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Rave & riot: a love story

Every Hello everyone! Thanks so much for coming by! I've been a bit busy as of late, but wanted to be sure and share one of my latest pattern test with you, as it's an incredible one! I'm a big fan of Kristi, over at George and Ginger Pattern Company. Every time I test for… Continue reading Rave & riot: a love story

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Love Notions Origami Blog Tour

*some affiliate links are included in this post. By using these links, you are giving me credit for being the one to refer you. I receive a very small compensation/percentage from any order placed, usually in the form of reward points or discounts. I love sewing and sharing, but it gets expensive! These links are… Continue reading Love Notions Origami Blog Tour

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Duchess & Hare go swimming

Hey yall! How are you? Hope this post finds you well! I've been a busy little beaver, sewing my way through a couple loads of strike offs and doing a couple pattern tests. Things always seem to come to a head at the same time for me. No matter how strategically I plan everything out,… Continue reading Duchess & Hare go swimming

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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

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This new round from RP custom fabrics will rock your world…quite literally! 

HI all! Hope this post finds you well, out there in your home, fabric land, the online sewing comminity, somewhere with more crazy kids than you know what to do with....or wherever you are. 🙂 happy summer! This is, hands down, my favorite time of year. Every year, around this time, "the funk" (seasonal depression)… Continue reading This new round from RP custom fabrics will rock your world…quite literally! 

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In need of a confidence boost? Look no further than this new collection from George & Ginger pattern Company!

In my time spent testing patterns, I have found that there are some designers who seem to have the midas touch, because every pattern they design turns out  golden. This is the case with Kristi Fitzpatrick of George & Ginger Patterns. If you arent familiar with the George and Ginger Pattern Company, you can visit… Continue reading In need of a confidence boost? Look no further than this new collection from George & Ginger pattern Company!

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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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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 

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Testing, testing. 2 new tops from Ellie & Mac = something for everyone!  

Hey everyone! I've been staying super busy, as always. Between 4 kids, working from home and homeschooling my preK kid, life is never boring.  Testing has really ramped up in the last month! I've been testing about 5-10 new projects per week for my favorite designers. There is also an "outside the box" (for me)… Continue reading Testing, testing. 2 new tops from Ellie & Mac = something for everyone!  

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Having pants fit issues? The solution is here!

Hi! I don't know about you, but I struggle with fitted pants. I have had a jeans pattern on my to do list forever, but I'm terrified of them. I have noticed, in cruising the online sewing community groups,  that I'm not alone in my trepidation. While this makes me feel better, it makes me… Continue reading Having pants fit issues? The solution is here!