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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Ultimate Healthy Living Flash Sale

Ultimate Healthy Living Flash Sale

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and that you are enjoying some relaxing time off! I want to share a great sale happening right now with you that has me inspired- the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle Flash Sale!  Each year, I take steps to get better and better about keeping myself and my kids healthy.  But I always feel like there is so much more to learn and that I am coming up short.  The strong tempatation to go back to my lazy ways...

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Quick Sew Pattern sale & a Social media TIP

Quick Sew Pattern sale & a Social media TIP

I know.  I know.  I talk a big talk about sewing early but I still have some things left to do for my kids.  I figured you might have some things left to sew too.  So,  I selected 5 patterns that are a quick sew but still make a really nice gift.  Five patterns for only $5.00! Head over to a new section in the pattern shop called “quick sew patterns” and grab some deals!  Here are the ones on sale below… SOCIAL MEDIA TIP!  You...

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Gingercake’s Big Sale & New Secret Weapon

Gingercake’s Big Sale & New Secret Weapon

Sale time!  For 10 days, 30% ALL PDF SEWING PATTERNS.  This is the biggest sale I do each year.  The only time every pattern is on sale for that big of a discount.  So, stock up and start making! Another thing I wanted to share with you is my newest secret weapon to make beautiful and professional graphics.  No, I didn’t purchase anthing expensive or hire anyone.  I am now using CANVA.  Have you heard of it?  It is pretty awesome and...

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The winner of the DIY crayon Art Folio kit was Jen of quilter in the closet won!  She chose the corodiles for a special boy who is coming to visit at new years.  I love knowing some cute little guy will be using the crayon holder. In other news, I am still trying to get some handmade gifts done.  I thought maybe you might still be sewing too so I am running a little 2 day sale… Head over to the pattern shop and browse for some fun gifts...

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Sew Cute Love Your Lunch Bag by Alex

Sew Cute Love Your Lunch Bag by Alex

  I have been admiring the great looking bags and sewing by Alex on instagram for quite some time.  I knew she would create a really cute Lunch box for our sale this month and I was not let down!  Alex actually made 2 Love Your lunch boxes.  First up is this adorable green chevron in which she used homemade (the best!) piping, added a lovely embroidered monogram, and (on both bags) she used these cool swivel clips… I need those for...

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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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Sew Fabulous Norah Dress from the Sew Fab Bundle Sale!

Sew Fabulous Norah Dress from the Sew Fab Bundle Sale!

I sewed up the Norah Dress by Welcome to the Mouse House for Miss Marion and she looks so so sweet!  This pattern is another great one in the Sew Fab Bundle.  I loved how easily it came together and how nice it looks on my girl. Since the Norah Dress is a simple A line, the assembly was very straight forward.  The collar and sleeves came together beautifully!  I was pretty relieved not to have to do any skirt gathering! The dress is lined only...

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Nigh Nigh Time… Doll, Carrier & Blankie for Sew Fab Sale

Nigh Nigh Time…  Doll, Carrier & Blankie for Sew Fab Sale

Another adorable pattern that is part of the Sew Fab Bundle is this Doll, Carrier & Blankie from Patchwork Posse.  This pattern called out to me and said “Gingercake must sew this!”  and I loved it. I used some Get Together fabric by David Walker for the baby body and AnnKelle fabrics for the handles, blanket and carrier.  It was really easy to add the pom poms and I think it made a really cute addition! Little Miss Marion loves...

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Announcing the Sew Fab Pattern Sale Spring 2014!

Announcing the Sew Fab Pattern Sale Spring 2014!

Coming soon, for one week only, nineteen pattern designers will be joining together to combine their best PDF sewing patterns and selling them to you for the incredible price of $29.95! That’s over 80% off of the combined retail value! The Sew Fab Pattern Sale is the original pattern bundle sale! Grab the bundle when it goes on sale next week and you’ll be all set for the spring and summer seasons! You have to wait until next week to see which...

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Simplicity Patterns and $5 Bunny Sale!

Simplicity Patterns and $5 Bunny Sale!

Do you remember when I announced that a few of my patterns were being published by Simplicity?  Well, that is really happening this spring!  I'm not sure when the books are available in the stores, but my pattern bundles will be included in the Summer catalog (that is released in the spring!). Here is the cover photo… I am going to head over to my local Joann's to see if I can find it.  I can't wait to see it...

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Philomena Fox is finally here! On Sale for one week!

Philomena Fox is finally here!  On Sale for one week!

Hooray!  The newest Foxy member of the Gingercake PDF Pattern Collection is finally ready!  The circular shape of Max the Owl is perfect to moonlight as a Fox and what can be better than getting 2 patterns in one package?  A Fox and Owl Team!  They are both good hunters, right?  They both live in the woods, right?  They both will love super cute on your bed or sofa, right?! Max was my first pattern created...

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Sew Fab Pattern Sale is HERE!

Sew Fab Pattern Sale is HERE!

  Welcome to the Fall and Winter 2013 Sew Fab e-pattern Sale Event! Last February was the first ever Sew Fab e-pattern Sale and it was so successful and was so well received that Jenny Yarbrough of The Southern Institute, the creator and administrator of the sale, decided to have more!  This sale is bigger and better than the first, with plenty of patterns to get you through the fall and...

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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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June Sale! Two patterns are $2 off! One Week Only!

June Sale!  Two patterns are $2 off!  One Week Only!

These 2 patterns are oldies but goodies!  The Art Caddy has been popular for a long time and now is your chance to snatch it up for only $5!  This project creates a useful and adorable caddy for all your art supplies.  It was originally designed for my kids but now lots of sewers use for their own craft organization!  The art caddy is a simple sewing project but give yourself some time to make it since it has lots of...

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Bunny Pattern Sale! $5 for 1 week

Bunny Pattern Sale!  $5 for 1 week

Head over to the shop to get your bunny pattern for just $5!  Starting today and ending next Friday, March 22, 2013.P.S.- see that cute stripe background?  That is a photoshop freebie from Pugly Pixel.  So great for spring!   Thank you...

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