in high demand. They are both so super warm and cozy for cooler Fall weather. But who would have thought to…

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    Bad Wolf!

    Bad Wolf Sorry, no ‘Doctor Who’ here. Wrong “Bad Wolf.” We’re talking about THE Bad Wolf. That menacing creatures featured in so many children’s stories. But who knew how stylish and cool he was, till now? The Bad Wolf Vest from Puperita is a fun and super cool way for (not so) bad little boys and girls to channel their inner wolf. This fully-lined vest is simple to make, without being short on style. And it can be sewn with knits and/or wovens, so it’s versatile too. As always, I let Liam pick out his fabric. My kids are always more excited for the clothes I sew them when they…

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    Back to School!!!

    It’s Back to School again! The rest of America is out fighting the crowds to buy cheap, fast fashion that’s guaranteed to fall apart in a month. But not us sewists (is that even a real word?)! We scour the fabric shops, looking for the best and comfiest materials. We buy up ALL the new trendy patterns. We use up all of our ink and paper (to print all of said patterns). Spend countless hours cutting and pinning (watch your fingers!), seam ripping, maybe some cursing and swearing, and of course SEWING.   I know, I know, everyone and their Grandma’s are posting what they’ve made the kiddos for Back…

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    Skola Dress and Top

    Do you have a blog or website you visit over and over again for inspiration? I have been sewing for as long as I can remember, but only started sewing clothes when my little Anna was born. During my pregnancy, there were a few blogs I always scrolled through looking for sewing tips and tutorials. My sewing skills have pretty much been self-taught this way. And by the time she was born, I couldn’t wait to make her all the cute little things! 😀 Elegance and Elephants was always one of those websites I drew inspiration from. Heidi’s tutorials and free patterns (because we were adjusting to only 1 income…

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    NEW! Bali Blouse and Sunset Cami

    I gotta say, I love testing for Terra at New Horizons Designs. You can really tell she puts a lot of thought into the design and fit of her patterns. And her latest pattern is certainly no exception! The new Bali Blouse is a super feminine and flowy top. The angled yoke and gathers sit perfectly for a look that flatters any figure. Not to mention, the potential for you to spread your creative wings. I added a beautiful lace overlay to mine to highlight the shape of the angle. But just think of the color blocking capabilities. So in right now! And check out the flirty open panels in…

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