finding my niche…

Five years ago, I started this blog after having taught myself to sew. Every time someone saw something I’d made, I’d get the same comment: “I could never do that.” Sure, they all said it different ways, But that was the jist.  And, it broke my heart. Not because these women couldn’t sew, but because I spent… 

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coachella shorts by striped swallow designs

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A couple weeks ago, I had the pleasure of testing Striped Swallow Designs’ very first pattern. I was so so excited. It’s my first time ever being a pattern tester! And my first time making shorts. These are so quick and easy to sew, and the results are just adorable.     Mandalynn did such a… 

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kid’s quest giveaway!

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A couple weeks ago, the hubs and I took the kids to stay a the 7 Clans Hotel at the Coushatta Casino Resort. It’s got a great pool with two big water slides, a splash pad, and a lazy river. The kid’s had an absolute blast! Although, I don’t think our kids – or, most… 

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my first reupholstering job…

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So of course, as usual, I’d pick the biggest, most complicated place to start reupholstering furniture ~ a couch. But, you know, I like to keep things interesting. I mean, I guess it could have been worse…it could have been a sectional. I’d seen lots of tutorials on pinterest, so I mean, really, how difficult could it… 

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