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Happy Monday! And, Happy March everyone!! Wow, we can’t believe it’s already the beginning of March. Here’s to a month of new beginnings, new adventures, and warmer weather. As well, we’re hosting our No-Sew Pillow Cover Kit Giveaway (in collaboration with May Arts Ribbon) this week, so be sure to head on over to our Facebook Page to enter.

 

It’s time to kick off this month right, with our Moody Monday! Today we are featuring one of our Winter 2015 Collections, The Kitten’s Meow by Heather Rosas for Camelot Fabrics. The Kitten’s Meow is one of our most adorable collections ever, complete with friendly kittens, butterflies, pretty florals, and hearts in a mint, amethyst, and grey color palette. So sweet and precious, The Kitten’s Meow is the perfect collection for our fellow girly, kittie-enthusiasts. We adore the idea of a playful kittie circle skirt or headband, so proudly show off your love for kittens and pastels!

 

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Wildfox’s Fall 2014 Runway Collection was on point! Wildfox is known for their funky slogans, raglan sweatshirts, and grunge-feel lounge wear. Their Fall 2014 Collection definitely encompassed this, with their awesome “Mr. Darcy” t-shirts, loose knit sweaters, tasseled cardigans, and pretty florals. We also have a love affair for their sheep print. Too cute! We also adore their heavy use of toile, in spring pastel blues and pinks. It was reminiscent of our toile print in our The Kitten’s Meow Collection. So pretty and light! You can also check out the full Wildfox Fall 2014 Collection here.

 

We hope we have inspired you with today’s Moody Monday! We’d love to know what outfit was your favorite from the Wildfox Collection. Also, have a peep at the rest of our The Kitten’s Meow Collection for lots more adorable-ness. Have a wonderful rest of the day!

 

 

 

 

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02 March

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Happy Friday!! We hope you all are having a great day! Our Double Winsdays are still running until January 7th, 2015 so be sure to enter if you haven’t yet. We are giving away our Kate FQ Bundle on our Instagram, and our Peacock Garden FQ Bundle on our Facebook Page. Double the holiday giveaways, double the fun, and double the chances of winning!! Woot woot! :)

 

It’s time for this week’s Fan Friday, and it also happens to be the last Fan Friday…of 2014! Today we are featuring some adorable dolls that we found on Instagram from Heather. When we saw them, we squealed with the amount of adorableness and knew we just had to share! Heather comes from a family of quilters, and she taught herself to sew in 2006. It wasn’t long before she discovered doll making and knew she had found her niche in the sewing world. She opened up her Etsy Shop, Handmade by Heather, to share her dolls with others who will cherish them as much as she had making them.

 

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Heather pays great attention to detail when making her sweet dolls; each handcrafted with lots of love, as well. She chooses fabrics that are bright and modern for their clothing. She also makes the sweetest mermaids that we are just head over heels for! Soso cute!!

 

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Heather chose some of our collections for her dolls’ clothing, such as our Penelope and Mint Condition by Jackie McFee collections. They work wonderfully to bring her dolls to life, looking all sorts of stylish and pretty in their outfits!! :)

 

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We want to thank Heather for choosing our fabrics! We are so happy you love our designs!! You can find these adorable dolls, and more from Heather, at her shop Handmade by Heather. You can also check out her Facebook Page and Instagram. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

 

 

 

Happy Holidays & Happy Sewing!

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19 December

It’s time for our What We Love! ♥ This will also be our last What We Love for 2014. So weird to say that; it seems as though the last couple months of the year just whizzed by. We started our What We Love segment on the blog in June, and have had so much fun sharing with you a little bit more about us. We get especially excited on Thursdays because we get to choose our weekly “image”, and trust us, we don’t take it lightly. LOL. This week, we also wanted to include another bonus “what we love” and that would be all of YOU. We love you guys every week, but wanted to let you know. We appreciate you sosososo much. More than you’ll ever know. Okay, enough sappiness lol. Onto what else we’ve loved most this week… ♥

 

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Shannen: The Nutcracker Ballet
Valeria: Dinosaur Bookend
Juan: Skylanders Elements Sugar Cookies
Vanessa: Ice Skating
Marion: Cacti + Pretty Bottles

 

 

Ending with a great one! We hope we have inspired you with our post this week. We’d love to know what some of your favorite things this week were. We always love chatting with you! And that’s it for 2014, but you can always check our Pinterest for more! ♥

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18 December

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Happy Thursday! We hope you are all having a lovely day. Just a reminder…our two holiday giveaways are still going strong until January 7th! You can enter on our Instagram and Facebook for some bundles of fabric prettiness!! :)

 

It’s time for our Thankful Thursday!! Soso much to be thankful for, and as this year is coming to an end, we have been reminiscing of all the wonderful people we have met and all the incredible partnerships we have been a part of. Thank you to each and every person who has filled our year with bunches of creativity, fun, excitement, and color!!

 

And speaking of amazing partnerships, we are thanking BurdaStyle today. We adore the BurdaStyle Magazine because it is a great source for all things sewing and fabric-related, with a modern twist…and lots of awesome fashion tidbits, which we appreciate. They know the latest and upcoming trends, and coordinate their articles and projects accordingly. It’s getting your seasonal source of fashion & trends AND fantastic patterns/tutorials/sewing tips all in one!! Yup, we’re big fans. In their latest magazine issue for Winter 2015, the theme was all about getting cozy, while staying chic, during the colder months. Their cover photo features the coolest of faux fur coats that we are just in love with! SO fab!

 

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As well, flipping through the magazine, you may find a familiar project…our Smoking Slippers Tutorial! Our Smoking Slippers are a great project to make for yourself, or as a last minute DIY gifts for friends and family. They are super cute, super stylish, and super cozy – yup, not much more you can ask for! As well, they are perfect for both men and women, so it’s also a super versatile project.

 

We are so happy that BurdaStyle loves our Smoking Slippers!! Thank you for the wonderful feature, we are so thrilled!! You can find the free project and pattern for our Smoking Slippers here. Be sure to check out the latest Winter 2015 issue of BurdaStyle (you won’t regret it, fellow sewing enthusiasts), and their website for lots more. Have a lovely day, everyone!

 

 

 

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18 December

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Happy Wednesday! We hope you all are having a fabulous day!! There are 8 more days until Christmas…yup, going into the single digits now. Oh, man. We still have so much to do and prepare for…but that’s the fun of the holidays, right? It’s also the First Day of Hanukkah – so Happy Hanukkah to those who celebrate!

 

And to spread some holiday cheer, we’re reminding you of the TWO Winsdays we are hosting for the holidays. Our giveaways are running until January 7th, 2015, so lots of time to still enter…and maybe win! Our first giveaway is on our Facebook Page. You’ll need to find the Giveaway Image, “LIKE” the image, and then comment telling us what your favorite holiday movie is. And that’s it! Oh, and what do you win? Our Peacock Garden by Jane Farnham FQ Bundle. Such a pretty collection that we are sure you’ll just adore!

 

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But want another chance at some gorgeous fabrics? We’re also giving away our Kate FQ Bundle on our Instagram. You’ll need to head on over and follow us on Instagram, find our Giveaway Image, “LIKE” the image, and comment telling us what your favorite holiday treat is. Bonus entry? “Repost” for an extra entry!

 

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And that’s it! Two chances to win some bundles of gorgeous fabrics this holiday season – the perfect excuse to do some extra sewing in the new year (not that you won’t otherwise, haha). We have been LOVING your answers so far, and can’t wait to read more! Have a fantastic day, everyone!

 

 

 

 

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17 December