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Sew in Style Blog Tour and Sewing Camp

Good morning! I can’t believe it’s half way through summer. Since we had one camper send in a photo last week, it was quite easy to draw a winner….Anna is the lucky winner of some great RJR Fabric bundles again this week. Well,  luck had […]

Week 2 Sew in Style Camp winner

Week 2 Sew in Style Camp winner

Congratulations, Anna H! You are the winner of this week’s drawing. I hope you have fun sewing up your prize fabrics! Remember to head over to Sew Mama Sew Blog to see my tutorial for how to turn a doll shirt into a cool graphic […]

Shirred Waist Skirt Tutorial (for doll, too)

Shirred Waist Skirt Tutorial (for doll, too)

Do you have a favorite skirt? I do. I bought it several years ago in the clearance section at Target. It cost $5 or something like that. I bought it without even trying it on. It has become my go-to skirt for many occasion–end of […]

Finished my Travel Bag

I’m going to Quilt Market next week [squeal], where my book, now officially released, will be displayed in the C&T booth [another squeal] and I needed a travel bag.  I wanted a big bag that looked more purse-like than a tote bag. One that could […]

Make a Paper Lunch Bag for Your Doll

Make a Paper Lunch Bag for Your Doll

  Isn’t this a cute scene? The dolls are just about to leave for school.  Lunch sacks, books, purse, and messenger bag allow for more creative and dramatic play.  Accessories are great fun to use during play time or setting the scene. The dolls are […]

A Little Something to Sew

A Little Something to Sew

It’s been a very busy week with the kids being on spring break. My son and I painted his room, Manchester United Blue (away jerseys).  I spent several days helping with our 4-H group. Those girls are amazing. Flap zippers, princess seams, and one student […]

Sweater upcycle, from v-neck to cardigan

Sweater upcycle, from v-neck to cardigan

An upcycle sweater project, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Here is a sewing tutorial to make your very own ruffle cardigan sweater.   So I had this sweater that fit too tight for my comfort level. Gorgeous silk blend sweater with 3/4 sleeves, but […]

Are Scrunchies Really Back?

Are Scrunchies Really Back?

My daughters tell me lots of girls wear fabric covered ponytail holders at their schools. If so, yay!  I wore a hair scrunchie everyday for years, either on my wrist or in my hair. I made one for  practically every outfit (sewing tutorial to follow, […]

Felt and Buttons

Felt and Buttons

Oh, how I love to work with felt and buttons. I also love how hand embroidery looks on things. I don’t always have the patience or time, but I do love the result. The best part about hand stitched ornaments is that they are not […]

Felt Flowers

Felt Flowers

Things have been pretty busy around here, yet no blog posts. I can’t believe it’s been almost a month since my last post.  So much going on… new site with a new look (still working on that one), vacations, soccer, music, 4-h fair, and a […]


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