Sunday, September 21, 2014

Make it Monday!

Before we party we need to get some business out of the way....

The winners from our big party kick-off are:


And to see if your link from last week was featured make sure to head over to Mitzi's Miscellany to see which projects she chose.

Donna, Mitzi, and I are having so much fun visiting all of your projects.  Keep 'em coming!

Tamara, Donna, Mitzi




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Friday, September 19, 2014

Easy Peasy Kitchen Mat

My kitchen is the only room in my house that I haven't painted or renovated in any way.  Just the thought of doing a kitchen overwhelms me completely...so instead I just added a new mat using my new FolkArt Stencils and Paints, so much easier~



Here's what I got in the mail the other day!


Click through HERE to see how to make your own mat~


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sassy Librarian Dress

Fall started to set in here a few weeks ago, which means it's time to start sewing up some lovely long sleeved dresses for work.

New Look Dress, Sewing, Librarian Dress, Argyle, Sewing Patterns


You've seen this fabric on a few pieces already and, believe it or not, I still have enough left for another project.  It's the never ending bolt of argyle.

I used this New Look pattern 6001, View A. (Note this is an old pattern and New Look has since reissued this pattern number for a completely different dress.)



This pattern actually calls for woven fabric but I used something with some stretch to it.  I ended up taking it in a bit on the sides so that I could get a really good fit.  I still inserted the zipper so that I could get that great fit without compromising the silhouette.

Do I look smarter in my fake glasses?

The only thing I don't like about this dress is that I didn't self-line the neck tie.  The pattern doesn't call for it but the whole time I was cutting and sewing I kept thinking I should line this.  But I got lazy and followed the directions.  Now the tie has a front and a backside which annoys me.  I could still go back and add it, but odds are that now it's done I won't.


Have you started your fall wardrobe yet?  Any favourite patterns for fall that you're hoping to tackle?  Leave a comment below~

Check out my Winter Maxi Skirt made with this fabric too~

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Make it Monday + Giveaway

Wow! Thank you everyone for helping us celebrate a great kick-off to our Make it Monday linky party! Donna, Mitzi, and I had so much fun checking out all of your projects.  And, lucky me...I get to pick the features from the first party!

1. Retro Dress & Cardi: I Sew You Sew  /  2. Dangle Hoop Earrings: Mellywood's Mansion
3. Rescarf Rescue: Sadie Seasongoods  /   3. Vintage Lid Towel Hooks: My 1929 Charmer


If you were featured, grab our button and brag about it!

Party Every Monday Night
Now, onto this week's party....


I can't wait to see what you have to share this week!
Party Every Monday Night


DON'T FORGET...the GIVEAWAY is still on for one more week.  If you didn't enter last week, make sure to get your entry in before Midnight Monday.
Good luck! 
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