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Got Snow? Try the Wonderland Mittens from Stitch Upon a Time!

Are you looking for a last minute Christmas present for teachers or grandmas or anyone? I thought of sewing mittens for my boys’ teachers because here in North Dakota, recess duty can get quite cold during the long winters! I sewed up 7 pairs of the new Wonderland Mittens from Stitch Upon a Time in just one evening. Before you read this post, go download the pattern because it’s FREE! Continue Reading

Happy Release Day, Very Merry Dress!

We are celebrating both the first joint post on the Show and Tell Project and a new Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop pattern release today!

Emily and I have been collaborating behind the scenes and brainstorming future Show and Tell Project posts. The Show and Tell Project team is so excited to introduce her and her beautiful sewing to our readers today!

Today is Thrifty Thursday at The Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop. Emily and I were each selected to test the newly-released and on sale today only (11/5) Very Merry Dress. Continue Reading

Sewing with Custom Knits… and my first Christmas 2015 sew…

Have you ever bought knit fabric at the store and wondered why the shirt you made just didn’t hang or feel the same as a ready-to-wear tee?

Have you ever been frustrated sewing with knits? Have you watched your feed dogs try to eat your fabric? Or struggled with skipped stitches?

I started sewing 8 years ago (and more obsessively the last four) and I assure you, that I have had all of these struggles. Continue Reading

A new Gloria Peplum top….

It is no secret among my sewing friends that the most frequent pattern I use is the Gloria by Peekaboo Patterns Shop. With three slender girls, it is helpful to be able to custom make comfortable knit play dresses for them.

As soon as I saw this new fabric line, I knew I would be purchasing some. This is the Idlewild Line by Pattern Anthology for Riley Blake. I purchased two other fabrics in the collection and cannot wait to show you the projects I have planned! Continue Reading

A trip to celebrate Laura Ingalls Wilder…

Read about our trip the Family Festival in Walnut Grove, MN, home of Laura Ingalls Wilder for "On the Banks of Plum Creek."

Laura Ingalls Wilder Costumes

Whether you are looking for Halloween inspiration or not, kids of all ages like to play dress up. One of the first chapter books our children read is Little House in the Big Woods. Both of our daughters (now 8 and 7) devoured the entire series. It wasn’t long before one of them requested that I make them Laura costumes to play Little House on the Prairie.

The girls accompanied me to Jo-Ann fabrics and picked their calico prints. We selected bleached muslin for an affordable pinafore. Continue Reading