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Beanpop’s Zombies go back to school, Duck Butt style

I recently achieved something I've only ever dreamed of....I managed to sew up one of my fabric strike offs FOR a pattern test! If you do pattern testing and strike off sewing(or know about them), you know that finding a balance is key, but seldom do the two end up overlapping perfectly. I've always run into scheduling issues before. This time, Katie (Wilson, of Duck Butt Designs) was gracious enough to allow me to share little sneaks of the Duck Butt Designs project throughout the week, so that I could share my pretties from the ladies over at Beanpop, too! I'm pretty darn excited about it all, too!

Clothing, Fashion, Sewing, Uncategorized

Beginning at the beginning again-my every season struggle to begin a capsule wardrobe

Hey yall! So glad you're here! Every season, it seems, I decide to embark upon the ultimate quest....the capsule wardobe. And every season, I get about 1-2 pieces in and I either get bored with creating basics, I run out of fabric within my color scheme, or my ADD kicks in and I completely forget… Continue reading Beginning at the beginning again-my every season struggle to begin a capsule wardrobe

Blogs, Breastfeeding, Clothing, Design, DIY, Fabric, Fashion, motherhood, photography adventures, Sewing

Catching up: Projects lost in the shuffle of the #momlife

This post is going to serve as a catch up post. While I love to sew and love to share, I have kids a fairly busy life, which means that often, things don't get shared. I'm really tired of looking at my pretties and realizing I didn't share them. Sewing, for me, is all about the tangible item/reward that comes from it, as well as the feeling of having completed something. Lord knows, nothing else in this house ever feels like it's really "completed". (Laundry or dishes, anyone?...

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Reblog: Tip Tuesday: Hey! That’s my baby! (and my photo) – Sewing with Sarah

Hi everyone! I have a few online "friends" that I follow for inspiration, advice and tips. Sewing with Sarah is one of my favorites. She recently had a scare, where someone took a photo of hers, removed her watermark, then used the picture to market their product. This isn't the first I've heard of companies… Continue reading Reblog: Tip Tuesday: Hey! That’s my baby! (and my photo) – Sewing with Sarah

Amazing products, Clothing, Design, DIY, Fashion, free stuff, pattern testing, Sewing, Small Business Feature

Small Business Feature: Ellie & Mac – (Bonus: 2 pattern tests and a sale!)

  *This post may include affliate links Hi all! Welcome back to those of you who are returning, and to those of you just joining me, it's nice to "meet" you! Thanks so much for stopping by! I've been a big fan of Lindsey Essary and her company, Ellie and Mac for awhile now. (You… Continue reading Small Business Feature: Ellie & Mac – (Bonus: 2 pattern tests and a sale!)

Clothing, Design, Fashion, pattern testing, Sewing, Small Business Feature

Regal Comfort: DIBY Club – The Duchess Blog Tour

*this post contains affliate links. You can find more info about these links in our disclosure, down below!  Hi everyone! welcome, welcome! Thank you for stopping by, whether you're new or just cruising through. It's so nice to have you!   Thanks so much for joining me. I'm so excited to share with you today!… Continue reading Regal Comfort: DIBY Club – The Duchess Blog Tour

Clothing, Design, DIY, Fashion, pattern testing, photography adventures, Sewing

Need a little pick me up? George & Ginger’s Mood dress is here!

  Hi all and welcome! I'm so excited to share with you today! I recently got another chance to pattern test for Kristi Fitzgerald of the George and Ginger Pattern Company. This new release is called the Mood dress....and what a mood elavator it is!   This dress is just perfect for all the special… Continue reading Need a little pick me up? George & Ginger’s Mood dress is here!

Clothing, Fabric, Fashion, photography adventures, Sewing, Strike off sewing

Any geeky fabric lovers here? 

Hi all! I'm so pleased to be able to share this newest round from Moonbeam Textile with you all! There is a little something for everyone, as it contains some very solid, classic prints. But the part of this round that makes it so fun is definitely the geek factor!  The round (number 24 if… Continue reading Any geeky fabric lovers here? 

Clothing, Design, DIY, Fashion, Sewing, tutorials, Tutorials

My recent revelation, plus a Patterns for pirates sweetheart mash/hack 

Howdy! I recently decided that I was doing too much, so I began to take things down a notch. At this point, most of the sewing I do is for pattern testing and strike off sewing....and while I absolutely love it, it doesn't exactly pay any bills or generate income. In all actuality,  it ends… Continue reading My recent revelation, plus a Patterns for pirates sweetheart mash/hack 

Breastfeeding, Clothing, Design, Fabric, Fashion, pattern testing, Sewing, Uncategorized

Hip Hop, why not romp…part 2. (Still Hipping and hopping?)

So...A little while ago, I shared the Hip Hop romper pattern with you in a post here. The kids' version I made for aquila was fun, simple to make, and super cute on her. (see photos below) ....Drumroll.... Now there's a version for mama too! I was incredibly excited, but also curious about a mommy… Continue reading Hip Hop, why not romp…part 2. (Still Hipping and hopping?)