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She did it again, well I did really.

We all know I love Michelle Patterns.  She chooses great fabrics and buy viagra online without prescription makes really neat things.  She has played a big part in how I learned to sew.  She sent me a magnet with one of the scrap pack orders I got ages ago which inspired me to begin making magnets with my scraps as well.

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The other day she posted on her Instagram about finding a charm pack and I was smitten with it. Sooo off I went to buy it from her, which is what happens every time she posts she has a new scrap pack in her shop. I’m a bit of a sucker for small pieces of fabric.

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I heart Michelle Patterns.

I don’t have enough words to express how much I love this woman’s work and how she has inspired me in my own crafty business.  Her patterns were the first ones I started to learn to sew with and the first items I began to make for selling.  My creative bucket list includes things like design fabric and make my own PDF patterns and I’m happy to have bumped into this wonderful lady along the way.

Whenever someone asks me how I learned to sew I tell them I just started doing it, eventually with simple patterns and those pattern’s are Michelle’s.  Soooo if you’ve been putting off learning to sew, or want to make a something pretty quick and easy or just something new because you’re already a sewing master these patterns are for you!

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She has a sale going on right now!
She also has a pay what you want section in her shop where you can choose what you’d like to pay.

Seamwork

Well I’ve been experimenting with making my own clothing over the summer and discount prescription viagra I think I’m improving.  I’ve got a few patterns that I’m refining to get just the right fit and then I can forge ahead making even more.

While bouncing around the interwebs the other night I fell back onto Seamwork, where I’ve been before, and decided to sign up. It’s only $6 a month and each month you get to download 2 patterns to your library, which is much more than the cost of the subscription if you were to buy them.  Plus you get a bonus pattern for free.

I already owned one of their patterns (have yet to sew it up) and I picked my 2 more already.   I chose these lovelies.

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Can’t wait to get sewing!!

 

Swap time! Wanna play?

Let’s swap pincushions!

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Instead of trying to match up and email people myself I’m going to try Elfster and let the site do it for me. Please head here if you’d like to join in our pincushion swap.

You will create a pincushion with your own hands and ship it away to someone who is sending you a new to you pin cushion as well. How fun!

You can scour Pinterest or Google for some ideas and tutorials.

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Skinny pincushion

So made myself a scrappy quick little project the other day. I absolutely love things that use up scraps, the small the better. I remember the first time I made something with a ton of prints on it, one of my scrappy wallets, I was hesitant at first but once you just let go and female viagra put things together it all looks great once it’s finished.

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It’s from a free pattern by Green Bee Designs, they have a free patterns section and it’s in there.

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I added more sections to mine because I wanted it even more scrappy.  I rarely do things as dictated.

Happy, happy mail.

Not only did some great books arrive for me the other day, and my bff showed up with some fun stickers for me but I also got a surprise get well gift from my best yet to be met online friend Mollie.

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Look at how fun she is?! She even drew a signature Mollie smiley face on the ankle!

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I already have a plan for making something fun based on this project.

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Giveaway Day!

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Win a scrappy wallet, made by me!
Enter here, be sure to leave your email and I will contact you and we can see which wallet speaks to you!

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Tinkertote madness!

I swear I am in complete and utter love of this technique and making more of these beautiful creations of Tara Rebman’s Quilt-As-You-Go: Patchwork Bags

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I love using up my scraps, making them work together or just throwing whatever with whatever and seeing how it goes.

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That’s how I’ve pieced the scrappy wallets I make and I love how they turn out with so many bright colours and patterns.

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They look absolutely fantastic if you go the extra mile and make your own bias tape. It is time consuming and a bit finicky but the results are great.

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Hand stitching the second side of the tape on is the best way to go. Keeps it really nice and tidy. But beware! Thimble recommended.

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Michelle patterns sale!

I know I’ve gone on and on about Michelle Patterns but I just love her stuff so darn much (and she’s an affiliate sponsor on my blog). My iBooks shelf is over flowing with her stuff. I’ve made so many of her great patterns into fun stuff like the bracelet bag, the bucket bag, clutches,scrappy wallets, more scrappy wallets and yes, even more scrappy wallets. Still need to carve out time to finish this one, love the fabric covered button.

Sooooo she’s having a 6 year anniversary sale!

Go take a look!

Hexie addiction

Yeah I love these things.

Scraps and fun fabrics. Some of my favourite things.

Also, storing them in this fun container I found while thrifting.