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Aurora Designs Holidays: A new color blocked P4P Slouchy Beanie from Elizabeth!

Today's tutorial comes from Elizabeth Blanchard, one of the Aurora Design Fabrics admins. She has made a video tutorial to show how she colorblocks her free Patterns for Pirates slouchy Beanies

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Top 10 favorite women’s winter pdf sewing patterns from indie designers 

Hi everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by! I was scouring the internet today, trying to find a list of great winter patterns to share with my friends in the Aurora Designs Facebook group....and I couldnt find one. It's not that I couldn't find one, rather, that I couldn't find one that featured indie designers. I found a few roundups featuring designers that I've never heard of and some featuring the big 4 commercial pattern companies. I decided quickly that this was something that had to be remedied.  And despite the fact that I'm currently on the hook for 10 loads of laundry, a couple loads of dishes and sever final pics for pattern tests...I would be the one to do it. Today's roundup is all about women's patterns. I  will be posting a follow up list of men's, then children's winter patterns some time in the next week or so. I'm not going to go in any particular order. No favorites here! If you have any question's or would like more info, please drop me a comment or message and I'll be happy to help!

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Reblog: TMS Indie Pattern Designers List

Hi there! I have been searching and searching for the most comprehensive list of indie pattern designers. I have yet to find a complete one, as new companies are added daily, but  here is a great one from my friends at the Monthly Stitch!   Eventually, I'll be making my own list and incorporating a… Continue reading Reblog: TMS Indie Pattern Designers List

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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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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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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!)