Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas & TV Appearance

15 Clever Mason Jar Gift Ideas for Mom - perfect for a last minute gift!

Mother’s Day is this Sunday May 10th! If you haven’t thought of a gift to give your mom I’ve got a few last-minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for you today, 15 of them involve Mason Jars.  If you like this post you may also enjoy this post with 50 DIY gifts for Mom.  Yesterday I was… 

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DIY Gold Foil Artwork – and Free Printable

DIY Gold Foil Artwork Tutorial (and free printable) on polkadotchair.com

This post is sponsored by American Crafts, affiliate links are included #HSMinc Last week I had a nice surprise waiting for me when I got home from Spring Break.  A new Minc. foil machine.  I’ve teamed up with the good folks at American Crafts for the next 6 months to show you guys some of… 

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Derby Style Fabric is Now Available

Derby Style Fabric by Melissa Mortenson for Riley Blake Designs- Cute Fabric for your next sewing project

  Last Friday I got home from running errands to find a very nice surprise waiting for me.  My Derby Style fabric yardage had arrived! If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed that it was hitting stores last week. I was so excited to share the good news with everyone yet fighting back… 

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A bit more about Project Teen

Study Pillow Sewing Pattern- love the pockets!

I thought I’d pop in here and share with you a bit more about my book, Project Teen: Handmade Gifts Your Teen Will Love 21 Projects to Sew. I promise I won’t be inundating you with book related posts over the next few months, but I know that personally I like to have a good… 

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I’m So Fancy, Make Up Bag Pattern

"I'm so Fancy" Make Up bag sewing pattern with free printable!

 This project was met by hysterical laughs from my 18 year old daughter today when I told her to go get me some “fancy” stuff to put in the make up bag.  “Mom, why do you know this song?” she asked in between gasps for air.  Apparently I’m just REALLY old to her. But if… 

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Project Teen – Handmade Gifts Your Teen Will Love 21 Projects to Sew

Project Teen Book by Melissa Mortenson - 21 Projects to Sew that Teens and Tweens will actually LOVE!

  Order a signed copy from me…  ships free to US addresses OR Buy from Amazon More about the book here: Book Post #1 Book Post #2   This week the preview copy of my book showed up in the mail!  I knew it was coming and walked around all day feeling both insanely nervous and… 

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Kentucky Derby Party Ideas {and a Chinet® Giveaway}

Kentucky Derby Party Ideas on polkadotchair.com

It’s spring in Kentucky which means only one thing, it’s Derby Time!! I know that you’ve heard me say it before, but Derby time in Kentucky is one of my most favorite times of the year. There are loads of great activities for families and the whole city puts on a great show to welcome… 

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Large Hexagon Quilt Tutorial

Hexagon Quilt Tutorial

Hi there! I’m so excited today to be sharing with  you the tutorial for this Large Hexagon Quilt. I was able to whip this Halloween Quilt up very quickly using Lori Holt’s Half Hexie Ruler. Last weekend we headed down to Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, KY for a little photoshoot. I have always photographed… 

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