In be “tween” Skirt Tutorial

Tween Skirt Sewing Tutorial on polkadotchair.com
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As my children have grown I’ve tried to adapt my sewing projects to grow with them.  This year my youngest turned 13,  when the kids were younger I used to sew for them voraciously.   I loved making little dresses and skirts for my girls for all of their special occasions, and just for every day…. 

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DIY Jewelry Box Makeover

Jewelry Box Redo using Chalky Finish Paint
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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.  My youngest daughter turns 13 this weekend. I can not believe it, I now have 3 teenagers and no more little kids! I’m seriously not old enough for… 

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50 Easter Dress Sewing Ideas

50 Sewing Ideas for Easter Dresses
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  There’s a running joke in my house that if it’s the night before Easter, I’m holed away in my sewing room frantically trying to finish up my girls Easter Dresses.  I have YET one year to finish early… Sewing Easter Dresses for my girls has always been one of my ALL TIME favorite sewing… 

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DIY Hair Ties, a Gift Idea & Giveaway

DIY Hair Tie Gift Idea & free printable "Life is too short to have boring hair" gift cards
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This post is sponsored by Hairbow Supplies Etc, but the work, opinions and ideas are 100% mine.  As I say this, I might date myself… but I remember when my oldest daughter was a baby, trying to find supplies to make GIANT (and I mean giant) hairbows for her.  The supplies were hard to find,… 

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Glitz Polka Dot Fabric Giveaway

Girls Polka Dot Skirt on polkadotchair.com
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With my youngest daughter now almost 13, finding appropriate Sunday clothes has become a challenge.  She’s stuck in that “inbetween” spot. Too small for teenager clothes, but wanting something more grown up than the kids stuff. I’ve started sewing up a bunch of things for her to wear to church this summer. This skirt is… 

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Pom Pom Polka Dot Pillow by A Girl and a Glue Gun

Pom Pom Polka Dot Pillow by a Girl and a Glue Gun
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HI! I’m Kimbo! and i’m SUPER DUPER EXCITED to be here!!!!!! polka dots are one of my favorite things! really! most of my clothes have polka dots (polka dots…paint splatters same thing)…and i have a polka dot SOMETHING in every room of my house. i love them! So i was so excited to do a… 

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Printable Pom Pom Polka Dot Party Hats

Printable Pom Pom Polka Dot Party Hats on polkadotchair.com
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Since it’s been a “polka dot party” all month long on this blog, I figured it would be appropriate to make some Polka Dot Party hats to celebrate!!  Do you like alliteration? If so you’ll love these printable, pom-pom, polka dotted party hats!  (Whew, that’s a mouthful!!)   I’m sharing these party hats as a… 

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Ruth’s Reversible Polka Dot Pinafore

Ruth's Polka Dot Pinafore by Simple Simon & Co.
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Hello Polka Dot Chair fans! Today we are so excited to be visiting here at Melissa’s place.  We can’t say enough good about her…she is just plain classy…and we love her…and will make up any excuse we can to hang out with her… We, by the way, are Elizabeth and liZ from Simple Simon and… 

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Nail Polish Valentine’s Day Gift

Nail Polish Valentine's Day Gift idea on polkadotchair.com
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  My 12 year old daughter wanted to take some Valentines to her friends at school, but could not find any that she thought were “grown up” enough.  We love all a good Valentine’s pun, so we came up with the idea to make one for a teenager! Our school does not allow food for… 

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A new Sewing Pattern: Nesting Dolls Zip Pouches

Nesting Dolls Zip Pouch Pattern, includes printable Matryoshka Dolls
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I’m so excited to be introducing to you today my newest PDF Sewing Pattern these Nesting Doll Zip Pouches, a Matryoshka Doll Pattern. This pattern is a bit different from the patterns I’ve released in the past in that it includes printable images with the pattern, the little Matryoshka Dolls. You can buy the PDF… 

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Creative Gift Wrap Ideas

Wrap a present in a piñata!
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  Over Christmas, quite by accident we stumbled upon a creative gift wrap idea that I thought I would share with you guys! We were at Target, 2 days before Christmas frantically shopping for a box to wrap some odd sized gifts in for my niece and nephews.  I couldn’t find anything in the store… 

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Something to Sew for a Boy

Zip Pouches to Sew for Boys
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I hope the New Year finds you well and ready to sew! I’ve got quite a few projects to share with you this month.  I was busy sewing during December but couldn’t share any of my projects yet, as they were Christmas surprises! I always find it a challenge to find things to sew for… 

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Our Christmas Eve Traditions

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The Crafting Chicks hosted a series in November on Christmas Traditions. Lots of bloggers participated and I was happy to be one of them.  I shared this post with them as part of that series and thought it would be fun to share it with everyone here!   Today I’m excited to be here sharing… 

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Bedside Kid Tote Tutorial

Bedside Kid Tote Tutorial
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This post first appeared on Riley Blake Fabrics Today I am going to be sharing with you a tutorial for this Bedside Kid Tote. It’s a little bit different than another bedside caddy,  in that it attaches to a pillowcase not the mattress. I thought this one might be easier for little hands to reach into,… 

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