Monogram Zip Pouch Sewing Tutorial

Monogram Arch Top Zip Pouch Sewing Tutorial by Melissa Mortenson of polkadotchair.com

Hey there!! Remember when I said that there was a lot of “behind the scenes” stuff going on right now?… well all of it seems like it’s coming together this week.  One of the projects that I have been working on was this Monogram Zip Pouch for Sew Mama Sew. If you’ve not been over… 

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How to Sew: Easter Napkins

How to Sew Easter Napkins, a free sewing pattern.

There has been a lot of “behind the scenes” busy-ness here lately.  One of the projects I have been working on was these Easter Napkins for BERNINA’s WeAllSew.com blog. The napkins are made from linen and quilting cotton fabric and feature an adorable little bunny rabbit appliquéd to the front. They are self binding so you can… 

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Easter Basket Liner Pattern

How to sew a custom Easter Basket Liner

This post is sponsored by ShabbyFabrics.com.  All work and opinions are 100% mine. Today I’m going to share with you how to make this custom Easter Basket Liner.  There are always so many cute Easter baskets in the stores during the Spring, but many of them don’t have a fabric liner.  I love the look of… 

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DIY Coke® Can Succulent Planter

DIY Coke Can Succulent Planter- a clever way to recycle those cute mini coke cans

Today it was 77 degrees and sunny outside. Two weeks ago it was 5 degrees and there was a foot of snow on the ground.  Am I allowed to think that Spring may have finally decided to make an appearance? The presence of 4 or 5 days with temperatures above 60 degrees has led me to believe… 

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The Villains Crafternoon; A Disney Side Party

Party Ideas for a Disney Villain Themed Crafternoon with links to free printable Disney Side party supplies

Disclosure: This post is NOT sponsored, but I did receive a big box of goodies from Disney so that I could host my own #DisneySide @Home Celebration.  It was a long winter. I know you’ve heard me bellyache about that before, but it was. I’m a person that needs to go outside and get some… 

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Upcycled T Shirt Baby Blanket

Upcycle your old or sentimental t-shirts into a receiving blanket for a new baby!

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I get attached to old t-shirts.  Sometimes it’s a t-shirt that my son wore EVERYDAY or one that is a souvenir from a favorite trip.  Either way I hate to get rid of them when they’ve got a bit of sentimental value.  Today as a part of my… 

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Quilting Bee Dress Sewing Pattern & Book Giveaway

Quilting Bee Dress pattern from "Just For You" Sewing Book

Hello there!  Before you read this post I should warn you that it contains photos of both sunshine and a beach.  Consider yourself warned if you’re still buried in snow *wink* This past weekend I escaped to Cancun.  It was just a quick trip with my husbands office but it turns out that it was… 

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How to sew with Knit Fabrics

How to Sew With Knit Fabrics- Tips and Resources

Hello! Earlier this week I alluded to something  fun that I’ve got planned for my blog in March, a series on How to Sew Knits.  I have been struggling a bit trying to better organize the content that is shared here.  I’ve been actively blogging since 2008 and thought that I’d go back to something… 

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What are the different types of Knit Fabric?

Wonder what type of Knit Fabric to buy for your project? Learn about all the different types of knit fabrics in Knit Fabric 101

Hey guys! Today is 10 minute Tuesday and I’ve got something a little bit different to share with you. Instead of a tutorial, today during your “10 minute creative time” you’re going to learn something new!  This post is a part of a month long series on sewing with knit fabrics that you will find… 

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Malted Milk Crispy M&M’s® Cookies

Crispy M&M Malted Milk Cookie Recipe- YUM!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CrispyIsBack #CollectiveBias   Do you guys have a favorite treat?  I go back and forth between a few… right now it’s a toss-up between Chocolate Chip Cookies and anything with salted caramel. I absolutely love and crave anything that… 

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Big Hero 6 Printable for Family Movie Night

Big Hero 6 Movie Night Printables

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions, work and hair brained crazy ideas are mine alone. #BigHero6MovieNight #CollectiveBias A few years ago I had one of those “Mother of the Year” moments.  My son wanted to join an after school robotics club, I agreed and didn’t think much of it after… 

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