Category: Maker

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2018 Make Nine Plans & Ideas

I did not participate in #makenine in 2017 because I didn’t really know what it was. Now discovered that it’s “a gentle challenge for makers,” I can totally get on board with that! Like I mentioned in my big ol’ 2018 Plans post, there are some special-to-me makes I want …
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Top 5 of 2017

I just learned about the Top 5 recap post that Gillian of Crafting a Rainbow hosts annually. It’s a chance to go through your hits, misses, highlights, reflections, and goals. I was trying to think of a way to write a 2017 recap and this came along at just the right …
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The #LittleRedDressProject – Simplicity 8332

The moment I saw Simplicity 8332, I knew it would be in velvet. The pattern calls for all kinds of light woven fabrics, but I swear that the drawing for View B looks like light blue velvet. So I went on a hunt for crushed red velvet, because I also …
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Planning for 2018

There is so much going on next year. First and foremost, I have a big milestone birthday in May and I’m SO EXCITED!! But as far as sewing challenges and contests go, THERE IS SO MUCH GOING ON! Where to start?One of the more ambitious sewing adventures will be the …
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Striped Berry Fail – The Made It Drop Top

Have you ever fallen in love with the idea of something, only to have the reality not quite measure up? Have you ever actually visualized yourself in a garment one way, spent the time to create it, then it just doesn’t wow you? I’ve had a few too many of …
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Cataloging My Stash – Vogue & Butterick Patterns

Continuing on my quest to tackle the organization process for all my patterns, I have a much more modest list of the other Big 4 companies’ patterns. In fact, I don’t even own any Kwik Sew patterns. They feel very much like they’re aimed at mid-Western PTA moms, which I …
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Dec17 Plans

Guise!!! It’s DECEMBER! The year is almost over. I have a credit card that expires in January 2018 and I thought that was forever away. It isn’t. It’s almost NOW. Oh geez. This is where I start thinking, “where the hell did the year go?” I’m kind of glad to …
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Nov17 Recap

Well, aren’t we glad that’s finally over? And by “that,” I mean the waiting on Thanksgiving so that Christmas decorations don’t seem so obscene. I’m a firm believer in all holidays having their scheduled time, so I refuse to decorate for the December holidays until after Thanksgiving. Plus, we live …
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Recapping #OWOP17

I did it! 7 days, 7 different looks from the same pattern. I do admit I repurposed one item for two different days, but that’s okay. I took the very basic One Hour Top from Fancy Tiger Crafts and used it as the template for all seven days. Even though …

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