Bean Bag Chair in the New Frolic Fabric Collection!

Bean Bag Chair in the New Frolic Fabric Collection!

I am so happy and thrilled to be a stop today on the Frolic Fabric Collection Tour!  I love all fabrics by Tamara Kate and this one is no exception.  I had a hard time choosing just one fabric to work with so I chose a few that matched my favorite one- the flower hedgehog of course:) . Those hedgehogs are too cute for words.I had lots of different thoughts about what I wanted to make and then, last week, I was asked for the millionth time...

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Classic Bowling Bag in Coral with Tassels

Classic Bowling Bag in Coral with Tassels

Although I set out to make this Classic Bowling Bag sewing Pattern in black, I just couldn’t make myself do it.  I like a soft black leather bag from the department store, but if I am going to sew it, it has to be BRIGHT.  I am so glad I chose this gorgeous coral!  I love how it turned out with the buttery yellow thread. I made the tassels from some up cycled suede and used a saved pice of jewelry from a broken necklace for the brooch....

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Back To School Binder Cover for Elsie

Back To School Binder Cover for Elsie

My 12 year old still likes a new binder cover made by me.  YAY!  She is finally over the lunch bag but still gets excited for this  I used the Notebook Slipcover Sewing Pattern of course.  On sale right now for only $5! We used the same binder from last year and picked out these very pretty new fabrics from Blend Fabrics.  The fabric line is called Season of Love.  Blend fabrics are always a pleasure to work with- their quality is so nice! Very...

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Big Chill Style Board

Big Chill Style Board

Have you ever made mood board or inspiration board?  Its a great way to get your creative juices flowing and really let your inner style come out. When the community Coordinator from Big Chill asked me to make a mood board with their stoves as the start off point, I knew it would be a fun challenge! The stove is the 36” stove in turquoise.  Very fun, right?  I made the board very easily using the website canva and pulling photos off...

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Vacation Tote with Flap and More pockets

Vacation Tote with Flap and More pockets

At the end of this month I am sewing a couple of bags for one of my favorite fabric designers, Kelle Boyd of AnnKelle.  YAY!  She sent me 1 yard of this 108” wide remix yellow daisies which was WAY more than needed to make the bag she requested.   I thought it would be perfect to sew up a cute and summery vacation tote! This version has a twists I wanted to share.  I made the bag just like in the pattern describes but added a flap and...

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Bus Stop Coat

Bus Stop Coat

You know those cute checkered pants I made for Miss M a few weeks ago?  I also made a 2nd pair in cute pale pink fabric with gold dots that I still have not shared.  Why? (you might be asking).  She absolutely refuses to wear them.  No amount of bribing will work.  But 2 year olds are fickle- I know eventually she will wear them and patience is needed.  I am a little frustrated though because I LOVE those pants!  And, I honestly feel a little...

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Divided Zipper Pouches in Priory Square Fabric

Divided Zipper Pouches in Priory Square Fabric

I like to mess around with my sewing patterns and see if I can find other uses for them.  You all know this about me, right?  I think it fun to expand on one concept in sewing and find new uses for it.  Fun for a sewing nerd like me! I loved working with Chio from Llama Fabrics!  She sent me a beautiful set of FQs from her shop and I was excited to make something fun.  These beautiful Art Gallery fabrics are from the Priory Square line by Katy...

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Flamingo 200% -a pretty bird

Flamingo 200% -a pretty bird

My oldest turned 11 last month.  Such a big girl going to middle school!  I made this flamingo for her room.  Last year I made her a more grown up quilt for her bed and she told me recently that none of the old pillows I made her match anymore.  In other words- “MOM, can you make me something new??” This is the Flamingo from my book, Pretty Birds, enlarged to 200%.   I find the easiest way to enlarge pattern pieces is to use PSE or...

