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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Holiday Lust List 3-Sewing

Here is what I am wishing for in my sewing room:

#STP Swedish Tracing Paper sold by Birchstreet Clothing
I love this paper. I trace all my pattern and tissue fit using this paper. Its very durable and can be sewn. Love! I am wishing for this because I need to order more,LOL.

Brother SA107 Walking Foot

Have been wanting one of these for a while.

I have Fit for Real People and want this for my collection.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Well Its on to the Next Holiday....

I hope everyone had a blessed and lovely Thanksgiving with family and friends. I enjoyed my day-cooking,eating, laughing and thanking God for his many blessings. Now its time to focus on Christmas or should I say Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Fighting crowds is not my things so my computer and I will be one this weekend.  I am hoping to get most of my gift shopping done and indulging on myself all so. Well it is my birthday month and there is nothing wrong with me shopping for my own Christmas/birthday gift, right? LOL! So what are you plans for this weekend?

Friday, November 22, 2013

Holiday Lust List 2: Home Decor

Natural New Zealand Sheepskin Rug, Single, Gradient Brown, 2' x 3'
India's Heritage Cable Knit Pillow, Natural, 20" x 20"
IMAX Verine Gold Leaf Wall Mirror

IMAX IK Geometric Garden Stool

So gorgeous and chic. The perfect items to add to my home. Love! 
Everything pictured is be found at

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Holiday Lust List 1: Beauty

e.l.f. Studio 96-Piece Geometric Eyeshadow Palette

Love the geometric design and the color pallette is gorgeous. Its on sale now until Nov. 27th for $10.00. Great gift  for the makeup addict.

e.l.f. Studio 22 Piece Mini On The Go Palette

Also on sale for $10. It contains eyes, lips, and cheeks.

e.l.f. Essential 14-Piece Nail Cube - Limited Edition

So cute and only $10. 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Quick and Chic - Glam Blouse Update

After seeing Kelly Ripa of Live With Kelly and Micheal wear a beautiful, I remembered that I had recently purchased some sew on jewels and said to myself, I can copy that! I had a blouse from my closet in mind. A plain black poly button up blouse that I rarely wear. It was perfect for an update. I grab my materials and got to work. I figured out a pattern, sort of, and in a couple days of hand sewing I now have a Glam blouse. I can already see my self wearing this for the holidays with a pair of jeans for a casual dressy look.

I love a quick and easy project.
Until next time.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Sunday Inspiration

"I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth. "Romans 1:16

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Colorblock Tunic:B5954 Review

Pattern Description: Misses tunic: Close-fitting and flared, pullover tunic has front variations, shaped hemline, and narrow hem. Wrong side shows on back hemline.D, D:Collar.

Pattern Sizing:xsm-sml-med

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Not exactly. I made some changes.

Were the instructions easy to follow?Yes,very easy.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
The styling is on trend.
Fabric Used:I used a heather grey cashmere knit ( a type of sweatshirt fleece) from and a white cotton jersey also from

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:I did not have enough of the fleece so I cut the sleeve pattern in halve at the elbow and did the upper portion in the fleece and the lower portion in the cotton jersey. I also did the collar in the cotton jersey to colorblock the tunic.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I highly recommend this pattern
Conclusion: An easy trendy and fun pattern. Great for beginners.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Have you read? sent an email announcing Made by Me magazine. I took a look at the website. I was excited by what I read. Patterns are beautiful. You can read here for yourself.