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My First Venture Into Bag Making

I still can't believe it but my eldest daughter is starting pre-school next week. I still can't believe she's old enough, I don't know where the time went! I keep noticing that all of her ready made things like coats, boots and backpacks have name tags on them. The manufacturers of these items know that… Continue reading My First Venture Into Bag Making

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My First Pattern Test- Greenstyle Creations No Show Briefs

I was so excited when I was chosen to be a pattern tester for the first time. I tested the No Show Briefs pattern by Greenstyle Creations. I had applied a few times to be a tester and had yet to be accepted so I didn't really expect to get picked this time. As the… Continue reading My First Pattern Test- Greenstyle Creations No Show Briefs

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Party Unicorns

It is party season in the Smith Household. My girls birthdays are two weeks apart. My youngest just turned one, and my eldest just turned three. Their cousins' birthdays are also around this time (one was back at the beginning of May, the other is between my girls) which means lots of birthday sewing. This… Continue reading Party Unicorns

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More Fun with the Maurader’s Map

The Maurader's Map Fabric and the coordinating Burgundy is definitely the fabric that I have ordered the most. I get it from a Canadian Fabric company called The Fabric Snob. I've seen it in a few different bases (including quilter's cotton and flannel) elsewhere as well. It is also available at Joann in The United… Continue reading More Fun with the Maurader’s Map

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How to keep your pants from falling down

So a while back I made myself a pair of Strides by Greenstyle Creations. (Which I blogged about here). I used athletic fabric from Fabricland for my waistband. Unfortunately the particular fabric doesn't have good enough recovery to make a good waistband, which I didn't realize until I was wearing them for the second time… Continue reading How to keep your pants from falling down

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Pattern Review- Vicki Hipsters and Women’s Vicki Hipsters

There comes a time in the life of the vast majority of parents that is both anticipated and dreaded. Potty Training. The allure of no more diapers, the independence of your child being able to go to the bathroom on their own, combined with the dread of the difficulty of teaching them this important skill… Continue reading Pattern Review- Vicki Hipsters and Women’s Vicki Hipsters

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Galaxy Fun and a Staple Tank

I finally got the chance to sew up some of the fabric I got for Christmas. Between Christmas presents, baby gifts and a few other projects I'm just now cutting into my galaxy print fabric that I got from The Fabric Snob. It is a double brushed polyester and very soft and comfortable! Unfortunately it… Continue reading Galaxy Fun and a Staple Tank

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Slim Fit Raglan- Nursing Hack

I am currently breastfeeding baby number two. Having comfy clothes with easy nursing access is incredibly important. Whenever I see a new pattern pop up in my Facebook feed (I'm in a number sewing pattern Facebook groups) my immediate thought is "Can I breastfeed in that?" Patterns for Pirates has a number of nursing hacks… Continue reading Slim Fit Raglan- Nursing Hack

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My First Sewing Challenge

February/ March had me participating in my first sewing challenge. It was a Fitness Capsule Challenge by Greenstyle Creations. "What is a capsule?" You may ask (I know I had to, the first time I heard the term.) A capsule is a set of items of clothing that can be used to make up multiple… Continue reading My First Sewing Challenge

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Pattern Review: Jolly Rodger Raglan by Patterns for Pirates

The Jolly Rodger Raglan by Patterns for Pirates is my favourite t-shirt pattern for my 2 1/2 year old. It is so easy to put together! It works well for daytime use or as a pyjama top. The basic pattern comes with a traditional hem, curved hem, or a banded hem option. It can have… Continue reading Pattern Review: Jolly Rodger Raglan by Patterns for Pirates