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Farm & Family Fridays #5

Phew! Now that I am back home from Spring Quilt Market I decided to give myself one day off to relax before I have to hit the ground running again! So, we decided to go to the beach yesterday. Thankfully, we live less than 2 hours away from both east coast and gulf coast Florida […]

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2016 BEST Sewing Machine for Beginners- Video Review

This post has been a long time coming! Phew! I posted a video tutorial 3+ years ago on a machine I considered to be the best sewing machine for beginners then. Well, shortly after that video went up the manufacture stopped making the machine. So, I have been searching high and low since then to […]

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Meet me in person in California and Florida!

Hey everyone, I have some exciting updates!  This month I’ll be attending two different quilting events where you can come meet me! Here’s a short video with details and I’ve also included everything you need to know about both events below. Hope to meet you in person! If you plan to attend one of these events, let […]

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NEW Hand Embroidery Video Tutorial Series!

Today I’m kicking off a brand new video tutorial series on hand embroidery! This is going to be FUN! In this first video I go over the supplies I recommend for hand embroidery! This should give you plenty of time to gather the basic supplies before the next video is released in a few weeks. […]

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How to Paint & Distress a Wooden Bench (en español)

I recently built a cute little rustic bench using these free plans and filmed how I painted it to give it a distressed look. The video tutorial is in Spanish because it was a paint project I was hired to do for the Sherwin-Williams Latino website.  Don’t let that discourage you! I’ve added English captions to […]

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While She Naps Podcast Interview

I recently had the opportunity to be a guest on Abby’s While She Naps Podcast. I’ve been following Abby for a while now and am always so impressed with everything she does! If you’re a creative small business owner you need to subscribe to her newsletter and listen to her podcast! She is amazing and really […]

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{Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links. Even though the classes I link to are completely FREE to you. I will still earn credit if you sign up using the links provided in this post. Thanks for your support!} Many of us are gearing up for a new school year right around now and as your […]

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Paper Piecing Class Recap

Two finished Mod Mushrooms blocks! That’s Margaret Travis of Eazy Peazy Quilts on the left! Can’t believe she came to my class! Sooooo cool! I was in Lakeland, FL this weekend teaching my Mod Mushrooms paper pieced block to a wonderful group of ladies at the Fabric Warehouse. It was so much fun! I’m working […]

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Pick Your Price Sale!!

{Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links which basically means if you sign up for a class using any of the links in this post I will earn some $$. Thanks for your support!} I always rush to write up these posts with hopes that I can get it out in time for you to jump […]

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ALL Craftsy classes on SALE!

Craftsy’s BIG Summer Sale: Save Up to 50% on ALL Online Classes! **This post contains affiliate links which basically means I will be compensated if you make a purchase using any of the links provided in this post. Thanks for your support!** Craftsy is having another big sale! This time EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEIR […]

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Craftsy Weekend Sale!

{Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links. So, if you signup using any of the links I’ve provided in this post I will earn $.} Do you love Craftsy classes? I sure do! I like to take some time on the weekends and scroll through their new classes and check out what’s new on the Craftsy […]

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Craftsy Spring Flash Sale!

{Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links which means I will be compensated if you make a purchase using the links I’ve included in this post.} Craftsy just announced their Spring Flash Sale! The sale is on select online Craftsy classes and is only available this weekend.  Click here to visit Craftsy and see the full […]

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Top 3 T-shirt patterns!

I’m working on building up my new home-sewn wardrobe and I thought I would start of with t-shirts. That makes sense, right? My every day go-to outfit is a tee and comfy jeans so, I did some research. While doing my homework online I found a gazillion t-shirt patterns for women, many of which were […]

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Massive Fabric Sale!

I don’t need any more fabric in my stash but there is something about a massive fabric sale that I just can’t resist! Even if it’s just a few more yards. A few more never hurt anybody, right? Luckily my studio is separate from the house so my husband will never even see it. Sshhh. […]

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Black Friday Sale!

I don’t think I’ve ever taken part in the madness of Black Friday at any of my local stores. Something about the crowds and craziness that just doesn’t make any “sale” worth it for me. The one place I have been known to shop on Black Friday is the internet. Online sales that I can […]

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Last-Minute DIY Gift Ideas

Hi y’all! Just wanted to let you know I’ll be taking this week off for the the Thanksgiving holiday. My in-laws are coming in tomorrow to spend the week with us. I have a crazy menu to prepare for Thursday so I’m just going to take a break from posting videos. While I’m out I’ll […]

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Mic check!

