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Home Dec Sewing

1Early 2012, I began a re-make of my great room. Using Amy Butler’s “Soul Blossoms” home dec fabric, I sewed up a cheery and colorful room that is light and bright and just plain happy!

Sewing Garments!

2Let’s face it, sewing for children is instant gratification. With very little fabric and few hours, it is possible to create a one-of-a kind masterpiece.

Heirloom Sewing!

3Heirloom Sewing is my passion. Using smocking, piping, and other techniques gives me a chance to be creative. In a way, I feel like an artist!

Amy Butler's Hapi Collection

Hapi Makes Me Happy

Those of you that know me know that I love wild and colorful fabrics. My den re-do last year was done in Amy Butler’s “Soul Blossoms” home dec fabric collection. It is wild and crazy and just makes me feel better when I’m in that room. I have a neutral colored couch and walls dressed up with wild window treatments, …

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Snowdrift Pattern for Zoe


Pattern: Snowdrift Fabric: Amy Butler’s Soul Blossom Quilting Cottons Size: Infant Size B – View B (Leg Elastic: 8 1/4″, Waist Elastic: 15″) I’ve been wanting to sew this pattern for a long time.  I ordered the doll size, infant size, child size and adult size. I have chosen to make the sleeveless version for my DGD (darling granddaughter) since …

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Ladies Smocked Nightgown

Simple Smocked Gown

This nightgown is an excellent beginners project. There are basically two rectangles of fabric run through the pleater at one end. I pleated 16 rows and 3 half rows included at the top edge for holding. After pleating, I pulled out the side pleats according to my underarm guide so that I could cut out the armholes after my smocking …

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Sleepover Pajamas

Sleepover PJ’s for Jackson

Pattern: Sleepover Pajamas from Oliver + S My grandson is so interested in space, planets, astronauts and other out of this world subjects. What better gift for him than a pair of pajamas to fuel his dreams. This pattern is a multi-sized pattern, so you must first trace the size you need onto a pattern tracing material. I miss the …

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Sew a Matching Pillowcase

Lost in Space

Sewing custom pillowcases is a quick and easy project without a huge investment of time or money. Just one yard of fabric along with 1/4  yard contrasting fabric, along with 45 minutes and presto!

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Too Cute to Boot Diaper Cover

Sandy’s Pick Diaper Cover Pattern

See our Diaper Covers and Bonnets for sale at: http://www.bonnetsandbums.com I have been sewing up diaper cover patterns trying to find a pattern that will give a quality fit with a better than average styling. This little pattern is one that I have chosen. It is very cute with a bit of attitude. A lot of other ruffled patterns are …

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