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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!

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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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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!

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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? 

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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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Sew, what do we wear?: little girls’ swim edition. 

 This new Sash swimsuit by Call Ajare is proving the exception to the rule, where swimwear is involved. There were no curse words, but tons of options, a really fun, quick sew, and tons of compliments on the end result. You know what this means, right? First, it means you need to try it! Secondly, it means less work for you and more summery fun for your little girl! 

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Swim into summer in gorgeous prints from RP Custom prints

Summer has arrived! Say hello to it in style with a beautiful new swimsuit or cover up! One of my favorite fabric shops, RP Custom prints, is running a flash round of swim fabric, board short fabric and jersey fabric. Theyre all made in the USA and are super thick and easy to sew up.  I… Continue reading Swim into summer in gorgeous prints from RP Custom prints

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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.

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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!