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Friday
Jul222016

Tuesdays are for Teaching – Kids Sewing Series Day One

Well, here we are a new week. Everyone surviving in the insane heat? One thing I’ll never get used to in the midwest is the humidity, BUT we can always make the most of it and find some great indoor activities right? Bet you can’t guess what I’m about to suggest?? Yep, you got it! Sewing!

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Friday
Jul082016

A cute and comfortable dress made in less than two hours? It’s Easy Peazy!

By Ann Blair of Olive Ann Designs

Do your little girls like to dress in ‘fancy’ clothes that are delicate and often ruined after one trip to the playground?  Or, maybe after hours of sewing you discover that she doesn’t like the fit and never wears your creation?  I love sewing for my granddaughters and I want them to love what I make. Not always an easy task but when I design new patterns my goal is to make something my little (and not so little these days) girls will love.  Whether it be twirls, ruffles, bows or bubble hems, I want all girls to have an opportunity to show off their style, in comfort with a durable construction, so that they’ll wear these outfits over and over! In fact, as I was taking pictures for this blog of a Christmas version of the dress featured in this blog, my little granddaughter model asked if it was going to be itchy like her last (store-bought) Christmas dress. It was so rewarding when she asked if she could wear the dress home even though it is only June. 

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Thursday
Jun162016

Feathers and Flourishes by Amanda Murphy

Hi Everyone!  I’m so glad to be here guest-posting on the Brewer blog today and doing a giveaway as well.  (Thanks Brewer!)  I thought I’d take the opportunity to show you my new fabric collection called Feathers and Flourishes.  It debuted at Spring 2016 Quilt Market, along with 4 new patterns, a coordinating embroidery collection, and a new quilting collection.  The patterns are due back from the printer any day and the fabric ships in July so I thought it would be a perfect time for a giveaway! I’m going to be giving a set of all my new patterns, plus a 10’’ square package of Feathers and Flourishes.

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Friday
Jun032016

Summer Love

Every Summer has a Story - At the end of the Day your feet should be dirty, your hair messy, and your eyes Sparkling -  There is always that one Summer that changes you

To say I am tickled that Summer is finally here would be a major understatement.  I am just so excited!  I have plans for tons of sewing and lounging with the kiddos and hubby and rekindling those loved friendships and hoping that it changes me.  I feel this little Spark in my heart and I just can't begin to imagine what it all means.  

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Thursday
May192016

Check out the latest releases available from Jaybird Quilts!

Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts recently released 5 new items for Spring 2016 Quilt Market: 2 new full size quilt patterns, a baby quilt, a table topper & the Jaybird Quilts Coloring Book! Here's the details on her latest releases:

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