• Fanfare Flannel Riding Cape
  • Shorts On The Line – Mustang Pocket Sketchbook Shorts
  • Tee pattern mod – crew neck to lap tee tutorial + free milk stencil
  • Bear Butt Baby Shorts tutorial
  • Union Street Tee Tour!
  • Embroidered Strawberry Top
  • Lotus Pond drop cloth picnic blanket AKA the zero squared blanket
  • Tee to tank tutorial and Ice Scream printable
  • Sew Geeky: Episode Two // Wampa Play Mat
  • Vintage May // 70′s schoolyard nerd

Diary of a mom

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Good morning, world. I’ve got nothing in particular planned today, either for my blog or for my family. The girls are currently consumed with a variety of books that came in the mail yesterday, and don’t seem to need me much for the moment; both a blessing and a bit disappointing. I’m getting the occasional […]

Fanfare Flannel Riding Cape

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In the world of fabric, there are two kinds of flannel. Flannel you like the day you bought it, and flannel you will keep liking even after you wash it. I’ve seen quite a bit of the first one. The second is harder to come by. My flannel is from the Cloud 9 organic Fanfare […]

Bleach Art Tutorial – Over at Finch!

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I’ve been experimenting with using bleach as a sort of fabric dye lately, and have an easy and fun technique to share. And guess where I’m sharing it? The Finch Sewing Studio blog! Yep! I’ve found a way to get involved with Finch in more ways than just haunting the store with all my crazy […]

Hide and Seek Dress

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  It’s not too late to post an Easter dress in August is it? No, I didn’t think so. Clover’s hide and seek dress – an Oliver and S pattern – never got the photo shoot that I wanted for it. I decided to skip processing these shots and do a second shoot, but you […]

Shorts On The Line – Mustang Pocket Sketchbook Shorts

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Hello everybody! Are you having a wonderful Monday? Is there even such a thing? Generally, when I have a wonderful Monday, it’s only because Monday forgot itself, or it’s playing a mean trick and lurking around the corner of Tuesday morning. What does this have to do with shorts? I’m not entirely sure. It’s shorts […]

Tee pattern mod – crew neck to lap tee tutorial + free milk stencil

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Hey people! I’ve got some tips to share with you on my method for hacking a regular crew neck tee pattern to have a lap style neckline. Plus a free template for creating a “milk” carton graphic. Ever since Hawthorne started walking, I started to get a major sewing for the boy bug. The girls […]

Cotton and Steel Simple Skirts – Kids Clothes Week wrap up

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Kids clothes week wrapped up yesterday, and I’m pretty sure I snuck in my due time every day but the one I visited with Jane and her kids in Leesburg for some Finch fun. All was not lost though, because I happened to scrape the bottom of my pocket (literally, I actually had money IN […]

Kids Clothes Week – Summer 2014

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I’ve been silent except on instagram as far as what I’ve been working on for Kids Clothes Week this season, but I HAVE been working. It’s just that it was mostly for a post I’ve got coming up on Imagine Gnats. However, I can share a few photos of the outfit I put together for […]

Birds Eye View – A Life in progress

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  Milestones have a way of reorienting us in time. New Years, anniversaries, birthdays, all causing us to turn around and see the present through the lens of the past. Sometimes it’s beneficial – we recognize progress where we didn’t before, or we take stock and write new goals for the future. Other times it […]

Make it perfect // Discovery bag and a giveaway

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    I’m on parade! When Toni, blogger and pattern maker at Make It Perfect contacted me asking if I would like to march in her pattern parade, my first thought was “who in their right mind would ask ME to represent anything with the word ‘perfect’ in it….” but I decided to run with […]