Monthly Archives: February 2014

Figgy’s Patterns Heavenly Collection Winter Tour

all three CollageShelly of Figgy’s Patterns gathered together bloggers, seamstresses and designers to help spend the month of February celebrating the delightful new Heavenly Collection sewing patterns that feature wardrobe essentials you can mix and match. I was so honored to be asked to join in the pattern tour ~ and today it’s my turn to share what I’ve sewn up!

You can even win your own pattern! That’s right – Figgy’s will give one lucky winner a free downloadable pdf pattern of your choice! Simply comment on this post before 3/2 at 11.59pm PST and I’ll pick a winner. Winner to be announced Monday 3/3. Contest open to ALL!

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Mini apple pies

IMG_6688Ok, this Make It Monday project might seem a little random, but stick with me and the reason for my sharing will become clearer!

I know I’m going to get a lot of use out of these tiny glass canning jars I recently bought, but the first thing I made with them, was these. Mini apple pies!!??? Yes please! Things in miniature have always appealed to me and miniature apple pies tick all the right boxes. They are easy to make, cute to look at AND you can eat them up in one go without feeling guilty.

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Mixed media journal

IMG_8724 After my post earlier this week about recording and storing little snippets of ideas and inspiration, I decided to get working on a journal that I could slip in to my bag and carry around with me. I took a regular composition notebook (found for .50 cents – thank you Target!) and spent a pleasant evening with a pile of old magazines, paint pots, a variety of tapes and other supplies.IMG_8725

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Where do you find inspiration – and how do you store it?

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I’ve been thinking a lot recently about where I find inspiration for my creative projects. We are all bombarded with colors, images, textures and information wherever we go (online and off) that it’s almost impossible not to be inspired on a daily basis. Some of my favorite sources of inspiration include store window displays, furniture catalogs, fashion magazines, old buildings (not too many of those where I live), book shelves, vintage prints, or being outside, whether it’s in the garden among flowers and butterflies, or down at the beach. In terms of seeking inspiration online, I’ve spent many a relaxing evening browsing my favorite sewing and crafting blogs, scrolling through page after page of fabric designs, pattern stores and DIY websites and of course, everybody’s favorite…Pinterest.

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