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100 Item Giveaway Update!

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If you have been following me for awhile, you probably know that I am on a mission to giveaway 100 items this year to commemorate my 40th birthday this year. And I was hoping to get to my 40th item by my birthday. I did it! I'm actually at 42 items as of today!  Below are are few I wanted to highlight. You can see them all on my Facebook page.  The album of all items is HERE.


I upcycled a few of Felix's old Minecraft T-shirts and put them in the Weekly Auction for Gwen. I was really happy with how they turned out! But the Duck Butt DesignsTreasure Pocket Tee always looks amazing.



I made this cute top from a strike off from Knit Picked Fabrics and it also went into an auction. I rarely wear short sleeves or I would have kept it. This was the Stitch Upon a Time's Merryweather.


I sometimes I'll do a custom listing. I post the fabric in the auction and let the winning bidder tell me what they want made. This particular one was unique - the winner asked for a nursing Spoxxy

Happy Earth Day!

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I love Earth Day. I bought some awesome Earth Day fabric last year and never used it. I'll blame that on my hysterectomy I had last year in March. But this year, I had no excuses.

I purchased this fabric from Pink Zeppelin Fabrics. Pink Zeppelin is owned by Yvi and is in San Antonio, Texas. Her website has lots of cool in-stock fabrics and her BST Facebook page has some limited yardage prints (there are some really cool earth day ones).

So when I bought mine last year I got 2 prints that coordinated. Here is what I made with my 2 yards of fabric.

First - I wanted a shirt for myself to wear to work. So I made my favorite Koerbs Brothers Stitch DesignsHello Hi Lo Top.



I used some craps to make myself 2 pairs of the Stitch Upon a TimeScrundlewear. The bands are heathered turquoise brushed poly from Zenith & Quasar

I also made a girls Artemis top from Stitch Upon a Time. 
 This is the back

I also made a Duck Butt DesignsTreasure Pocket Tee.


And I made a kids Koerbs Brothers Stit…

EYMM Capsule Skirt Blog Tour

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Make sure to check out all the other stops on the EYMM Capsule Skirt Tour. (Note: The links won't be live until the day they're scheduled, but feel free to click through and check out other blog posts any time.)
Wednesday, April 6 Connected by a Thread, Sugarplum Cuties, The Wholesome Mama Thursday, April 7 Sew Far North, Lulu & Celeste, Pattern Revolution Friday, April 8 SewSophieLynn, Welcome to our Crazy World, EYMM Saturday, April 9 handcrafted by RED, Pretty and Precious, Capture, Craft, and Cook Sunday, April 10 create3.5, Sewing the Seasons, HattieLu Handmade Monday, April 11 Creative Counselor, Rebel & Malice, Blessed x 5 Don't forget to pick up your copy of the pattern while it's on sale!  Use coupon code PERFECTSKIRT to save 25% on the Women's Capsule Skirt, Girl's Capsule Skirt, or Capsule Skirt Bundle until April 12 at 11:59pm PST.


I'm participating in yet another blog tour for Everything Your Mama Made. This time it is for the Capsule skirt

Knitpicked Fabrics

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Knitpicked Fabrics Round 4 is open for preorders through April 17th. There are many beautiful prints to choose from. And they now print on a heavier cotton lycra - so it's even better than before. They also have a great payment plan - 25% down and the rest is paid when they have the fabric in hand ready to ship!

I was sent the Gryphon Wings print light to sew up. It reminds me of peacock feathers. The print is a vibrant blue, a pretty purple, and emerald green on a white background. There is also a panel that goes with this print, but the print is gorgeous on it's own.


I made yet another Koerbs Brothers Stitch DesignHello Hi Lo Top. I'm telling you - this shirt s amazing. The fit is great and it's so easy to sew. I also like the option to add a keyhole to the back.


I used a beautiful blue cotton lycra I picked up at C&C fabrics in the Dallas Fabric District for $2/yard.



I love how this top turned out and will be wearing it quite a bit.

Moon Beam Textiles - Gamer Round

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You might recall that I recently sewed up some 100% cotton woven strike off from Star Dust Textiles that were Harry Potter themed into a quilt. Now I'm sewing up a 100% cotton woven strike off from the sister company - Moon Beam Textiles.

Kris Opsal designed a series of video game inspired prints for Fabric Igloo. Fabric Igloo went under and never had the designs printed. So Kris is running them as the Gamer round at Moon Beam Textiles. This round is open until April 21st. Order at https://moon-beam.myshopify.com/collections/pre-orders. Not only can you get 100% cotton woven, you can also get cotton lycra knit and minky.

When I made the Harry Potter quilt, I noted that the fabric was not a quilting cotton weight, but heavier. It's similar to a very light weight canvas. I though it would be perfect for making a handbag - so that's what I decided to do this go around.

The print I received is "Vault Boy" and is inspired by the Fallout 4 video game. I know nothing ab…

Bad Mash Fabrics - Selena Sugar Girl

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This is my first time sewing a strike off for Bad Mash Fabrics. Stephanie is the artistic genius behind Bad Mash and she's a Texas gal. She runs a variety of unique prints that are perfect for any age. Bad Mash fabrics are printed on a 220 - 240 gsm cotton lycra.

Stephanie  sent me a strike off of Selena Sugar Girl. I love the Dia de los Muertos theme with the sugar skulls. There are so many pretty little details in this print like the center of the yellow daisies is also a skull. The colors are rich and vibrant.

The preorder for this print, and many others, is open until April 12th. Preorder at http://www.badmashfabric.bigcartel.com/category/pre-orders

Here is the shirt I made. This is the Koerbs Brothers Stitch DesignHello Hi Lo Top. I love this pattern and have made several of these.


The pink lace print is something I bought online for $4 for a yard. I only bought a yard and when I washed it, it shrank about 7 inches! I had planned on making panties with it, but it looks so gre…

Zenith & Quasar Astronomy Round

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It's time for a new round of science themed prints at Zenith & Quasar. For April the round is Astronomy. Lilly Himrod is offering a wide variety of prints that range from Hubble telescope images to retro cosmic kids. There is something for everyone. Plus the base fabric is so amazingly soft, you will love to wear them.

The Astronomy Round is open for preorders April 1 - 15th. Pleace your preorder at ZenithandQuasar.com.  The prints are $20/yard and panels are $5 for kids and $11 for Adults. The Adult panels are approximately 30" x 36" with the graphic being 8" by 12". The image size works for a wide range of sizes.

Lilly is offering 8 panels this round that are perfect for making shirts without any color blocking. The panels are NASA posters from a series named "Visions of the Future" The posters are downloadable and can be printed to hang, but I think I'd rather wear them - they are so pretty and really cool. See the entire line up of posters…