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Disney World- Epcot!

Last week I attended the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo in Lakeland, FL (a post on that coming soon!). Since my mom lives only 30 minutes from the event I decided to go down a few days earlier and take the kids to Disney World. The entry tickets are almost $100 per person (including kids […]

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Handmade Dolls Anyone?

I have made a few dolls and softies in the past and have been meaning to make some more now that my kids are a little older. They are really getting into playing pretend with different dolls and characters. I started doing some research last year and came across the cutest patterns by an amazing […]

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Hispanicize 2014

I have a big announcement to share with you today! I’m going to be a speaker at Hispanicize 2014 in {my hometown} Miami, FL from April 1-4, 2014! I have never attended before but now that my kids are older and I’m branching out a bit more to network and build my business I’m glad […]

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Sewing up a new wardrobe!

It’s 2014.  I’ve lost 65 lbs.  I’ve cleared out my closet.  I’ve {mostly} de-cluttered my bedroom. NOW…. I’m ready to sew up a storm and make myself a whole new wardrobe! I’m by no means a fashionista and I certainly don’t claim to be.   I’m just a 30-yr old mom with a healthier new look […]

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Machine Embroidery time!

I get a ton of requests for machine embroidery tutorials and projects. As much as I’d like to offer that too, there just aren’t enough hours in the day.  I used to have a sewing machine with a small embroidery unit when I first started quilting back in 2007. I barely used it so I […]

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Valentine’s Day Kit SALE!

I have a few Valentine’s Day Mini Album Class & Kit bundles left to sell so I’m offering a HUGE sale starting right now!  Was $45… now $25! {while supplies last!} Price includes: • Password protected access to the 12 hi-definition video lessons • Lessons include tons of paper crafting tips and ideas, great for […]

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A personal stylist?!

That’s crazy, right?! I used to think so. Now, that I’m starting a new wardrobe for my new slimmer body I feel a little lost because the last time I was getting all doll-ed up to go out was years and years ago. You know, pre-baby days. The stuff I wore out back in the […]

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I need your help!

Here’s the situation. One of my childhood best friends is getting married back home, in Miami, in March. That’s less than two months away! AH! Obviously, I need to wear something to this wedding and I have N-O-T-H-I-N-G right now. Since I’ve lost so much weight I thought it would only make sense to make […]

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Custom Baby Onesie – DIY Video Tutorial

{Disclosure: I am a paid consultant for Brother International Corporation and have received a ScanNCut to demo and review. As always, all opinions are entirely my own and based on my personal experience with the product.} Yay! It’s finally time for me to post my first Brother Scan N Cut tutorial for you! I’m going […]

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Seed starting time!

I live in Florida (Zone 8b) and we can garden pretty much all year round.  I don’t do much in the super hot & humid months of July and August but it’s September now and I’ve started some seeds for the Fall/Winter vegetable garden!  Can you believe all these have sprouted in only 3 days! […]

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I’ve missed my baby!

It’s been a few months since I’ve been able to get some fun quilting time on my longarm machine, Janoris (don’t ask… my DH named it).  I’m working on a new modern quilt along video series for you and I’m putting the final touches on the quilt. This is my new favorite quilt I’ve ever […]

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Pumpkins Galore!

If you don’t follow my {very frequent} posts on Facebook you probably don’t know about my pumpkins! We grew pumpkins in the garden this year!  One of the joys of living in Florida is that I already have pumpkins… in June! Yup! I’m having way too much fun on this little farm.The heirloom variety I […]

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Locally Grown Picnic Quilt Along Series- Part 1

A new video quilt along is here! Who’s ready?! We are working with the most adorable fabric collection ever! Locally Grown by Marisa and Creative Thursday for Andover Fabrics  Contact your local & independent quilt shops for this gorgeous collection!If they don’t carry it you can find it online HERE. This time around we are working […]

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BEST sewing machine for beginners!

In this week’s video I’m answering the #1 question I am asked by you! “What is a great & affordable sewing machine for beginners?” Here it is! The Kenmore 19106 (or Janome 11542).  This is my personal recommendation based on years of experience with a lot of different machines. I currently have 11 sewing machines […]

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SB3129 Simplicity® by Brother™ Computerized Sewing Machine – Review

If you have been following my video tutorials for a while you have probably seen me use a few other Brother™sewing machines in the past.  This week I get to review the SB3129 Simplicity® by Brother™ Computerized Sewing Machine. The SB3129 is part of the Simplicity® by Brother™Limited Edition line of sewing machines. There are […]

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Victorian Modern Quilt Along- Part 4 (Sashing strips & Cornerstones)

Can you believe my Victorian Modern quilt top is practically finished? We are flying right through this project!  If you are stumbling across this project randomly click HERE to start watching from the beginning of the series.  You can join this quilt along whenever you want!  The videos will be posted indefinitely to my channel […]

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Valentine’s Day Sale!

I love taking Craftsy classes! Mostly because they are professionally shot and I can watch at whatever odd hours I have in my schedule.  If you’ve never heard of Craftsy definitely check them out.  It’s a great way to take classes without the need to travel! They are having a HUGE sale for a few […]

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SNEAK PEEK!

I can hardly contain myself!  I’ve been working hard on a new project for you and although I can’t spill the beans just yet… here’s a sneak peek from the video I just finished editing! …and yes, it involves GIVEAWAYS from all these awesome sponsors! The video will be posted tomorrow so be sure to […]

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Slice Digital Fabric Cutter- Product Review & Giveaway

I’m pretty familiar with a few different die cutting and fabric cutting tools on the market but I had never heard of the Slice. Probably because the older models were aimed more towards paper crafters and scrapbookers.  Then a few years ago they launched a new version specifically for cutting fabric appliques.  And now…..there is […]

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Winter Mug Rug Swap

I have participated in swaps in the past and have received some gorgeous works of art from swap partners all over the world. So, I think it’s about time I host my own swap! I want to keep it sweet and simple so here is the info: Who: All crafty people!What: Winter Mug Rug SwapWhen: […]

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Giveaway Winners & Sale Coupon

Just wanted to drop a quick post to announce the 2 giveaway winners for the Montessori At Home! eBook & printables giveaway…and offer you a $2 off sale coupon on the Montessori at Home! eBook in case you weren’t selected as a giveaway winner. After the $2 savings the almost 300-page eBook is only $6.95!  […]

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Fabric Giveaway- Hypernoodle Fabrics

Have you started your Christmas projects yet? Or are you still searching for the perfect fabric? Well, look no more!  Hypernoodle Fabrics is offering you the chance to win a chunky stack of fabrics for your stash. Our very generous sponsor- Hypernoodle Fabrics is offering up 6…. yes, 6 yards of Christmas fabric! GIVEAWAY IS […]

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