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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Go Go Gadget - Minus the Gadgets... Project Run & Play

It's time yet again for a fun season of Project Run & Play!  A few of the designers this round are friends so I encourage you to vote on your favorite look.  It takes only a minute and having been there before, I know just how much the designers appreciate EVERY SINGLE VOTE.

Alley Cat Daydream - MMUp (9) Sewing the MashUp

It's a busy day on the blog, but don't think I've forgotten about the fabulous Alley Cat Daydream mash-a-long!  Today we're sewing the MMUp and this one couldn't be more simple.

September Showcase: Meridian Cardigan

Over at Frances Suzanne, they are celebrating indie designers this month with a September Showcase as a part of their Flip This Pattern series.  I adore indie patterns, so I am thrilled to participate.  Today I'm sharing a lovely pattern by one of my favorite people, Rachael from Imagine Gnats (pssst she's competing in Project Run & Play this season and you HAVE to check out all the awesome over there and vote!!).

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Alley Cat Daydream - MMUp (9) Reveal and Alterations

It's time for the September Monthly MashUp (MMUp) mash-a-long!  Today we'll go over the pattern pieces needed for the mash-a-long and open the link up.  Don't forget to enter the giveaway to win the patterns for yourself and as a reminder the Alley Cat Daydream mash-a-long schedule is:

Thursday 9/4: Introduce the patterns and open the giveaway (giveaway ends on 9/17 at midnight EST)
Thursday 9/11: Reveal the MashUp, alter the patterns, and open the link up (open until 9/24 at midnight EST)
Thursday 9/18: Begin sewing the MashUp with the Giveaway winner announced on Facebook and Instagram
Thursday 9/25: Share the details of the MashUp and features from the link up

And now for the reveal...

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Sew Japanese - Kids Clothes Sewing Lesson Book

Today I'm over at Nutta with her Sew Japanese series.  Shino's really delving into a few specific designers so there'll be a lot of great info this week and I urge you to check it out.  She asked us each a few questions as part of the series and you can read my interview here.

A while ago I won this book (*affiliate links) in a giveaway from the Japanese sewing series run by You and Mie and I was so inspired by the series that I couldn't wait to get it and start sewing.  Then it arrived, and was put to the back burner in favor of quicker projects.  Since I had never sewn with a foreign language pattern before, nor do I know ANY Japanese, I was hesitant to start what I was worried would be a long project.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Poppy The Panda - Sew Many Books!

It's no secret that Bean loves Pandas, so when I had the chance to be a part of Nap-Time Creations' Sew Many Books series, I knew exactly which book she'd choose: Poppy the Panda by Dick Gackenbach which is her absolute favorite.