Simplicity 1079 Pattern Review

I have been in the need for a good place to keep my crocheting supplies for a while.  My search for the perfect pattern took me to the internet where I found none that I actually liked.  Then I got the brilliant idea to look through all the Big 4 patterns I have in my … Continue reading Simplicity 1079 Pattern Review

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Vogue 9253 Pattern Review

If you are in the sewing world, particularly the Instagram sewing world, you may have noticed tons of fellow sewists whipping up Vogue pattern 9253.  I think it's a beautiful design, but sometimes I try to shy away from things that everyone else is making.  Well, McCall's Pattern Company decided to host a contest for … Continue reading Vogue 9253 Pattern Review

How I Contain and Inventory My Fabric Stash

At the beginning of this year, I had one definite goal/ resolution... don't buy anymore fabric!  I had 4 full totes in my craft room closet and many of the spaces in my cube bookcases were stuffed with fabric.  I really wanted to whittle down my stash before buying new fabric.  I would only allow … Continue reading How I Contain and Inventory My Fabric Stash

#HandmadeBirthdayClub pictures

Hey hey hey! Just touching bases with you all.  I know, it's been a long time since I've blogged...blah blah blah... because life.  So I thought I'd just let you see a few of the things I have made since you last heard from me. If you recall, I am in a #handmadebirthdayclub2016 on Instagram.  … Continue reading #HandmadeBirthdayClub pictures

Swoon Sewing Patterns “Ramona” mini-hipster review

I recently joined a Handmade Birthday Club on Instagram where we all make a gift for the person who's birthday falls in a particular month.  January's birthday girl likes Swoon bag patterns and likes the colors granny smith apple and pink.  So I decided to make her the "Ramona" bag by Swoon Sewing Patterns.  Luckily, … Continue reading Swoon Sewing Patterns “Ramona” mini-hipster review

Cheap Talk- How I Got a $50 Cutting Mat for $12.50

I'm so excited to tell you all about my rotary cutting mat!  I have to admit I did not set out to pay only $12.50 for it, but somehow the thrifty stars aligned for me and I got the deal of a lifetime.  My current cutting mat works just fine but unfortunately is too small … Continue reading Cheap Talk- How I Got a $50 Cutting Mat for $12.50