Wall of Shame No More

You probably know that you can upload an image and have it printed on canvas. Did you know that you can choose to print on canvas that isn’t then stretched on a frame and it’s considerably less expensive? I’ll show you how I used rolled Uprinting canvas prints to put an end to my wall… 

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Another Trip to NYC

So Skirt Week wrapped up… and then we had a week of radio silence. When the blog gets quiet, it’s generally because we’re both too busy living to blog. And this was that sort of week. Adrianna is an hour-ish away! She’ll be here this week to visit, and we have BIG plans. Like– have… 

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Skirt Week: That’s a Wrap!

This year’s skirtpalooza was fun, no? We like to summarize all of the fun in one post… just for fun. A skirtpalooza linkpalooza. For anyone wandering in who’s not heard of skirt week, it’s alllll here. Or here for 2011. We started out with this announcement and invitation to join us. We then set up… 

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Styled by Tori – Easy DIY Jewelry

Did you know that Tori Spelling and I are BFF’s? Well, practically. Her dressmaker/celebrity tailor is a long-time friend of my BFF. So we’re practically sisters. And now that Skirt Week has wrapped up it’s finally time to share an instant gratification project I’ve been working on. Waaay faster than sewing prize-winning skirts. Or in… 

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Skirt Week: Children’s Skirt Winners!

It’s time to see the results for our Children’s Skirt Winners! The winner for readers’ choice from our poll yesterday was the Double Layer Circle Skirt from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom. One judge said: “Love the soft fabric and colors and patterns working together. Looks so comfortable to wear.“ Congratulations Jamie!!!  You will… 

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VOTE for CHILDREN’S SKIRTS!

Now that all of the women’s Skirt Week categories have wrapped up, it’s time for the color explosion grand finale that is CHILDREN’S SKIRTS! This is, by far, the largest pool for entry. It could really be it’s OWN week. From the 180 entries, the judges carefully plucked 10 to compete for Reader’s Choice. They’re… 

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Skirt Week: Full Skirt Winners!

It’s time to see the results for our Full Skirt Winners! The winner for readers’ choice from our poll yesterday was the Coral Maxiskirt from Tes Pes al Miayo! One judge said: “LOVE this skirt. The color, the length, the comfiness. I would probably wear it every day.” Congratulations Tes Pes al Miayo!!!  You will receive… 

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VOTE for FULL SKIRTS!

Two categories have their winners, and now we’re on to DAY 3 – FULL SKIRTS! (If you’re just tuning in, we’re voting today on one of the four categories of skirts submitted by Skirt Week entrants.)  Go ahead and start your careful study. Which one is most worthy of your (one-vote-per-person-per-day) vote? You have until… 

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Skirt Week: Straight Skirt Winners!

It’s time to see the results for our Straight Skirt Winners! The winner for readers’ choice from our poll yesterday was, once again, MissPatee with the Trees in the Forest Skirt! (I google translated, hope that’s accurate!) One judge said: “The fabric is darling, and the skirt is so well sewn with some tricky little… 

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VOTE for STRAIGHT SKIRTS!

Are you ready for the next round?!? It’s time to vote on Straight Skirts! Here are the top 10 as selected by our fabulous panel of judges: From top to bottom, L to R: Color Blocked Pencil Skirt, Rok met bomen, Layers of Petals, Side Ruched Maxi Skirt, Red Skirt, Maxi Skirt with Lace Inset, Mad Men Challenge Skirt, Skirt Week Straight 1, Yellow… 

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Skirt Week: A-line Winners!

It’s results time!  First up, the winners for the A-line category… Yesterday’s voting gave us a clear winner for Readers’ Choice.  It’s the Skirt With Peepholes by MissPatee! Because we can’t get feedback from all of the readers who voted, we’ll tell you what one of the judges said about this skirt:  “This skirt is… 

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VOTE for A-Line Skirts!

Welcome to the first round of Skirt Week voting! If you’re new to Skirt Week, here’s the story. We’ve invited sewists to sew skirts and contribute photos of their work via the flickr pools you’ll find either in our right-hand sidebar or in the Skirt Week announcement post. From those pools which closed to new… 

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Skirt Week: Ready for Action!

Each part of Skirt Week has its fun. The tutorials give you plenty of fun new ideas. The sponsors throw in lots of crafty swag as incentives. And THIS is the week– we post skirts for voting! There are three hundred and sixty five skirts in our Skirt Week pools! WOW!Here’s how this week will… 

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A Pinterest Note

Warning: Completely unrelated to Skirt Week. Totally stole Adrianna’s baby’s photo to help make my point.  There are lots of reasons to love and hate Pinterest. Most of which have already been stated and re-stated and argued and re-argued. What I have to say, at least in this post, is more informative than anything else…. 

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Skirt Week Sponsor: Fabricworm

Great skirts require great fabric. The fabric we can get our hands on for far less than an arm and a leg these days is nothing short of amazing to me. Including the fabric I find at Fabricworm. One of the reasons I stopped sewing in college was that I couldn’t find fabric I liked…. 

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Skirt Week Sponsor: Sew Liberated

Next up is the pattern designer, book writer, sewist, and blogger extraordinaire, Meg from Sew Liberated! (and her husband Patrick & the rest of the Sew Liberated team!) I had the good fortune to win some patterns and a signed copy of her book Sew Liberated a few years back, and they were such a… 

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Skirt Week Sponsor: The Fabric Fairy

Have you met The Fabric Fairy? I haven’t met her in person yet, but I’ve met her via the information superhighway. I had questions about the FOE (foldover elastic) and her responses were exactly what I needed to decide what to get. I told her that I’d recently tried some FOE from a chain store… 

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Skirt Week Sponsor: Lilac Lane

It’s natural for us all as blog readers and internet hopper-arounders to wonder, from time to time, how someone does everything that they do. We picture how we’d fit that into our own lives. That happens to me when I browse Melissa Stramel’s blog and shop. She designs fabric, embroidery patterns, sewing patterns and has… 

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Skirt Week Sponsor: Fishsticks Designs

Most of you know of our next sponsor because of their super popular underwear pattern: Yep, it’s Fishsticks Designs! But they have more than just underwear.  They have boxers! And boxer briefs! Just kidding, they really do have more than underoos, but they’re so fun I had to feature them all.  Fishsticks designs also carries… 

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Skirt Week Sponsor: Whimsy Couture

Still high on the Prudent Baby post, we’re back with our next Skirt Week Sponsor: Whimsy Couture. They’re purveyors of e-patterns, tutorials and e-books for a wide variety of apparel and accessories. If you’re sitting on a colorful stash or are ready to jump into one, these digital patterns, books and tutorials will inspire and help you… 

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I’m Prudent, Baby

We interrupt our parade of sponsors to let you know that we’re guest posting over at Prudent Baby today with our Racerback dress! This is pretty much the craft blog equivalent of being first guest on the Tonight Show for us, so we’re pretty thrilled.  (Actually, this is better than the tonight show because we… 

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