Flashback Friday! ~ Revisiting an Epic *Fail*

It’s been 3 1/2 years since I first posted this epic fail post.   And at the time I had a lot of fails, but it’s been fun to read old posts and see how I’ve evolved as a handbag designer/sewer.  How have you evolved as a designer/sewer? I had great hopes for this bag. Sketched it out, made a pattern, etc. But when it was all said and done, it just didn’t turn out how I wanted. I really {Read More}

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Flashback Friday! ~Sewing Pattern Tissue & Washi Tape Sketchbook ~A Tutorial~

Today for a special Flashback Friday I’m bringing back a tutorial I did for covering composition books. This would be perfect for those back to school composition books we buy for the kids, right?!?!  I made mine for my bag sketches, but the options are limitless. Back in my heavy scrapbooking days, I tended to cover all kinds of office supplies and storage containers with mod-podge and the latest pattern paper.  I often made custom recipe binders, little books for the {Read More}

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Weekending: My Mint-Colored Singer 15-125

I love antiques.  My house has quite a few pieces of old furniture and trinkets I’ve found over the years. But my favorite antique purchases recently have been related to sewing.  Last winter I found a collection of 90 year old needlecraft magazines.  I’m not much of a stitcher, but to see the ads, prices and trends are fun to look through from time to time. When Spring rolled around in CNY the neighborhood yard sales started. I hit the jackpot {Read More}

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A New Travel Bag ~~ #vabeachvacation2015 ~~

Happy Monday morning from sunny Virginia Beach!  After a pleasant day of traveling, we arrived at our beach house with the rest of family waiting our arrival.  This is our 8th summer at this beach and our 5th in the same house. It is comforting to be in the same house. The boys grab their rooms then check out the house to see what has changed.  From there, it’s all beach time! We’re looking forward to a nice week with our {Read More}

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Summertime Adventures – Part I

Summer up here is now in full swing and we have been enjoying the past 3 weeks off school.  The boys got out on the 26th of June and on that day I realized I now have a 3rd, 6th, and 9th grader….one in each school!!  I’ve never been too teary or emotional over the boys and their school advancements, but let me tell you I’ve been having a rough time realizing my eldest baby will start high school in {Read More}

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