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The (Re)Making of a Wedding Gown Pt 1

When my husband proposed to me on Easter 2017, a million things went through my mind. “About time,” “I hope he knows what he’s in for,” and “oh crap, I’m going to have to make a wedding dress now,” were in my top three. We aren’t traditional in many senses, so we didn’t know where […]

How I Met My Husband

Back in 2002, when I was a ripe 14 years old, I was just starting to get very familiar with the internet and quickly became super excited about the idea of being able to have friends all over the world without having to travel. I frequented chatrooms and a site devoted to Degrassi: The Next […]

Hack a Jacket to a Puffer Vest

Hi everyone! For my Signature Style look during Project Run + Play, I came up with the idea to create a Puffer Vest for my son. I delved into my pattern collection to use a pattern as a base, and was instantly drawn to the Dutchie Jacket from Ellie and Mac*. A little thinking it […]

Project Run & Play: Week 4

I’m not even gonna say wow this time, because I’ve said it so much the past couple weeks. Goodness, what a ride it has been to get here…to the finale of this competition! I’ve had to push myself a little more than I ever have. Between strikes, pattern promo, and sewing for tutorials I write, […]

Project Run & Play: Week 3

Hi, hi, hi! I literally CANNOT believe that I’ve made it to Week 3. I also still cannot believe my look last week placed 1st!! Everyone’s looks were so phenomenal, I was sweating bullets all week waiting for voting to be done. Seriously, beyond excited to be back again. The theme this week is To […]

Project Run & Play: Week 2

If you stumbled upon this post in the wild, “hello” and if you’re here from the Project Run & Play blog, “nice to see you, again!” Wow, what can I say? I’m sooo stoked to be here with y’all another week. I don’t know how the judges managed, because last week’s look certainly were not […]

Project Run & Play: Week 1

Hello all, and welcome if this is your first time on my blog! If you’re reading this, you likely came over from the Project Run & Play site to see the deets on my week one look, so I’ll jump right in. The theme is “1+1=School.” When I think of school, I think of fall, […]

I’m a Project Run & Play Designer!

Yup, you read that right! I was invited to participate in Season 25 of Project Run & Play! For those unfamiliar with it, it’s described as “–the blogger’s version of Project Runway, but for kids! Each week, the designers are challenged to create the best outfit based on a theme. A panel of “celebrity” judges […]

Turn Shorts into Swim Shorties!

My kids are really into swim shorties these days and I ain’t complaining. They’re super quick and easy to sew, and don’t take up much fabric. Old me surely would have spent way too much time browsing pattern group companies, looking for a “swim shorties” specific pattern. Fortunately, present me has grown confident enough in […]

DIY: Mesh Beach Toy Bag

Hi, my friends! I’m here today with a tutorial for ya, and it’s a super duper easy one that’s perfect for the summer. Ellie and Mac recently released their Free Tote Bag Pattern*, and as I was sewing mine up, the idea for this project came to mind. When our daughter was smaller, I remembered […]

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