Spring Top Week Top: Take 2

I wasn’t going to enter this top for Spring Top Week, but Susan was over today and made me put it on for some pics.  So, what the heck, here you go. I got the idea from this Anthropologie top: It’s the first thing I’ve made using Eloise, and I couldn’t have done it without… 

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Spring Top Week Top Two/Too

I’m totally a copycat. Is that cool? Maybe, maybe not. But when my pile of new voile arrived on Monday night, I was inspired to do what Adrianna was doing. I had wanted to participate in Spring Top Week but my first attempt was a miiiiiiserable failure. It’s now a doll blanket or something, I’m… 

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Spring Top Week Top

Are you following Made by Rae’s Spring Top Week?  I just went through all the entries on flickr and they are pretty great.  Some super talented sewers out there.  I love the idea of Spring Top Week because it encourages us to sew for US.  Which is good, because kids are so much easier to… 

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The Dresden Plate Skirt: A Tutorial

I’ve been thinking a lot about how to use quilting techniques in clothing lately.  After making the little hexagons for this outfit, I was inspired to do more.  So, now, from my crazy 3 a.m. big lightbulb idea, I’d like to introduce: the Dresden Plate Skirt!  And tutorial!  (really, really long tutorial.) Are you guys… 

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Little Folks Celebrate One

Awwwww. I’m going to be one of those posters today. The I-can’t-believe-my-baby-is-x-years-old people. With shots of newborn scrunchiness and first-whatevers. Or… not. Nope, not going that route today. Maybe next year. Or the year after. I reserve the right to do that later.  Or even to change my mind  and do it later today. While… 

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Appli-K

(Um, sorry about that title.  I have a serious problem when it comes to puns.  I’m getting help.  Just keep reading as if that title never happened.) When I originally made this Milkmaid Skirt, it was for Marta’s little girl’s 2nd birthday: It ended up being about 14 sizes too big, so she saved it for later.  Now it… 

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Twill Tape Week: Memo…ry

I’ve always liked the idea of french memo boards, but I’ve never gotten into the patterned, busy ones. I like solid and muted. I feel like the things you’re putting ON the memo board should get the attention, rather than the board itself. Like, if the background is all crazy then I’ll miss the DON’T… 

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Introducing: Twill Tape Week!

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Twill tape week! Twill tape week! TWILL TAPE WEEK! Uh… twill tape week? Ooooohkay, it doesn’t have the same ring to it that other “weeks” or even “months” do. It’s not so much a theme related to the end-product as much as to the staple. A staple we love. It’s versatile like ribbon, but sturdier…. 

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Meet Eloise

You may remember back on my birthday when my husband got me a lovely dress form. Well, when I went to pay the ebay seller for it,  I was informed that it was “out of stock” and my money had been refunded.  Hmm…it seemed to me like I had won the auction fair and square,… 

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A Bright New Star in the World of Fashion Design: Introducing Alea

We know blogland is full of promising fashion designers. And there are plenty of bloggers who specialize in revealing them. We aren’t going to be shifting the focus of crafterhours for an extended period of time, but for today, we had to introduce you to a fresh-faced new designer with vision. She’s creative. Thoughtful. Detailed…. 

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Because There Was Jealousy and Discontent… Sharp Scissors: A Tutorial

Our friend Kim just went to Holland to visit family. She’s the super-stylish mom of Eve. While there she not only collected craft intelligence for an upcoming Crafty Bits: Holland edition, she brought these back for us: I can’t get enough of them. They’re just so cooool. Problem is, all of the other hard-working not-as-pretty scissors… 

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