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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!

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    Peacock Snowdrift

    Pattern: Snowdrift Fabric: “Love Birds in Chartreuse” and “Blooms in Navy” from the Petite Plum Collection by Camelot Fabrics Size: Infant Size C – View A (Waist Elastic: 19″) For Zoe’s first birthday, I made another Snowdrift with matching panties. This time because the fabric is so …

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  • Knitted Morlynn Shawl

    My Third Morlynn Shawl

    Today I finished my third shawl using the Morlynn Shawl Pattern by Alexandra Wiedmayer that I downloaded from Ravelry. This shawl was knit using Knitpicks Stroll Tonal Sock Yarn in 2 colors; “Blue Yonder” and “Springtime.” Size SMALL Used 73 grams of blue Used 58 grams of green Dimensions:  69″ wide x …

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    Bitty Overalls

    I’ve been working on another pattern for 15″ baby dolls like American Girl’s Bitty Baby. This little pattern is a simple blouse that opens in the back with a matching pair of overall capris. The blouse is lined and very simple. It can be constructed …

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  • 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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  • Wrap it Up

    Another “Wrap it Up”

    I loved the “Wrap it Up” dress so much that I made another one for my DGD (darling granddaughter).  It is so simple and can be a great canvas for embellishments. My plans were to pair this dress with a hand knit bolero, so I …

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