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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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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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Arrr maties! New weekly feature: Patterns for Pirates

Hi everyone! Hope you're having an amazing week. My post is a bit late this week, as we took a short trip to North Carolina to see family. It was tons of fun. I'll post more about that in a separate post later this week. Today's post is all about one of my favorite pattern… Continue reading Arrr maties! New weekly feature: Patterns for Pirates

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My new weekly spotlight post / Mama Cassie top and dress by Made for Mermaids

Hi everyone! I've been kinda quiet on here lately, as I've devoted all my free time to working on clothing projects. I've been Sewing strike offs, pattern testing and creating custom items to sell in my Etsy shop. I have definitely found a new passion. I love creating Babywearing accessories, but there is a limit… Continue reading My new weekly spotlight post / Mama Cassie top and dress by Made for Mermaids

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Where do I shop? (Fabric edition) with coupons, discount codes, tips and more!

Hi again! Are you a fabric lover? I am officially addicted to it. Soft, fuzzy, sheer, silky, stretchy and amazing, fabric is wonderful, in all its many forms.   When I first started out sewing, I shopped at JoAnn's. I still love this store. Its my 3rd favorite, based on the reasoning below:  1.You can double… Continue reading Where do I shop? (Fabric edition) with coupons, discount codes, tips and more!

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How to make baby barefoot sandals / ribbon shoes / photo props

My daughter will NOT wear shoes. (She's her mothers child, what can I say. Lol. ) I have tried soft soled shoes, hard soled shoes, ballet slippers and everyhing in between. Her feet are also super wide, which doesn't help, as it makes most shoes super tight.  I saw a pic of these little doodads online… Continue reading How to make baby barefoot sandals / ribbon shoes / photo props