Vintage May: Needlepoint Tapestry Wall Hanging DIY


Hello readers! It’s been awhile since I visited these pages, but I’m excited to bring you a project for Vintage May (a series by Craftiness Is Not Optional and Skirt As Top). This is one of my favorite series in the sewing-blog world because I love to incorporate vintage things into my every day life. […]

DIY Succulent wall hangings with leather and IKAT + GIVEAWAY


Hello lovelies! It’s a beautiful morning, my puppy is wrestling a toy at my feet while my kids still sleep, and I have something exciting to share with you! I creatively “stumbled upon” making these awesome leather and ikat wall hangings while thinking up ways to incorporate this stuff into our home decor. These ikat […]

Sewing to Sell Book Review


Hey there! It’s so fun to be back in this space. After all our moving, and decorating, and settling into life, I’m enjoying the desire to get back into creating again. Which is PERFECT, because… Today I’m reviewing the book Sewing To Sell by my friend Virginia Lindsay, the owner and creator of Gingercake! You’ve actually […]

Fall Desert Rose {#sewyourstyle}


Today I have another lovely Desert Rose to share with you! I actually have a lot more Desert Roses stacked up in the closet, just waiting for photo shoots and posts. 🙂 Hope you don’t get tired of them! It really is such a versatile pattern and perfect for every level of experience, I’d be […]

Little Blue House


Hello everyone! You may have noticed that I’ve been missing lately. (If you haven’t, that’s totally fine too!). The HUGE NEWS is that we bought a house!! We have never owned a home before, and the whole thing has been an amazing, tiring, interesting, wonderful, and inspiring process. I can’t explain all the details in […]

Flip this Pattern: Preschool Prep Dress


Hello lovelies! Do you want to see my possibly-favorite-creation-ever??! I am so in love with this retro shirt dress, it hurts. Earlier this week I this flip of the Ethan Shirt pattern by Sis Boom for the Flip This Pattern competition at Frances Suzanne. Today, it’s time to VOTE! You can read the whole post below […]

Boy’s Wallet Tutorial!

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Hello lovelies! I’ve been excited to share this project with you for awhile. This is a special one, because it’s something I made my oldest son and he’s beyond thrilled to have his own wallet. Making him things has become so much more special lately, probably because I am making items he wants rather than […]

Super Saturday Giveaway: I’m giving away Desert Rose patterns!

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STOP THE PRESSES! I have exciting news! Today, The Daily Sew Facebook page is hosting a new giveaway every hour, on the hour, and I’m joining in to give away some patterns! This will be a rare giveaway of my new dress pattern, The Desert Rose. You can read about the pattern here, here, and […]

Desert Rose Tester Photos {aka beautifulness}


Today is a very happy day, because I get to show you some beautiful photos by my Desert Rose testers! Many of these ladies went above and beyond what I originally asked. They sewed multiple dresses, proofread the instructions like professionals, and gave me big thumbs up when I got it right. I can’t thank […]

Desert Rose in Arizona Fabrics

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This post is going to be a little picture heavy, but I just can’t help it. These photo shoots were some of my very FAVE and I’ve been looking forward to sharing them with you for about a month. Right back at the start of my Desert Rose vision, I contacted the lovely Pat Bravo […]

Pencil Skirt pattern review {and a lace kick pleat}


I very rarely, maybe once or twice a year, sew something for myself. That’s why I’m so excited for today’s post! Delia from the gorgeous blog DeliaCreates, asked me to join in with her pattern hack tour and share an item made with her new Pencil Skirt pattern. I was a little nervous because this […]

La Jolla Bow Dress {a sewing tutorial}


  In my opinion, there is nothing sweeter than a little girl in a sundress. Living in Southern California we are especially lucky, because sundresses like these can be worn almost year round!  As a result, I am always looking for great sundress inspiration, which is easy right now because my good friend Melissa of Melly […]

Jumping In {at Sacred Mundane}


I don’t always share personal stories on the blog, but today I’m over at Sacred Mundane, sharing about my journey from being a frustrated, over-committed mom to being one who jumps fully into life, loving every minute of it. Would you join me over there? I’d love to hear your stories! Enjoy the preview below, […]

Poolside Poncho {sewing tutorial}

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I can’t tell you how many hours I’ve spent by the poolside this month. Brilliant mathematicians  couldn’t calculate the number if they tried. We get up, eat breakfast, do chores, and then swim. Then we have lunch, read books, and swim again. Repeat the next day and the next. I love it, and so do […]

Win $150 to The Ribbon Retreat


Fellow crafters and sewists, this is pretty cool! Awhile ago, some of my best sewing/blogging friends and I teamed up at The Daily Sew on Facebook to bring you daily sewing inspiration, funny sewing memes, and general other awesomeness. Now, we’ve taken it a step further. We teamed up with The Ribbon Retreat (awesome shop!) […]