Study Pillow sewing patter from Project Teen

Study Pillow

One of my favorite projects from Project Teen is the Study Pillow sewing pattern.  One day I watched as my daughter lugged a pillow, books, pens, iPhone, headphones and some snacks outside so that she could go study. She had the hardest time getting everything out there without dropping it all, and I remember thinking to myself… 

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Halloween Party Crowns- a fun alternative to party hats!

Halloween Party Paper Crowns

A big thanks to Cricut for sponsoring this post by providing me with the machine to make this project! Affiliate links are included in this post. Today I have a couple of fun Halloween Celebration ideas to share with you as a part of the Cricut Design Space Star Competition!  The first one is this DIY… 

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Decorate a simple dish with vinyl lettering!

DIY Halloween Serving Bowl

A big thanks to Cricut for sponsoring this post by providing me with the machine to make this project! Affiliate links are included in this post.  Halloween is hands down my favorite holiday of the year. I know that many say Christmas is theirs, but honestly Christmas really stresses me out… too many expectations… Halloween to… 

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Derby Style Fabric by Melissa Mortenson for Riley Blake Designs

Introducing Derby Style Fabric by Melissa Mortenson

Today I’m insanely excited and insanely terrified to tell you about something that I’ve been working on for most of the summer. My very first line of quilting cotton fabric! I actually came up with the idea for this line of fabric 2 years ago but then just sat and let the idea “simmer” for… 

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Heartbeat Quilt pattern

Nancy Zieman’s Quick Column Quilts Blog Hop

Today is my stop on the  Quick Column Quilts book blog hop, and I’m going to share with you a project that I made from the book.   I’ve been crazy busy running around for the last 6 weeks or so, and it was nice to just sit down and sew something for fun. I’m sure… 

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Easy Mirror refinish using Chalky Finish Paint on polkadotchair.com

How to use Chalky Finish Paint

Disclosure: A big thanks to DecoArt for sponsoring this post and providing the paint for the project, even though this post is sponsored all opinions are mine, all mine.  We are about to undertake a big room “shuffle”… it involves moving two kids to different bedrooms and creating a larger sewing and office space for myself. I… 

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Frame Clutch Sewing Pattern

Frame Clutch Purse, a Sewing Pattern from Craftsy

This post is part of a series of posts sponsored by Craftsy. Watch for fun information and deals pop up here over the next few months about some online sewing classes-don’t worry, all opinions are, and will always be, 100% mine. I’m not the best, okay I’m actually the worst, when it comes to planning… 

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DIY Fabric Headband Sewing Pattern on polkadotchair.com

DIY Fabric Headband

  This last month has been an absolute whirlwind. I think when I sat down and counted I realized that I have been to 14 cities in the last 30 days. No wonder I’m so tired. This summer my oldest daughter had the opportunity to study abroad in London, once I found out she was… 

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Cleaning Kit for a kid off to College: Complete with free printable cleaning check lists!

College Kid Cleaning Kit with Free Printable’s and Target GiftCard® Giveaway!

Today I sent two of my three kids back to school.  I still have one more yet to start, that’s because she’s about to start her second year of college. I seriously cannot believe that time has passed that fast. I know it sounds cheesy, but it seems like just yesterday that she had her… 

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Cricut Explore Machine Giveaway

Enter to win a Cricut Explore

This post contains affiliate links   Do you remember last week when I showed you how to use a Cricut Explore and some freezer paper to print your own fabric? Well this week I’m excited to let you know that I’ve teamed up with the other bloggers on my Cricut Design Space Team to give… 

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Triangle Quilt

Triangle Quilt

  We just returned from getting my daughter set up for her 2nd year of college. I can’t believe she’s old enough for college, let alone old enough to be starting her second year! Before she graduated High School she picked out some fabric that she liked for a quilt for her dorm room.  She… 

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Study Pillow Sewing Pattern- love the pockets!

A bit more about Project Teen

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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Learn the in's and out's of sewing with knit fabrics!

Sewing with Knit Fabrics, Craftsy Class Special

This post is part of a series of posts sponsored by Craftsy. Watch for fun information and deals pop up here over the next few months about some online sewing classes-don’t worry, all opinions are, and will always be, 100% mine.  This year one of my personal sewing goals was to improve my apparel sewing… 

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Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Dip Recipe on polkadotchair.com

MIRACLE WHIP Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Dip Recipe

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by MIRACLE WHIP as part of their blogger network. All year long look for great new recipes for you to try pop up here courtesy of MIRACLE WHIP. All opinions are 100% mine.  Summer is winding down to a close and I’m having a hard time feeling like it’s already… 

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Self Binding Baby Doll Blanket Tutorial on polkadotchair.com

Baby Doll Receiving Blanket Pattern

 This post first appeared on Paging Supermom as a part of their Books Alive series.  Be sure to stop by their site for many fantastic crafts and projects centered around beloved Children’s Books.    Even though my kids are older now, I still love a good children’s book. When my kids were little we tried… 

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