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Pink Lace Skater Skirt

March 2013 Pattern: Simplicity 2314 View C. Modified using McCall’s 3580 (1973). Fabric: pink knit (1-1/2 yds) Overlay: pink lace (1-1/2 yds) Notions: 7″ zipper; thread. Pattern Alterations: I drafted … Continue reading

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Shoe Bags

June 2014 Pattern: I started out using a pattern from sew4home’s website, but modified it as I went along.  Here’s the link to the original pattern: http://www.sew4home.com/projects/storage-solutions/travel-accessories-fleece-lined-shoe-bag Fabric 1: Cheetah … Continue reading

June 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Square Makeup Bag

May 2014 Pattern: I used a pattern I found on  sew4home’s website.  Here’s the link: http://www.sew4home.com/projects/storage-solutions/re-imagine-renovate-laminated-toiletry-travel-bag. Main Fabric: Retro Dot cotton (1/3 yd) from Hobby Lobby. Since I’m making a … Continue reading

May 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Makeup Pouch

May 2014 Pattern: I made the medium pouch (9″ x 6″) from a pattern I found on sew4home’s website. Here’s the link: http://www.sew4home.com/projects/storage-solutions/weekend-wonders-fabriccom-zippered-pouches-three-sizes Top Section Fabric: Retro Dot cotton (1/4 yd) … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

Spring Cleaning

If you’ve been talking to me lately, you know that I’ve been declaring this year as the year I’m conquering clutter.  I thought I’d tackle the Studio first to really … Continue reading

April 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pink Lace Skater Skirt – Pattern Drafting

My daughter is love with the short skater-type skirts that are all the rage now.  I offered to make her one just the way she likes.  (Also, a tad longer … Continue reading

February 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sewing Again

Woo hoo!  Tomorrow, I’m sewing again!  I’ve taken some time off to work on the Studio.  It certainly isn’t finished, but I’m losing my motivation for decluttering.  My daughter and … Continue reading

February 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Beading and Quilling and Scrapbooking, Oh My!

Day 3 of our Studio Makeover:  Organizing my daughter’s craft stash! The good news about this day of organizing is that my daughter is doing it!  Woohoo!  As I’ve mentioned … Continue reading

January 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Newest Creative Faeries

Say “Hello” to the newest of my Creative Faeries! This year for Christmas my daughter made two more faeries to add to my collection. The blue faerie is a Scrapbook … Continue reading

January 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

2012 Studio Update

Since it’s the very last day of 2012, I thought I’d give you an update on our Studio makeover.  You know, I was hoping to finish our update by today … Continue reading

December 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

Pattern File Cabinet

Day 2 of our Studio Makeover:  Putting Patterns in Place After organizing my patterns I determined that I needed a two-drawer file cabinet.  I had three options which I talked … Continue reading

December 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

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