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Professional looking photographs without a DSLR or photographer. It IS possible!

Hi all! I'm still a relative newbie to the pattern testing and strike off world, but I like to think of myself as a quick study.  One thing I have discovered that all of us seem to struggle with at one point or another is photography.  Whether you're just starting out, transitioning to the next… Continue reading Professional looking photographs without a DSLR or photographer. It IS possible!

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Reblog: Getting flat bias necklines by Grainline Studio – perfectly explained!

Hi all! Occasionally, I come across a stand out tutorial while doing research for a project. I recently had a patten test that called for a bias tape/banded neckline. I have never been great at these, so I was a little nervous about it. Luckily for me, the pattern had an excellent explanation, but in my… Continue reading Reblog: Getting flat bias necklines by Grainline Studio – perfectly explained!

Clothing, DIY, Fashion, pattern testing, Sewing

Hip hop, you don’t stop. Hip hop, why not romp? Ellie & Mac’s newest pattern release hits all the right notes.

If you're a fan of quick, simple sews that breathe life into your kids' wardrobes...look no further!  This morning, Ellie & Mac released another fun pattern that's perfect for your little girls this summer. Its called the Hip Hop Romper pattern. This pattern is a pdf file, available for immediate download. Its available in sizes 12-18… Continue reading Hip hop, you don’t stop. Hip hop, why not romp? Ellie & Mac’s newest pattern release hits all the right notes.

Clothing, Design, Fashion, Sewing

Don’t miss out! 5 out of 4 patterns is having a 15K celebration and a massive sale!

Hey everyone!  I've been taking a short break from blogging to focus on my house, kids and work for a bit, but I'm back! Wanted to let you know that there is an amazing sale going on right now on all 5 out of 4 patterns. This company has some of the best swimwear patterns… Continue reading Don’t miss out! 5 out of 4 patterns is having a 15K celebration and a massive sale!

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Rainbow baby carrier

A few weeks ago, I shared a small peek at a new project I was super excited about.  At that moment in time, the suspense was killing me....but I survived. 😉 I would like to proudly introduce you Flosstyle's new (and my first me-made) Kanga baby carrier! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 I like doing pattern… Continue reading Rainbow baby carrier

Amazing products, Clothing, Design, Strike off sewing

Star Dust & Moon Beam Textile’s newest round of fabric is essentially magic 

Hi all! It's been a minute since I have posted, as it's been an incredibly busy few weeks here at Mermaid Mama Designs.  I have been testing patterns, sewing strike offs and processing orders for my Etsy shop every single day for the past 2 weeks! It feels great to be so busy and productive! I'm definitely… Continue reading Star Dust & Moon Beam Textile’s newest round of fabric is essentially magic