Hot Patterns Beginner Dressmaking Projects

Here is my pinterest board of Hot Patterns Beginner Dressmaking Projects I plan on making.


Project 1 - Hot Patterns Plain and Simple Woven Tee This pattern is sooo big that I have given up on it. I used my measurements for 34 bust and made a muslin of size 8. It was gigantic so I made another in size 6 the smallest size. It is still huge. I have no idea where to begin making adjustments so I am tossing this pattern.

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RIP Abby

In 2006 I did something that would change my life. I went to a dog shelter.

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Summer sewing plans 2016

Sewing a Merchant and Mills Apron

Making jewelry is messy. Sometimes I drop tiny pieces. Sometimes wax or flux gets on my clothes. So I decided an apron could help with all of that.

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Being Thankful

Well November is the month to be thankful! And I have so much to be thankful for but I am especially thankful to everyone who has supported handmade and bought my jewelry. As a thank you I am offering FREE earrings. I will be posting the offer tomorrow on Facebook. Anyone who "likes" the offer is entered and if you "like and share" your name will be entered twice. Again thank you to everyone who supported me. - And keep following because I plan on another give-away on Cyber Monday! Have a wonderful November and Happy Thanksgiving!

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How to make a hook clasp

Welcome to Technique Tuesday!

I recently listed a simple cross necklace on a leather cord. Although the design is simple the hook clasp I used was handmade by me.

So for #techniquetuesday I thought I would show you the steps involved in making a handmade clasp.

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BeadFest 2015


Torch fired enameled beads











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I'm Building My Own Wardrobe In 2015



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St Valentine's Jewelry

I have been working on earrings with some St Valentine's Day inspiration. I bought these amazing pieces from Wynwoods Gallery. They are made by Lois from Britannium metal which is a silver white tin alloy similar to pewter. I love the rustic look of this charms. They are silver but not super shiny.

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Mission Statement

Today I worked on my website. I added a new photo collage to my front page.

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