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Calling All Kids with Alida Makes

Today I’m posting as part of Calling All Kids, a series hosted by Alida Makes that looks at kids clothing and gender expectations. I love Alida’s concept for this series. Challenging gender expectations is something I’ve done all my life, and it seems that my boys are following in my footsteps. Which makes it interesting Read the Rest…

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Sew My Stash Giveaway!

Hey y’all – if you’re part of the conversation over on Facebook or if you follow me on Instagram you might know that I recently went fabric shopping in Dallas with Kate, where I bought around 40 yards of new fabric. Yup, I found some great deals. Anyway, that also means that I need to Read the Rest…

10 Upcycle Tutorials to sew from Old T-shirts

10 Upcycle Tutorials

Since April’s theme is renewal, it makes sense to do a round of of ways to renew and reuse t-shirts – since these are plentiful and cheap at every thrift store I’ve ever been to. So here are 10 upcycle tutorials you can make from old t-shirts. Let’s start with one of my most popular Read the Rest…

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Tech Tips – How to Start an Email Newsletter

Hey y’all – today I’m going to take you through some of your options for email newsletters. Email newsletters are helpful for both your blog and your business. They’re another option you can offer to subscribers, and they’re great for creating new relationships with your readers/customers and letting them know about special events. There are Read the Rest…

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Pocketful of Posies Dress

Hey y’all – today I’m releasing the last of my spring patterns – which were all for women! This one is the Pocketful of Posies Dress, and I think I’m going to be living in it this spring and into summer. This dress features a pleated front panel that scoops into generous front pockets – Read the Rest…