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My Good Sport Dress!

I made this dress for a very special little girl, whose parents are loyal Philadelphia Eagles fans.  Personally, I am a loyal NY Giants fan, so making this was tough 🙂 I thought it would be cute to use a team cotton fabric, contrasted with a grey polka-dot fabric for the contrast band and armholes as well as the straps.  This dress will fit 6-12 months, and was SO easy to make.  I know the parents will love it and she will look so sweet in it!

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My Craft/Sewing Room!

I had wanted to post some pics of my craft/sewing room, that I LOVE to organize and make things more accessible and labeled.  I have different areas in my room such as scrapbooking, sewing, and craft stations set up, to make things easier.

Here is what you see when you first walk in my room.
 
To the left of my room, is my Cricut area. I have my thread storage on the wall, as well as my fabrics located under my Cricut table.  As you can see, I have used over the door shoe organizers for my yarn.  I also purchased some 4-hook wall mounts for my scissors to hang up at Walmart for cheap!  The furniture in my craft room was all furnished by Ikea.

 
The wall from the doorway is my scrapbook area.  I have used storage cube units I purchased from Walmart for my scrapbook papers.  I used curtain rods to organize my ribbons and that they are easily accessible to cut the length you need.

 
To the right of my room, there is another door which enters into our storage area.  My wonderful husband purchased my paint organizer and hung it up, so all my paints can be displayed and easy to find.  I also have my craft hutch where I keep all my craft items and wreath making supplies.
 
Moving around the room, I have additional storage for my jewelry making and other threads located on large spools.  I have a stamp shelf unit hung on the wall, to keep all my stamps and stamp pads organized and easy to locate.  I bought glass canister jars of various sizes to keep all the little embellishments and small craft items organized.
 
On my Cricut machine I created an inspirational meaning to what create means.  I have it seen as soon as you walk in the room, so you know when you enter, be ready to create something!
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Peyton’s Homemade Teacher Gifts!

So I couldn’t figure out what Peyton could give her teachers for an end-of-year gift. Then I came up with this cute little idea! I bought bead storage boxes for cheap and filled them with school supplies such as push-pins, paper clips, magnets, hand sanitizer and of course some sweet treats 🙂 Then I designed personalized covers for them and tied them with a simple ribbon. Peyton had fun helping me make these and I know her teachers will love them!
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My Loom Hats!

So I decided to try my hand at loom knitting and wanted to make some Winter hats (I know it is a ‘little’ early for Winter)…….well, I have to say, I love it!  It was SO easy and had these gems done in a snap!  I am going to try some more projects using the looms, and see what I can come up with 🙂  There are a lot of tutorials on Youtube of different ideas for projects using the looms and would love to explore some more options.  Until next time!

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Pillowcase Dress with Matching Reversible Tote!

I really love this pattern I put together for this pillowcase dress and tote.  I decided to use a reversible tote, so with the dress, either way would match great!  I make my own bias for the armholes, this way I can match everything perfectly 🙂  I chose a bird/paisley pattern with the striped contrast, I found they work great together.  I will post my patterns soon, along with steps on how I made it. 

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Pillowcase Dress #1

For my first go at making this pillowcase dress, I decided to use the fat-quarter pattern I found on The Mother Huddle.  I was able to figure the size based on inches and went from there.  For the neckline, instead of an elastic neckline, I used a bias, that I made myself.

You could purchase bias tape in all sorts of colors to match your fabric, or you could make your own.  Cut 2 strips of bias tape 2″ wide and 13″ long, fold the strips in half lengthwise and press. Open back up and fold both sides in towards the middle, then fold in half. Press with iron.

I loved making this dress, and I look forward to making more!