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Antalya Dress Testing for Willow & Co

Antalya Dress Testing for Willow & Co

When I saw on FB that Olga of Kid Approved was looking for testers for this dress, I jumped at the chance to try it out.  I really like the modern yet simple look of the style.  Willow & CO is an exciting pattern company and I love watching their progress.  Their new line looks fantastic! I was happy to be assigned the 11 year old size so I had an excuse to sew for my oldest.  She has gotten pretty particular but loves this dress ( I bought...

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A Dozen Chicks

A Dozen Chicks

It’s no secret I have chicken envy.  I know that I can’t have chickens again this year- we have a new dog, travel plans, and honestly, I can’t stand dealing with chicken poop.  But I love the idea of a pretty little chicken coop and heirloom varities of chickens laying beautiful brown eggs.  Anne’s piano teacher has new chicks and is keeping them in her kitchen in a box for a few weeks.  The kids and I enjoyed looking at...

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Sweet KM makes a modern awesome Love Your Lunch Box

Sweet KM makes a modern awesome Love Your Lunch Box

Kristi is a personal friend of mine and she is truly as cool and creative in person as she is on her her blog Sweet KM.  She is also a contributor to KCW this time around!  She made this Love Your Lunch Box for her son and it is awesome!  Go check out her blog to learn how she dyed this fabric herself AND leave a blog comment for a chance to win a lunch bag pattern for...

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Simple HST Quilt in Solids

Simple HST Quilt in Solids

    Last month my oldest turned 10.  TEN!  Hard to believe ten years have passed since she was a little tiny sweet baby.  She is a great girl and into style and trends and all things bright and beautiful (like most 10 year olds!).  I made this Half Square Triangle quilt for her gift and it is a big hit.  It is similar to this picnic blanket I made last year. I used this technique to cut my HSTs and I used bella solds from Bloomerie...

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Feeling Springy! Bunnies… in the Gingercakesews shop!

Feeling Springy!  Bunnies… in the Gingercakesews shop!

It has been a long time since I actually sewed something to sell in my GingercakeSews shop!  But I am back on it and couldn't resist making bunnies from this super sweet vintage sheet fabric.   I had a great time sewing these up last week and remembered how fun it is to sew for your etsy shop.  I couldn't descide which color bow/ ears to make, so I chose to make yellow, orange AND pink.   My little miss likes...

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Hello Hoops

Hello Hoops

For my Handmade Arcade back in December, I made these fun Hello Hoops.  I have been buying hoops from the thrift store for years.  They are irresistable, no?  I am on a thrift store diet currently, but I still have my stock pile of hoops just waiting for something cute.   I printed out "hello" in a nice font (i think it was little days) and then taped it to the window and put my fabric on top of it to trace it....

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Sneak Peek- Owl Bag Fans Mark Your Calendars!

Sneak Peek- Owl Bag Fans Mark Your Calendars!

This variation of my Lola Owl Bag will be in Simple Quilts and Sewing Magazine in September 2013.  How exciting to be in such a cute magazine!  The body is more curved and I did the belly, eyes and beak differently.  Instructions to make the bag with 4 fat quarters will be included in the magazine!  I made these with Summerhome by Red Rooster which I chose together with the editor of the magazine.  It was so fun to...

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Color Block Triangle Quilt

Color Block Triangle Quilt

It always feels great to complete a quilt.  Even the simple versions of quilts that I make!  I love how this one turned out.  Cal was ready to celebrate too… I made this by using a 1/2 yard of six solid fabrics.  For inspiration I visited this site which is great way to guide you for mixing solids.  I never would have thought to add the navy and it really makes the whole quilt pop.   Cut the 1/2...

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Orangey Inspiration

Orangey Inspiration

I am feeling the orange love today.  Outside our fall leaves are almost done since we have had some hard rains.  The rusty and bright oranges are left and making me happy.  It made me think of my previous fall projects and sewing with the color orange.  Here are some pics that may get you in the orange mood too… Just click on the picture to go to the link! After my last post you may be happy to know that I am doing...

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