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Week 3 Sewing Challenge: Sew a Pattern you Own, but Haven’t Sewn

The biggest challenge this week was choosing one of the many MANY patterns I have purchased that I haven’t made yet.

What helped narrow down the large list?

Necessity. LOL!

We are currently remodeling our laundry/mud room and for most of the week our washer and dryer were disconnected.

Guess what I ran out of…..

So, thankfully, I had this underwear pattern in my arsenal. Chastity’s from CKC to the rescue this week!

And…..since I have plenty of MILLION BABY CHICKS fabric (double brushed poly) scraps….I used those to make myself a few more!

I wasn’t expecting all the excitement I received when I posted about these….but since many of you asked, I did make a listing for you to purchase a 5 pack of your very own. (or you can just click on the SHOP button up top)

Comfy bums for all!

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Week 2 Sewing Challenge: WIP/UFO

When I saw this prompt on the list for challenges… I had no idea what they were talking about.

So, to save you a Google search… WIP stands for “work in progress”, and UFO stands for “unfinished object”.

After cleaning and organizing my sewing studio last week, I came across this whole bin of unfinished objects. What was crazy about it: a lot of them I remembered but there were a few in there that I had no idea were started and not finished.

Soooo this week I took a day to finish some of these items… It was an interesting journey, to say the least.

You see, two of these items were not started by me. Two of these skirts were started by my mother. I don’t know how long ago that would’ve been… Since she passed away in October 2017… It was before then. But I would have to say some of these were started in 2012 or before.

I can’t even describe how this feels. My mom and I both worked on these pieces….

I guess it’s just bittersweet.

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These other three pieces I remember starting myself….but some might be as old as 2010…..

It’s so weird that I took so long to finish them. If you want to know why…..well, your guess is as good as mine…

Nostalgia.

Relief.

A little sadness.

Accomplishment.

Week 2 Sewing Challenge complete.

Also a WIP…..if you click on that Shop button, it no longer drives you to My Etsy Shop but to the shop on This Website! Hoping to add more to that soon!

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Million Baby Chicks Hoodie…with A POCKET!

It’s Fall….and where I live in Wisconsin, you know what that means: HOODIE WEATHER!

I love every season….and here in Wisconsin, sometimes we get to experience all 4 in one day! Aren’t we lucky!?!?!

After a beautiful summer, though, I love the transition to cozy, comfy long sleeve clothes….and now, by far, my most popular make for women is: THE MILLION BABY CHICKS Hoodie! You can read more about it’s origins here….

I get bored easily, so my favorite thing about this design is being to mix & match fabrics to make One of a Kind creations.

This week, I’m auctioning off a new batch at Red Rose Auction House. Today is the last day to get in on these deals, because once the auction is over, I will be listing them at retail price in my Etsy Shop.

NEW with this batch, on the suggestion of one of my dearest friends: POCKETS! Not just little pockets, though: ONE large Pocket with a singular opening!

Here’s what’s HOT of the MACHINE:

THIS OOAK MEDIUM:

and it’s MEDIUM Hoodie from anutha Motha! (same two main fabrics….just different placement!

This LARGE BEAUTY that gives me all the Fall Feels:

This X-LARGE seems to be pretty popular….Get it while you can!

and this WILD 2XL

Don’t Forget to check out the Other Vendors’ Items too…..

HAPPY BIDDING!!!!

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Ready to Ship in the Shop!

Hi Friends!

I’ve been working my “real” job quite a bit this week….and preparing our Home for Home School…so not much sewing happening over here.

However, I have lots of amazing Easter and Spring goodies already listed.

AND BEST part about everything in the shop right now:

IT’S ALL READY TO SHIP!

So go ahead and snuggle in with your family and shop from home!  Just Click on that beautiful SHOP button in the MENU at the top OR

CLICK HERE TO SHOP

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Easter in the Shop

The novelty about working from your home…when you are advised to stay home, you continue with “business as usual”

Of course, I am not sure what tomorrow will bring, but, honestly, when do we ever?

Sooooo, I’m just going to jump into it.  I tried a new thing in lieu of my auction group on hold for the moment.  I posted NEW items in the VIP groupat a discounted price.  Those items that weren’t purchased, I added to the SHOP this morning!

This Size 7/8 Upcycled Dress is guaranteed to help you have a HOPPY Day!  (see what I did there?)

And HOW CUTE are these Little Bunny and Chick Friends all ready to Celebrate in a SIZE 6 Upcycled Dress

With Spring comes….GARDENING!!!  I just Love this Size 5T How does your Garden Grow Upcycled Dress!

I’ve been WASHING LOTS of laundry….and it has reminded me just how useful these WASHABLE, REUSABLE Snack bags really are!  Here is my Easter Set…but I’d love your input on other themes you’d like to see!  I’ll make them ALL WEEK LONG!

ThisSize 6 Upcycled Mixed Fiber Dress is ONE of a KINDand available now…How cute are those Bunnies and Rainbows?

For a Size 3T Friends…these Modern Bunny Silhouettes are part of my all time Favorite Spring fabrics!

And saving THE BEST for Last today:

THE REASON we CELEBRATE Easter!

HE LIVES dress in a Size 6!

Happy Shopping My Friends!

As always, I am available for custom orders!  Just give me a shout!