If you’ve been watching my video tutorials for a while you may have noticed some changes especially this past year. I have been playing around with a lot of different ideas on how to be as efficient as possible with my time while still creating quality videos for you.  I recently started doing voice overs […]

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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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Back from New Jersey!

I returned from New Jersey this weekend after a great time filming the infomercial for the new Brother Scan N Cut machine.  The infomercial will begin to air in select U.S. cities in November 2013. I will definitely let you know as soon as I get more details on it. I got to work with […]

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I’m off to New Jersey!

Today I leave for a four day business trip to New Jersey! By the time you read this I will probably already be there since I have to leave my house at 3:30AM to make my early morning flight out of the Jacksonville, FL airport. It will surely be a long and exciting day! I […]

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Craftsy Saleabration!

Craftsy is having one of their big sales this week so I thought I’d share the savings with you! From 9/14-9/21, all courses and supplies on Craftsy are on sale up to 75% off!  This includes classes, fabric, and yarn. Click here to check out everything that is on SALE! If you’re not yet familiar […]

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I came across a great post today by an online quilting buddy of mine, Mary Fons.  You may know her from episodes of Love of Quilting where she co-hosted with her mom, Marianne Fons {of Fons & Porter} or for being the editor and video host of her own quilting magazine and show, Quilty. If […]

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What is modern quilting?

I’m definitely no authority in the world of modern quilting but I think it’s safe to say that the definition of what modern quilting is is going to vary from quilter to quilter. The Modern Quilt Guild has a definition posted on their website HERE. I like that it’s not too specific and still inclusive. […]

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Should I?

Sorry it’s been a little quiet around here. I’m up against a ton of deadlines {for very exciting projects!} and have just been trying to do what I can.  There are soooo many new projects and things I’d like to start but can’t do just yet. One of which includes planning what I’m going to […]

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I’m off to Los Angeles!

I’m off to Los Angeles, CA tonight to attend my friend, Mimi G’s fashion, style and sewing conference! I’m going to go fabric shopping in the fashion district and will be staying with an old law school friend of mine. This is sure to be a great 5 day trip! If you live in the […]

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My first drawing!

If you follow me on Facebook you have probably been following my new artistic journey- my first ever art course! Believe it or not I have never taken an art course (except in elementary school). I was beyond excited when my husband told me to find a course I wanted to take at the local […]

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Art journaling?

After meeting and hanging out with Jule Fei-Fan Balzer on a {secret} business trip a few weeks ago I have been super inspired to get into art journaling. If you don’t know Julie’s work you NEED to check it out! Julie Fei-Fan Balzer I’ve been watching her for years on the Scrapbook Memories PBS show […]

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New Channel Intro

If you frequent YouTube you’ve probably noticed the channel page changes.  Seems like every year they revamp the whole thing and try to make it more user friendly.  This time when you visit a channel the landing page has everything right there for you, including a channel trailer.  It’s a short video you upload to […]

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DIY Mini Ironing Board

I’m busy packing for a secret business trip tomorrow morning to Colorado.  I can’t spill the beans on this crafty opportunity just yet but trust me… it’s awesome! As I’m packing I decided I needed a mini ironing board to take with me.  I had to use stuff I already had at home and I […]

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Memorial Day Sale!

This Memorial Day weekend, join Craftsy in honoring the brave men and women who have served in the US Armed Forces. For every class sold this weekend, Craftsy will donate a portion of the proceeds to benefit a veterans’ organization. Select classes will be on sale up to 60% off! They have all kinds of […]

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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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Plans for 2011

I have a lot planned for 2011! One of the most exciting things we are doing this year is buying a house…. a farm house to be exact! My DH and I are starting our official search this month and are very excited!  We are looking for something on 2-5 acres of land.  I can’t […]

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After all this time I have finally put together my very own sewing and quilting blog! :o) I’m excited! I figured it couldn’t hurt to let the world see what sewing and quilting crafts I can make! I’ll start off by uploading pictures and short descriptions of some of the stuff I’ve made over the […]

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