Monday, May 29, 2017

Schumacher Obsessed! Budget friendly look-alikes...

I am obsessed with pattern and compulsively addicted to Schumacher's Instagram feed.  As a mom of 5, I can not justify $185 a yard for the most beautiful fabric... but I do have an eye for look-alikes and wanted to share them with you.

If you Love Schumacher's Anniversary revival of Josef Frank's Citrus Garden, then you may have fell in love with Pottery Barn's Jocelyn print of lemon trees.


If you Love Lansdale Bouquet you may have had a liking to Pottery Barn's Bettina line.  Since Pottery Barn's bedding is no longer available, you may give Waverly's Portobello Vase from their Williamsburg collection a look.

OR if you love Chenoiserie, Mary McDonald's beautiful Chinois Palais matches well with Duralee's Tweedbank Green.

I have a thing for butterflies and if you do... you may have had a liking to Butterfly by Schumacher...

well, Dena Designs has a beautiful version titled Butterfly Garden.

It is an understatement to say that I am obsessed with Schumacher.  Their beautiful designs don't match my budget, but they still inspire me.  Good luck finding your favorites... and share good matches you may know of!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Beauty and the Beast!

We were really excited to see the live action Beauty and the Beast released from Disney! To celebrate, Springs Creative sent me single yard cuts of their latest B&B prints.  I love sewing for B. With the fleece, I sewed a comfy poncho and embellished it with a felt flower pin.  This poncho has a hood was the perfect transition piece from Winter to Spring.

The tutorial from the poncho is from here. So easy to create - 3 seams and it is complete.

You can purchase the smocked dress fabric by the yard which makes a quick dress with ties. A big rose from red fabric was perfect.

I love this big bow front dress that I call the Brooke top. The white is so crisp and accents the fun Beauty and the Beast print.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Hav-A-Hank Bandanna Sewathon!

Feeling blessed to be a Springs Creative Brand Ambassador! We had a lot of fun creating this month!

I had a lot of creative freedom this October with our most recent project. We were asked to design and sew using the Hav-A-Hank Bandannas in honor of football season! We were to create crafts that could be used for tailgating events, sporting events, and parties at home! We got to peek through the catalog and choose a color scheme.

Those who know me can appreciate my love for throwing children-themed party! Planning for Fall seemed appropriate! The only problem was keeping up with all the fun ideas that started brewing once I started working! There must be a stopping point.

Whenever I start "pinnning" Pinterest ideas, the board becomes full... it seems overwhelming at first and then you weed out the ideas that won't work within a time frame. I had a few ideas while working with the bandannas, but ideas really started flowing once I got into the process. The only factors are time and how quickly I can work!
 I really love how the apron turned out. Brooke is wearing an apron with a fleece flower and button center.  The serged peplum was a perfect fit. She enjoyed this little frock so much, she wore it to our church Fall Festival and to school!

The quilt is so comfy. The backing is 12 brown bandannas sewn together.

I love how the placemats turned out. They are backed with felt, which was just enough padding to quilt over the top.
The garland is so festive and great for all of Fall until our Christmas decor goes up! Bandannas and felt worked out great for this project too!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Springs Creative Brand Ambassador... Vote for your favorite...

I was blessed to be chosen as a Springs Creative Brand Ambassador!  Our first project was to create anything using Mary Fons beautiful Small Wonders Collection!  Visit Springs Creative on Facebook to vote for your favorite project!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Fun Announcement! I have been selected as a Brand Ambassador for Springs Creative!!

I feel really blessed to be grouped with such amazing and talented sewing enthusiasts... Read more about our Ambassador family here.

In our first project, we were able to select fabrics from Mary Fons collections. She focuses on small prints and the fabrics are beautiful quality.  The fabrics arrived in a beautiful bundle wrapped in a bow with personalized stationary.

We have a baby boy on the way, so I made these quilted baby bibs with him in mind.

Girl things are too fun to create.  Piping frames the buttoned big and straps will tie in the back.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

My Girl is going to Kindergarten... need a Fall wardrobe!

My daughter is my inspiration, and it has been nice to get behind the sewing machine and create for her. She heads off into kindergarten this year and we are so excited for her!  She has lots of comfortable Adorable Essentials that we like to pair everything with. It is so much fun when one idea leads into another. When I sew her Disney wardrobe... one idea leads to another, but I don't normally have the luxury of having time to sew. 

We are blessed to announce that we are moving! After obliging to open houses and many, many showings, we are currently under contract and I have some time to create.  I have a really cute Halloween fabric too! I am fitting orders in between the much needed creative outlet! School starts in less than 2 weeks! Moving and packing will be here before we know it, so I am enjoying my "sew" time!

Friday, July 17, 2015

B. Studio Celebrates having 500+ fans Giveaway!

You could win a $50 Gift Card hosted by Rafflecopter for B. Studio by Dawn. You can access the giveaway on B. Studio's Facebook Page or by going to the mobile link here.

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