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San Diego Fabric Shopping: National City Swap Meet

San Diego Fabric Shopping: National City Swap Meet

When you hear the words “Swap Meet” you don’t exactly think FABRIC, right?  Neither did I, until I found out about this particular swap meet. When I moved to San Diego county, it was disappointing how sad the fabric shopping is here.  There is Joann, of course, and another chain called Yardage Town, which I(…)

Boho Peplum

Boho Peplum

I know you are probably wondering if I have dropped off the planet, but I am still here.  Life has just been so busy and crazy the past couple of months that sewing has slid to the bottom of the priority list.  Now that we are getting used to the new school schedule, I am(…)

My Favorite Things Gift Card Giveaway!

My Favorite Things Gift Card Giveaway!

Hello Friends! I know we have been missing lately…. Between kids activities, vacations and getting sick, our poor blog has been neglected!  Don’t worry, we have some fun projects coming soon! To tide you over, I have such a fun giveaway for you today.   The winner will receive a mini shopping spree!  To a(…)

DIY Faux Kimono Cardigan

DIY Faux Kimono Cardigan

I am loving the boho vibe these days. I really love flowy, feminine pieces – they are so flattering on almost everyone. After seeing Leanne’s and Merrick’s kimonos, I have been meaning to make one. But I didn’t get to it, until I saw this amazing, SIMPLE tutorial on one of my favorite artsy sewing(…)

10 Easy Summer DIY Projects

10 Easy Summer DIY Projects

So summer is here in full swing and boy are we BUSY! I am sewing as much as I can (which is much less than I would like) and will have some fun projects to share soon. In the meantime, I thought I would round up some of our favorite summer sewing projects. These are all simple(…)

No-Sew Elastic Lace Headband and Bonus Giveaway!

Are you ready for the cutest, simplest 5 minute project? Most of Isabella’s headbands are hand-me-downs from Emily when she was a baby. I decided that she needed some updated ones.  I have been meaning to make some cute knotted knit ones like these or these, but haven’t gotten around to them.  Last week, I(…)

Terra’s Treasures

Terra’s Treasures

Lately I  have been having fun reviewing more independent patterns.  As a sewing blogger who makes her own patterns most of the time, there is something so nice about just printing out the patterns and following directions!  😉  Plus it is so great to support these pattern shops.  Making a pattern is hard work so(…)

Penelope Peplum Dress Pattern Review

Penelope Peplum Dress Pattern Review

When See Kate Sew released her Penelope Peplum pattern, I was so excited. What a great pattern!  So many cute options.  I signed up for the Pattern Tour but then Isabella came along and I had to take a bit of a sewing/blogging break. Finally right before Easter, I made my first one- the gathered(…)