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No Sew Headband

Hey Everyone!  I have a new video up on my YouTube Channel!  It’s a no sew headband.  My bff was over a few weeks ago and we were making some headbands for her 7 month old little girl bitcoin trading company in india.  This was one of the ones we came up with!  What do you think?  What are your favorite handmade headbands?

Click HERE if you can’t see the video.

Happy Crafting!

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Quilt with me?

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Craftsy is having a sale!  I got the Irish Chain class, I will be cutting into my fabric next week, want to sew a long with me?  Here is the link for all the classes on sale!  I will blog along my progress so you can see how its going, can’t wait to get started – I’ve always wanted to do an Irish Chain Quilt!!  I would LOVE it if you wanted to join along!  I will be making the Favorite Things Quilt!

HERE is the bitcoin investment to see what is on sale… let me know if you sign up for the Irish Chain!

 

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The Out and About Dress

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In addition to The Staple Dress that I mentioned here, I wanted to try this Out and About dress by another independent pattern designer Sew Caroline.  I love to support small business and crafty women, so I purchased the pattern from Sew Caroline and the knit fabric from invest in bitcoin, my favorite knits retailer.  This dress was pretty easy to put together and I like the scoop neck and sleeve and length options.  I’d like to try it again in a more bold print fabric.  Here are some photos of the Out and About Dress!

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The Staple Dress

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I recently made 2 dresses for myself, the first dresses that I actually wanted to wear!  I have made some duds in the past.  So, with the help of my bff (our closets and her camera) we went to take some photos of my new dresses.  Today, I am going to show you some of my favorite shots of The Staple Dress.  You can find it.  It’s a very simple dress with simple construction and even though I have sewing experience I don’t have a lot of garment experience and this went smoothly.  Although, I did make it once before but my fabric choice was unfortunate ;( so I was much happier with the outcome of this dress ;).  I had a little fun with the styling of this outfit, I borrowed the hat, jewelry and belt and my sister gave me the red lipstick in a little goody bag – I have never worn red lipstick before!  It was fun to dress a little different than my norm… hope you enjoy!

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Tomorrow I will share the photos of The Out and About Dress I made!

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Improv Quilt Blocks

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The other day I wanted to do some improv sewing.  I had been doing a lot of “work” sewing and just wanted to sew, no rules or measuring, no precise cutting or making sure it was perfect.  I decided to fussy cut some Tula Pink raccoons and use my scrap bins to make some fun borders.  Here is what I came up with!

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I haven’t had a chance to make any more, but when I do pull all this out again it will make a really fun quilt I think!!

Do you like to improv sew?

Happy Friday!

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New Spring Ruffle Crochet Scarf Tutorial

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Here is my new crochet tutorial video!  My viewers on YouTube love my crochet tutorials so I decided to make some fun springy patterns for easy beginner friendly videos!  I love the way this scarf turned out.  Isn’t it fun when something turns out the way you envision it?  This scarf is the perfect addition to your spring wardrobe!!  Here are some of the details ;)

Materials Used:
2 skeins Red Heart Unforgettable Yarn in Tidal

J hook (6mm)

 

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INSTRUCTIONS:

To make the main scarf body

Slip knot, Chain 30

Chain an additional 3, dc in 4th chain, chain 1 (repeat dc, ch 1)

Once you reach the end, dc in chain by the slip knot, chain 3 and turn

Chain 1 and dc in next stitch (the stitch above the dc on the first row).

Continue until reached desired length – Mine was 63 inches

 

To make the ruffle

Round 1: sc 2 times in each space all the way around the scarf

slip stitch to the beginning

Round 2: chain 3, dc in each stitch all the way around

slip stitch the beginning

Round 3: chain 4, dc in next stitch, chain 1 (repeat dc, ch 1) all the way around in every stitch

slip stitch to 3rd chain at the beginning

Round 4: chain 3, sc in next stitch (repeat ch 3, sc) in every stitch all the way around

Slip stitch to finish

cut yarn and weave in ends

Click HERE if you cannot see the video!

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