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Heidi and Finn Colorblock Dress Pattern Flip by the Crafty Cupboard

Voting begins today and goes through the weekend for the Flip This Pattern series!  This month was the Color Block Dress by Heidi and Finn, and here’s my entry!

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You would think that with a color-blocking pattern like this one, I’d actually color block something. Instead, I decided to texture block with a little chambray and lace! I have used this combination before in sewing for my kids, and it was an instant favorite, so I knew [...]

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Heidi and Finn Colorblock Dress Pattern Flip by the Crafty Cupboard

Today I’m over at Frances Suzanne participating in their Flip This Pattern series! I got to work with the wonderful Color Block Dress pattern by Heidi and Finn, and it was a dream. Voting for the best pattern flip begins tomorrow, Friday April 18th! Head on over, check out what I made, and then take a look-see at the other competitor’s creations. See you tomorrow!

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The Twirly T-Shirt Dress

Twirly T Shirt Dress

One of my most popular posts ever is the Twirly T Shirt Dress Tutorial, and for very good reason. It is super simple, and churns out a wardrobe favorite every time. Now that my second daughter is in the hand-me-down dresses from that original post, we have a little sibling dispute every time it gets worn… baby sister gets really, really upset that they don’t fit her! They are too long and she trips over it and by golly, she gets mad. MAD.

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Chiffon Back-vented Skipper Top, sewn by the Crafty Cupboard. Love the bold pop of color on the back! So trendy and cute!

Did you participate in the Kids Clothes Week Challenge? This chiffon back vented skipper top is the only thing I have to show for it so far! I have been up to my elbows in a seriously cranky toddler and up to my eyeballs in the tornado she is leaving behind, so I haven’t had much time to be creative. I did manage to sew [...]

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Easter Bunny Garland with Fabric Scraps

This weekend something momentous happened: we put up an Easter decoration! My girls and I made this Fabric Scrap Bunny Garland and it came together so fast and easily!

Easter Bunny Garland Tutorial Materials

 

To start, my girls pulled out my fabric scrap bin and started sifting through to find Easter-y colored fabrics. This was probably their favorite part, and admittedly, my favorite part too. Then we cut out pennant pieces with my Silhouette machine, one [...]

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Little Baby Leggings

Baby Leggings

I just couldn’t help myself- I HAD to buy these cute knits and turn them into baby leggings. When I walked past them at Jo-Ann’s a while ago and I spied the pretty bolts, they practically jumped into my cart all by themselves!  I pulled out a favorite pattern, the Lollipop Leggings by Peek-A-Boo Patterns (affiliate link) and got to work.

Lollipop Baby Leggings

The colors are perfect for a little summer baby, I thought! And [...]

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Sewing Room Embroidery

Craft Room Embroidery

Since I’ve been taking it slower these days, it would only seem appropriate for me to be working on slow-paced projects, like embroidery. I purchased this pattern from imagine gnats, and it was perfect to work on while sitting in bed while my husband worked away on writing executive summaries and PowerPoint presentations. I think I had more fun than he did.

Embroidery Stitches

I used a stick-and-tear stabilizer behind the fabric, and after I [...]

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The Parable of the Perler Beads

I have a lot of thoughts on my mind. It might be because I’ve had some time to really reflect on what I appreciate most, or it might be because I’m feeling wordy and need to type it out somewhere. Lucky you! To begin, let me tell you a story. A parable, we’ll call it, because it alliterates well with Perler. Can’t argue that.

My oldest girl got a starter Perler Bead set for her birthday in JANUARY, and right away she got to making a [...]

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Baby Geranium Dresses

Baby Geranium Dress in Houses

Hello everyone! Spring break is over now for us, so I’m back! :) And what better way to return than with some adorable baby Geranium Dresses? Seriously.

Baby Geranium Dress Houses

So, this little wee one I’m growing inside of me doesn’t have any clothes yet. Actually, I take that back- I have a set of onesies and a cute winter jumper thing. But, after her three sisters went through an already-used [...]

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N2N: Series Wrap-Up!


Nesting 2 Newborns Blog Series
The last two weeks were so much fun, I am so glad you all joined me and Lisa in celebrating our baby announcements. We saw lots of great projects from our guest bloggers and we’re excited to keep on trucking in the baby preparations!

N2N Guest Bloggers

Let’s review the great projects from our guests, shall we?

1. Kids Art Prints by Lolly Jane

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