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Glitter Bonnie Leggings : Aurora Designs Holiday Freebies

Hi all! Hope you are having a great day! Brandi Lowery, the fearless leader here at Aurora Design Fabrics* had a fabulous idea the other day! She figured we (all the admins) should do something big for all of you this holiday season...so she came up with the Aurora Designs Holiday Freebies! Throughout the month of December, we will all be writing and sharing our favorite free patterns and tutorials with you! My first project to share is this pretty pair of Bonny Leggings!

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Urban Legs: Ellie & Mac Patterns

Hi everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by! It's been a little while since I did a post about Ellie and Mac. This isn't due to a lack of testing with them, simply life moving too fast for me. But tonight we wrapped up another fun test and I wanted to share it with you all! Say hello to the brand new women's Urban Legs Pattern! 

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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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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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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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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