Friday Fiver: Fabricworm!

ipanema

It’s Friday AGAIN! I love how that keeps happening. Today’s Friday Fiver comes to us from Fabricworm! It’s a special three fabric fat quarter bundle of Ipanema! Ipanema is a fun and whimsical Dennis Bennett collection for Birch Organic Fabrics. The prints are colorful and beachy and bright! My favorite is the main print in orange with… 

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Fabric Fabric FAAAAABRIC Giveaway!

Who doesn’t love a chance to play a fun matching game AND maybe win an amazing fabric collection? If you see a similar post on several other of your fave sewing blogs today, it’s because it’s a happy conspiracy. (Is there a different word for that? A conspiracy that isn’t a bad thing? Not enough… 

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A Pony Birthday Dress

Our sweet little friend turned 4 last weekend and had a party at our local equestrian center where the kiddos got to feed horses and take little pony rides.  I thought it would be fun to make her a dress to tie into the theme, and I just happened to have this ages-old Heather Ross… 

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Spray Painted Apron: A Tutorial

So, I get this box of stuff in the mail from Martha. She included a note. “Make something awesome for your Mom for Mother’s Day, Susan! Love, Martha.” NO PROBLEM! Who could say no to *Martha*? Look at what she sent: Amazing, right? I was really, really excited about the all-surface paint. Paint that works… 

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Easter Dresses 3.5

Pictured:  the 2 Easter dresses my oldest girl childs will wear.  Not pictured: the 1.5 dresses I made to decorate the interior of my garbage can.   I had multiple dress disorder this year and just couldn’t decide what I wanted to make.  There was this one design that just wouldn’t leave my head and… 

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Color Me Happy

There’s this happiness most of us had as kids. The brand new box of crayons. Crisp edges. Sliding the top open. Peeking in at all of the perfectly formed, smooth waxy edges. The moment of decision. Where do you start? Which would be first? Later, the same joy with colored pencils and markers. A blank… 

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Fabric Finds Me

As Skirt Week was getting rolling in June, my husband returned from his year-long work assignment for an R & R.  We wanted to take a family trip, and the thought of taking a train rather than driving anywhere sounded fun to all four of us. We decided that the Big Apple would be great–… 

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