willow & co patterns | antalya dress

Tuesday, April 21, 2015


A few years ago I joined up with a group of talented pattern designers and we released our first collection last spring. Yesterday we released the first pattern of our new spring + summer collection, the Antalya dress! As part of Willow & Co Patterns, we each design our own patterns but with a collaborative theme in mind. The Antalya dress was designed by Olga of Kid-Approved and is available at a special intro price - $7 - this week only.

pretty prudent home - giveaway! (closed)

Monday, April 13, 2015


I'm not sure if it's part of the whole pregnancy nesting thing or what but I absolutely can not wait to have some free time this summer to do some spring cleaning and redecorating around the house. It's all I think about! For now, I'll have to settle for planning. The publishers of Pretty Prudent Home (written by the lovely ladies over at Pretty Prudent) sent over a copy for me to check out - perfect timing. I love a good home dec book and this one has lots of inspiration, projects, tips + tricks, and more. If you'd like to win a copy for yourself, enter the giveaway at the end of the post!

pretty birds book giveaway (closed)

Tuesday, March 31, 2015


It's been FOREVER since I've blogged! Time has just been going by so fast these last few months. Anyway, I finally got a chance to sit down and sew up a little something fun to share. My friend Virginia of Gingercake recently published her second book, Pretty Birds - 18 Simple Projects to Sew and Love and sent a copy over for me to check out. The book includes instructions and pattern pieces to make adorable birds such as owls, chicks, doves, bluebirds, canaries, flamingos, and many more. I chose to make penguins - thought they would be fun for the kiddo. Turns out I was right - she absolutely loves them. I finally feel redeemed as my past attempts to make handmade toys weren't so well received!

Ultimate DIY Bundle + Giveaway

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Somehow it went from New Year's Eve to the end of January in a blink of an eye! And it's looking like I'm getting off to a really slow start to the new year. Which is NOT what I had planned but oh well! Aside from hopefully getting back into the swing of things sewing and blogging-wise, I'm also wanting to get more organized at home so that I have more time to do the things I really want to do - like learning new things and learning more about the things I already love like photography, design, etc. I guess that's as close to a New Year's resolution as I'll get! Anyways, a few friends of mine have contributed sewing patterns, etc to the Ultimate DIY Bundle and filled me in on all the details which I thought I'd share with you. There is A LOT of stuff included which looks like it will really come in handy throughout the year.


For just $34.95, you get access to a carefully curated library of over 76 eBooks and eCourses from the world’s leading DIY and crafting bloggers – enabling you to pick a project and jump straight into it with confidence. It’s the perfect tool to skip the information overload and throw yourself straight into a new activity.

I know most of us here are into sewing and this bundle includes several great pdf sewing patterns (pictured below)!  Other topics included that I find interesting: photography, diy green cleaning recipes, diy organic beauty recipes, home decor tips, and much, much more.

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Hurry though! The Ultimate DIY Bundle will only be on sale for 6 days – from 8am EST on Wednesday, January 21 until 11.59pm EST on Monday, January 26.

You can buy with complete confidence because you’re covered by the Ultimate Bundles 30-day money-back guarantee. That means you have a full 30 days to enjoy all the eBooks and eCourses in the bundle, and if you don’t think they provided enough value, you’ll get a full refund.

Not only that, but The Ultimate DIY Bundle comes with 4 awesome bonuses, worth over $118. That’s 3x the price of the bundle alone! These include…

A free $15 Store Credit PLUS 8×10 Art Print from Hope Ink ($43 Value), a free online class from Craftsy (up to $60 Value), free $15 store credit to Fawnsberg.com, a free sewing pattern PLUS a Premium Video Class from UpCraft Club ($19.99 Value), and free, full digital copies of Where Women Create Magazine and Greencraft Magazine ($20 value) from Stampington and Co.

So, don’t miss your chance to grab The Ultimate DIY Bundle, and get 76 incredible eBooks and eCourses for just $34.95. All you need to do is take action by midnight on Monday, January 26!
This amazing deal ends in just…

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Disclosure: I have included affiliate links in this post meaning I will earn a percentage of each sale. Read the fine print about this bundle and read the answers to frequently asked questions about the bundle.

For a chance to win a copy of the Ultimate DIY Bundle, enter below via Rafflecopter. 


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