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Organization! Printable Bobbin Template

Posted by on Oct 12, 2014 in embroidery, tutorial | 0 comments

I’m trying to tame my embroidery floss basket. I inherited it around the age of 10 from my mother and sister, and it looks like this: Lame, huh? I mean, there’s a LOT of floss, yay!, but also, it’s just a big tangle, mostly. SO, I ordered some super awesome boxes via amazon, and started winding. it’s getting better. But then, I also ordered this book, and I need exact colors, and I also noticed that I frequently have like 5 skeins of the same color, so I REALLY need to use more of the paper bobbins that I can write on,...

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free printable stationary

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

I joined a creative pen pal swap, so I can write more (and hopefully encourage my children to enjoy writing too!). Anyway, I looked at 3 stores, and on Amazon, and can’t find any lined stationary, like for writing letters. Didn’t that exist when we were younger, or am I imagining it? so this morning I got fed up and used an old flourish I designed last year to make some for myself. feel free to download and use (for non-commercial purposes) if you’d like. It should print nicely on standard 8.5″ x 11″ paper. And if...

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Scraps!

Posted by on May 22, 2014 in Morse Super Deluxe (142-tw), scraps, Sewing Machines | 0 comments

Scraps!

My scrap system is NOT working. I just have way too many! SO, I decided to use the Scrap User’s System from Quiltville, modified to suit me (per hersuggestions). I’ve been working on scrap quilts, using up my 2.5″ squares making churn dash blocks (1 per day, in 6 minutes or fewer, #sanitystitching on IG). And I started a bow tie quilt to use up more scraps. … Crockett helped me make these. My mother’s day present was this AMAZINGLY gorgeous Morse (badged) Super Deluxe zigzagger that’s just AWESOME. ...

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Speedy Zip Dress Pattern!

Posted by on May 19, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Speedy Zip Dress Pattern!

I just added a new PDF pattern to the shop, the SpeedyZip Dress, (named by my kiddos). it started like this: but that neckline was too big. so I tried this (with Zoe Ingram’s Carried Away fabrics): she loved it so much that every single picture of her in it is blurry as she dances around here’s another sample (made with Valori Wells’ Blueprints Basics fabrics) I got her to hold still by saying it was a ballet recital, so she’s curtsey-ing here. the pattern looks like this and is super awesome. It’s a speedy...

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the PE Play Dress pattern!

Posted by on May 16, 2014 in Clothes, Dresses, fabric, girls, kids, My Patterns, PE Play Dress, Robert Kaufman, sewing | 0 comments

the PE Play Dress pattern!

Ok, so a month ago, the lovely peeps at Robert Kaufman asked if I could make the Speedy Zip Dress in a knit for their Spring Quilt Market booth. I said yes (duh), but after lots and lots of tests, had to just write a whole different pattern for the knit fabric. So it looks similar, but this pattern is for knits, and has no zipper. (incidentally, that’s also why the Speedy Zip dress pattern isn’t done yet. Look for it on Sunday) SO, here’s the dress in their booth (see it hanging back there?) And here are all the (good)...

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SHOPPING!

Posted by on May 10, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

SHOPPING!

I *FINALLY* did it! I built a little store here on my site! I know it seems like a little thing, but OMG was it hard for me. (the big coupon is all used up, but please use BLOGREADER for 20% off all the time! Thank you so much for your support!)

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PAINT! giveaway {giveaway now closed}

Posted by on Apr 12, 2014 in Clothes, Dresses, fabric, girls, inspiration, kids, sewing | 35 comments

PAINT! giveaway {giveaway now closed}

random.org says #20 is the winner thanks for participating! My friend Carrie is a beautiful person, and I’m lucky enough to be part of her bloghop, so here’s a COMPLETELY BIASED WITH LOVE review of her new fabric line for Windham, PAINT! isn’t it pretty!!! I knew immediately that the rich colors and artistic theme and all the little details would appeal to my daughter, so I jumped at the chance to play with it. I let The Bean choose the fabrics she liked, and she chose the paintbrushes. So I quickly made a pretty little wrap...

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BoPeep Dress and Tunic Pattern Giveaway!

Posted by on Apr 12, 2014 in Clothes, Dresses, fabric, Finished Projects, Patterns, sewing | 9 comments

BoPeep Dress and Tunic Pattern Giveaway!

As mentioned in this post about PAINT! I’ve totally redesigned my BoPeep pattern, and I’m in LOVE. it’s super clean and reversible, and, best of all, my daughter LOVES it. She has about 8 now, that she wears pretty much constantly. I posted some of my tests on Instagram, (I’m @ramonarose over there), and some kind friends were awesome enough to test the pattern for me (Chris, Raych, Katie, and Rhonda, THANK YOU!). The new dress is completely reversible, the way Katie did it in these pictures, or you can designate an...

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SockSack Pattern update

Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in bag, Patterns | 8 comments

SockSack Pattern update

after getting lots of requests, I’ve revised and updated the SockSack pattern to have multiple sizes! (The Small size was the original sock size, Medium is perfect for cowls and scarves, and the Large is the right size for sweaters. 2-at-a-time sleeves, anyone?) My lovely friend Elisabeth made a Medium sample for me, and it’s divine: The price of the pattern has gone up, but it now includes not only the 3 sizes, but also the BONUS zipper divider instructions. (like the ones pictured...

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Shamrock quilt

Posted by on Feb 27, 2014 in babies, fabric, Featured, Finished Projects, finished quilts, gifts, kids, patchwork, Quilting, scraps | 0 comments

Shamrock quilt

It’s finished! I made this little baby quilt as a fundraising item for Lyons Academy of Irish Dance (D and the Bean both dance here). My friend Sandi, @missplanner on instagram, was kind enough to share her shamrock block dimensions with me, so I whipped out the top in one night (patchwork is cotton, solids are linen), quilted it with shamrocks the next night, and bound it on the 3rd day. LOVE. It measures about 40″ square and will hopefully make some Irish baby very happy.  (gratuitous Baby Crockett...

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