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Stitching Spotlights 7.9.2010

Can you feel it? The days are already getting shorter. I love these mid-summer nights that start blending into earlyClick here to view the full post ┬╗

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Ode to a Ham

A Tailor’s Ham to be exact. I was finally able to find and get my hands on some sawdust to fill a Tailor’sClick here to view the full post ┬╗

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Stitching Spotlights 6.25.2010

Summer is beginning to settle in around here. It brings to mind a trip to Europe I took a few years ago. With thatClick here to view the full post ┬╗

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Yet More Info on My Boysenberry Pastry Frock

You really don’t even have to tell me that you wanted to┬áhear more┬áabout this blouse. I mean, come now, it isClick here to view the full post ┬╗

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Stitching Spotlights 6.18.2010

Isn’t June such a splendid month? The days start warming up and those Spring flowers are in full bloom, well, atClick here to view the full post ┬╗

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Stitching Spotlights 6.11.2010

It’s that time of the week again. Isn’t Friday such a glorious day? I have a wedding to attend and takeClick here to view the full post ┬╗

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Dollars in the Details

I love being able to take a pattern and do something creative with the details. Especially the details you don’tClick here to view the full post ┬╗

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Stitching Spotlights 5.28.2010

I’m wishing you all a very long and wonderful weekend with lots of sewing and new adventures in dressmaking. ItClick here to view the full post ┬╗

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Color Combinations with Penelope-esque Flair

I love color. Color, color, color. And I’ve always had sort of a “bit off” sense of color combining.Click here to view the full post ┬╗

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Stitching Spotlights 5.21.2010

Aren’t you so glad its Friday again? I am and I’m so happy to be feeling up to par. I really love bringingClick here to view the full post ┬╗

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Color Coordinating With Penelope

Please excuse my temporary absence. I’ve still been battling what felt like a raging flu. Whatever it was, it didClick here to view the full post ┬╗

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Stitching Spotlights 4.30.2010

This has been one hell of a week for me. Haven’t been feeling real well, hence the lack in posting and such. ButClick here to view the full post ┬╗

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Stitching Spotlights 4.23.2010

This week I’ve gathered some inspiring sweetness from┬ásewing peeps that have caught my eye. Keep all that greatClick here to view the full post ┬╗

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Stitching Spotlights 4.16.2010

I think it’s high time I shared with you some of the stitching adventures/tools/articles that inspire me eachClick here to view the full post ┬╗

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How to Make your Eyes Glitter Pt III

It’s been awhile since┬áwe’ve talked about my first Harlequin Romance experience and how it left meClick here to view the full post ┬╗

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The Making of an American Quilt

Speaking of quilting…one of my favorite films of all time is How To Make An American Quilt. Read the book too. TheClick here to view the full post ┬╗

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To Be Quilty or Not To Be Quilty?

I have a thing with printed cotton fabric. More specifically I have a thing with printed cotton fabric that’sClick here to view the full post ┬╗

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Sewing Something You Want from a Pattern You Don’t Want

I will not be deterred in my quest to make my Perfect Spring Dress, aka the Homegrown Dress as related to you by thisClick here to view the full post ┬╗

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Guest Blogger: Sandra from Sandritocat Vintage Patterns

Sandra from Sandritocat Vintage Patterns has graciously offered some of her vintage pattern expertise here today. I doClick here to view the full post ┬╗

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How to Make your Eyes Glitter or Right out of a Harlequin Romance Pt II

After becoming enamoured of my first Harlequin Romance Novel, I’ve been wondering how to get my eyes to glitter. IClick here to view the full post ┬╗

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Oh, I Die! Alack, Alack, Alack!

I cannot live without this dress! What will I do? It’s pure perfection. I just received the March AnthropologieClick here to view the full post ┬╗

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Who Says You Can’t Sew Your Own Fashionable Wardrobe? Who?

Admittedly, I’m a Banana Republic Fan. I am. So sue me. I walk in there, try stuff on and it fits and I like itClick here to view the full post ┬╗

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Right out of a Harlequin Romance

“So, you have some skill with a needle and thread?” He said as he noticed her so competently sewing theClick here to view the full post ┬╗

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Guest Blogger: Interview with Sarai Mitnick of Colette Patterns

For awhile I have been in awe of Sarai and her beautiful collection of patterns. She first caught my eye when Ms. KarolClick here to view the full post ┬╗